L-R: Pastor William F Kumuyi, General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church and Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State.
-By Victoria Opeyemi
At the ongoing Deeper Life Bible Church Crusade titled “The Wonders of the Cross” holding in Uyo, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has underscored the importance of prayers to rescue the country following prevailing socio-economic crises plaguing Nigeria.
Emmanuel stated this in a meeting with the General Superintendent (GS) of the Deeper Life Bible Church in Uyo, Pastor WF Kumuyi.
He appealed to the GS to lead the spiritual battle towards disentangling the country from the stranglehold of endemic vices of corruption, banditry, kidnapping and economic crimes.
Kumuyi is in Uyo, the state capital for a five-day global crusade.
Urging a holistic spiritual battle by Christians, Emmanuel assured that God will not fail to answer the genuine prayers of Christians.
He attributed the prevailing peace in Akwa Ibom to constant prayers of Christians and enjoined believers in the faith to raise their voices in prayers to provoke positive reactions from God.
“On behalf of the government and people of the state, I welcome Christians. The more we pray, the more fertile the land gets peaceful.
“I hope we all know that peace does not come by accident, wherever you see peace, people are praying for peace, and if you don’t pray for peace, peace does not come.
“We cherish where genuine prayers are offered for the peace, prosperity and progress of the land. We are talking about healing the people, healing the land and healing different aspects that need healing”, Emmanuel stressed.
However, the Deeper Life leader enjoined the people to hang their hope in God as demonstrated in the wonders of the Cross, assuring that whoever believed in God would be saved.
“As a people who will not perish as they put their faith and confidence only in Christ as their Saviour, the power of God will be manifested in you”, he assured.
During the inception of the crusade which was attended by mammoth crowd across the state, the GS preached his first message ushering people to salvation. He also prayed for people with outflow of testimonies throughout the globe.
The global crusade is both physical in Uyo and virtual which could be connected through online via social media platforms. Miracle recipients testified of what God did in their lives at the crusade ground and others via online network across the globe.