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Obinna Akukwe: Coronavirus – Church leaders abandon God, suspend masses, deliverance, anointing

The Corona Virus scourge in Nigeria had proven how church leaders, brokers and oracles of divinity have deserted God and closed down church buildings for worry loss of life. The fee at which spiritual leaders in Nigeria tremble earlier than Corona Virus had solely opened up the nakedness of all of the empty plenty, empty communion, empty deliverance and empty confessions which these males used to hoodwink their followers.

This is the time when the God they profess to their followers shall be known as upon to intervene, and the church buildings have deserted God, closed church buildings, tuned to CNN, Fox News, China News to know whether or not they’ll survive or not.

Churches have suspended the hallowed sacraments, the Holy Mass, the Stations of the Cross, and the Tridum Mass of Holy Week, the Anointing Services, the Communion Services, the Deliverance Services, the Prophetic Services and Praise Services which brings down the ability of God.

It is just not God that deserted the folks; it’s church leaders that deserted God as a result of they’ve misplaced religion in what they professed. The lack of religion was began by the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins on March 1st, three weeks earlier than Lagos State Government gave directives limiting church buildings to 50 individuals.

Concerning the Archbishop, I said in my final write-up titled’ Coronavirus Isolation Centres and Churches as Death Traps: Reviewing Enugu State and Lagos Catholic Archdiocese’

‘’ His earlier order two weeks in the past for Catholic devoted to obtain communion by hand till the coronavirus scare was over was flouted by each clergymen and parishioners in Lagos, who consider that the thriller of ‘Transubstantiation’ whereby Jesus was current within the Holy Communion was sufficient to cease Corona Virus. Archbishop Martins had additionally stopped Stations of the Cross and handshake of peace within the church buildings throughout Lagos and parishioners are complaining’’

Yesterday, Archbishop Martins but issued a 3rd decree which suspended solely all plenty until the subsequent one month. Archbishop’s assertion learn thus;

“With deep regrets, we’re constrained to direct that Mass with the devoted in attendance is to be suspended for the subsequent 4 weeks. Mass is just not suspended as clergymen will proceed to supply Mass for the folks and the entire world, what has been suspended is Mass with the devoted in attendance’’.

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye suspended providers in RCCG and restricted them to fifty. His on-line broadcast on Sunday was from empty auditorium. Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry led by Dr Odukoya suspended all deliverance providers and suspended providers of their stations throughout the nation, limiting numbers to fifty.

Deeper Life Bible Church of Pastor WF Kumuyi had additionally restricted attendance within the Gbagada Church to fifty. Daystar Christian Centre of Rev Smart Adeyemi was not unnoticed. These males of God had deserted God and are hoping for Buhari to broadcast answer to them. Using Lagos State Government directives as excuse to shut down church buildings is a hypocritical admission of worry and abandonment of divine mandate.

The Bible says in Isaiah 60: 1-2 ’’Arise, shine, to your mild has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2For behold, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples; however the LORD will rise upon you, and His glory will seem over you’’. Now that the world is in darkness resulting from coronavirus pandemic, the place is the church, the place are our spiritual leaders. They are extra afraid than their parishioners and congregations.

The Anglican Archbishop, Province on the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Chibuzor Ibezim has suspended the usage of frequent cups for Holy Communion in church buildings beneath his jurisdiction. He additionally suspended hand shaking, hugging and all different types of contact salutation within the church for now. He appealed to the congregation to not shake fingers through the signal of the peace.

However, the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev Dr Anthony Obinna, had determined to place the religion of his diocese in God’s hand. Yesterday he clarified the place of the diocese thus;

“The place in Owerri Archdiocese stays what it was through the Ebola saga, specifically; Keep your self and your atmosphere clear at dwelling, within the workplace or work place and in and across the Church; wash your fingers often and because the want come up. You could use a sanitizer; keep it up clear handkerchiefs for wanted cleansing of nostril and mouth.

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“For Holy Mass and for the reception of Holy Communion, the clergymen will wash their fingers and communicants ought to brush their enamel and mouth.

“Holy Communion will proceed to be given solely on the tongue; the hand-shake of peace will proceed to be given to these instantly close to you“

Bishop Oyedepo of Living Faith Church defied the worry of Corona Virus and spoke religion to his congregation yesterday. He held his service as normal with hundreds in attendance.

The case of RCCG was most shocking. Pastor Adeboye held annual RCCG conference on the peak of Ebola Crisis in August 2014, and on the Friday of the occasion, estimated two million worshippers had been at Redeemed Camp outdated auditorium. Such was the group for the Holy Ghost Service that individuals prayed that it could not rain as a result of there was no seat contained in the auditorium with worshippers littering each area outdoors. Yet there was no incidence of unfold of Ebola after the one week programme. Today, our Daddy GO is afraid of Corona Virus.

I wish to inform these males whose religion had left them, that the Nigerian authorities of Buhari can’t comprise coronavirus if it spreads. Where is the electrical energy for social exclusion? Where is the housing for social exclusion? Where is the serene atmosphere for social exclusion? Where are the personnel, some isolation centres are loss of life traps. A lady died in Enugu as a result of the isolation centre resembles Sambisa Forest.

I wish to warn folks, solely God can save Nigeria from Corona Virus. The infrastructure deficit in Nigeria is breeding floor for unfold of Corona Virus. The church leaders who ought to name upon God are themselves abdicating at this level. Calling upon God from place of worry is handing victory to the satan earlier than the battle begins.

I help the dexterity of religion from Archbishop Anthony Obinna of Catholic Diocese Owerri and Bishop Oyedepo of Winners Chapel. I would like the faithless Archbishop Martins of Lagos to know that I consider that the ‘Mystery of Transubstantiation’ whereby the host and wine is transformed to the ‘Body and Blood of Jesus Christ’ in a non secular state and as such it must be an exemption towards the pandemic.

I would like Archbishop Adewale Martins to know that I consider that the grace launched through the Holy Week, from Palm Sunday, Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, Adoration Service to the Candle Light Service are sufficient to fortify the spirit, soul and physique and asking them to avoid the place of grace, is abandoning God, and his devoted to be ravaged by Corona Virus. I would like the Archbishop to know that I consider that God had deposited sufficient graces within the Sacraments to see the devoted by means of in occasions of misery.

I would like Pastor Adeboye whose religion is shaking now, to know that I consider that the normal Communion Service of the Saturday of RCCG Convention and Saturday of RCCG Holy Ghost Congress, if convoked for particular function, has sufficient energy inherent to exempt those that obtain it in religion. I would like Dr Odukoya who’s appearing confused, to know that I consider {that a} ‘Power Must Change Hand’ programme, solely convoked for function of stopping Corona Virus, has sufficient deliverance virtues to exempt the devoted.

I would like Pastor Kumuyi to know that the Deeper Life Easter Retreat has sufficient phrase of religion inherent in it to behave as immunity towards any pandemic. I consider that the ‘Blood of Sprinkling and Communion Service’ coming from the final man standing, Bishop Oyedepo’s Canaan Land had sufficient therapeutic virtues to curtail a pandemic.

Our spiritual leaders have deserted God due to Corona Virus and suspended plenty, deliverance, anointing and prophetic providers however the excellent news is that God had not deserted the hapless, impoverished folks of Nigeria, subsequently, at this attempting time, let the deserted worshippers comply with easy hygiene and as Romans 1:17 and Habakuk 2:4 Hebrew 10:38 stated ‘let the just live by faith’.

(Obinna Akukwe wrote through [email protected],, @obinnaakukwe)


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