…as state CAN seeks spiritual intervention in nation’s woes
Segun Babatunde, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Abraham Damina Dimeus has urged Nigerians not to despair, but expect God’s intervention over the myriads of challenges facing the nation.
The state chapter of CAN had on Sunday organised a One-Day prayer session to call for divine intervention on behalf of Nigeria in celebrating its 63rd Independence anniversary.
The prayer session led by various Clergymen from all the Blocks that comorize the CAN, was coordinated by the CAN State Secretary, Rev Mathew Wakili Laslimbo and was held at the auditorium of Bishara Baptist Church, Yandoka Road, Bauchi.
In his message, Bauchi State CAN Chairman, Rev Dr Abraham Damina Dimeus stressed that inspite of the various economic, administrative and most especially security challenges, there is still reasons for Nigerians to celebrate.
He said that, “Nigeria is sick and needs to be clinically treated, the only person who can effectively treat it, is God. We need God to get out the duldrum we found ourselves. Christians must rise and pray for Nigeria to regain its lost glory.”
The CAN Chairman also used the medium to remind Christians on the need to always pray for leaders rather than join in the curses and abuse of them stressing that spoken words are prophecy that can come to pass.
He however expressed optimism that things will get back to normal and better but only if Christians will be sincere and honest in their dealings with fellow Nigerians.
In a short exhortation, titled ‘Jesus Christ is the only way out’, the Chairman of TEKAN Bloc of CAN, Rev Yohana Daniel Gambo who took his text from the book of Lamentation 3:21-25 reminded the Congregation that though Nigeria is 63, there is nothing much to show in terms of significant progress.
Represented by Rev Shem Joel Kauna the Clergyman likened the situation of Nigeria with the lifestyle of Israelites who though were loved by God, they were always retrogressing rather than move forward due to self interest leading them from one slavery to another.
He opined that there is compromise even among the Christians which has made Christendom susceptible to division caused by infiltration by the enemies thereby subjecting Christians to ridicule and ill treatment.
He however reiterated that the love of God is there if Christians will return, respect Him, obey His commands and serve Him faithfully stressing that God does not compromise his standard no matter the situation.
According to him, “If we want a positive change that will last forever, Jesus Christ is the way. We must come back to Him, surrender everything to Him because He is the only way out for us. We are having a sick country which must be healed through divine intervention.”
He stressed that JAPPA is not the solution saying that,”We don’t have to run away from Nigeria, we must invest in the Project Nigeria in order to reclaim our lost glory as a country. Nigeria is a project which must not be abandoned”.
During the programme, various Choir groups rendered songs of praise and worship to God for the opportunity to be part of the 2023 independence anniversary celebration just as messages of hope for a better Nigeria were delivered.