President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday, January 25, 2015 worshiped with the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel in Canaanland, Ota.
Bishop David Oyedepo welcomed the President to the church and called on the 120,000 congregation to welcome Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to the church. Then, Mr. President spoke.
“The country is passing through challenges and it would have been worse if it hadn’t been for your prayers,” Jonathan said. “I know with your prayers and the commitment of government, we will overcome our challenges.”
— Winners Chapel NL (@WinnersChapelNL) January 25, 2015
He went on to commend Bishop Oyedepo his commitment to education and for building two universities in Nigeria. “It is not an easy thing to do,” the President said.
“Education is the key. I come from a humble background, and I know that if I did not go to school, I would not be where I am today,” the President said.
“For you to liberate your people, you have to create platforms for them to be educated. The church is doing well in that direction. I thank you. I ask that you continue to pray for the nation.
“A number of people are predicting quite a number of things. But, I know that God Almighty is in control of our lives.
“The elections of next month will be peaceful and the nation will move in the direction that we want,” he said.”I don’t want to talk too much before the say I came here to campaign,” the President said, eliciting laughter. “I want to thank you for everything you have been doing.”
After the President’s speech, before the Bishop gave his message, he led a session of prayers for Dr. Jonathan. Referencing 1 Timothy 2:1-2 and Numbers 6:23 – 25,Oyedepo said it was our responsibility to pray for Christians to pray for their king and he would then bless the President in line with God’s instructions to Moses to Aaron the priest.
The Bishop prayed for the unusual release of grace to President Jonathan to meet the demands of his office among other prayers.
Finally, he blessed President Jonathan and proclaimed, “Under him (Jonathan) grant Nigeria peace. Under him, grant Nigeria more progress. Under him, grant Nigeria more advancement.
“Our President is blessed, his going out is blessed, his coming in is blessed.”
Father, by the blood of Jesus we blot out all the handwriting of the wicked against the forthcoming election… pic.twitter.com/chuLROU9Az
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President Jonathan stayed till the end of the service and exchanged felicitations with worshipers.