SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
CHRIST MISSIONARY CRUSADERS CHURCH PRAYER SQUAD VISITS IBRU CENTRE
BY GABRIEL KPAGBAN
The national prayer wing of the Christ’s Missionary Crusaders Church had a three – day fasting and prayer meeting at the Ibru International Centre on 26 – 28 October 2010. The major pre- occupation of the group was to intercede for the church worldwide. According to the coordinator of the group, Bishop John Okiki, they came to pray for the mission, the members, the pastors, and the different projects of the church.
He said it was necessary to pray for the church so that the church could further advance in evangelism, soul wining, expansion and spiritual revival. It is in prayer that the church could overcome the wiles of the devil. They came to pray so that God could further reveal His counsel to the leadership of the church.
The programme also featured praises, thanksgiving, and lectures on different areas and strategies of spiritual warfare. Among those who gave lectures were: Bishop John Okiki, and Bishop Vincent Oghiagbephan. Bishop Okiki spoke on ‘the need for spiritual, economic and spiritual revival’. He said revival makes for expansion, increase and spiritual awakening of the church, thereby making members strive to live up to their responsibilities.
In his lecture titled ‘DEALING WITH STRONGHOLDS AND TERRITORIAL POWERS’, Bishop Oghiagbephan said that the church needs to fight strongholds and territorial powers through prayers because they hinder growth in every sphere of the Church, nation and including those of the worshippers.
The group prayed for the nation and the entire Christendom. They prayed that God should give good leaders who will allow the spread of the gospel, not those who will fight it. It is needful of God to give righteous leaders, because when the righteous rule, the people rejoice. They also prayed for the success of the 2011 election.
The group showed satisfaction at the wide range of facilities available at the Ibru Centre, especially the constant supply of electricity and the ‘mosquitoes-free’ nature of the environment. They promised to keep coming to the centre again for other activities.