Anglican Communion celebrates its sixth Divine Common Wealth Conference
This Monday, November 7, all roads shall lead to the sixth Divine Common Wealth Conference of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), holding at the National Christian Centre, CBD, Abuja. The conference, which is the brainchild of the Primate of all Nigeria, The Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh is expected to end on November 11, 2016 by the grace of God.
The conference is open to Christians of all persuasion within and outside Nigeria. At this time, believers are to be refreshed in the Lord’s presence, as healing, deliverance and open heaven shall be the portion of all attendees, to His glory. We earnestly thank God for those that have registered so far for the event, including our Archbishops, Bishops, their wives, the clergy, their wives and all lay persons.
Under God, the Primate, by the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, chose the conference theme as: “Fear Not”, (2Kings 6:16). He was aware that fear has been one of humanities greatest enemies and which, if not properly handled, could cause a great fall in someone’s faith. Therefore, this theme is very apt and timely, too, particularly coming at a time, when events around the world portend danger and have shaken the faith of believers.
There are wars and rumours of war, violent clashes with different undertones, economic downturn, unemployment and restiveness of youths, among others. In such a situation, there is need to give hope to our people already dispirited, and this conference offers that hope, through Bible study, prayer sessions, seminars and testimonies. Certainly, God, through His Holy Spirit, will deliver our nation and its inhabitants at this trying moment.
In the Bible, 2 King 6:16, Elisha reassured his servant of God’s presence. The servant thought that the Syrian army would harm him and his master, because it was said that Elisha to the King of Israel revealed every secret of the King of Syria. But Elisha said to his servant: “Fear Not,” for those who are with us are more than those who are with them”. By this comment, Elisha’s servant was no longer afraid, when he saw God’s mighty heavenly army. Faith reveals that God is doing more for His people than we can ever realise through sight alone.
When you face difficulties that seem insurmountable, remember that spiritual resources are there, even if you can’t see them. Look through the eyes of faith and let God show you His resources. If you don’t see God working in your life, the problem may be your spiritual eyesight, and not God’s power. Our God is always at work and so there is nothing to fear. The words of Jesus should be a thing of joy to us at this point, as He says: “these things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”, (John 16:33). By His Victory, we are more than conquerors. Therefore, as delegates arrive within and outside the country for this Sixth Divine Common Wealth Conference, we at the Centre sincerely wish all God’s blessings and successful DIVVCON 2016.
You are welcome!
Ibru International Ecumenical Centre,
Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.