No virus or illness together with the coronavirus an infection can live to tell the tale or be reduced in size in a church, the Diocesan and Missioner, Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Rt. Rev. Dr Humphrey Olumakaiye has declared.
Olumakaiye made his place identified in a commentary on Tuesday however was once fast so as to add that his place doesn’t give any one the freedom to flaunt govt orders and rules at the regulate of COVID-19.
The clergyman added that moderately than unfold fears of the virus, other folks must unfold the enjoyment of the data that Jesus Christ has triumph over each and every illness.
In his phrases; “With none iota of doubt, we’re certain that no virus or any type of the illness can neither live to tell the tale nor be reduced in size within the church of God, no longer even if we use the similar cup for Holy Communion; this idea exceeds custom, it’s divine.
“Take note the rate that Jesus Christ gave us that ‘on every occasion we do that, we do it in remembrance of Him.’
“One essential factor about that ‘Him’ is that ‘He took up our infirmities (illness, illnesses, and many others) and carried our sorrows’ Isaiah 53:4 & Matthew 8:17 in order that we can by no means be ill or be threatened through the superiority of any illness once more. Jesus Christ took all of it. Consider it!
“Then again, in obedience to all laid down protocols of dressed in nostril mask, common washing of hand, bodily distancing and so forth, our church buildings have made good enough arrangements.
“In all of those, let the enjoyment of the Lord be our energy as a result of that’s what we can be spreading and no longer any virus.”
Bishop Olumakaiye in his commentary additionally liked the efforts of presidency at quite a lot of ranges in curtailing the unfold of the virus and protecting the voters secure.
“We respect the trouble of the federal government in looking to put preventive measures to curtail the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic that rocked the entire international.
“We respect sincerely our govt in any respect ranges for being proactive of their inclinations, in addition to our frontline well being employees for taking the trials to face within the hole,” he added.
Talking additional at the resumption of bodily gatherings for worship in Lagos State, he suggested Christians to position their hope in God for general therapeutic and proceed to stick to all govt directions geared toward curtailing additional unfold of the virus.
“As we congregate in our church buildings, allow us to humble ourselves with the assurances that it’s only God that may assist us. Pray, search God’s face and switch from our depraved techniques in order that the Lord will heal our land of this pandemic.
“He’s ready. He has carried out it earlier than. He can and can do it once more. I will guarantee you that now that the church is amassed like the folk of Judah in II Chronicles 20:4, the God of our fathers will come to our help. Allow us to, due to this fact, focal point on God’s greatness and we can know that He’s more than any virus,” Olumakaiye mentioned.
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