The Head, Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo and the General Overseer of the Assemblies of God Church, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, have told Nigerians to look elsewhere in their bid to pull the country out of economic recession.
This is as the clerics have urged Nigerians not to waste effort hoping on economists and scientists to bring the country out the present economic challenges.
Both men of God spoke in Ebonyi State on Tuesday at the Evangel Camp of the Assemblies of God Church, during the opening service to commence the Church’s annual programme “Peniel”.
Ashimolowo, who was a guest preacher at the event being attended by thousands of worshipers, called on Nigerians to rely on God for a solution.
The London based Pastor declared: “Some nations, even if they have bad leaders, once they go to God in prayer, He will make a way for them.
“But where the Church fails in raising men that is where there will be problem. Apart from God and the scripture, we can’t make a head way in situations like this.
“You cannot rely on broken men to heal a broken country; for you to overcome a problem, you need a power greater than the one that caused the problem and that power is Jesus.”
Earlier in his sermon before the congregation, Ashimolowo stated that time had come for a new beginning in the Assemblies of God.
While making reference to Okoroafor, he said: “the quality of leader determines the quality of the people. You are providing a quality leadership in the Church and for that I’m here to tell you people that the days of new beginning has come for the Assemblies of God Church and nobody will be able to stop it.
“There is divine announcement that you are entering a new season; everything God spoke about you will come to pass.”
On his part, Okoroafor said the programme was aimed at “exposing the people to God and exposing God to the people; it’s a revival programme.”
Speaking on Nigeria’s economic situation, he said: “There is hope for the people but it will come from God.
“When there was upheaval in the Bible, precisely in the Book of Ezekiel, God did not look for scientists or economists; He said I need man that will intercede for my people. That is what Nigerians should do; they should seek God and not men.”