Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on churches and other religious organizations to pray for those in government in order to overcome numerous challenges facing the country as governance is a spiritual warfare.
The Vice President made this appeal during the inauguration of the Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters Auditorium in Gbagada, Lagos.
He said: “It is the duty of the Church, as we are, that the Church prays for the government; that the Church upholds the hands of those in government, not by complaining but by supporting us with prayers.
“Governance is a spiritual warfare, if anyone does not know that, I know. I ask the Church to pray for every one of us in the position of authority in this land”.
Speaking on the Deeper Life edifice, the Vice President lauded the project as it has it is a great investment in the community, adding that as it has brought forth a connecting bridge, streetlights and improved road network.
While commending the General Superintendent of the church, Pastor William Kumuyi for his great humility, Prof Osinbajo warned Christians to be ready for resistance in their quest to spread the gospel.
He said, “The devil’s biggest agenda is stoke up a religious conflict in Nigeria, one that would make it impossible for anyone to preach the gospel while the security agencies continue to work relentlessly to wipe out the perpetrators of these evil acts.
“And to bring a permanent end to all of the killings going on in the name of herdsmen, Boko Haram or any other name, we as a body of Christ must not loose focus.
“We are called to bring men and women to salvation, even those who kill.
“The enemy wants us to stand on our pulpits and preach hate but we will obey the Lord Jesus Christ, who said we must love our enemy and pray even for those who persecute us.
“There is no person born or yet to be born that can stop the gospel of Jesus Christ,” he added.Read