From 5th to 26th of July, video divine services in English (and translated to French) will take place in the beautiful city of Abuja located in the northern part of the country as directed by the District Apostle. Due to the corona virus pandemic, many brethren – in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Cameroun and Gabon – who are still at home due to government restrictions are to benefit from these divine services.
On Sunday 5th July 2020, the Lead Apostle Geoffrey Nwogu led the divine service reading a text from the book of Acts 4:12, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Jesus Christ, the only source of our salvation.
In his elaboration the Lead Apostle said: “God grants His grace to those that are both in the realms of the dead and the living.” This is the reason why Holy Communion is given by proxy through appointed Apostles or minsters in a divine service conducted by the Chief Apostle and District Apostle.
The message of Salvation gives life
God does not want any soul to perish; for this reason, Jesus Christ went to the realms of the dead to preach to those that were disobedient in the time of Noah. “Those in the realms of the dead have access to salvation like the living and their condition is determined by God Almighty. We need to continue to intercede for them to draw close to God and receive salvation for their souls” said the Lead Apostle.
The glorified body is a requirement to see Jesus as He is.
Those who follow Jesus Christ and remain with Him to the end, shall be transformed into glorified bodies to be like Him and reign with Him. It is the same with the dead; those who believe and receive the sacraments shall also be transformed.
Concluding his sermon, the Lead Apostle said: “Let us wait patiently for the return of Jesus Christ, for we do not know the day or the time but all the things we are experiencing becomes a sign.”
The Lead Apostle was assisted by Apostle Augustine Rotimi from North working area of Nigeria.