Our anniversary is a heavenly blessing, says Moses
The Surulere branch of Overcomers Church, penultimate Sunday rolled out drums to mark its 30th anniversary. Celebrating the day with members of his church, the General Overseer of the Church, Bishop N.E. Moses, who expressed gratitude to God for the gift of life, favour and grace for the past 30 years, said, “despite the hurdles we have had to scale over, it is a celebration of God’s grace and His mercies, keeping the ministries for the past 30 years notwithstanding the trials and challenges. He gave us the gift of life and this opportunity to celebrate. We consider it a heavenly blessing.”
Narrating the ordeal he went through, when the church was wrongly accused of its involvement in the crisis that erupted in Owerri, Imo State, many years ago, following the Otokoto saga, Bishop Moses said his church lost credibility, while key members left.
“But the calling upon my life and commission of the Holy Spirit kept the church going,” he explained. “We overcame with our testimonies and our biggest challenge so far was the Owerri crisis. A newscaster announced the involvement of the church, where lives and properties were burnt and this killed the church’s credibility, making members to stay away and we had no way to defend ourselves against the occult involvement accusations. But with the reality of the calling upon our lives, the commission of the Holy Spirit and His grace made it possible for the church and its branches to be standing today to celebrate its 30th anniversary.”
He advised ministers of the gospel to stay focused in the face of trials and not fake anything, as those who engage in such dubious means might become famous, but would fade away in the end.
“Do not manipulate, dupe, cheat or even fake miracles and at the end God would manifest Himself.”
His plans for the future include the renewal of his television show, a school project and the construction of an international headquarters in Okota, Lagos.