By Obinna Akukwe
Clergymen from different denominations under the aegis of Nigeria Prayer Project gathered at the National Christian Centre, Abuja on the eve of Nigeria’s 53rd independence day celebrations and eve of 100 years of the nation’s forced amalgamation, to declare the counsel of God that Nigeria will not break up either in 2014 or 2015 as predicted. The occasion was a night vigil to usher the nation into its centenary year and prophetically declare
the counsel of God concerning Nigeria. The clerics unanimously agreed that the proponents of break-up of Nigeria will fail as the nation is yet to fulfill its prophetic agenda.
In the sermon delivered at the occasion, the President of Gethsemane Prayer Ministry, Ibadan, Dr Moses Aransiola declared that “the strength of Nigeria is in its present geographical make up and unity.” According to the cleric BIG UNITED Nigeria is better than a little Odua Republic. a little Biafra Republic, a little Ogoni Republic, or a little Arewa Republic”. Dr Aransiola stated further that what Nigeria needed at the moment is “a united spirit like the United States of America and United Kingdom. Such an entity can become an African Super Power like Britain and America”
Declaring Gods counsel about Nigeria, Dr Aransiola said that God has been making known his prophetic agenda for Nigeria to his servants and prophets for many years now at different gatherings both within and outside Nigeria. Some foreigners who received prophetic words for Nigeria include late Pa S.G. Elton (England). Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke (Germany), Prophetess Cindy Jacobs (America), Robert liardon and Rohan Smith (Americans) among others.
According to him, some of Gods prophetic declarations for Nigeria include;
1. Nigeria is my battle axe and weapon of war
2. Out of this nation shall men and women arise who will be my chosen vessels to bring millions to me
3. Nigeria shall fulfill my counsel for the black race, the race that has been despised and enslaved.
4. I will visit and purify my church in Nigeria so that she may fulfill my purpose
5. I will raise Daniels and Josephs who will know how to build, plant, preserve and conserve Nigeria.
6. Son of Man say unto Nigeria and Nigerians ; though you have passed through the valleys of the shadow of death and shall yet pass through the valley of the shadow of death, thus saith the Lord, you shall not die but you shall live.
He described break-up proponents as fatalists and posited that Christianity is about recovery and redemption and not destruction.
Pastor Offodile Nzimiro, the new vision co-ordinator of Throne Room Ministries, Kafanchan, who represented Emmanuel Kure, led the congregation in the blowing of the chauffeur of liberation. Seven chauffeur was blown seven times signifying liberation of the nation while the covenant of salt and water was enacted for the nation signifying that anything that has held the nation backward for ninety nine years shall be healed by the mystery of salt and water according to how Prophet Elisha healed the land of destruction at the urging of the prophets.
The service started by 7pm and ended around 1.30 am but between the hours of 11.55-12.55 an interval of ten minutes, there was unusual divine presence inside the auditorium and the expectant congregation went into wild jubilation before the cloud lifted.
Earlier during the service the address of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor on the state of the nation was read on his behalf. Pastor Austin Ukachi, Dr Emeka Nwankpa and Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon prayed for the nation.
Addressing news men after the occasion Apostle Martins Atanda of Zion World Prayer and Missions, Sokoto asked clergymen to shun corruption and lead in the move to emancipate Nigeria. Rev Obinna Akukwe, a human rights activist, observed that the unusual presence of God just before and after midnight at the event is a sign that God has not abandoned Nigeria and that divinity has come to either bless, judge or curse the enemies of Nigeria and asked politicians and looters to beware of judgement ..
In a similar vein the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, Paul Enenche has decried the decay in the university educational system in Nigeria. Speaking at the October 1st service, Enenche told the congregation that the decay is such that Ghanaian Medical Graduates can practice in Europe without further examinations while their Nigerian counterparts have to write examinations and rigorous tests before being certified to practice overseas. He led the congregation to bind the spirits plaguing the education sector and also prayed for the strengthening of the naira, lamenting that the once prestigious national currency has been grossly devalued.