Communique Issued At The End of The Bishops And Wives Retreat At Bariga LagosJanuary 18, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- March 3, 2020
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BY NGOZI ADIGHIBE
“The might of our weapon is in God and not in the weapon itself or in its physical qualities.”
This was the submission of the Rt. Rev’d Adeyi Robinson, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Lafia at the 7-day Lenten Programme of the Diocese of Abuja, Anglican Communion held at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Life Camp, Abuja.
Bishop Robinson reiterated that the believer’s weapon of warfare is not carnal, but is mighty through God. He explained that there are many battles in life and the battle for the soul of man is very vicious, because the devil works overtime to keep his victims captive.
According to the guest preacher, a victim is not able to help another victim, and it would take someone who is free to give freedom to another person. Thus, he said Jesus came into the world to save mankind and to set him free from the devil.
Speaking on the topic for day two, “The weapons of our warfare”, the cleric emphasized that it is only those who know their God that can do exploits.
He said, “Your knowledge of God is your strong point.”
The Bishop of Lafia Diocese pointed out that the name of the Lord is what brings about salvation and that greatness comes from total sacrifice. He opined that if the Church would be courageous enough to sacrifice, it would bring change to the nation and the world at large.
He quoted copiously from the scriptures, stressing that faith does not come from social media, the media or anyone else, but rather it comes from hearing the word of God.
Lastly, the Rt. Rev’d Robinson noted that the power of God comes into real manifestation in the lives of Christians, when they are completely obedient to Him.
The Bishop rounded off his message with a series of prayers for all who were present at the programme; and the Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion and Bishop of the Diocese of Abuja, the Most Rev’d Nicholas D. Okoh rounded off the programme, urging the congregation to ensure that they do not miss any of the seven days.