Despite the seeming hopeless situation in Nigeria, the Christian Association of Nigeria has expressed hope in a glorious future for the country.
The body also commended the military for the great work of fighting the insurgents.
In an independence message sent to Church Times signed by CAN president Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, the association prophesied a coming shower of blessing for Nigeria.
CAN gave kudos to the military for the upper hand they are having over the insurgents and criminals tagged as bandits.
‘We encourage the law enforcement agents not to give these criminals any breathing space until the battle is won and Nigeria is safe again as before.’ CAN stated.
It urged Nigerians not to give up in their prayers and determination to see Nigeria through the trying times.
While congratulating Nigeria on its 61st independence anniversary, the body states, ‘With full assurance of faith in the Lord and the power of the Holy Spirit, at this difficult time, I prophesy that there shall be showers of blessings in the name of Jesus.’
CAN compared Nigeria’s situation with that of Israel and Judah in captivity. ‘We are already in the hands of the enemies because of our corrupt and sinful life. We are in pains of insecurity, inflation, unemployment, poverty is starring many people in the face. Kidnappers do not allow us to rest.
‘Some religious fanatics want to forcefully convert Nigerians into their own religion. This is the main agenda of the Boko Haram insurgents and the Islamic State of West African Province(ISWAP).
‘They have caused and are still causing mayhem in the nation, killing innocent citizens. As the Lord lives, they shall not prosper in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.’ the statement reads.
The Christian body regrets that bad and selfish leadership has largely contributed to the unfortunate state we are today.
‘These bad leaders did not plan for the country to grow and if they did, they never make effort to implement the development plans.
‘They embezzled the commonwealth of the nation. By their action they threw the citizens into unnecessary sufferings and pains. Unemployed youths have taken to criminalities. Youths are trying frantically to run abroad to search for better life.
The situation according to CAN may look bleak, but the body assured, ‘ there shall be showers of blessings because some people are praying for this country.
There shall be showers of blessings because God shall judge the evil doers in the nation. There shall be showers of blessings because God rules in the affairs of humans. There shall be showers of blessings because the thoughts of God towards us are good and not evil’
The body also assured that peace will return to the country and the ‘ wild beasts, the criminals operating with various names as Boko Jaram, bandits, kidnappers, murderous herdsmen, unknown gunmen to cease from our land in the name of Jesus Christ.’
Nigeria’s economy in the words of CAN ‘ would flourish and there shall be prosperity in the nation in the name of Jesus. ‘Nigerians who had run abroad would return home because Nigeria would be a desired nation by everybody in the name of Jesus.
On 2023 election CAN states, ‘no wicked leader shall be voted into power no matter how wealthy and powerful he or she may be in the name of Jesus Christ’