By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries,Ibadan, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, on Tuesday cautioned against people turning CoronaVirus into another a demi-god to be worshiped through unnecessary fear.
Bishop Wale Oke handed down the caution in his Easter message to Christians in Nigeria and across the world made available to journalists in Ibadan by his Media office.
He emphasized in the Easter message titled:” *Coronavirus:Fear God More*that Nigerians and others across the world should rather fear God more than the deadly CoronaVirus disease.
‘People should not turn CoronaVirus into another demi-god to be worshiped through unnecessary fear.Rather, it is God that needs to be feared most. There is no disease or power above God. So just like most people have obeyed and still obeying the Stay-at-Home order while still observing other rules related to corona virus’ prevention, we should, more than that, obey God”, he said
According to the Bishop, if the people could take God’s instructions seriously as done to the rules on CoronaVirus, towards curtailing its spread, the world would have been a better place and making eternity a sure bet for many
“In the world today, nothing appears to be cheery. The news being churned on a daily basis,especially during this period of pandemic, is not ear-appeasing at all. But the good thing is: The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord, has conquered all fears. He died and rose for you and I”.
The Bishop then charged Nigerians especially the Christians to focus more on Jesus whom he asserted, was capable of delivering mankind from all predicaments.
While urging the people to use the Easter period to further seek the face of God by rededicating themselves to His service, Bishop Wale Oke charged the government and other relevant stakeholders to be more concerned with the plight of the people occasioned by the lockdown that has prevented them from going out to seek their daily bread