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JONATHAN LAUDS FOURSQUARE ASOKORO, URGES PRAYERS FOR PEACE

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President, Goodluck Jonathan, has called for more prayers for the nation. He stated this at the official commissioning of the multi-purpose building of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro. The president, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, commended the church for the foresight, dedication and individual sacrifice in putting up 'this magnificent multi-purpose building in the heart of Abuja at a time like this.'

President Jonathan also noted that the feat could not have been achieved without fervent prayers and the grace of God, saying: 'By this achievement, you have indeed lived up to your name - The Assembly of His Excellency.'

The president expressed gratitude to the leadership and members of the church for their continued support through prayer not only for him to succeed as the president, but for the country to experience profound peace, noting: 'No meaningful progress can be achieved in an atmosphere of rancour.'

Speaking earlier, the General Overseer, Foursquare in Nigeria, Rev. Felix Meduoye, who commended the congregation for the giant stride in accomplishing such a project in such a short a time, said: 'From the little I know about Foursquare in Nigeria, I am not sure there is any building such as this.'

The general overseer, who spoke on the theme: Avoiding the Error of David and the Superstition of Solomon, with scriptural reference to I Samuel 6 and 7, noted that often times, people fall into the error of David by saying that they built a house for the Lord. He emphasized that no man had the capability and the resources to build a house for the Lord, adding that the much we Christians could do as mortal men, was to build a place of worship for the name of the Lord.

On the superstition of Solomon, he stated that the prayer of Solomon in I Kings 8 was egocentric and centred so much on the temple rather than God.'He was not seeing anything about God, but about the temple.' He, however, prayed that, that should not be the case of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro.

According to Meduoye: 'God does not dwell in a wall, He does not relate with stones, but with man. I am looking for a people of obedience, a people with a contrite heart and a broken spirit, because God is interested in the beauty of individual and not of the temple.'