By David Agabi
The Bishops Episcopal Assembly, Bishops Council, on Saturday installed three Arch Bishops in Abuja.
The Arch Bishops were: Arch Bishop Prof. Onwe Stephen Okechukwu, Arch Bishop Prof. Ikeh Desmond Evaristus and Arch Bishop Amadi Abuchi Amadi.
The Council also Consecrated six clergies as Bishop respectively. The spiritual fathers included Bishop Dr. Solomon Beresiri,Bishop Prof. Otu Otu Eko, Bishop Chimeka Ndubuisi Sunday, Bishop Dr. Henry Chikaodi Akujobi, Bishop Dr. Nnaemeka Jude Adibe, and Bishop Okechukwu Kenechukwu Elijah.
In a sermon entitled Advice, the Chief Consecrator, Primate & Patriarch of Bishops Episcopal Assembly, His Eminence, Arch Bishop Prof. James Haruna charge the newly installed Arch Bishops and consecrated Bishops not to add to the nation’s problem but to finding ways of stabilising it even as Nigeria is presently going through a lot of challenges,noting that the country at the moment needs peace than any other thing.
He also urge them to uphold the gospel of Jesus Christ and preach it with all manner of sincerity and compassion to all creatures throughout the world.
Speaking further, the spiritual father also encourage them to live a life of humility and to serve their country irrespective of where they may find themselves
The Patriarch urged them not to sell the anointing or oppress the less privilege with their privilege position,but to use the office to better the lot of mankind.
“As a minister that you’re been dedicated today,please don’t sell the anointing,the reason why God give you this office is not for your own personal gain, he gave you because someone out there needs it. Please don’t use it for oppression,don’t use it to take advantage of people. God is placing you in this office today because he wants you to be more humble ,He’s not giving you to ride on people’s head. Bishopric ministry is not for glorification; it is for humility. Don’t use it to look for what to eat,what you’ll eat will be giving to you by who sends you,except you’re not doing it rightly”
In a remark shortly after the installation, the Presiding Arch Bishop and Founder of Skypoint Christian Church of All Nations, Arch Bishop Prof. Ikeh Desmond Evaristus said their enthronement is a wonderful thing that has happened and a thing they have waited for a long time.
The clergyman averred that it is an office that calls for more service and that they are ready to do more for the society, Nigeria and indeed the entire world.
On the part of peace and unity in the country, the spiritual leader pontificates that “by the special grace of God I’m not just looking at the church alone because the challenges we’re facing is even beyond the church, so we are going to work with the government in the capacity God has given to us to further enshrine peace and encourage development” he noted.
Declaring his loyalty to humanity and faith in Christ,the Arch Bishop maintained that the elevation has increased his faith in Christ and humility in serving mankind.
Meanwhile, Bishop Henry Chikaodi Akujobi while thanking the Primate, Arch Bishop James Haruna and other anointed Men of God that made the event possible,also posited that their elevation is a call to more service both to humanity and society.
The spiritual father therefore called on leaders of the gospel to continue to guard their loin preparatory for spiritual battles and sanctification of the body of Christ; noting that the consecration is not physical celebration or title holding but a call to more hard work for God.
The event which was held at the Freedom Arena,Freedom Close,NYSC Junction Kubwa, FCT, Abuja has in attendance great men and women from all walks of life.
Highpoint of the event was presentation of certificates to the newly elevated clergies and merriment.