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Pastor Lazarus Muoka
By Odinaka Uruakpa
The General Overseer of The Lords Chosen Charismatic Renewal Ministry, TLCCRM, Pastor Lazarus Muoka has called on Nigerians to repent and renounce their evil ways so that God will be with them, protect them and give them the grace to combat the teeming problems confronting them as individuals and as a nation.
Muoka who made this call during the church’s 2021 Mgbidi Crusade held recently in Mgbidi, Imo State with the theme, “What God has determined shall be done”, also urged the people to amend their ways and ask for Gods mercy, as they eschew insincerity, hatred and other sins that hinder them from receiving the blessings of God.
While quoting I John, chapter 3:8-9, and further calling the people to repentance so that they could get closer to God, Pastor Muoka noted that those who commit sin are of the devil.
Said he: “Repent today, renounce your evil ways, confess your sins and promise God that you will not sin again. He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
“Do away with insincerity, hatred, envy and other terrible sins. Ask for the mercy of God, amend your ways. Repent so that God shall be with you and nothing will happen to you. So many people because of fear will fall into the trap of the devil”.
Noting that the unrighteous cannot inherit the kingdom of God, the GO urged Christians to confess their sins, so as to prosper in the land.
He also urged Christians to accept Jesus as their Lord and saviour, so as to have the power and transformation of grace for righteousness and son ship of God.
Noted he: “You must accept Jesus as your Lord and personal savior to have the power and transformation of grace for righteousness and the son ship shall be yours.
“We shall operate in dominion and blessings the Lord will separate his people from other people so that no form of disease or pestilence will touch them; nothing to sorrow about, nothing to fear. This pandemic is not for us. All of us shall be protected. We enjoy divine protection. Protection, dominion, threading upon serpents is our portion this year”.
The GO also assured that to fulfil the church’s threefold vision and the 10billion soul mandate, all who came to the Crusade from all over the world are hopeful that the programme would bring healing, deliverance, miracles, signs and wonders in their lives.
Also speaking at the crusade, Chairman Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Imo State chapter, Bishop Titus Akanagbu called on the Federal Government to take seriously the issue of insecurity in the country.
He said that the value of human life in Nigeria has been brought down to zero, “when you go to Kaduna for instance, human beings are being killed like animals, this shows how human life is being valued, which has reduced to 200”.
Akanagbu also called on the government to do all it can to stop the spate of insurgency in the Northern part of the country.
He also appealed with the government not to make compulsory the coronavirus vaccine for Nigerians.
Said he: “The Bible says we should obey the laws of the land, however there are some controversy over this pandemic, the first time we all faced the lock down, but God was gracious to us. This time around, there is the vaccine. Certain things can be altered in human life, things like injection, as a person, you have the right to accept the injection or not to.
“Anything that has to do with ingestion into your body chemistry, or injecting anything or altering the chemistry of your body, you are qualified to say inject me or don’t inject me. The vaccine shouldn’t be made compulsory. People like members of Faith Tabernacle don’t take medicine, even Jehovah witness; a mans faith is to be respected, so we must not go behind. I believe all of us in Nigeria have been saved by God because Italy and some other nations are devastated by the pandemic.”
Also present at the Crusade Ground, former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha who had earlier declared himself a chosen, while asking for the prayers of the General Overseer stunned the people as he promised to sponsor an 11 year old boy, Chinaraekele Winner Orisakwe whom he (Okorocha) said he had sighted and drawn to, to university level.
Said he: “My GO, God bless you. This is a little bit of testimony. As I sat there listening to your sermons and prayers, and you called Bayelsa Governor to come for prayers. Then, my eye contact met with this young boy, and I asked him come my son. He wasn’t too sure of himself, he said myself? He withdrew back. I called him; he sat with me. The ushers did not want him to come in, and I said bring him in and he came up to me.
“There’s something about this boy that magneted me. Unfortunately, the mother said she’s not seeing very well; she’s half blind. Here, I want to pick this boy, and I want to hand him over to the GO. GO, you will bring this boy and I will take care of his education up to university. And I will give the mother 200,000 to start business.
While thanking Okorocha for his magnanimity, the GO prayed for the senator and assured him that the boy will be brought to him.
Said the GO: “He will surely reach your hands. By the grace of God, we will do that without wasting time, may God bless you. We are so grateful.”
The elated mother of the young Orisakwe, Precious Ndidiamaka Orisakwesa who was full of appreciation for what God has done for her son and in extension herself, said since she came from Aba, Abia State where she resides with her family to the Crusade Ground, she had not taken any medication like she usually did, adding that being on the Crusade Ground had brought immense improvement in her health.
She prayed that the God of Chosen will locate others who were in need of help, and connect them also to their destiny helpers.
Highpoints of the event include the award of Golden Certificate to The Lord’s Chosen Egypt branch by the Government of Egypt. The church was also said to be chosen by the Rwandan Government as the only Christian body that would be operating in Rwanda.
Others highpoints on the occasion was the ministering in songs by the various Chosen Choir groups like the Mali Chosen Choir, Ghana Choir, the Children’s Choir, Campus Choir, Duet Sisters, National choir and Youth choir, the Voice of the Cross among others.
Many who came there said they were at the Crusade to obtain power to crush the problems that may want to crop up in the year, 2021, adding that they were at the crusaders to pray against Corona Virus, knowing well that the General Pastor of the church, has being granted unction and power from above to pray for them, and enable them to overcome the challenges of life.