By Cyriacus Nnaji
The Lords Chosen Charismatic Revival Ministry has stated that it will be holding its annual Easter Crusade live on the church’s cable television and other social media platforms.
In a press statement by the Director, Public Relations, Pastor Louis Chidi, the move is in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent directive by the government on the cessation of movement in many part of the country.
“With gratitude to Almighty God, we wish to inform the general public and our esteemed worshipers that, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and subsequent directive by the government on the cessation of movement in many parts of the country, The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement wants to reiterate that the church has fully complied with the directive and has thus temporary suspended all church activities particularly in Lagos and Abuja until further notice.
“Sequel to that, we have concluded plan to broadcast live on our Chosen Revival cable TV and all social media platforms during the two – day Easter program titled ‘God’s Covenant of Peace and Blessing’ date Saturday 11th April and Sunday 12th April, 2020, time 10am daily.
Pastor Chidi said the special programme will help bring to mind the significant of Easter which by extension is the victory over hopelessness and misery. “As we know that by His death and resurrection, the covenant of peace and blessing which mankind originally had with God at creation was restored. So, the concept of Easter is inextricably tied to peace, hope and blessing, and these are what help believers to walkover sad and sordid situations that might bog them down and give them a sense of hopelessness.”
He stated that Easter brings optimism that no matter how difficult or how challenging a situation may be, having knowledge of the resurrection will remind Christians that if Jesus could defeat death, then all things are possible adding that tt also suggests that as bad as the prevailing situation might appear, there is the expectation that things will get better if people repent from their sins and accept Jesus as the Lord and Saviour.
Chidi said the nation is therefore advised to use the opportunity availed by the occasion to humbly draw closer to God, repent from wickedness, plead for His mercy and intervention in a time like this.
Quoting Matt. 11: 28- 30 which says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” he said God has offered humanity everlasting peace at no cost.
Chidi said that the cost will be high if we reject this free offer. “If the world particularly Nigerians will acknowledge and appreciate this wonderful work of grace and return to their God, then the pandemic of COVID-19 and its attendant economic crises will be overcome.
“Through prayers during this programme the Holy Spirit will deal with the challenges of the present pandemic and evoke the covenant of peace and blessing upon the participants. As we return to God apologetically for our sin, peace shall return to all and the entire country shall rejoice.
“No participant will go empty handed because God Almighty has seen our hopelessness and therefore has scheduled the program to bring peace and blessing of unspeakable joy to us.
“It does not matter the nature of the ugly situation prevailing in the world today, our assurance is that by this program He will intervene and cause the hostility of our enemies to cease as He did in the bible days.
“The program will definitely douse the anxiety that has hitherto pervaded the country and the world. The General Overseer Pastor Lazarus Muoka is inviting all to join and witness the demonstration of God’s power that will bring a lasting peace to the country,” Pastor Chidi revealed.