Category Archives: RELIGION

Ika Etumuse Unveils First Achievers in A 245 Page Book

It was a reunion and home coming for a good number of illustrious sons and daughters of Ika ethnic nationality in Delta State as they converged at Palm Event Centre, Boji-Boji, Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area, to witness the unveiling of the Ika First Achievers and Events Book, authored by a US based son of the nation, Chief Ika Etumuse and co-authored by Solomon Omojie.

Speakers at the event which had in attendance traditional, community and religious leaders, politicians, academicians, business moguls and entertainers amongst others, eulogized the authors of the 245-page book, just as they advocated for intellectual and entrepreneurial contributions towards the growth and development of Ika land.

According to the author, Chief Ika Etumuse, the book is a compendium of Ika first Achievers in all fields of human endeavors with Dr Jim Ovia leading the pack as the first Ika Indigene to establish a bank in Nigeria, immediately followed by another banker, Mr Godwin Emefiele, the first Ika son to be appointed as Governor of Central Bank.

One hundred and twenty five Ika sons and daughters made the list of honor, including Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, the first Ika man to be elected as a Governor of a state in Nigeria and the Obi of Igbodo kingdom, HRM Ikechukwu Osedume 1, who is the first king in Ika land to be called to the prestigious Nigerian Bar as a Lawyer.

The Dein of Agbor kingdom, HRM Dr Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi1 and the Obi of Owa, HRM Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, were described in the book as men of many firsts as well as other notable giants in Ika land, who have carved niches for themselves in their chosen life endeavors, including the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Mrs Priscilla Eleje of Central Bank of Nigeria, Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Nduka Obaigbena of Thisday Newspaper and Prof Linus Ajabor, were highlighted in the book.

Chief Etumuse, explained that there was the need for Ika Sons and Daughters who have set records in various fields and the very firsts from the nation to be credited with such achievements.He said the book intends to recognize and honour these persons for their great accomplishments as well as to appreciate them for their extraordinary and bold achievements in the prism of historical perspective.

The authors maintained that the unprecedented recorded feats and chains of important events had promoted the good image of Ika nation, and impacted positively on the generality of the people.Chief Etumuse equally noted that the book conveys an inspirational message on history and principles that are applicable in the lives of those who can serve as mentors to millions of younger generations on how to succeed.

These principles according to the author, are devotion to knowledge, commitment to excellence and courage to dare in areas where others fear, stressing that he had to venture into such aspects that had been neglected in Ika Nation.

He disclosed that the second edition of the book will be published in due course as there were still many great first achievers in Ika nation that are yet to be unveiled.

Chairman of the event, a Professor of Physiology, University of Benin, Professor Leonard Obika, said Chief Etumuse had contributed so much to inspiring others, particularly the people of Ika nation with the compilation of the book.

Prof Obika emphasized the need for all to cultivate the culture of reading, urging Ika Sons and Daughters to acknowledge and appreciate the book that was painstakingly put together by two of their own, saying that the book would serve as a historical fiction and for academic purposes.The Rector of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Prof. (Mrs) Stella Chiemeke who reviewed the book, highlighted its impacts to Ika nation and the society in general, saying that the book is a clarion call for even generations unborn to strive for excellence.

She said the work chronicled Ika historical events and housed over two hundred Ika Sons and Daughters identified as first achievers in their chosen careers with forty of them dead while others are living legends that have made Ika nation proud.Prof Chiemeke pointed out that the book could be obtained in both soft and hard copies, disclosing that the compilation took the author and his team two years of field work before it was completed.

The academia who also made the list of the Ika first as the first Ika Professor of Computer Science, called on others to emulate the author in contributing to the growth and development of Ika nation, even as she pointed out that being Ika first achiever called for greater responsibility.The Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, HRM Barr. Ikechukwu Osedume 1, who led other special guests to unveil the book, said the journey by the author in building one of Ika ethnic nationality’s most iconic enterprise is an encouragement to other citizens.

Obi Osedume stated that the book is expected to preserve the history, heritage, culture and tradition of Ika people given the fact that many of Ika origin don’t know their root, culture and tradition.He maintained that the book would help to educate, inspire and motivate others to advance the interest of Ika Nation.

The Igbodo monarch explained that the author who incidentally is one of his subjects, had always impressed him by his many feats especially with the publication of the book, despite the daunting challenges that the team might had encountered during field work.He added that Chief Ika Etumuse possesses many qualities worthy of emulation.

Others who spoke, including the President, Prime League of Nigeria, Mr Alex Onyeagwu, Chief Elder John Ehikwe, Chief Ifieoha Azikiwe and Mr Bright Ndidi, also paid glowing tributes to the author of the book for the initiative and for a good work done in chronicling the landmark records of many illustrious sons and daughters of Ika nation both living and dead.They called for greater unity in Ika land and for peace and sustainable development.
The post Ika Etumuse Unveils First Achievers in A 245 Page Book appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Ika Etumuse Unveils First Achievers in A 245 Page Book

Present Your Bodies As Living Sacrifice To God

Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.I want to teach on the message titled “Present Your Bodies A Living Sacrifice To God”. I picked the topic from the book of Romans 12:1, which says “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”. Once you are a Christian you have to present your body to God as a living sacrifice. It means that you must totally surrender to God as a believer so that you can withstand the troubles and demons of this world. You must know that when you submit your flesh to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, God is the one that is going to fight your battles because the warfare that we are fighting is not carnal not by the use of gun, we are fighting the wicked powers of this world, in the river, in the sea, in the cemetery, etc, it means we are fighting the evil powers of this world. Until you submit and surrender completely to God before He can fight for you, but if you don’t submit to God, the devil will rule your flesh and there will be difficulties wherever you are, that is why in the book of Romans, Paul admonished the Romans to totally submit themselves to God as a wife submit totally to her husband. That is how Born Again Christians should behave to God, because if you don’t submit totally you will not be Born Again and the troubles of this world will not leave you.Some people think that what makes them a Christian or Born Again is by carrying Bible to the Church, not at all, until Jesus begins to rule all your affairs, rule your thoughts and imagination, rule your actions and rule your decision, then He will become an instrument to pull down the strongholds of Satan, according to the word of God in the book of Second Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”. Without you submitting to God the weapon to fight carnality and to fight the devil will not stand in your life. For when you submit God takes over your thoughts and imagination, God will now fight against everything that will not allow you to dwell in the knowledge of God. God will now loose you from all the captivities that accompanies sin, that is what it means to submit your body to God as a living sacrifice. Most persons don’t know that to submit themselves to God is what is referred to as being Born Again and not to just carry the Bible to Church.

When you submit yourself to God as a living sacrifice the good spirit of God that is more powerful than the evil spirit of Satan will be in control of your daily life, that is when you now have peace and joy, as written in the book of Hebrews 10:20, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh”. Jesus died for us to make us to be new in ideas, in dealings, in any way that we are performing our business, our talk, our work, Jesus will be involved in them, if you are a farmer Jesus will be involved in it, if you are a trader you will see Jesus in your trading, that is what the above passage is saying, “Present your bodies to him as a living sacrifice.

We must learn how to present our bodies to God as a living sacrifice. We want to thank Him for dying for us, Christ coming to die for us at the Cross of Calvary has taken us to Newness of life. When we say Newness of life we mean doing things that are right, that is why the book of St. John 10:9 says “I am the door : by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”. The passage clarify to us that Jesus is the door of life, it is through the door that you pass to enter into every house, and Jesus said when you enter into Him you are saved and not only that you are saved, He will be responsible for your going out and your coming in, which means that your going out to do business, your going out to preach the gospel, your going out to do any type of thing, you will always have Jesus Christ as your escort and pilot. The word you will find Pasture, means that you will find peace, contentment, comfort and your heart will not be troubled as the world is troubled today, Just as the current happenings around us, where you see people dying, properties being destroyed, such will not be your portion. By the grace of God, Jesus Christ is the door, when you follow Christ your life will be saved, the saved here means that you must be a child of God indeed, that is the meaning of giving your life completely to God. So, for you to enjoy Christ you must submit totally to God, you must be someone who does not worship idol, a person who does not commit fornication, a man who does not go into all those abnormalities and worldliness, when you go through the book of St. John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life : no man cometh unto the father, but by me”, Jesus said I am the way, what is the way? It means the way of life that carries peace. Jesus says I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life, that is why the life in Jesus Christ does not carry calamity, disappointment, poverty, sickness, death, stealing, fornication and diseases like the dreaded COVID-19 virus.

A genuine Christian does not tie mouth, since the outbreak of the virus I haven’t tied my mouth and I will not tie my mouth because Jesus Christ has taken away all my sickness, for He said at the Cross of Calvary that by His stripes we are saved and that is why he said in the book of Isaiah 33:24, “And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick : the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity”.

When you are in the camp of Satan what you see is hypertension, diabetes, chronic headache, malaria and you will be full of diseases. But when Jesus Christ is inside you He will swallow up all those sicknesses, that is why i am teaching on presenting your body as a living sacrifice, it symbolizes that when you are of Christ you are saved from all the embarrassment that is associated with diseases. Jesus Christ said “I am the way, the truth and the life”, you need to know that this three things are very important, the way, the truth and the life. Life is what makes a man to be happy, truth makes a man to be happy, the way you follow, that you don’t encounter trouble, you are not in Police net, nobody accuse you of any wrong doings that defiles man, invariably it means that you are in the midst of enjoyment. So the Pasture which Jesus Christ said that you will find in Him and dwell in comfort, is a reality. This is what Christians should be highly committed to in achieving, so that the blessings which God promised Abraham will be theirs, because God promised Abraham that He will bless him and bless his children, as written in the book of Genesis 12:1-3, which says “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee : And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing : And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”. That is the highest blessing and Abraham merited it, we are the offspring of Abraham and we need to catch this blessing by living a holy life and submitting to God by forsaking idol worshipping, occultism and secret societies.

Being involved in such satanic societies will bring doom, shame and disgrace to their members. Today, you will discover that most of these societies have faded away, Ogboni society have faded away. Occultism and other secret societies are witchcraft that does not favour their members, check all the notable personalities that belongs to all these societies such as the Presidents, Governors, etc, presently they have no life they are down with sickness and diseases and they don’t last, any person who leaves the temple of God will never last. I urge everyone to pick up their Bible and study it thoroughly and live a holy life, so that as an individual your life will not be marred with pain and difficulties. Thank you.

For people who need counseling and those who want to be part of sponsoring this Ministration, they can contact the Prophet of God through this Phone Number : 08037452147.

Prophet Joseph Igbodo, is the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, he is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, all in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The post Present Your Bodies As Living Sacrifice To God appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Present Your Bodies As Living Sacrifice To God

God And Man

Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.

I want to teach on the message titled “God And Man”. God call us my Son, this word of God is taken from the book of Proverbs 4:20, which says “My Son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings”. Solomon was the son of David and David gave Solomon an instruction concerning God, who God is and how he can survive, emphasizing that what will make him to reign as an excellent king is when God is available to him 24 hours day and night. He instructed him, ‘My Son attend to my word’, it is rather unfortunate that people left the Bible. The Bible is the word of God that will enrich you and make you become somebody on earth, that is why God told Solomon, ‘My word will prosper you’, and further instructed him not to depart from it, saying “This word that I have spoken let your eyes be fixed to it”. The meaning of the eyes in the above instruction is that you should search the scriptures, study what I said, keep them in the midst of your heart, for if you keep it in the midst of your heart, as written in the book of Proverbs 4:21, then the word of God will now prosper you.

People are looking for where there is no God, what will prosper you is the word of God. When you know the word of God, what God said concerning you and you house it in your heart you will prosper. Verse 22 says “For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh”, the passage says that when you carry the word of God and start making use of it in your daily life, one major assurance is that God will give you life, What is the life? The life that carries joy, the life that carries good health. Let me inform you, when you claim to believe in God and you are running after women, sickness will locate you, disgrace will locate you, your strength and true spirit will be adulterated, above all you will be denied of prosperity, but when you put the word of God in your heart into action and live a Christ life you will get good health.

A man that commits fornication and adultery will eat poison, he will fall into the hand of Ogbanje, Olokun and Mamie water, he will run out of money, he will run out of personality, he will run into disgrace, he will not know the time that he will go and start chasing peoples wives. That is why the word of God will tell you what to do and what not to do regarding everything that God forbids.

Verse 23 of Proverbs Chapter 4 says “Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life”, the passage says Keep your heart on the word of God, that is why God told Joshua, ‘This word of God meditate on it day and night so that you will have good success, that is what God told Joshua in his calling.

So when you want to have a better understanding of how you can live a comfortable and diligent life, a life that carries respect, a life that is beautiful, a life that will yield you wisdom and a life that will make you productive in the things of God, you must be someone who search the scriptures and practice the word of God. Verse 24 of the same Chapter says “Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee”. God is telling you that you should not speak the language of evil, that you should not talk like the unbelievers, but to always let good words proceed out of your mouth. Verse 25 says “Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee”, what the verse is saying is that when you see a woman naked or when you see an evil person dressed criminally, you don’t need to look at such things, instead let your eyes look right on, the right on there means Wisdom, because Wisdom is by the right. Look at the word of God and meditate upon what the word says, While in Verse 26, it says “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established”, there is a way, there is a path, there is an outing a Christian need to attend, we don’t need to see a Native doctor celebrating his birthday and a Christian will go for such occasion, No, the journey you embark upon should be a journey that is clean. Let all thy ways be established, you must do things the way that God needs us to do it.Verse 27 says “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left : remove thy foot from evil”, this place is telling us that as Christians we must not aide evil and must not work in evil.

According to the book of Proverbs 4:9, if you obey the word of God and live by it, it will bring an ornament of grace upon your head and you will get a crown of glory. Those who serve God righteously will live a decent life, they will have a decent mouth, a decent tongue, everything you do will always be beautiful and you will have a reward.

When God was with Solomon, during the visit of Queen Sheba, she was marveled at how King Solomon constructed his buildings and everything within the environment looked so beautiful and captivating, She told the people that were with King Solomon that God was with Solomon, that they don’t know what they are enjoying.

If you are a Christian your talk, your doings, the car you drive, God will affect it, the food you eat and anything that you are involved in, you will see the beauty of God in it. That is why you have to examine yourself and go to the area where you can get the glory of God. When the glory of God was with Moses, when he came down from the mountain where he went for his forty days fasting and prayer, the people that were there saw the glory of God around him.

Today, how many of us who professes that we are Christians can people look upon and see the glory, the presence and the goodness of God in their lives?

Again, the response of some so called Christians to questions which they are being asked is quite unfortunate. Any Christian who responds that ‘We are managing’, when asked ‘How are you?’, is not speaking the language of God, such response is the language of an unbeliever and a language of Satan.

Any person that follows God must lead a decent and beautiful life. So I want to use this medium to enjoin all Christians that we need to make our hands clean, so that the Wisdom of God will come upon our lives, that is the truth, we need to depend on God, we need to follow God, we need to know that God is our source. Many people do not allow the word of God to exalt them, many people do not carry God in their hearts, but they carry money in their hearts, they carry unbelieve in their hearts, which is not supposed to be because the Bible says that Wisdom is the Principal thing. What is Wisdom? Wisdom is the word of God, because the word of God does not fail, the word of God is Spiritual and Physical.

This is why I want to let everyone know this week that we need to attend to the will of God so that we can prosper. Knowing that for you to prosper as an individual is in the word of God.

That is why God is telling us to exalt her, I urge you to study the word of God house it in your heart and love it.Many people don’t have love for the word of God. I want you to get this clear that when you love God you practice what is good and run away from evil.

Imagine a situation where people wake up and begin to talk of Nigeria being Jaga Jaga, what you are seeing in Nigeria did not start today, it has been there for a very long time, so it is in some other countries of the world. Evil have been there right from onset, but for those of us who follow God, we will enjoy the presence of God, for God has assured His children that when things are hard and difficult they will be rejoicing, because God is there to make a way where there is no way for us.

So let us build our Faith on the word of God, the word of God is there waiting for you to use, when you use it, you will have a comfortable life.This is why I want everyone to know that every believer has a reward, because God is not selfish. Please do not follow the world, your automobile car is not an achievement, the house you built is not an achievement, but Jesus Christ is your achievement.

Personally, my achievement is the Cross of Calvary, my qualification is the Cross of Calvary, my qualification is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, my qualification is that God have dealt with Satan and put Satan under my feet. Some people do not see God as Over comer, they don’t see God as He has done it for us. You need to understand that God has already fought the battle for us and now is the time for us all to enjoy the euphoria of the victory.

I want to bless God for your life and to let you know that God charged us to attend to His word, because the word of God will prosper you, the word of God will cleanse you, the word of God will make you to be a wise man, woman, boy or girl, this is what happened to Timothy.Please I want to use this medium to urge the Pastors to spend quality time in teaching their congregation.

The Sunday School should not be given to an unbeliever, people who live outside righteousness to handle, You need to spend quality time during the Sunday School at least One hour in teaching them the Bible, while the message should take at least Thirty minutes, so that the people will understand and know who God is.

Many people do not know the capacity of God, the greatness of God, the power of God, the God that divided the red sea, the God that makes the dry bones to come back to life.

Almighty God is our hope, He changes time and season, He gave names to people, He breathes life on people, some persons don’t know that God can breathe on them. When you read the book of St. John 20:21, God breathed on the disciples. God can breathe on you and the dry bones in your life will disappear.

I enjoin everyone to allow God the opportunity to breathe on them, because when God breathes on you, your life will begin to flourish and bear fruit according to His word. God wants to see you prosper exceedingly. God wants us to sell His name to the unbelievers so that they can come and join us to drink the living water. Thank you.For people who need counseling and those who want to be part of sponsoring this Ministration, they can contact the Prophet of God through this Phone Number : 08037452147.

Prophet Joseph Igbodo, is the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, he is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, all in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The post God And Man appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: God And Man

Because I Follow The Things That Good Is

Calvary greetings to everyone in Jesus Christ Mighty Name, Amen.I want to teach on the message titled “Because I Follow The Things That Good Is”. The topic is taken from the book of Psalms 38:20b, which says “Because I follow the thing that good is”.

When you follow the things that are good your life will not grow mucus instead your life will be bright. You can’t find God in bad things you find God in good things, that is why the book of Acts 10:38 says that the ministry of Jesus Christ is the ministry of doing good, healing people and God was with him. So when you look at who God is, God is a God that loves what is good because God does not spoil things. He is a judge he does not ruin things, that is why the quotation in the book of Psalms 38:20-22 says “They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries, because I follow the thing that good is. Forsake me not, O Lord, O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation”. God is a God that can help me and you, many Christians don’t know that when you start practicing what is good then God will fight your adversaries.

Who are your adversaries? They are enemies from your home, enemies in the street, enemies in the church, enemies in your calling, enemies in your finance, enemies in your good health, enemies that are not of God, they hate God. That is why the book of Psalms 2:1 says “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Verse 4 says “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh : the Lord shall have them in derision”.David the Psalmist said ‘Be not far from me O Lord’, if you love good things God will be closer to you everyday of your life under the sun under the moon. Many people don’t practice what is good, that is why you need to read the Bible and know whom God is. The Psalmist said, ‘make haste to help me O Lord my Salvation’.

God is our Salvation, that is why once you are a child of God you will not be like Cain. Many people today, do not live the way they ought to live to please Christ Jesus. First John 3:12-13 says “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you”.

Once you are a man that lives a righteous life you will be at the side of Abel, you think what is good towards your brethren, that is why we have fake Pastors who wake up to criticize people that are living a righteous life, that is why you see Pastors who are wizards who are not called by God, they have the Synagogue of Satan operating, everyday they talk of money, money, money, they don’t act as good disciples to their congregation, they don’t teach the people the word of God, they are after mansion and there is no Holy Spirit in them, they are Synagogue of Satan, the church of the wicked one, which is the church of Cain. But the church of Abel, practice good things and once you are living a righteous life the world will hate you, they will give you names that is not yours, that is why the book of Matthew 11:6 says “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me”. The calling of God does not permit you to give account to a man, Prophet Joseph Igbodo will not give his account to any Pastor or to any Bishop, Prophet or any man. I give my account to Jesus Christ because I was called by God.

When you look at the life many people are living today, they are living the life of Cain. In Genesis 4:4-7, you will see that the life of Cain was devilish, today people are after mansion, they do not preach the word of God as expected. Nobody is saying that it is wrong to build a house, but after building the house and the congregation that fellowship in it doesn’t know the word of God, it means that you don’t have any house for God. That is why today, you see people using ‘ogbanje spirit’ to operate the church, it will not work. The book of Genesis 4:4-7 says “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shall thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him”.

When believers and Pastors are not doing well they talk of other people, they give other people wrong names. Cain, is not happy to see that God loved Abel more than him, Abel took the best for God while Cain, took the wrong for God, and God choose the best from the two.

A righteous man is a member of Abraham’s family, let me emphasize on it, A man who leads a righteous life, that choose good things and follow good things in his daily life is Born Again, such a man is having the character of Jesus Christ, he is a product of the Holy Spirit. But any man that is so concerned about his personal benefits and that of his children while members of his congregation are not progressing because he didn’t teach them the word of God and himself do not have the Holy Spirit, that is the Synagogue of Satan.

That is why I urge everyone to examine themselves, look at your life as an individual whether you have the character of Jesus Christ.Today many churches are filled with unbelievers, Deacons that commit fornication, Deacons that are into occultism, Deacons that are into money rituals, Deacons that carry Satan in their heart, they are the ones who seat at the front rows in the church, being involved in such vices never enhance the growth of the Church. Having a state of the arts building is not the growth of the church but when you are able to teach them properly to adhere strictly to the word of God you will win their hearts to God, the stony heart is broken, you remove and cleanse them with the word of God, the same spiritual tool which you will use to evacuate them from dry bones, having such in place means you have a Ministry.

Many Pastors today are dirty, they are fornicators, many of them are possessed with lying spirit, immoralities and drunkenness, that is the major reason why there is no growth in the church.

When you look at the book of Jude 1:11, it reads “Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balsam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core”. Many Christians today are like Cain, they are greedy after error, that is when they see wrong things and embrace it, they are like Balaam who is looking for money tasking people, bringing Cooperative, Esusu thrift contribution into the Church and borrowing money in the church, they contravene what is written in the book of Deuteronomy 28:12 which says “The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand, and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow”, but some Pastors are telling people to borrow. Presently, there are fake Pastors and fake believers everywhere paving way for the devil to have succeeded in bringing Esusu thrift contribution into the Church, alongside demonic fashion wares which some women and ladies wear to church exposing their nakedness.

Holy Spirit cannot dwell in a place where there is no love, where there is no truth and where the word of God is not the Foundation.Please I implore everyone to go back and have a rethink and bring the word of God to the Church.

The choir/music department is dirty, some of those who sing praises are into yahoo yahoo, they are thieves, some of them are witches and wizards. How can you use witches and wizards to preach the gospel? The witches and wizards in the church are enemies of the gospel because the Bible says ‘Suffer not the witch to live’, and I want to inform you that today people are worshipping money, there is love of money in the church, people preach money, the gospel of Jesus Christ is Salvation and not Money.

Cain, did not receive salvation because he was a greedy person, many Pastors are poor today because they are greedy, Balaam was a greedy man, Core was an enemy of righteousness, they all perished.Please let the church repent for if they don’t repent they will go to hell.It is quite unfortunate that many churches today have no miracle and signs and wonders because they have derailed from the laid down instructions of God. So let the Men of God go back to the truth and to the love of God. I enjoin everyone to give their lives completely to Jesus Christ so that your lives will bear fruit because you are called to bear fruit, according to the book of St. John 15:16 which says “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you“.

This is the word of the Lord, kindly digest the message and act upon it accordingly so that you will enjoy the bountiful blessings of God. Thank you.

For people who need counseling and those who want to be part of sponsoring this Ministration, they can contact the Prophet of God through this Phone Number : 08037452147.

Prophet Joseph Igbodo, is the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, he is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, all in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The post Because I Follow The Things That Good Is appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Because I Follow The Things That Good Is

The Rt. Rev’d Dr Promise Dibie Sworn-in as JP

The Rt.Rev’d Dr. Promise Dibie ,Diocesan Bishop of Christ Army Church of Nigeria,The Greater Light Diocese with her headquarters at St Peter’s Christ Army Church of Nigeria, Number 6, Umudein Lane,off Umudein Street, Agbor, Delta State, has added another feather to his cap as he was sworn-in on Monday, March 1,2021 as Justice of Peace by Justice C.N Ogadi of the Agbor High Court through the approval at Delta State Ministry of Justice. The historic event was witnessed by family members, church members, friends and other loved ones.

The Rt.Rev’d Dr. Promise Dibie JP, Diocesan Bishop of Christ Army Church of Nigeria, The Greater Light Diocese is a respected and widely known Prophet and Man of God whose ministry has impacted positively on many Nigerians.

The Kaduna born Deltan is a Bishop par excellence whose prophecies cut across different spheres of life including politics. He is an educationist, author of over 20 books, the most recent titled, “Seeking After Power” being the one that was launched in February this year by the Commissioner of Justice, Hon Peter Mrakpor SAN.He is also a great preacher and philanthropist.
The post The Rt. Rev’d Dr Promise Dibie Sworn-in as JP appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: The Rt. Rev’d Dr Promise Dibie Sworn-in as JP

Umunede Monarch installs youth as Iyase (Prime Minister

History was made in Umunede on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 as the traditional ruler, His Royal Majesty Obi Dr. Ezeagwu Ezenwali Agadagidi I, installed a youth, Comrade Henry Ogorchukwu, popularly called Goddey-Nwa-gborma from the Obi Quarters of Umunede, as the (number 1 Iyase) (Prime Minister).

Obi Ezeagwu admonished Comrade Ogorchukwu to know that by his installation as the Iyase, that his level and reasoning has changed, advising that henceforth, that he should have high respect for the palace, the traditional institution and the elders that he would be respected for who he is and for him to live long.According to him, “The gods are wise. It is now on record that a youth in the person of Comr. Ogorchukwu has taken the mantle of the (number 1) Iyase of Umunede Kingdom despite the challenges of who would emerge the Iyase for over three years”.He congratulated Ogorchukwu and prayed that he lives to old age in good health.

Responding, the Akonuweh of Umunede and Chairman Umunede Council of Chiefs, Chief Amos Onyeagwu enjoined the new Iyase to remain focused and make good use of the admonition of the monarch to represent progressively, reminding him to drop his old ways of life as youth and not be carried away with the title of Iyase to do whatsoever he likes as that is contrary to the wishes of the people.

On his part, the Ihiama of Umunede Kingdom, Chief Adosa Chinedu Charles said the Egwechime people in Obi quarters of Umunede thank the monarch greatly for accepting to install a youth as their Iyase. He remarked that his joy knows no bound with history made from Obi quarters that a vibrant youth who is a graduate has been installed the Iyase.

In appreciation, Comrade Ogorchukwu thanked the Obi of Umunede, elders of Egwechime and Obi quarters as a whole for finding him worthy to be installed the Iyase, saying that he is happy and humbled.He appreciated God for his elevation as one of the decision makers in the community. He said the Iyase conferred on him is an obligation to contribute his quota to the development and growth of Umunede.He prayed God for direction in other not to fail his people, assuring that he will work closely with the monarch, the Council of Chiefs and elders whenever he is called upon.

Comrade Henry Ogorchukwu and his people exchanging dancing steps

Obi Ezeagwu conferring Comrade Henry Ogorchukwu the Iyase title
The post Umunede Monarch installs youth as Iyase (Prime Minister appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Umunede Monarch installs youth as Iyase (Prime Minister

Igbodo Farmers Raise Alarm Over Fulani Herdsmen Invasion

The people of Igbodo Kingdom, especially farmers, have raised the alarm over the invasion of their farmland by suspected herdsmen of Fulani extraction, warning that if nothing was urgently done, they may resort to self help.

Speaking with journalists during the week, the Acting President-General Igbodo Development Union (IDU), Mr. Peter Igah lamented the menace of Fulani herdsmen in Igbodo which according to him was unbecoming and total unacceptable.

According to him, “We can’t imagine living with fear in our own community. The invasion of Igbodo farmlands by the herdsmen portends grave consequences for every member of our community for the fact that it’s an agrarian community.

The Fulani herdsmen are no longer distant story for all, but an ugly reality going by the recent invasion of our farmlands and consequently destroying of farmlands and crops worth millions of Naira.“The most painful aspect of it was the setting ablaze people’s farmland that’s nearly to harvesting. The lives of our people are threatened because those who saw the Fulani herdsmen said they were armed to the teeth with guns and other sophisticated weapons.

Mr. Igah stated that despite several complains to security agencies, concerned bodies amidst several meetings that none have yielded result, appealing to the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to stop the potential peace threat and restore security in the land by asking the herdsmen to steer clear of their farmlands.

He reminded Governor Okowa to know that if the excesses of herdsmen not curtailed could cause impending famine and hunger in the state.

Mr. Peter Iga

HRM Osedume I, the Obi of Igbodo
The post Igbodo Farmers Raise Alarm Over Fulani Herdsmen Invasion appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Igbodo Farmers Raise Alarm Over Fulani Herdsmen Invasion

Okowa, Nwokolo, Okoh, others, bag Abavo Clan Union awards

The umbrella group of the Awu(Abavo) people, Abavo Clan Union (ACU) has presented awards to the executive governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa(Good Governance award), member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon(Barr) Victor Nwokolo(Service to humanity award), a popular author and custodian, Chief Dr Ferdinand E.Onyekpeze(Culture and tradition award) and other well meaning sons, daughters and friends of Abavo Kingdom. Other awardees are:His Royal Majesty Uche Irenuma 11, the Obi of Abavo Kingdom (Peace Initiative Award), Chief Agbejie Osemeha(Culture and tradition award), Council of Olotus, Council of Chairmen,Barr J.B.Ibude, Francis T. Ebimaro, and Okpe Community (Community Administration awards),Pastor Ifeanyi Agbeyeke, Mr Ngozi Isibor, Deacon Obiazi Johnbull, Mr Fortune Ebie, Sam Mayanwo, Mr Ema, Inner Circle, Committees of Concerned of Citizens,Chief Philip Agbeyeke, Abavo Clan Union, Asaba Branch (Community Development awards), Mr Alex Dumdum Ikhanagbon(Agriculture,oil milling award), His Excellency Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, CSP Ogwaa Samuel, Chief Charly Gboma, Miracle Okoh(Security awards), Mrs Veronica Okowa, Dr Amayo(Health Care Delivery awards), Barr V.N.Adaikpo, and Barr I.G.Kalikwu(Legal profession). Others are: Prof Ogwu, Dr Igabari John, Mrs Egwuelu(Education), Rita Izuoje, Pastor Timothy Ujam(Sports), Abeku, Mrs Romina Onyeario(Music), Pa Joe Onyibe, Frank Whyte Osabohien, Friday Olokor(Journalism), Bishop John Bienose,Rev. Fr. Ibude Victor,Rev Fr Jude Okocha, Rev Felix Uwaya, Rev.Sis. F.A.Osih(Christian Religion), Vannesa Alex(Beauty Pageant award), Dr Donald Peterson (Human capacity building award), Rt Hon Martin Okonta, Hon(Barr) Victor Okoh, Hon Chukwuyem Okoh, Hon Cosmos Igbinije,Hon Cordillia Anyangwu, Hon Festus Izoje, Hon Frank Aghedo and Hon Francis Ogini(Politics).The ACU maiden award ceremony took place on Saturday, February 6,2021 at the Abavo Civic Centre, Abavo, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. It was attended by prominent Abavo indigenes, including the immediate past chairman, Ukwuani Local Government, Hon(Barr) Osakwe, the President-General, Agbor Community, Mr Larry Egun Onyeche and Dr Donald Peterson.

The President-General, Abavo Clan Union, Mr Jonathan Agbejeagwe Ohioya, in his address said that the reason for the awards was to recognize and appreciate all Abavo sons and daughters, including friends of Abavo Kingdom who have in various ways contributed immensely to her(Abavo) growth and development. He disclosed that there was no sentiment in the selections of the awardees as it was mainly based on merit.

He noted that Abavo is moving on to the next level because of the relentless efforts of the awardees and other well meaning people of the kingdom. While congratulating the awardees, he urged them to keep on with the good works they are doing for his people, assuring that they are going to remain grateful to them. He used the medium to call on all Abavo indigenes both home and abroad to join efforts with Obi Uche Irenuma 11 and ACU to develop their place of origin.

One of the awardees and the immediate past chairman, Ika South Local Government Council, Hon. Barr. Victor Okoh in an interview stated that he was very happy to be honoured with a meritorious award by his people, adding that the award was given to him due to his selfless service in the Community and the entire Ika South Local Government Area.

While appreciating ACU for the honour, he said that the award will serve as an encouragement to him to do more for his community and humanity.On his part, the founder, D’PETERSON Foundation, Dr. Donald Peterson expressed gratitude to ACU for honouring him with an excellent award in Human Capacity development. He requested for the provision of forty Abavo youths and fifty teachers that will be trained freely in Computer. He asserted that any youth or teacher who is good in computer will contribute better to nation building.

Also, Barr. Ikeckukwu Kalikwu who was awarded the best legal practitioner of the year thanked ACU for finding him worthy for the award, stating that he was indeed overwhelmed with joy. He disclosed that the award was not only for him but also, to everyone who stands for justice, adding that the award will spur him to do more for his community and humanity through his legal profession.

Other awardees who spoke to newsmen thanked ACU for the awards. They promised to continue in their support for the advancement of Abavo Kingdom.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Hon Victor Nwokolo

Mr. Agbejeagwe presenting an award to Rita Izuoje

Mr. Agbejeagwe presenting an award to Chief Dr. Onyekpeze F.

Mr. Agbejeagwe presenting an award to Mrs. Egwuelu
The post Okowa, Nwokolo, Okoh, others, bag Abavo Clan Union awards appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Okowa, Nwokolo, Okoh, others, bag Abavo Clan Union awards

Ministers Forum : Prophet Igbodo Appreciate Ekuku-Agbor Zone, Donates Cow, Food Items

The Coordinator of the Ministers Forum, Prophet Joseph Igbodo, has during the Ministers Conference at Ekuku-Agbor, donated a cow, food items and toiletries to the ministers and church workers within the zone.The Ministers Forum is an organization of Gospel Ministers who are determined to make the Body of Christ in Ika Land more focused and committed as one indivisible family by coming together in Prayers and mapping out modalities on how best to assist one another in time of need.The Ministers Conference which took place on Friday, January 29, 2021, at the church auditorium of Divine Glory Resurrection Gospel Church, Ekuku-Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, recorded large turnout, with about Two hundred ministers of God and other church workers in attendance.

Speaking on the message he titled, “How Do You Start The New Year? When God Said You Should Put Him First”, the Guest Speaker, Prophet Joseph Igbodo, the General Overseer of Divine Faith Evangelical Mission International, Agbor, took his Bible reading from the books of Hebrews 13:9-10, Psalms 68:11-22 and Second Chronicles 17:6.

Admonishing the gathering, he informed them that he came to celebrate the New Year for the ministers and church workers in Ekuku-Agbor Zone, saying that he tested them and they passed his examination successfully, disclosing that appreciated their large turnout when they honoured his invitation on 1st January 2021, and joined him with members of his congregation to commence this year’s annual 40 days fasting and prayers to usher in the new year. Continuing, he stated that food is the enemy of man, hence the need for one to be fully involved in fasting and prayers, starting from the first day of the year. He encouraged the ministers and conference delegates to imbibe the habit of commencing the new year with fasting and prayers from the first day of January every year, emphasizing that if they want to become Ministers of God that carries the anointing and fire of God for signs and wonders, they should continuously dwell in fasting and prayers. He noted that because some men of God do not take right counsel, that is why the rate of poverty is so pronounced in their lives and Ministry. He urged them to change their wrong doctrines which are not profitable.

Speaking further, the Elect of God, who is also the Proprietor of Job Orphanage Home and the Proprietor of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home, both in Agbor, noted that when they as Ministers are fully involved in the task of evangelism, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ continually, then will the anointing of God rest upon them. He charged them to work hard in preaching the gospel so that the rain from heaven will come upon them and people from all walks of life will begin to honour them. He reminded the ministers that God choose and ordained them to bear fruits revealing that prosperity is one of the benefits of preaching the word of God, stressing that open heaven is not meant for lazy Pastors, he noted that what makes people to be convinced about the presence of God in the Ministry is Miracles. He Prayed God to forgive them their mistakes and bring them back to salvation.

Prophet Igbodo, further enjoined the ministers in the zone to coordinate and put in place, Widows Forum, in Ekuku-Agbor Community, so that he will be coming to visit them with food items as their counterparts in other communities under the umbrella of St. Stephen Trust Widows Home.The meeting featured anointing and prayers for the sick and persons with diverse challenges for total healing and deliverance.

High point of the event Was the presentation of a cow, food items and toiletries, by Prophet Joseph Igbodo, to all the Ministers and church workers at Ekuku-Agbor Zone to celebrate the New Year.The donated items include, One cow, Ten bags of rice, Fifty cartons of Indomie noddles, Twelve rolls of tissue paper, Three crates of malt drink and One carton of caprisone.

In a related development, Prophet Joseph Igbodo, in his usual Philanthropic gesture, on Thursday January 28, 2021, gave succour to Ninety widows at Alifekede Community in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, when he visited and presented them with food items and toiletries.

During the visit, he charged the widows to surrender their lives completely to God and lead a righteous life in order for them and their children to enjoy the bountiful blessings and protection of God, knowing that God who is their husband is a holy and righteous God.In continuation of his humanitarian services, Prophet Joseph Igbodo, also visited the Twenty one in house patients of the Uweifo Orthopaedic Nursing Home, Ewuru-Agbor, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, on Saturday, January 30, 2021, where he gave them several food items and toiletries.

Prophet Joseph Igbodo, was accompanied on the visit to the Minister Conference at Ekuku-Agbor, by some Executive and members of the Ministers Forum who included, Rev. Joseph Osayande JP, Pastor Austin Ikpegbu, Pastor Patrick Ojougboh Gwam, Pastor Glory Benjamin, Pastor Peter Agidi, Pastor Favour Onyeagwu, Pastor Sunday Usoni, ASP Godwin Obodo (Rtd.) and Brother Chuks Ossai.

The religious leader thanked God for using his Ministry, Job Orphanage Home and St. Stephen Trust Widows Home to touch lives, and called on kind hearted individuals and organizations to identify with the project for the greater good of humanity.For enquiries call : 08037452147.

Prophet Joseph Igbodo

Cross section of delegates at the Ministers Conference

Prophet Joseph Igbodo addressing participants during the conference

Prophet Joseph Igbodo with some executive members of the Ministers Forum

Food items, toiletries, and cow donated to Ekuku-Agbor Zone
The post Ministers Forum : Prophet Igbodo Appreciate Ekuku-Agbor Zone, Donates Cow, Food Items appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Ministers Forum : Prophet Igbodo Appreciate Ekuku-Agbor Zone, Donates Cow, Food Items

Agbor Monarch commiserates with victims of gas plant explosion

…Donates #1million

The paramount ruler of Agbor kingdom, HRM Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I, the Dein of Agbor, has commiserated with victims of the gas plant explosion which occurred on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Agbor.The revered king was represented by a delegation of his palace Chiefs led by Chief Benjamin Ogwu, who visited the incident scene with a view to assessing the situation. They also visited houses of the victims and subsequently conveyed the majesty’s message to the victims.

Consequently upon the majesty’s findings, he expressed deep sadness over the devastating fire incident, while calling on government, various authorities and plants operators to always ensure precautionary measures to avert future occurrence.

The royal father sympathized with the family of Mr. Monday Osadunme, from Ogbemudein community in Agbor, who lost his beloved wife, Mrs. Veronica Osadunme , and granddaughter, Peace Osadunme (4years) to the uncontrollable inferno. Mr. Osadunme also suffered more from the incident as three of his children whose names were given as Victoria, Ifeoma and Damilola, were being hospitalized at the UBTH for the severe burns which they incurred.

Going forward, the majesty also sympathized with the people within the environment over their losses and in his magnanimity made available the sum of #1million as his contribution towards the treatment of those who are injured and others that suffered losses.

He implored government and those who are charged with the authority of checkmating plant investments that are prone to danger, to do the needful.

He encouraged the victims to accept the calamity as an act of God while praying for the quick recovery of the injured.

Chief Benjamin Ogwu while conveying Dein’s message to Osadume family

Agbor Chiefs at the scene of the event

HRM Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku

Agbor Chiefs with Hon Festus Okoh at the scene of the event
The post Agbor Monarch commiserates with victims of gas plant explosion appeared first on IKA Mirror Newspaper Online.
Source: Ika News Agbor
Ika News: Agbor Monarch commiserates with victims of gas plant explosion