The Founder of Manna Mountain Ministries and the publisher of the daily Devotional,Our Daily Manna, Bishop(Dr) Chris Kwakpovwe, has urged Christians in the country not to retaliate attacks and provocations by Muslims.
Recent attacks of villages in Southern Kaduna by suspected Fulani herdsmen have left hundreds of Christians dead and churches destroyed, provoking anger among Christians with some popular men of God calling on Christians to defend themselves against future attacks.
Speaking at the annual World Anointing Night to mark the end of the 21-dat fasting and prayer held at TBS, Lagos, recently, Kwakpovwe also urged men of God to desist from calling for reprisal attacks by Christians.
“Don’t preach violence. ‘Fight,’ ‘kill’ should not come from the altar. There is so much hunger, anger and pains but we must not pay hate with hate,” he said.
On the tension and uncertainty surrounding the President Mohammed Buhari’s death rumours, he urged Christians to pray for the nation and for the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo.
“Pray for Yemi Osibanjo. I don’t know what is happening in this country but God will perfect it,” he said, adding, that, “ God can make a way without war.”
Asking for God’s intervention he prayed: “God give us a change. Lord give us a change.”
Although, the all-night programme attracted a mammoth crowd and the witness of scores of instant miracles and harvest of souls, it was nothing compared to the turnouts in the previous years. Dr Kwakpovwe explained that the development was deliberate and aimed at preventing stampede.
“We had a report that they will cause a stampede. So, we gave out codes to a lot of people to watch it on the internet. We asked some mountains (branches of the ministry) not to come.”
Dignitaries at the programme include the National Chaplain of the Aso Rock Chapel, Pastor (Prof)Seyi Malomo, Lagos State Governor Ambode represented by the Chief of Staff, and his wife, BOLANLE Ambode represented by Mrs Joke Adeyemi, and celebrity actress, Eucharia Anunobi.