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TOWARDS THE WAY OUT FOR A NATION UNDER TRIAL

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Bishop David Oyedepo Let me start with a confession. I never knew the depth of the intellect of Dr. David Oyedepo until I came under his ministration in Year 2002. The cerebral gift divinely endowed, and developed by the man of God was palpable at the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan where he was the main speaker for the evening. I was so carried away by his eloquence and erudition that I became one of the readers of the literature generated by the bishop a few days later; and have since not stopped digesting his books. Rich message. He told the congregation: ”People ask me how we get things done very cheaply and I always tell them we don’t do things unless it is commanded by God” Little wonder God directed Oyedepo to meet Pastor Enoch Adebayo for impartation of anointing for wisdom, Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagins for anointing for wealth and healing. The caption above is for another event entirely. It was the title of the lecture delivered by Oyedepo at the 9th Convocation ceremonies of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State in 2014. Bishop Oyedepos treatise tallies with that of former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, who once pointed out that there can be no long-term development without security; and no long-term security without development. Nor will any society remain prosperous for long without the rule of law and respect for human rights. Our search for political stability has been long and tortuous and we are surprisingly yet to reach the Promised Land. Unfortunately, poverty, hunger, and uneven development, easily pose the most serious threat to peace all over the world, including our nation. Insecurity is now a global phenomenon as the world continues to advance technologically in geometric proportions, such that we now live in a world without borders Bishop Oyedepo’s treatise tallies with that of former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, who once pointed out that ‘’there can be no long-term development without security; and no long-term security without development. ‘’Nor will any society remain prosperous for long without the rule of law and respect for human rights. Our search for political stability has been long and tortuous and we are surprisingly yet to reach the Promised Land.’’ Unfortunately, poverty, hunger, and uneven development, easily pose the most serious threat to peace all over the world, including our nation. Insecurity is now a global phenomenon as the…

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