BY JOHN EBIOFINI
It was a carnival like celebration as members and friends gathered at celestial church of Christ, Ileri Oluwa Parish, Opposite Ondo Motor Park, Akure gave thanks to God for witnessing this year’s Annual Adult Harvesting Thanksgiving Service.
The church was herald into ecstacy with drumming, dancing and singing while some traders made brisk business by selling all sort of materials meant to promote the Celestial doctrine.
Preaching on this year’s harvest theme, Unpredictable God, General Superintendent of Celestial, Ondo State, Venerable Superior Evangelist Adebayo Fesojaiye charged the members to depend on God in all conditions.
Venerable Superior Evangelist Fesojaiye stressed that the Celestial Church of Christ, Nationwide, would always support the policies of the Federal Government that were meant to better the lives of the masses.
Also speaking, the shepherd in charge of the Parish, Superior Evangelist Kehinde Dansu charged the members to shun sinful acts in order to receive God’s blessings abundantly.
Speaking on the forthcoming general election 2023, Superior Evangelist Dansu advised Nigerians to vote according to their conscious.
The shepherd in charge said if Nigerians should be involved in selling and buying of votes, then it would definitely affect the good governance needed to pilot the affairs of the country.
“Nigerians should vote for their conscience, not to sell their votes. It is the only way the country can move forward.”
Harvest’s Chairman and chairperson, Prophet Ola Blessing and Mother Celestial Elizabeth Fadare thanked God for the successful completion of the annual harvest.
The Chairman of the planning Committee, Venerable Superior Envagelist Olayiwole Blessings (supreme) said the harvest was done in accordance with the Bible.
” The purpose is that the Bible says we should appear once in the year to appreciate him as written in Psalms 118 to proclaim God’s work, so we are here to thank him for all he has been doing to our lives. That is why our tag unpredictable God was chosen. It is only God that decides who lives. Without his permission the devil himself could not have power over you except when you commit sins that turn you away from God.”
VMSE Blessings therefore urged Nigerians and particularly Christians to shun all forms of sins that would deter them from receiving abundant blessings from God.
On her part, the harvest chairperson, Mother Celestial Elizabeth Fadare urged her colleague to always worship the Lord with their whole heart.
” I want everybody that is serving the living God to worship him with one mind. Avoid any form of fighting that will create acrimony between humanity, be obedient and give out the less privileged.”
Mother Celestial Fadare further pointed out that the harvest was to praise God annually as it is well known in the Celestial Church of Christ.