Pastor Adeboye Consecrates Multi-Billion Naira Convention Centre In Calabar, Preaches To 20, 000+
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, January 21, (THEWILL) - In a prophetic declaration to the over 20,000 mammoth crowd who thronged the U.
J Esuene Stadium, Calabar, capital of Cross River State, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Monday, predicted that this year will mark a turning point for the state, as her stolen destiny would be restored by God.
Earlier, Pastor Adeboye had consecrated the multi-billion naira Calabar International Convention Centre under construction within the newly developed area known as Summit Hills.
Adeboye, who was conducted round the construction site by Governor Liyel Imoke, prayed: 'I consecrate this edifice and dedicate it to the glory of God for the purpose which it is intended to serve and may it bring glory, not only to the state, but also those who will come from far and near to make use of it.
' He prophesied that the Convention Centre will be a showpiece not just in Nigeria but the whole of Africa.
Speaking during ministration at a special service with the theme 'Wind of Change', Adeboye said 2014 was a year of restoration and revival for the state.
He noted that 'when the wind of change starts blowing across Cross River State, her people will begin to sing a new song.
' Quoting copiously from the Bible, the RCCG General Overseer stressed that 'whenever the wind of change blows, something new happens.
' According to the man of God, all the enemies of the state from within and outside, who have conspired to delay its greatness would be vanquished like the Egyptians of the Pharaoh era.
The 72 year old clergy said like the biblical Lazarus, whom relations had given up on, after his death, God would cause something extraordinary to happen in the state, emphasizing that 'when there is a wind of change, life becomes complete.
' He prophesied that 'those who work against the state's destiny will be wiped away because when the wind of change blows, it will bring a change in the affairs of Cross River State as her travails would be turned into victory and sorrows to joy, because it is fully backed by God.
' The General Overseer thanked the state government for inviting him to undertake the one-day crusade, adding jocularly that having been told the full meaning of Calabar, which is 'Come And Live And Be At Rest', he is certainly going to be more frequent in the state.
Governor Liyel Imoke in a goodwill address said the choice of Adeboye, to preside over the special service was borne out of the deep and wide respect that he commands, both in Nigeria and abroad, adding that the state believed his visit and prayers would further hasten the pace of development.
Imoke, who was represented by his deputy, Mr.
Effiok Cobham, noted that the theme of the service, 'The Wind of Change', was significant to the state because the government was deeply committed to bringing about a marked change in the socio economic status of its people.
'By the Grace of God, a wind of change will cover all the nooks and crannies of Cross River State and from here, the wind of change will blow all over Nigeria.
We believe this is the first visit of this kind, being made this year by venerable Pastor E.
We are honoured to be the first partakers of your anointing this year,' the Governor said.