Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi state Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, has been appointed as the Patron of the Igala National Prayer Conference (INPC), on Sunday at the “Garden of the Lord’s Prayer Camp”, Ojuwo Anyigba, Kogi state, where the annual Carol was held.
Chief Onoja who expressed gratitude to God and the prayer camp for finding him worthy of being its patron and in his testimony gave assurances of his continuous belief and faith in God.
He disclosed that, the convener of the Conference sent a text message to him on the eve of the election (15th of November), predicting how God has given the APC victory in the elections which would be announced 24 hours later, and it came to pass.
While preaching at the Church, Chief Onoja touched on three triage (3) mysteries of the scriptures: Prayer, death and the name of Jesus, pointing out that God almighty did not teach men how to heal, perform miracles, bless or fast, but he taught men how to pray.
The Deputy Governor explained that of all these works, prayer is the ultimate and master key that unlocks every form of request and gridlock in life.
On the mystery of death, Onoja said Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ yearly, however, Jesus came to die for mankind to gain respite from eternal damnation.
He further disclosed that scientific tracking has shown that 6,300 deaths are recorded globally per hour, while in the same hour, about 15,000 births are also recorded, which shows a 125% increase of birth rate over death rate per hour.
“It means death in itself is not bad because Jesus had to die to save mankind from eternal death.” He therefore admonished Christians to focus more on the significance of death, rather than death in itself.
The third mystery he spoke on was that of the Power in the name of Jesu, stressing that ” for many people who encounter the demonic invasion of incubus what is known in Igala as “Achibu”, other efforts may not prevail as at the point of been held hostage, but any Christian who musters the courage to mention the name of Jesus, the demons flee immediately; thus, the name of Jesus is the most powerful name in the world which should not be taken for granted.”
The covener of the prayer Conference, Dr. Moses Abuh said the appointment of Chief Onoja as a Patron is in recognition of his tireless contribution to the propagation of the gospel across Igala land and in Kogi state at large as instructed by God almighty who called him to the INPC project.
He encouraged the number 2 citizen to hold forth the banner for the body of Christ which he believes God has given him the mantle to do exploits in Kogi state.
Prayers were also made for divine wisdom for Governor Yahaya Bello and his Deputy Chief Edward Onoja as well as the people and government of Kogi State.
The Deputy governor was accompanied by High Chief Amade Edime, Engr. Sunday Okoh, Comrade John Arome Olofu, his CPS, Hon. Promise Emanuel and other dignitaries.