The founder, Citadel Global Community Church (formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly), Pastor Tunde Bakare yesterday urged clergymen nationwide to bring people back to God by propagating the Gospel of God’s love and salvation.
Bakare, a prophetic-apostolic clergyman, gave the advice at the 10th Harvest and Thanksgiving Service of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification, God is Good District, in Lagos.
At the service, the cleric noted that it was the core mandate of the clergymen to bring people back to God in the service of divinity through sound and undiluted gospel.
Bakare, who was represented by an elder in the church, Pastor Olabode Adekanye, said the clergy should proclaim the good news to the people otherwise the blood of those who die in sin, would be required from them.
On the socio-economic and political unrest in the country, the cleric-expressed displeasure over the level of poverty in the land and the innocent blood shed especially in 2020.
He reminded political leaders that God “does not take for granted any innocent blood shed in any guise. Political leaders should beware of innocent blood wasted in the country especially in recent time as no innocent blood shed goes unpunished.
“We are proclaimers, if you do not proclaim the good news now to the people, someone’s blood will be on your head, if you do not make the right decisions and policies and people die as a result, their blood will be required from you.”
Bakare, who spoke on the theme, Divine Mandate, assured Nigerians that afflictions would not rise a second time; though people must be ready to return to the Almighty God who has answers to every problem.
He hinted that though the year has been challenging to everyone, people should still have cause to appreciate God for sparing their life.
Citing Luke 4: 18 and 19, Bakare noted that the divine mandate of God “is that there is an end to every affliction. Therefore, Nigeria should be on guard against false messages and remain auspicious for better days ahead.
“Everyone must understand his unique calling and use it for the promotion of God’s kingdom and betterment of humanity. In this 10th thanksgiving service, 10 signifies completeness, so we expect complete turnaround going forward but everyone must do what is right at all times,” he stated.
In his address, the Superintendent Apostle and Founder, God is Good District, Cherubim and Seraphim Unification, Hon. Dave Salako said the church had been able to move on only by God’s grace.
Citing different scriptural references, Salako encouraged Christians nationwide “to be steadfast in this trial period with hope that all shall be well.
“We must thank God in spite of all the challenges we encountered this year. Let’s do our bid, never give room to deceivers, as we keep doing good, we shall reap in due course if we faint.”