- The criminal elements terrorising Nigeria will not find it easy this new year according to Israel Akanji
- He said the new year will bring forth a year of disappointment for those who believe they have the power of violence
- Akanji who is the president of Nigerian Baptist Convention said like the Lord dealt with the Egyptians at the Red Sea, the same would the repeated against the enemies of Nigeria
The president of Nigerian Baptist Convention, Israel Akanji, has said God’s glory will be revealed upon Nigeria in the year 2022 and the enemies of the country will be met with destruction.
Akanji said this in his New Year message released on Friday.
He said just like the Lord dealt with the Egyptians at the Red Sea, the same would the repeated against the enemies of Nigeria in this New Year.
Bandits had on July 5 invaded Baptist Bethel High School in Kaduna State and abducted about 121 students. Huge ransoms were paid before some of the students were freed but the cleric said the end would come to all that in the new year.
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Akanji recalled that year 2020 went down with so much fear, saying many were sick but expressed gratitude to God for those who were delivered from their sickness.
He said, “In addition to the difficulty of the time, we were still facing kidnapping and banditry in the nation. Therefore, as 2021 was closing up, we were all calling upon God to give us a better year in 2021. Now we came into 2021 and we want to thank God that He did intervene, God did hear our prayers, God did make things to be much better.
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“Now, as we enter 2022, it is with gratitude that 2021 was better than 2020 and we are entering 2022 with hope and aspiration that 2022 will even be much better than all the good experiences we had in 2021.
The Baptist president whose message was centred on God’s glory explained that When God is glorifying himself, some. people would end up in defeat and shame.
“This year is a year of glory of God. The glory of God will be revealed in our lives, in our families, in our churches, in our nation Nigeria. I want to speak to the evil workers in our nation to repent their sins.
“All kidnappers, bandits, ritual killers, armed robbers, those collecting ransoms and all those encouraging them, conniving with them; those who turn the other way when evil is being perpetrated, I want you to know your time is up.
“God will be glorified in this year 2022 and in God being glorified, while some people are being assisted, some are going to be defeated, some are going to be destroyed. I want Kidnappers, armed robbers, murderers in this nation to know their time is up in 2022 because it is a year in which God will be glorified and if God will be glorified, then Pharaoh, his chariots, his soldiers, no matter how strong they are will be defeated.
“People are boasting that they have AK-47, they have bombs, they have all kinds of weapons to use, bandits are using strong motorcycles to perpetuate their evil. That’s how the Egyptians had their chariots but when God turned against them, the wheels of their chariots were removed.
“Finally, to the evildoers, this year your time is up. Stop pursuing innocent people of this country, stop pursuing children of God, stop pursuing the people of Nigeria because as you keep pursuing them, you will enter into destruction and God will be glorified,” he said.