Christians all over the country have been enjoined to get their permanent voting cards as the 2019 elections draws near.
Presiding Bishop of the Rhema Christian Church, Bishop (Dr.) Taiwo Akinola gave the charge at the 20th conference of the New Wine Conference of the Christ Global network Inc. for gospel ministers and church workers held at the church’s tower in Sango Ota, Ogun state.
Bishop Akinola said God wants Christian across the country not to play passive roles in who governs the country, but they should go ahead and get their PVCs as stipulated by the law in other to play active role in determining who gets what in the political arena.
He said political activities shouldn’t be left alone in the hands of the politicians, adding that the church must also take active part in the political development of the country.
“Prayers alone cannot guarantee good governance. We, as Christians and leaders in the church must vote and decide on who lead us. It will be unrighteousness for Christians to stay away from voting while unrighteous people decide our fate in the country.”
While encouraging younger people to run for political office for their fresh ideas, Bishop Akinola said Christians should join political parties to effect the necessary change as Christians in political offices are better position to stand for righteousness and an egalitarian society.
Also commenting on the incessant herdsmen/famers clash, Bishop Akinola said the federal government must buckled up to its responsibility of protecting its citizens. “Those in charge of security must buckled up to their responsibilities. The basic responsibility of a responsible government is to provide adequate security for its citizenry,” Bishop Akinola advised.
The man of God also debunked the insinuation that the country is being Islamized following some recent happenings in the country. He said Nigeria is a secular state and therefore not possible for any group or individual to turn it to an Islamic nation.
The conference attended by head of churches and ministry had as its theme: Rekindling the Pentecostal Fire with scripture taken from the book of Lev 6: 13, 9: 22-24 and Matt 5: 14-16.
Bishop Victor Akilla, provost of Christian Global Network charges ministers at the conference to mindful of their utterances and behaviours, saying it is very dangerous for a Christian to allow the Pentecostal fire to leave him/her.
He said it is very important for all Christians, not just ministers to rekindle the fire everyday through prayers and reading the scriptures as it will bring transformation to lives.
Several other ministers attended the 1-day power packed conference including Bishop Abiodun Akinteye who is the International Coordinator of CGN, and other anointed ministers of God.
Christ Global Network, brainchild of Bishop Taiwo Akinola, is a communal fellowship of ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ which meets together regularly to renew strength through the WORD of God and prayers for global impacts and end-time harvest.