The Church of the Lord (Prayer Fellowship) Worldwide has suspended its monthly programme tagged Victory Night Service till further notice,even as the church leader, Most Rev, Primate Rufus Ositelu’s prediction over the current Corona epidemic is being fulfilled.
This suspension is in compliance with government’s ban on public gathering of people more than 50 in number as guide against the spread of pockets of reported cases of coronavirus in the country .
According to reports contained in the
church’s publication, Adura International Magazine as revealed by a facebook user member of the church Reoa Anthony,the Primate had made the prediction of the outbreak of the virus at the Holy Mount Tarborah in August 2019.
“Divine Revelation to China from the Holy Mount Tarborah Ogere-Remo for the Year 2020, 18th August 2019: ‘The Lord says, this country will make new discoveries that will cause the glory of the country to be more manifested.
” The Lord says the secret of the ungodly and fraudsters will be exposed. And the Lord says we should pray against the outbreak of strange diseases in the country. Also, the Lord says, there shall be a breakthrough in the search for a cure”
“The above divine revelation for China was revealed to the man of God during the Tabieorar Retreat in August 2019 and published in the same month of August 2019,” Anthony added.
Primate Ositelu, who also shared the post on his own Facebook page, confirmed the authenticity of the prophecy to Adura International Magazine in February this year.
“Let us pray to God to have mercy and not allow this coronavirus to become an outbreak of a pandemic disease around the world, and that God should grant the world the necessary breakthrough for a cure,” Ositelu added.
In view of manifestation of the prediction even here in Nigeria, the church in a statement by its Secretary-General, Bishop Emmanuel Kolawole, pronounced the decision of the organisation to put worship services on hold in order to curb the spread of the virus.
“It has become necessary to review our organisation’s schedule of activities in view of the current situation in the country,” Bishop Kolawole said.
He further stated that as part of their allegiance and duty to safeguard the country, even as state governments have made pronouncements to suspend public meetings and gatherings so as to control the spread of the virus, the Church had postponed her monthly service, “Victory Night”, scheduled to start on Friday, March 20, 2020.
“In effect, the Victory Night has been postponed until further notice, including this weekend (20-03-2020) Victory Night Service, due to the proclamation of the governments.
“As a law-abiding organisation, we owe to God to obey the authorities. May the good Lord continually protect and preserve everyone of us in Jesus mighty name, amen,” stated Bishop Kolawole.
On Wednesday, the Lagos State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, declared that the state had banned all religious gathering of over 50 people within the state.
Also, the Ogun State government in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Kunle Somorin, banned social clubs, halls, cinemas, nightclubs, restaurants, cafes, and sports arenas described as high-density gatherings of people, restricting the meeting of 50 or more people.
In view of the development, the C&S Movement Church, Surulere District Headquarters has complied with the directives of the Lagos State Government regarding the suspension of all religious gatherings with more 50 worshippers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, the Supreme Head, Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, His Most Eminence, Dr, Prophet Solomon Adegboyega Alao JP, instructed all churches in Lagos and Ogun states to comply with the directives of governments in both states, suspending religious gatherings that are more than 50 people.