Have a fellowship with God and succeed in life, cleric charges Christians at Ughelli Day of Prayer.
By Jon Egie
Christians have been charged to establish a fellowship with God so that their business and journey in life will experience an overflow of blessings.
The Rev Fr Dr Omorovie Keke gave the charge in a sermon he delivered during the Ughelli Day of Prayer held on Saturday, Nov.21 at the Ughelli Township Stadium.
He exhorted that success in the journey of life is a product of an established fellowship with God and not necessarily the existence of a relationship with God.
The cleric explained that children have biological relationship with their parents but only the child who has a fellowship with the parents enjoys an overflow of blessing from the parents as such a child has an unhindered access to the parents because of the friendship (fellowship) which exists between him and them.
Citing the biblical story of the widow as contained in 2 Kings 4: 1-7, Rev Fr Keke remarked that the late widow’s husband had a relationship with Prophet Elisha but without a running fellowship.
He doubted if the servant of the prophet really feared God and compared him with one who lived by the riverside but washed his hands with spittle and hence he lived and died in debt.
According to him, the widow recognised the failure of her late husband and decided to establish a relationship with Prophet Elisha trusting in God’s power to provide and supply all her needs.
It is this realization and establishment of a covenant of fellowship with God through his prophet that turned her situation around.
The cleric pointed out that it was not possible for a servant of Prophet Elisha; a man ordained with double powers of Prophet Elijah, performed many miracles and transformed the lives of other sons of the prophet to be in debt unless something was wrong.
He identified the error to be the absence of a fellowship between the late son of the prophet and prophet Elisha and this error was corrected by the widow’s sharp recognition and subsequent filling of the lacuna created by the error through a fellowship established with prophet Elisha that led to an overflow and freedom for her sons.
Rev FR Keke therefore admonished the congregation to relate with God through a fellowship, recognise and trust in God to change situations, call on Him at all times and give thanks to Him always to ensure an unceasing overflow in the life of the Christians.
He assured that once one is in fellowship with God an overflow of blessings as recorded in Psalm 23 will be his portion as experienced by the widow and Peter under the guidance of Jesus Christ to make a great catch.
Earlier, the Ovie of Ughelli, HRM Oharisi 111, pleaded with all residents and indigenes of the kingdom not to be tired or weary to pray to God to continue to bless the land.
He appreciated the church leaders, associations, sons and daughters of the kingdom who believe in the vision of the Ughelli Day of Prayer and have keyed into it.
“It is my prayer that God will richly bless this land and every one dwelling in it will have peace and abundance” the monarch prayed.
Chairman of the Ughelli North LGC, Hon Kenneth Kesiena Ibru used the opportunity of the event to warn all evil doers and cultists to desist from their ungodly actions believing in the words of the Psalmist that all the horns of the wicked shall be cut off and the horns of the righteous will be exalted (Psalm 70:10)
Highlight of the event was a prayer session which witnessed the breaking of curses, evil covenants; wiping out of evil altars, deities, idols and cultism.
Prayers were said for the development of the land of Ughelli by a request for more presence of Federal Government and State Government agencies.
Throughout the period the prayer lasted, stores, shops, stalls and all business premises were locked while the Ughelli monarch led a vehicular rally through the town before proceeding to the prayer ground at the Ughelli Township Stadium.