The Deeper Life Bible Church on Monday said the various challenges facing Nigeria, including Boko Haram and Ebola outbreaks, require spiritual intervention from God and urged the people to move closer to God in this end-time.
The church also stressed that there is the need at the moment for leaders in position of authority to double their efforts in eradicating poverty, which is fast growing in the land.
It said the persistent terrorist attack in Nigeria has spiritual, social and economic foundation.
The State of Osun Overseer of the Church, Pastor John Adeniran, said this on Monday during a courtesy visit to the Head office of OSUN DEFENDER Newspaper, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo on the forthcoming International Crusade tagged: Explosion of Supernatural Miracles, to be presided over by the Church General Superintendent, Pastor W. F.
The state overseer, who was represented by Pastor Fola Ajala, Overseer, Ife Zone, who led other members of the church during the visit, said most of the happenings in the world today are the evidence of the end-time.
He said: “All what is happening requires God’s intervention. It is a strong signal of the end time. It is like a track race, when it is about to end, the competitors will double their energy. Those in the Devil’s kingdom are also doubling their energy this time to win more souls.
That is why it is important to be born again and accept Jesus Christ.
“A time is coming that human minds would be unable to imagine all these calamities, and the religious leaders must also continue making efforts to ensure that people are moving towards God for salvation.”
On the missing Chibok school girls, Pastor Ajayi said the Deeper Life Bible Church is concerned and worried, stressing that that is why the church always conduct special prayers every Friday for the safe return of the girls.
Ajayi said the church is expecting all Christian denominations at the programme, adding that they are so confident of good testimonies after the crusade.
He revealed that the church has concluded accommodation, security and other logistics for the international crusade holding at the Deeper Life Church Camp, Agunbelewo Area, Osogbo from tomorow till Monday.
Responding, the Managing Editor, OSUN DEFENDER, Mr Kola Olabisi, tasked religious leaders to be more committed to prayers to save the country from various challenges, which include diseases and insecurity.
He said Osun is blessed with leading spiritual leaders, which includes Pastor W F Kumuyi, Pastor Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the late Pastor Obadare among others, adding that Pastor Kumiyi’s visit would be another turning-point for the people.
The Managing Editor also pledged the support of the newspaper to the leadership of the church to give adequate publicity to the crusade, while Pastor Ajayi also led a prayer session for the success of the establishment.