The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam has admonished Nigerians not to fear the future, but have hope that we shall survive these difficult times we are faced with today in the country.
Speaking during this year’s Democracy Day, Thanksgiving service at the Plateau State Government House Chapel, Sunday, 6th June 2021, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Dr Pam, disclosed that, “no matter the situation we face as a nation today, Nigeria will still pass through it”!
The Media aide, ,Hon Ayuva Pam made this available to our medium in Jos in a press statement.
According him , preaching on the topic: Grace Is The Answer, Rev Pam, who took his scripture reading from the book of Mathew 26:36-46 noted “the Gethsemane experience of Jesus” will see this country out of the woods.
Rev Pam, there are three stages we all pass through in life. The first stage he noted was “the wilderness experience where enemies fight us in the physical and friends turned to enemies”.
The second stage, he likened to the Gethsemane experience where Jesus faced the cross alone. ” It is the stage where you’re left alone confronting your problems. The enemy at this middle stage is yourself as you have no one to stand by you.
He said as a nation, we are bound to “face the internal crisis and we must learn to fight the battle alone without external help!
“The Gethsemane is the middle experience where no friend will come near. Nigeria is passing through this stage, but assured “we will pass through it”
“We face the enemy alone. We fight the enemy alone. We cry alone. We fear alone and we see trusted friends, betraying us in the Gethsemane experience.
“Christ passed through this middle experience. His disciple abandoned him while praying. He lamented why his disciples left him without praying up to three times.
“Inbetween, Christwas seeing the cross and knew the betrayer was coming as He had to pray that the cup should pass over
“Jesus knew he will not die in the garden of Gethsemane. It is not in your knowledge or power to know what will happen to you but grace is the answer.
“We are in a difficult time as a nation. We are passing through a lot but, grace is the answer as Nigeria will pass through this as we move ahead”.
He said “Nigeria today is in the process of getting over its problems. Paul cried of the thorn in the flesh but God said His grace was sufficient. We pass through a lot of battles, but we shall get over sooner than later”!
Rev. Pam said “it is never easy when you experience something alone. Don’t look up to anybody but keep hope alive. We must pass through this experience for a purpose as a nation”
Said we fear the future, the unknown future, as a people which was natural. But the battle we fight is not in the physical the cross melted everything. The answer is in the grace of God.
Said Nigeria will survive by the grace of God and i see a new Plateau rising. Boko Haram and all other criminality will melt when they have the Cross experience.