Africa Continental Bishop for Salem International Christian Centre, Bishop Enobong Etteh has said that Nigeria is at the threshold of victory as a nation.
Etteh made the declaration in an online Media Chat with journalists while announcing the visit of the Apostolic Patriarch of the Ministry, Archbishop Sam Amaga, to Lagos, the African Headquarters and the Ministry’s Gateway Church to the nations.
“We are at the threshold of our victory as a nation. I want to assure all Nigerians that the pain of today will give way to progress, and the suffering will give way to smiles. The lack will give way to plenty. Nigeria will overcome all its challenges and become great again,” he assured.
He also chronicled some of the landmark successes of the Commission in recent times to include the exploits achieved by Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State, the successful training of several orphans through Salem University and lots more.
“I can tell you categorically that as a ministry we have gone through our trying times and have come out stronger. I can also say this of Nigeria that Nigeria will come out of its challenges and become a better and greater nation,” he said.
Talking about the founder of the ministry, Archbishop Sam Amaga, Etteh told participants at the meeting that, “God has sent the Apostolic Patriarch of the Ministry, Archbishop Sam Amaga, as a voice to this generation and to the world to give hope to the hopeless through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are in our fourth phase.
“His Ministry is to preach the Gospel of Salvation and deliverance to people and set them free from the shackles of the devil. Many people are bound due to ignorance. The Word of God has the capacity to set free and deliver. And that is why he has embarked on this visit to branches of our ministries to reach out to members and assure them of the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,” he explained.
Still talking about Nigeria, the cleric said it will be unwise for any Nigerian to lose hope now.
The cleric however urged all politicians to play by the rules stating further that the expected progress will not come if we are divided and acrimonious. “Politicians have a role to play in making Nigeria great again.
The fact that I believe Nigeria will be great again does not mean we have to go to sleep. Our leaders need to get to a point where Nigeria is uppermost in their minds. If we don’t think Nigeria and work towards its progress, the change we are expecting will not come,” he said.
He called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by voting in the coming elections. “We can’t complain that Nigeria is not good while we look away and don’t participate in making it better.
“This is not a time to sit on the fence. We have to go out to vote for candidates of our choice. But then I will advise that we look at the candidates dispassionately and vote according to our conscience. We must not allow personal gains to becloud our sense of judgement,” Etteh said.
Archbishop Amaga will be in Lagos from Thursday, December 1 to hold the end-of-year Global Service with the theme: Anointing for Life and Divine Protection.
The event comes as part of activities marking the annual visit of the Patriarch to the various branches of the Church spread across the country culminating with the Global Service on Saturday, 3rd December 2022 at the Salem International Christian Centre, by NICON Town, Lekki, Lagos.
The Global Service is expected to kick off at 8:00 AM (WAT) and 7:00 AM (GMT).
According to the Continental Bishop of the Church for Africa and host of the event, Bishop Enobong Etteh, worshipers are expected to join the service from various parts of the world as it will also be broadcast live across all Social Media platforms.
“This year’s event is prophetic in itself as families will be anointed against evil, premature death, accidents and destruction. In Christ, you too can be a partaker of life, healing, divine health, abundance and divine protection.”
Those outside Lagos can join the service by clicking on the links below:
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He also disclosed that in an effort to ease the stress of movement, especially with the ongoing petrol scarcity in the country, free transportation has been provided and will be available to move worshippers to and from the venue (Pentecost City, Lekki) as buses will be stationed across strategic locations in Lagos.