Odesola At Book Launch, Warns Church Of Spiritual Slumber
THE Special Assistant to the General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola has called on believers to focus on personal relationship with God, taking cue from the five wise virgins in the scriptures, who ensured constant oil in their lamps.
He stated this in Lagos at a book launch entitled “Living on Empty,” written by Femi Enigbokan, director, media and public relations, national affairs, RCCG, who also doubles as Pastor, Rock Centre, Youth Church.
Odesola who described the book as ‘timely’, recommends it for every Christian that sincerely believes that Christ’s second coming is very imminent.
He reminded those that are distracted to always check if they are still in faith.
In his comments, the author, Enigbokan said he was inspired to write the book to wake up believers that are sleeping to always be on their toes.
“It is a clarion call for believers to wake up and do what God has called us to do. It is also like a midnight cry to the body of Christ that Jesus is coming soon. Many believers are full of activities without deeply studying the Word of God. Believers should place priority on their personal relationship with God, reach out to more souls and tell them that the Lord is coming soon. It is not all about spiritual activities, which are void of focusing on the great commission with watchfulness. We should emulate the people of Antioch in the Bible, who were seen as true disciples of Christ, and were called Christians. The Church of God is probably wounded and God is ready to heal it,” the author said.
He advised the youths to tap from the huge resources available in the book, warning that this is a perilous time with the adverse effect of social media, Internet, technology and other vices in the name of knowledge.