LENT IS NOT ALL ABOUT FASTING AND PRAYING : PROPHET OMITADE SPEAKS
The founder of the Holy Trinity Authority Prophetic Prayer Ministry, Prophet James Omitade has called on Christians to see Lent as a time to reexamine their lives and make positive resolutions that will bring them closer to Christ and enable them make the right changes in the society.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti, Omitade explained that It is neither how long people fast nor how much prayer they say that matters, but the changes that they allow the holy spirit to make in their lives.
The prophet said “Thank God another period of fasting and praying (Lent) is here. No one deserves praise than the omnipotent who has graciously spared us for yet another opportunity.
“This is a time that is not new to real believers. A good many of us are used to the sanctimonious mood of this season. Messages upon messages, sermon upon sermon,etc.
“However, the most important things that are at play for he/she who will be valiant in Christ is first and foremost opportunity for another period of grace and a time to desist from all sinful practices.
According to him, the bible in Titus 2:11-12 Says “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,teaching us that,denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,we should live soberly,righteously and godly in the present age”.
“Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans 12:1-2 Says “I beseech you therefore,brethren,by the mercies of God,that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,holy,acceptable to God,which is your reasonable sacrifice. And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”.
Prophet Omitade explained that Lenten should be a time for genuine resolution not to conform to worldly traditions and a period in which believers become holy spirit specimen for an indelible changes.
“Our society is full of various degrees of moral degradation which believers also partake in. Unless we swear to our own heart to be part of the group that will renew our generation,there may be no substance left in the salvation we talk so much about.
“This is a time of spiritual reappraisal that can truly seal our thirst for renewal. This means every Christian will retrace his/her steps back to biblical basic Christian rudiments as exemplified by Apostle Paul in Romans 12:9-21.
” Every true pilgrim needs to read and digest this passage permanently. It is for all time and seasons not Lenten sermon only.
“Whatsoever you do in word,thought,deed or any other action should not be devoid of biblical contents.Turning this generation around unto good works is every Christian’s duty as such is the only way we can begin to renew the country today for the future.
The cleric appealed to Christians to lead by example and operate in line with the dictates of Christ.
“The God whom we serve is a God of all flesh yet Christians in positions discriminate against other tribes in recruitment,promotion,postings and placements for training. How good are believers to their neighbours? How many people still remain their brother’s keepers like Esau?
Daniel,Shadrach and Abednego were light in the midst of darkness where they blazed the trail to change the establishment. Joseph refused to defile himself even though nobody Could see him if he did. Let’s all think about our lives when nobody except God sees us.