ZHCOAN General Overseer Admonish Christians to Seek God’s Face
By: Joshua Adinoyi
General Overseer of the Zion Hill Church of All Nations (ZHCOAN), Dr. Kolawole Adebisi has called on believers to seek God’s face continually.
Dr. Adebisi who gave the admonition in a Sunday sermon in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State said seeking God continually helps believers to fulfill their purpose on earth.
The Clergyman noted that life will be easy for those who are out to seek God, obeying His commandment and as well, devote their time to worshipping God always.
“Its is good to seek the face of God always, not just when we are in trouble, when we are in lack, when need help, provision and so on
“We are to seek God continually because it brings us more closer to God and create deeper relationship between us and God
“That is why we were made to understand in the book of Jeremiah that we should seek God and live”
Dr. Kolawole prayed to God to help christians shun all forms of distraction to enable them secure deeper relationship with God.
The service featured word and song ministration.
Abaji MSSN Demand Bye -law For Marriage Registration.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The Abaji Area Council unit of the Muslims Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has advocated for a bye law for registration of marriages in the area.
Speaking at a public lecture and book launch on Tuesday, the Ameer of MSSN in Abaji, Haruna Kure, said the desire to demand for a bye law for registration of marriages was due to the way and manner some government agencies as well as foreign embassies compelled muslim women to obtain marriage certificate under marriage Act before their documents will be processed.
He said the MSSN noted that marriage certificate usually obtained at various issuing offices carries the caption “Marriage Act” which he said indicated that the marriage of the holder of such marriage certificate is contracted in accordance with the marriage Act.
He said the implications to a holder of such marriage certificate is that such marriage cannot be separated or dissolve during life time except by a valid court judgment of divorce.
According to him, either of the parties before the death of the other shall not contract another marriage, while such marriage remain not dissolve.
“And what is sure and certain from the above is that this marriage certificate issued and its registration thereof, do not have found a function of the local to register all marriages under item 1 (I) of the fourth schedule of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, 1999 as (amended),” he said.
He said since there is a provision of section 55 (g) of the local government Act of 1997 applicable to FCT specifically and emphatically for legislative arm to make a bye law, there was the need for the legislators to make a bye law for registration marriages rather than marriage under the” marriage Act”.
Kure, however, disclosed that the MSSN had already written a letter accompanied with a proposed bye law to chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, and legislative arm of the council making a case that will take care of muslim sisters in the area.
The Agabe of Gwargwada -Ugbada, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hussaini Agabi Mam, who is also the patron, commended the MSSN executives for organising the lecture and launching of book titled “Dispute Negotiation: An insight of the reality of Hudaybiyya.
The monarch advised the MSSN to endeavour to extend invitation to non muslim faith, saying such may encourage some of them to convert to Islam.
Global Times Nigeria correspondent report that the book, was written by secretary general of the MSSN, I.B Ahmad, which was also launched by some dignitaries and clerics that graced the event.
Just In: Nasarawa Speaker Felicitates Muslims Worldwide, Advocate For Sober Reflection.
Following celebration and commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has joined the people of his constituent, Toto LG and Nasarawa State to felicitates with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s maulud and urged believers to use the period for sober reflection.
The Speaker in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, described the birthday of prophet Muhammad (SAW) peace be upon him as significant and called on Muslims to reflect on his exemplary life style.
He emphasized the need for believers to tolerate and love one another in respective of their religion and other differences as the major teachings of the prophet to build an egalitarian society.
Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi enjoined Muslims to also used the period to pray fervently for the emerging challenges facing the nation and for God to continue to keep the country and the people in peace, progress and as one united nation.
“Reasons Why Churches Must never be under lock and keys Says.” – Prophet Onilede Victor Oladele.
Prophet Onilede Victor Oladele is a renowned preacher in Ejiba, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State. A fairy prophet whom God had used to anchor deliverance services to all manners of situations.
In this exclusive interview, he bears his mind on the Album recently released by him titled; ” Padlock In The House Of God”.
How do you venture into Yoruba traditional music style, known as “Ewi”?
It is only God that understand the phenomenon because I cannot give a vivid answer to this. My brother traveled to Ibadan in Oyo State when we were still in Primary School and bought a Yoruba traditional music (Ewi) done by Olarewaju Adepoju. When I heard the music, I became entrapped by the melody and the style adopted by the singer. It is poetic in nature and rich in style. It was then I begged God to grant me such voice and privilege so that I will be able to use it to praise Him and preach the gospel to the whole world. Since then God has granted me the inspiration. From the year 1978, I had been into Yoruba traditional music called (Ewi).
Can you tell us briefly about your background?
When I begged God for the gift to be able to sing, God himself granted me the privilege to sing. It has been a mode of worship that has inspired a lot of people in my community which truly loves music. I am from Ejiba, in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State. I lived in number 26, Ilo Compound, Ejiba. I was born on the 27th April 1962. I attended both Primary School and Secondary School in my community.
Where did you draw your inspiration from?
From the days of my youth, God has been with me, he has been speaking to me about my future and what I will become in life. Apart from this Yoruba traditional music called “Ewi”, God has made me his Prophet. I trusted Him for the authority he gave me over evil spirits. So, I was inspired to support my call as a prophet with the musical dimension to compliment the preaching of the gospel.
Who is your role model in the Musical World?
Just as I had told you before, the person I can refer to as my role model is Olarewaju Adepoju whose voice I heard years back. It was the voice that I heard that inspired me into musical world. I begged God for such grace. A grace to sing to Him, to praise Him and to inculcate morals to the world. It is more of a spiritual exercise. It has no worldly affiliates at all. I can still recall the music Olarewaju did that time, it was awesome and impactful, still meaningful up till now.
What moral do you think your music would inculcate in the people?
The moral embedded in my music are numerous but the most inspiring is the fact that God has given every single individual a post of responsibility which must be properly guided. Sadly enough, there is a question attached to that. How effectively an individual used the post of responsibility that God Almighty bestowed on him. As a preacher, as a teacher, as an apprentice , as a trader and worker. Individual must be careful not to misuse the privilege and the opportunity given to him/her by God.
All post of responsibilities are vital to human race and development. None is bigger and none is smaller, it is a gift from God and it must be treated as such. You can be a doctor, farmer, entrepreneur and so on. We must be careful about our attitude towards our part of responsibility in order not to lead others astray.
How many Tracks are in the Album?
What are they all about?
The first is titled THE PADLOCK in the house of God with equivalent translation in Yoruba as ‘Ogadagodo ni Ile Oluwa’. Those who listen to the music will notice that the song is long.
In a nut shell, the song centered on the so called Children of God who do not really place premium on Spiritual issues. Such only utilize the name of God for earthly and ephemeral purposes. Some ‘men of God’ have forgotten that God has power far above their understanding.
Far above how they can even praise Him. His power is enormous and incomprehensible. Today churches and houses of God are under lock and keys because of fear. If God has the power to guide and protect, why must His house be under lock and keys? Preachers now hire hunters and vigilantee to guide the premises of God. If God Almighty cannot protect His Sanctuary, then nobody can. I use a king (Belshazzar) in the Bible as an example, when the King used the vesles taken from the temple to drink wine with prostitutes, he was striken by God Himself. In another situation, An Israeli (Achan) stole some of the precious valuables in the house of God which led Isreal loosing war against their enemy (Ai) which are relatively fewer in numbers than them. God hates all manners of evils. Some wealth are proceeds of cheating of fellow humans being. Reckless cheating of fellow human being and the church would go to such people because of the money they have. Even if the rich man is not a member of the church. Elders and stakeholders would love to court his attention to get instruments and other facilities. When God sees such situation, He is always angry, He is not interested in the worship and praises because it is a proceeds of crime. If such valuables are stolen, even if you pray till tomorrow. God will never intervene.
Who do you dedicate the Album to?
I dedicated it to those who had forgotten their role, particularly the men of God who people always looked up to as a source of hope and inspiration. Every individual have the right to beg God for whatever he/she wants. At certain stage, God would need to hear the voice of his Prophet to answer certain prayers. However it is sad, airtimes some of the so called ‘Men of God’ cannot even access anything from God and they will be laying hands on people, commanding blessings from God.
Therefore individual should always strictly abide by his post of responsibilities given to him by God.
A farmer at times does not adhere to their spiritual role and responsibilities. Some farmers are selling fake farm products to the market. Some farmers used spiritual means to plant. His families would never eat out of the farm produce. When such is sold to the people, people got sick after consuming such food, you may go hungry immediately because it is a product from the pit of hell. Such people do not rely on God for His blessings on the work of their hands.
They moved outside their roles for frivolities, greed and wickedness. God has interest in individuals sense of responsibility and would judge accordingly.
Is there a date set aside for the lunch of the album?
Yes the first week of November twenty twenty one would be the time for the lunching.
This work no doubt must have been a combinations of efforts of people around you, are there people you want to show appreciation to?
There are many people I should have mentioned. They are wonderful people and I called them an angel on the path of destiny.
However, they said they don’t appreciate human commendations. They said they don’t want such recognition expect the one from heaven.
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