The President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has bemoaned the state of affairs in the country, blaming it on the ungodly ways of the leaders and the led in the country.
This is just as the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has disclosed that corruption has become a way of life in Nigeria, stating that Christians have joined the people engaging in corrupt practices in holding the country down.
Oke who is also the Presiding Bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, and Ayokunle, lamented that corruption, insecurity and economic hardship had taken toll on the existence of Nigeria and its people.
They both spoke at the flag off of the on-going 8-day 39th Annual Holy Ghost Convention of Oke’s ministry, themed, ‘Abundant Rain’, held at the PCU Campus, Garden of Victory, Ibadan.
The duo however assured that despite the current challenges being faced by Nigeria, it would bounce back to reckoning, maintaining that it would once again enjoy the peace it used to be known for.
Oke who quoted copiously from the book of 1kings 18:1, stressed, “This is the situation of Nigeria presently. There’s drought because of iniquity in the land. But when rain comes, it takes care of the negative. It ushers in the positive; the weather is cold, the grass is green and there’s fruitfulness. The positive begins to break forth, leading to the abundance of everything that’s good.”
The renowned cleric then prayed for an end to the problems currently affecting the nation, saying: “We terminate corruption in Nigeria. We terminate Boko Haram insurgents; we terminate kidnapping and all manner of crimes in the land. There shall be peace in Nigeria.”
Speaking in the same vein, the CAN president decried that ungodliness and corruption had become ways of life in the country, calling for repentance.
He added that the prevailing situation in the country was caused by people’s neglect of God’s words.
According to him, “We have allowed our glory to be trampled upon, by doing all sort of things that are not acceptable and the Lord has left us to our foolishness. Now, we are reaping, both the led and the leaders, the reward of ungodliness and unrighteousness.
“But because the Lord is merciful, because of prayers offered, the Lord has decided to retain some righteous people in this nation; because of this remnants, the Lord has decided to stand up for his people, so that His name might not be blasphemed among the gentiles.
“I stand in the place of Ezekiel and I prophesy to Nigeria and Nigerians, that there shall henceforth be showers of rain upon you. And the showers will bring freshness to the body. Let there be peace in Nigeria. The Lord will fight the beast of bandits, of Boko Haram, religious terrorists, kidnappers, and other criminals operating in Nigeria and cause them to be wiped away in Jesus name.”
Ayokunle added that, “Violence will become a thing of the past in Nigeria, in Jesus name. All Nigerians, from the youngest to the oldest, shall dwell in safety in Jesus name.
“I prophesy into you Nigeria and Nigerians that our economy is going to bounce back and Nigeria will flourish, Nigerians will flourish and people in the diaspora will rush back home and possess their possessions.
“Nigerians, henceforth, you will not be fugitives anywhere anymore. The name Nigeria, shall be respected everywhere. The lost glory shall be restored in full. Nigeria is not going to become Afghanistan, no Taliban is going to take over here. We tear every false prophecy apart, concerning Nigeria in Jesus name, Amen.
“The Lord spoke to me overnight on Friday to Saturday concerning Nigeria from the Book of Ezekiel 34:25-30. In Nigeria we shall dwell safely. No more terrorists, no more insurgents attacks, no more herdsmen attack and kidnappings. There will be abundant of employment.”
The opening which equally had the National Deputy President of PFN, Archbishop Daniel John Praise, and many clerics in attendance, saw thousands of people from different walks of life present and will be rounded off on Sunday, September 5.