Deeper Life Christian Ministry General Superintendent Pastor William Kumuyi yesterday urged Nigerians not to commit suicide due to hardship in the cou...
pastor kumuyi said just as light follows darkness, God will make a way out of the country’s economic challenges.believe things will turn around for good
reporters after the end of the church’s Easter Retreat at Deeper Life conference center, the renowned preacher said anyone who takes his life would miss the opportunity to witness God’s intervention.
i urged Nigerians to keep their hope alive in God because there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Kumuyi called for peaceful co-existence, adding that development can be a reality if people of all ethnic groups lived in peace.
he said: “The message I have for the country is: we should live in peace together. Every section of the society should embrace peace so that we can move forward. With faith in God, things will turn around.
“My message of hope is that we should not give up. Some people are taking their lives. They don’t need to do that, because there’s light after darkness.
“When somebody has taken his life, how will he enjoy what the Lord is going to do? I want to encourage everyone: we should hope in the Lord. Things are going to turn positively around.”
On the theme of his sermon, he said: “The Almighty God, the Heavenly father, sent Jesus Christ to die for us on the cross of Calvary.
“He didn’t only die, he was buried and then he rose again on a Sunday, and we’re celebrating that resurrection. That’s why we titled our message: The dominion we have from the risen reigning Christ.”
Kumuyi said despite his advancing years, a desire to touch lives keep him going.
“When you’re excited about something, and you have a goal and a purpose, you will want to be a blessing to people. It’s not the physical strength. It comes from the desire to be a blessing to people,” he said.
Reading from Luke 22:28, Romans 8:14 and 2Timothy during the sermon, Kumuyi told the congregation that something great was coming their way.
However, he said Christians must abide by God’s word to witness His blessings.
“If you’re going to have dominion, you must abide by his word. You’re going to have power, and when temptation comes, you will be able to say ‘No!’,” he said.
Kumuyi said those who deny Christ would also be denied, adding that those who eschew wickedness will experience divine miracles.
“Once sin goes out of you, evil spirit will not have a place in your life. But once sin is there, Satan will rush in and take advantage of you.
“If you’re living in sin and a life of lie and deception, Satan will laugh at you,” he said.
Reading from Psalm 51:4, the preacher urged the worshippers to beseech God to deliver them from bloodguilt. He said when they’re free, “power would come out of your life”.
Kumuyi prayed for deliverance from bondage, saying those who have been delivered should abstain from iniquities.
“After you have been delivered, you will not be found in a corrupt place, in a beer parlour or a gambling parlour,” he said.
Explaining Romans 6:12, Kumuyi said sin cannot have dominion over those who believe.
“If you have dominion over sin, everything evil will vanish in your life. Satan will bow before you and you will trample upon serpents. As you go out, the devil will be subject under you.
“Sin, temptation, the flesh, weakness and darkness will not have dominion over you. As you go out, look straight ahead. You’re moving on to victory in Jesus name.”
A loud chorus of ‘amen’ shook the expansive auditorium as Kumuyi prayed.
He added: “Let the poor say: ‘I am rich!’ Let the weak say ‘I’m strong!’ Failure is cancelled. Recession is cancelled. Every affliction is cancelled.
“Dominion, dominion, dominion – possess it in Jesus name! Until you get to heaven you will not fall. You will not stop your journey halfway.”
Loud shouts of ‘Amen’
Sources :the nation news