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Nigerians Urged not to be discouraged with the situation in the country

The President, Edo Baptist Conference, Rev Osahon Igbinidu has urged Nigerians to keep praying for the nation and not to be discouraged because God will intervene in the situation of the country.

Speaking to newsmen during the annual morning dew interdenominational service held in honour of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion 87 birthday celebration in Benin City at the weekend, Rev Igbinidu noted that no matter what we are going through there is always joy that comes in the morning.

  He also commended the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion  for recognizing the role of God in his life, as he celebrates his 87th birthday  noting that the theme of the interdenominational service, “ Through it all I know my redeemer liveth “ reveals where the Esama draws  his strength from.

“There are some persons who tend to live as if they have power over themselves, but the theme of this birth day is a reflection of the fact that life is lived by grace and that grace comes from God which the Esama of Benin is acknowledging today.

“As a country we are going through a very trying moment and we believe God is faithful. Those who know God and believe in him are praying and trusting God to intervene in the situation of the country. I want to encourage everyone to note that no matter what we go through there is always joy that comes in the morning.

“There is joy that will come to this nation and our people will rejoice again. We should not give up, we should not lose hope and we should not get tired and feel discouraged even when the environment tend to discourage us, we should look up to the almighty God because He owns our lives, He owns the nation, He owns the leaders and he knows how to direct them to do the right thing that will help our nation. We look forward to a better Nigeria.

The guest speaker at the annual morning interdenominational Service, Rev (Dr.)  Olu  Aibinuomo said the theme of the birthday celebration, “Through it all, I know my Redeemer Liveth,” is a pointer to the fact that life is full of ups and down.

“Through it all, Life is like two sides of coin, a mystery so hard to understand. Life is like mountain and valley, life is an experience of two sides of situations. Ecclesiastes will call it seasons and it says there is time for everything.

“In life there is time for joy, there is time for sorrow. Time for sound health time for sickness. Life presents gains and loses and many times celebration and mourning, appointment and disappointment, at times we see breakthrough and sometimes we are confronted with delay.

“These are endless and when the theme says through it all, it is talking about the two sides of life but the irony of it all is that this two sides of life happens to all men no matter who you are. Either you are high or low, rich or poor, either you are a pastor or a member, either you are a parent or a child, beautiful or ugly.

“Job in the bible saw a very good side of God; his life was spectacular, beautiful and approved of God. Bud in one day Job lost everything and everyone ran away from him including his friends. Even the wife who was looking from afar had to ask him to curse God and die and Job replied, “ you speak as one of those foolish women speak. What, shall we receive good from God and not receive evil.

In Romans chapter 8 verse 28, Paul said “And we know that in all things everything work for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to  His purpose. Even when there are obstacles seem to be coming to you can be so sure that when you confront those obstacles trusting and believing in God that obstacle becomes a stepping stone to higher ground.

The Bible says  through it all  Job did not sin with his lips and the question is why did he not sin or backslide and in Job 19 verse 25, job declared “ For I know my redeemer liveth

The interdenominational service  attended by prominent guests from across the world, the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki who was represented by his deputy, Rt Hon Comrade Philp Shaibu and over fifty traditional rulers,