Politicians have been called upon to connect to God as we approach the 2023 general elections to avoid dragging the country to the mud.
Speaking during this year’s Annual Prayer Conference of Chaplains of State Houses at the Plateau State Government House Chapel, Jos, Thursday, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Yakubu Pam noted unless politicians realise the importance of connecting to God, the country will continue to drift to the precipice.
Speaking on “The increase of His Peace” the NCPC boss who was the guest preacher at the second edition of the Chaplains’ Conference said, “in Nigeria and the world over there seems to be crises rocking the nations and even in the church and the family due to the absence of Peace”
Reading from the books of Isaiah 9:7-10; Mark 4:35-38 and Psalms 23:1-5, he noted that Christ’s Government was established on Peace that lives for all eternity.
He said Jesus is still on the throne and until politicians recognize He’s on the throne Nigeria shall continue to live in confusion, insisting on the need to be steadfast in Christian lives to avoid confusion.
According to Rev Pam, Peace is not attained through the acquisition of material things but inner Peace.
“Sometimes it is not easy to remember that peace can not just be earned by other things we think can give peace.
“So many times as human beings, we believe that Peace can come through material things. It is not so because I have witnessed in the past that big rich people do commit suicide.
“When you see people walking and dressing well you think they don’t have problems, they do,” he said.
The NCPC boss said those who run from one pole to the other easily forget their solutions are closer to them tend to always live in confusion.
“We have the power to fix our problems as a country and we don’t need to look for the solutions elsewhere as Jesus is greater than the problem of the world.
“The noise we make every time on social media is like trial and error.Jesus withdrew from the noise of the crowd so He can have the power to rebuke the storm.
Pam hinted that Nigeria and Plateau state must move forward no matter the great noise making the rounds on social media and other quarters.
According to him. “inner peace is greater than the noise on social media”.
He called on the Chaplains to be focused and believe the conference will be a turning point for the nation and their various states.
He urged them to take their responsibilities seriously and ensure they intercede daily for their state governors, the President and, the nation at large.
“The meeting today will turn Nigeria into a miracle. Our politicians should link up with God as power comes from God not, from the east or the west.
“The trouble we are having now is all about the 2023 elections. If politicians can be patient, we will all achieve our dreams.
“It’s unfortunate that our politicians forget about death. Let them connect with God,” he advised.
He further said “Our success as a nation can only be achieved through prayers as God still answers prayers till today insisting that what you have is what determines how God answers you.
“Nigeria will still move on no matter the raging storm only if we remain ” Still and Calm.”