Ooni of Ife confesses Jesus Christ as Lord at CAN-organised prayer

Ooni of Ife confesses Jesus Christ as Lord at CAN-organised prayer

By Dorcas Elusogbon, Ile-Ife.

 

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, has confessed Jesus Christ as “Lord of lords” and most wonderful God that turns shame to celebration.

 

The Ooni made the declaration at the grand finale of New Year Prayer, organised by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at Afewonro Park, Enuwa Square, on Saturday, in Ile-Ife.

 

Ogunwusi, who led different Christian worship songs and praises during the service, stressed that it was a good thing to always praise the Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate Him.

 

“When I look back, I observe that my life is full of God’s wonders and miracles despite all challenges faced, but today, the Lord gave me victory over them all.

 

“I sat down here last year with a lot of tribulations and storms of life, which I cannot explain but to God be the Glory that my shame has turned to celebration.

 

“I observed where I started; hitherto, the Lord has helped me. It is clearly stated to me that the Lord is alive. A fool is anyone that says there’s no God,” he said.

 

The traditional ruler urged Christians to hold firmly unto Jesus Christ, adding that “truly, He is the son of God and He is the one that lives with me (Ogunwusi) on the throne.

 

The Ooni said that there was no one who worked with God that would lose, adding that money was not everything in life.

 

According to him, sound health, safety and feeding, among others, are part of God’s goodness.

 

Ogunwusi appealed to officials of the CAN not to wait for God’s commendation, saying that they should rather strive to serve God wholeheartedly.

 

He quoted the Bible as saying that “for He is the rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.”

 

The Ooni reiterated his commitment to serving God and humanity throughout the rest of his life, while working for the growth and development of Ile-Ife, Osun State, the Yoruba race and the country at large.

 

He urged all and sundry to always appreciate God and put all their trust in Him, in order to receive all their requests in life from Him.

 

However, Ogunwusi warned the youth against allowing politicians to instigate them to foment trouble or engage in anti-social vices, particularly before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

 

In his message at the event, Pastor Mathew Adejumo, the Superintendent for Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Isegun Moore District Coordinating Council (DCC), told the congregation that God still had powers like of old.

 

Adejumo, whose message captioned “Be Still”, was anchored on a Bible verse taken from Mark 4: 35-41, stressed that God was still able to calm every storm in the country and in the lives of its citizens.

 

The cleric urged Christians to ensure that they served God with all their might and power this year, so as to enjoy all the benefits of serving God.

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