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Enefiok Afia One love mama Africa. Well laid out words.
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BAYA GOODWILL MESSAGE:
Delivered by the Father in Her Excellency Christ Ambassador Onyero Emefiele, Christ Ambassador for Africa (Mama Africa) on the occasion marking Brotherhood All Youth Assembly (BAYA) Abuja 2014 at the International Conference C Read more ... entre, Central Business district, Abuja. Tagged: One God, One Nation.
I am greatly overwhelmed by this rare privilege accorded me by the Divine Monarch; the Supreme King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Head of the Theocratic Government of the Universe, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu to witness yet another epoch event of Brotherhood All Youth Assembly (BAYA). Stemming from this gratitude, I welcome every one of you from your respective Continent, Country, Region, State, City and place of abode to this auspicious Assembly holding in the beautiful City of Governance, Abuja.
We’re finally here, and you all can testify that this is really a day a lot of us have been looking forward to, since the last year’s unforgettable celebration.
Beloved brethren, I thank our Holy Father, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu for His undying love for humanity and most especially the youths in the entire world. This is evident in His physical presence in our midst today, to enhance total excellence and successful outcome of BAYA conference that is geared towards redirecting our hope in God, for He alone is the solution to all human problems. As you know, the theme of this conference reads: ONE GOD, ONE NATION. It is a veritable truth that all citizens are to be involved in building or developing a nation. But the scripture strongly maintains that except the Lord builds the city, they labor in vain that builds it; and except the Lord watches over the city, the watchman watches but in vain. So bearing this truth in mind, we have not gathered today on our own but in the holy presence of our Abba Father as sheep under one shepherd; to solicit that this highly spiritual event brings our great Country, Nigeria, peace and progress which are lacking at the moment.
Currently, there have been continued political upheavals in our Country, stemming from religious misunderstanding between Muslims and Christians of which many innocent lives have been wasted. We cannot be called “ONE NIGERIA” if we continue to kill one another, and make others homeless. Ironically, our National Anthem has in it…’”one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity”; and I ask, does the BOKO HARAM insurgency justify that phrase? Rather it has created widespread insecurity across Northern Nigeria, increased tension between various ethnic communities and interrupted developmental activities which have frightened off foreign investors and generated concern among Nigeria Northern Neighbors. And of a truth, Boko Haram offers no practical solution to Northern Nigeria’s problems instead, it capitalizes on popular frustrations, religious economic and social differences, in order to create chaos and make Nigeria ungovernable.
However, Nigeria’s future depends on how its religious groups see each other. Since the number of Christians and Muslims are of similar proportion, I suggest that communication and reconciliation should be taught in religious centres or even schools. This is important because it will help to build the mind of young ones to love each other, irrespective of their belief and to manage diversity because no matter how we see it, we are one Nation. Ignorantly, Nigeria has the assets and resources to deal with the current crisis. God is in our midst, and until we recognize His deity, worship Him, and live as brotherhood; the peace and unity we seek is far-fetched. As a nation we need spiritual renewal and revival. And the Sole Spiritual Head His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu is the Leader who has the Spiritual ability to influence people for a positive change, because He is the mystery of change. This is affirmed in the scripture that with God, nothing shall be impossible.
This also means that, for everyone or nation to come to full potential and self-actualization, such must be spiritually connected with his Maker – the King of destiny; hence, confirming the saying that Hebrews chapter 11 is not called the “Hall of Fame of Faith” for nothing. It is a potent exposition on the lives of our ancestors in the faith. In verse 6 it says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”. A review of the prerequisites for receiving anything of God maintains that:
– Firstly, you must believe that He exists, and secondly,
– Believe that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
There is a reward in store for the diligent seeker. When you enthusiastically seek God steadfastly and diligently, assuredly He will manifest His presence unto you; thereby connecting you (the seeker) with God (the Rewarder) to enhance your dream. However, if you have been seeking God and you have not yet received your expected reward, don’t give up. After all, Galatians 6:9 advises you not to grow weary in well doing; because you will receive rewards if you faint not. Also, the word of God admonishes us to “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and, all other things will be added unto you”. The supernatural favor of God is released upon us when we believe and make seeking God a priority. In reference to King Uzziah, II Chronicles 26:5 says, “And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.”
Suffice it to say that nations which fear God prosper, and nations which forget God suffer destruction. The record of history makes this clear over and over again: “For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations” (Psa. 22:8). God is ever monitoring the affairs of all men, religions or otherwise: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good (Pro. 15:3). No one rises or falls without His hand: For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another (Psa. 75:6-7). The same is true of NATIONS: He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and straitens them again (Job 12:23). Our nation must renew its vision of morality by giving God and His words the preeminent place. We need our leaders to take a strong moral stand and turn our Country back onto the road of righteousness.
And as a nation, we have lots of things to achieve together. Entrepreneurial skill that can otherwise spill over into corruption can be channeled towards social responsibility and effective action towards the countless young people so readily caught up in violence because they are unemployed or unemployable. Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today. They just need to be given the space to excel. And as a nation, I don’t think we can survive without truly supporting young people and cultivating a culture geared at skill development. We all need to work towards a better Nigeria, even as we need God, to survive. However, I know that the divine favor of our Supreme Holy Father, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu has transformed all spiritual and physical problems in our Country, Nigeria to blessings, thereby abolishing gender, language, religion, tribal and any other forms of discrimination in our country; so that we can sing again our old national song.. ‘though tribes and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand……..’
Finally, I earnestly pray the most merciful Abba Father to bless all the human instruments used in putting this event together – the LOC, IOC and the Intl’ Exco of BAYA. And congratulations to all of you present here.
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