Segun Awofadeji, Bauchi
The Spiritual Father and Chairman, Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church(CSMC) Worldwide, His Grace, Prophet Samuel Adefila Abidoye has called on Nigerians to pray to God to remove those who might unjustly and illegally change the outcome of the 2023 elections.
Prophet Abidoye while addressing the Congregation at the Church Headquarters, Galilee Land, Orile Igbon, Ogbomoso,Oyo State at a special service to mark Ash Wednesday also asked Nigerians to as a matter of necessity pray for the will of God to prevail while asking for lHis face to shine over the country as they prepare for the elections.
The cleric popularly referred to as Baba Aladura equally urged Nigerians especially the youths not to engage in thuggery or any form of violence or unnecessary argument during the period of exercising their franchise.
According to him, “as we go into the general elections, let us tell God that we need His presence in our country we want Him to empower us in Nigeria” .
He prayed that “There shall be peace during the elections as we go to vote in the next few days, I urge you all to pray for wisdom for voters, for a safe and fair exercise”.
“Ask the lord to remove those who might unjustly and illegally change the outcome of the elections. The will of God should prevail”.
The Spiritual Father then enjoined Nigerians to “Go to the polling booth do what you must do as a citizen, God will give us the men and women after his heart in Jesus Christ Name”.
He described lenten season as a “time to work and partner with God and a time when God Almighty is closet to the world”.
Prophet Abidoye called on christians to use the Lenten period to deepen their friendship, faith and intimacy with God by praying fervently and regularly for peace to reign in Nigeria and the World at large.
“It is a time to give something to your God, to sacrifice for your creator. A time to deepen our friendship and intimacy with God, Remember that lent is not only abstaining from food and drinks but by doing things that will please God. You reassess and solidify your relationship with Him”.
Prophet Abidoye noted that “lent is a period for us to abstain from food and drink for a whole day. If you cannot make a whole day, you can do half, you can even do it partly. However if you are pregnant, sick or you have any ailment, it is advisable for you not to fast but be prayerful at this period”.
The Cleric explained that “it is in God that true life and living exists, It is in Him that we find true peace and love. As followers of Christ, we must make this lenten season in unison we must be closer to our God who is kind and merciful, who seeks out and want every lost sheep to make it home safely.
“Let us make the Holy Bible our friend this lenten period, read your bible day and night, especially all the books from Acts of Apostle to Revelation they are very good scriptures and very inspiring words. Let us pray at all times, the more you pray, the more you are closer to God, give to the needy at this period, share what you have with others, be ready to give gifts” Baba Aladura added.
He prayed that “we shall go through this period with happiness and joy, and shall not lose anyone in this period in Jesus Christ Name”.