…as Church holds annual Holy Ghost Congress
As its annual Holy Ghost Congress begins, the Redeemed Christian Church of God has joined in the rescue efforts to liberate black emigrants, who include many Nigerians, currently being enslaved and tortured in Libya.
The RCCG, through its Open Heaven Parish, Benghazi, Libya, at the weekend disclosed that the Church had deployed all needed resources to ensure that the entrapped blacks are airlifted to their home countries.
According to an announcement put on its portal, the RCCG in Libya stated, “As part of our current and ongoing efforts to help all people regardless of gender or tribe or background or country of origin, RCCG has over seven parishes in Libya and they are open to anyone trying to make their way back home.”
The church, which joined the international community in condemning the inhuman treatment meted out to the blacks, called on those perpetrating the acts to desist, come to repentance and embrace Christ.
Already, the week-long annual Holy Ghost Congress of the Church had kicked off, and would run from Monday, December 4 to Sunday, December 10. The theme of the Congress is, “Songs of Victory.”
A programme of events lined up by the Church, indicated that on Monday, three ministers of God would mount the pulpit. While Pastor Isaac Oyebamiji will conduct prayers and intersession, Pastor Alex Bamgbola will talk on ‘God is a spirit’ and the General Overseer of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, will preach on ‘Victory over Self.’
On Tuesday, Pastor Charles Achonwa undertakes the prayer and intersession, while Bishop Yudor Bismarch talks on ‘Songs of Joy, and Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is to lead special prayer programme titled, ‘All Powers Belong to Jesus.’ Adeboye, on the occasion, will minister on ‘Victory over sicknesses and diseases.
Other clerics billed to preach on other days of the week are: Bishop Mike Okonkwo, Bishop Wale Oke, Pastor Ayo Oritshejafor, Prophet S.K. Abiara, Apostle Emmanuel Kure, Dr. Mensa Otabil, and Bishop Joe Imakando.
Others include Rev. Joe Olaiya, wife of the General Overseer, Pastor (Mrs.) Foluke Adeboye; Pastor John Watson and Rev. Solomon
Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Commission has assured road users of its readiness to ensure that all forms of gridlocks often witnessed during such a big religious event are completely checkmated, as it had alerted all the units in the three FRSC sectors of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo, to provide officers, men and logistics to ensure
In an interview with The Point, the FRSC spokesman, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said, “Ojota, Shagamu, Ogere, Ogunmakin and Oluyole unit commands, all on the Lagos Ibadan expressway stretch, will complement each other in maintaining the traffic, while our vehicles will be on patrol, with some of them stationed at flashpoints to ensure that all road users have safe and easy
“Besides, our activities will be stepped up as from Wednesday, which is the third day of the week-long event, when more worshippers are expected to start arriving,” he explained.