The Primate of the Church of the Lord (TCL) Worldwide, His Holiness, the Most Reverend Dr Rufus Okikiola Ositelu has delivered his New Year Message to all and sundry.
In a released statement monitored on his Facebook page, he urged all and sundry to count their blessings, give thanks and trust God for a better 2022.
He stated that the Lord revealed that inspite of the current situation of the country there will be a divine intervention that will turn things around for the betterment of the country and the world in general.
The statement read:
“I wish to congratulate you all for the grace granted you by the Almighty God to see year 2022.”
“I urge you to count your blessings and bless the name of the Lord for his numerous blessings while trusting God for a better year in 2022.”Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, make known among the nations what He has done and proclaim that His name is exalted” Isaiah 12:4 (NIV.)”
“Concerning the divine prophecy for 2022, the Lord revealed that inspite of the current situation of the country there will be a divine intervention that will turn things around for the betterment of the country and the world in general.”
“The Lord said that corrupt politicians and renowned private individuals with ill-gotten wealth will be exposed.
“Similarly God asked me to warn the Youth to desist from fraudulent practices as this will only lead them to jail.”
“In the same vein those who put their trust in God and serve Him dilligently will enjoy protection from the challenges in the year 2022.”
“I wish to state at this point that obedience to the word of God is a prerequisite for God’s protection and blessings.”
“This is demonstrated through the circumstances surrounding the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas).”
“For instance it was the obedience of Joseph to the word of God through the angel warning him to flee to Egypt with Jesus and Mary that protected Jesus from being killed by Herod. Mathew 2:13-14.”
“In all we do we must not hesitate to obey God.”
“Also for Nigeria to move forward as a nation, we should all imbibe the following virtues: obedience to God and Authorities, righteousness (divine lifestyle), patience, endurance, humility, love for one another, peace, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control.”
“At this juncture let me reiterate that the Church is an integral part of the society and therefore has a duty to speak the truth.”
“Nigeria is currently facing quite a number of socio-economic and political challenges that need to be addressed with utmost importance and expediency at all levels of government.”
“They include Peace and Security, Corruption, Economy and Infrastructure, Youth and Unemployment, Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children, COVID-19 Pandemic as well as Restructuring and Fiscal Federalism.”
“While it is true that the Federal government has recorded some level of success, a lot more remains to be done for the people to enjoy security and other dividends of democracy.
On the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
“I call on all and sundry to get vaccinated and obey all the COVID-19 Protocols e.g: wearing of face masks social distancing etc.”
“The Omicron variant is said to be more transmissible but less severe than all the former variants. Notwithstanding, endeavour to stay healthy and safe in the new year.”
“I enjoin my colleagues to continue to interceed for the country so that peace, security and prosperity will reign in the land.”
“I wish you all a victorious, successful, glorious and Holy spirit filled year 2022.”
Happy New year!