The Shepherd Superintendent of the Household of God Church Oregun, Lagos, Rev. Chris Okotie, has pleaded with Nigerians not to run away from their fatherland because of the current security situation in the country.
Senior Pastor of House on the Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin had in a recent message that went viral told his congregations to have a plan B in the event of any threat to their existence in Nigeria.
But Okotie in a brief statement on May 11 said Nigerians should confront terrorists and other criminals rather than flee the country and thereby leaving it to aggressors.
Quoting scriptures, Okotie recalled that David faced Goliath and defeated him adding that “Some trust in chariots and horses as veritable escapist instrumentality. But we will remember the name of the Lord. The hireling runs but the true shepherd repels the canine monstrosity of the old fox. No uncircumcised Philistine will annex the inheritance of the saints in light in Nigeria.”
He noted further that the terrorist “lurk in our forests in covert stratagem. They parade our streets, byways and high ways in subtle disguise. Yet Jehovah has discovered their witty inventions. His indignation will consume them in holy jealously.”
Rev Okotie then urged Nigerians not to despair assuring that “the armies of heaven are marshaled forth on our behalf. Remember, the taunting of Ishmael will not cause Isaac to lose the inheritance. So, stand your ground. Having done all, STAND”
He stressed that “Our God is Jehovah Sabaoth, the God Almighty. Of whom shall we be afraid? Jesus Christ, Jehovah-Victor is the Ark of God and leads his army. Arise! Arise!, soldiers of the cross. Time to take the battle to the gate”