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ICC Note:
A Christian leader in northern Nigeria has reminded Christians facing persecution to remain steadfast on the Lord. He went on to explain that relying on human solutions and separating from God can lead to terrible things, like revenge killings. Christians in northern Nigeria have been living in the face of deadliest persecution in the world. In 2012 alone, over 900 Christians were murdered in northern Nigeria for nothing more than their faith in Jesus Christ. Many of them at the hands of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
5/13/2013 Nigeria (All Africa) – Christians in the North have been admonished to be steadfast in the lord and not to allow the prevailing insecurity rob them of God’s place in their hearts.
 
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who gave the admonition at the close of the 2013 Northern Ministers and Workers Conference of the Church at Redemption Camp, Kassa, Plateau State over the weekend, said on no account should believers allow the insecurity to separate them from God.
 
He said: “Whenever a man is separated from God, he becomes exposed to terrible things, because his enemies take advantage of that to wreak havoc. So don’t allow the situation in the North to take away your salvation, if they take everything you have and they can’t take away Christ from you, you are alright.
 
“When you are with God, He will build a wall of fire around you but when a man allows himself to be separated from God, the devil will take control of the fellow, so you need to be resolute and be more determined to serve God.”
 
Adeboye, who had earlier recounted his church’s ordeal in the North said over 48 of his parishes were destroyed in the 2011 post election violence, but declared that it will be well with Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole.
 
Taking his text from Exodus 15:11, Adeboye said that when the Almighty God visits, he changes people’s destinies, deliver the oppressed and brings light into the lives of those in darkness, adding that he also helps a man and makes the impossible possible.
 

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