It was carnival-like at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Praise Night tagged: “Halleluyah Mega Praise Concert Season 1” held at Simawa High School, Ogun State.
The event organized by RCCG Ogun Province 4 headquarters in Simawa area of Ogun state held on Sunday night amidst praise and worship, prayer request, and fanfare.
Notable gospel singers who thrilled the mammoth congregants are Evang. Adeyinka Alaseyori, Ayan Jesu and Bidemi Olaoba, Funke Bada amongst others.
Also, Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba) and his IPM Crew was on ground too, to praise God through dance drama.
Addressing journalists at the sideline of the praise night, the Provincial Pastor, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Ogun Province 4, Simawa, Ogun State, Pastor Adekunle Felix Kumapayi has called on Nigerians to seek the face of God with praise and worship to surmount the multifaceted problems confronting the nation.
According to Pastor Kumapayi, fasting and prayer have failed christians, hence, the need to seek the help of God through praise and worship.
The Clergyman who linkened Nigeria’s insecurity and economic situation to that of Israel, maintained that, only God could rescue the nation from both internal and external militating against the progress of the country.
Speaking on the 2023 general elections, Pastor Kumapayi assured that 2023 will be a year of testimony for Nigerians, saying God will intercede on behalf of the nation to choose a leader with human sympathy.
He called on christian faithful not to remain indifferent and obtain their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) and vote for credible leaders.
“The situation of Nigeria is just like the land of Israel. Israel was facing all kinds of problems, surrounded by powerful people. They were helpless, but in Nigeria, we have prayed, we have fasted nothing has happened, then, we decided by praising God, God will fight for us and defeat all our enemies.
“We believe that after today, things will never remain the same again in Nigeria. 2023 will be year of testimony. God will rise on our behalf and fight against our enemies.
“God is a sovereign God. The person that will rule with human sympathy, God will give us. We will continue to pray as a church, we need to participate and get our PVC. Prayer will not do it, we need to go out and participate. Christians should not sit on the fence anymore. We need to collectively take action and elect the best leaders.
“Nigeria will come back to the old order. Things will not remain the same. When you’re powerless, it is only God that can fight your battle. The importance of this programme is that, when you know how to praise God, you get more. Praise will move God. When praising God, blessing will come.
“God is a sovereign God. After today, the will of God will be done on Nigeria. We will continue praising God and participate and get our PVC, prayer will not do it, we should not sit down on the fence.”
In his sermon, Pastor Richard Adeboye opined that, there will be a new dawn in Nigeria in 2023.
Speaking from the book of Luke 17 verse 11, the son of the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye said the Songs of Praise was the church’s contribution to seek God’s help ahead of the new year.