A revivalist, Apostle Michael Orokpo has said he would not support any pastors telling their congregation to carry arms for the purpose of fighting perceived enemies.
Orokpo made this known in a recent message while reacting to the killings in St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
Orokpo said the use of ammunition is the least of all weapons that could be deployed to tackle the enemy.
He lamented that killing in Owo wondering how the forces of evil have pervaded everywhere.
According to him the instrument of prayers is more effective than any form of ammunition in dealing with wickedness in the land.
He said, “When it happens in your neighborhood you think it is nothing until it comes to your doorpost. There are forces that are backing up this violence and killings in the land. The time for carnal Christianity is over. It is time for believers to rise up and pray
“It is time for the church to wake up. It is an abomination for the king to sleep in a time of war. Unfortunately, the church is sleeping. But I want to announce to us that we are not without help. We are being backed up by thousands of angels”
Making reference to the story of Elisha and Elijah he said, “these prophets did not have to deploy human ammunition. When they came to arrest Elijah, the soldiers were blinded. He never used any physical weapon on them. We need men and women that can shoot arrows from the pulpit with their tongues.”
Orokpo is an instructor at the Cave Adullam Bible College and works under Apostle Arome Osayi of the Remnant Christian Network.
He lamented that evil is surrounding the borders of our habitation and we keep quiet.
He asked, where are the men who can pray? “Prayer is more potent than ammunition. I will never be part of the pastors that tell men to carry guns. It is the least of the weapons of war. We need fighters on the altar, men who can bring the power of God down.”