AssistanT Pastor, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Amazing Grace Chapel, Akure in Ondo State, Ifeanyi Odili, has affirmed that it is through prayers that the entire world can defeat the now ravaging coronavirus pandemic that has left several thousands dead and over a million receiving treatment globally.
The cleric said this while speaking to Churchnews, pointing out that this became imperative as revealed to him that a fallen angel from heaven was the one fleecing deaths all over the world and the only thing that can curb the pandemic is prayer.
According to him, force cannot work, but only prayers to God who can provide the solution as the United States has said it could not curb the pandemic with all its power, while Italy equally said it was looking up to the same God for solution.
“Force cannot work, America said their power could not curb it anymore, and Italy said, ‘well, we, are looking up to the sky, that means they have surrendered, meaning they have no power of their own. That means the only being that can solve it is God Almighty,” Pastor Odili stated.
The cleric, therefore, charged the government to allow people to continue to congregate in the churches and mosques to seek the face of God at this critical moment, saying it was not common to order churches and mosques closed as such single action was enough for God to be angry with this country, and with the whole world.
“Since the world was created, there has never been any time war broke out, and churches and mosques were ordered to be closed, that one only is enough for God to be angry with this country, and with the whole world.
If war is ravaging, whether we have genuine or counterfeit churches or mosques, there are still some that are still calling the name of God, especially among the real CAC, the Catholic and the notable churches.
“My opinion about it is that we have an organization that has been in existence, it is called Christian to Christian Network. We cannot fold our arms and allow all the churches all over the world to be shut down, that is a big problem. No nation will survive it. Look at this Tanzanian president, he said that he would not shut the churches in the country because there is no virus that can survive in the body of Christ and he went into a bush and on the rock there he started praying there alone.
“The God we know is one that will not allow any form of disease enter where you all gathered to worship him,” the cleric added.
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