Category Archives: Worship

Women’s Wing of PFN to Hold Biennial Conference in Benin

Pentecostal Christian Women from across the 36 states of Nigeria, will Thursday 19 and Friday 20, 2020 gather in Benin City, the Edo State capital, to hold their biennial national conference.

The two-day spiritual conference with the theme “VESSELS OF MERCY”, will hold inside His Glory auditorium of the Gospel Light International Ministries – New Covenant Gospel Church, Benin City.

According to the National Chairperson of the PFN (Women Wing), Pastor (Mrs.) Abiola Theodora Omobude, over 1,000 Christian women delegates from all over the country are expected at the biennial national conference.

She disclosed that the First Lady of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki and Rev. (Mrs.) Yinka Badejo of the Foursquare Gospel Church, are among the anointed guest speakers at the power packed conference.

Mrs. Omobude, stated that during the conference, the women will receive the touch of God that will change their lives positively.

“Irrespective their backgrounds, irrespective of where or what they have been through in life, good or bad, God is in charge of their lives because there is no self-made person.

“Also however the state of any person, God is going to bring about the great change we have been praying for and expecting in our families, communities State and Nations of the World.

“Special prayers will be offered to God for His intervention in the affairs of Nigeria, particularly in the areas of insecurity, insurgency, armed robberies, kidnappings, violent crimes, etc and for God to bless and prosper our nation.

“God’s mercy is the love that responds to the needs of humans in an unexpected or unmerited way. It’s core, being forgiveness.

Mercy is God not giving us the punishment that we deserve for our sins,” Mrs Omobude added.

Church of England approves same sex marriages, as Archbishops apologise to LGBT community

The Church of England yesterday announced moves that could lead to approval of same-sex marriages.

Church leaders have produced a 480-page book, with accompanying films, podcasts and education courses to explore the issue.

The Church has been deeply divided over gay rights since 1987, when its parliament, the General Synod, first voted to reinforce traditional teaching that gay sex is sinful. Earlier this year bishops restated the teaching that sex is for married couples only and that civil partnerships should be ‘sexually abstinent friendships’.

Same-sex civil marriages were introduced in 2014 and their predecessor, civil partnerships that carry the rights of marriage in all but name, were brought in in 2005. However the legislation gave faith groups an effective opt-out.

Archbishop Welby said in a foreword to the book, written with the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, that the Church should be ashamed of causing hurt to gay people.

They said: ‘As soon as we begin to consider questions of sexual identity and behaviour, we need to acknowledge the huge damage and hurt that has been caused where talk of truth, holiness and discipleship has been wielded harshly and not ministered as a healing balm.

‘Especially amongst LGBTI+ people, every word we use – quite possibly including these in this very foreword, despite all the care we exercise – may cause pain.

‘We have caused, and continue to cause, hurt and unnecessary suffering. For such acts, each of us, and the Church collectively, should be deeply ashamed and repentant. As archbishops, we are personally very sorry where we have contributed to this.

The Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Christopher Cocksworth, who helped produced yesterday’s new material, said: ‘There is no doubt that there are certain decisions in 2022 that the Church will have to face.’

He added: ‘There are some who feel this doctrine of marriage is ripe for development.’

Discussions are expected to be completed next year and to lead to ‘a timely conclusion in 2022 which would then be put before Synod.’

The Synod has the power to enact legally-binding rules but its deliberations are lengthy. They could mean the first Church of England same-sex marriages would be solemnised by 2025.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, attempted a reform in 2017. But his scheme, which would have allowed blessing services but not marriage for gay couples, went down to an ignominious defeat in the Synod. It satisfied neither gay rights supporters nor conservative evangelicals, who combined to defeat it.

The years since have been devoted to the secretive production of yesterday’s book and films, called Living in Love and Faith.

The archbishops added: ‘Defensiveness is felt, and aggression is experienced, both by those who long for change and by those who believe, sincerely, that change would be wrong and damaging.’

A further statement signed by all the CofE’s bishops said: ‘Disagreements are to be found among us as bishops. We do not agree on a number of matters relating to identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.

‘Some of those differences of view relate to the ethics and lifestyle of opposite sex relationships and some relate to questions around gender and pastoral provisions for transgender people. Most pressing among our differences are questions around same-sex relationships, and we recognize that here decisions in several interconnected areas need to be made with some urgency.’

Any new deal on gay rights and same-sex marriage may follow the same pattern as the row over women priests and bishops, which also ran for decades and ended in compromise. While women are now appointed as both priests and bishops, parishes where traditionalists hold sway continue to maintain men-only clergy.

Jayne Ozanne, a prominent LGBT campaigner and former member of the Archbishops Council, told the Telegraph she welcomed the Archbishops’ apology, adding: ‘But, listening and learning is not enough. We need to act now to ensure that safeguards are put in place to protect LGBT+ people.’

REBBUTAL: Fr Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry not burnt, APOLOGIES

Jungle Journalist Media Limited has just learnt that Adoration Ministry, Enugu has not been attacked, as was reported in an earlier publication.

Our source juts confirmed that it was a mix up.

The story has been pulled down, and the video has also been pulled down.

Jungle Journalist Media Limited regrets the mix up, and hereby tenders an unreserved apology to any party affected.

Our intentions here is not to run anyone or group down, but to bring you accurate reports as they occur.

Edo Guber 2020: PFN Charges Edo People To Maintain Peace During Elections

National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, has charged the people of Edo State, to maintain peace and orderliness before, during and after the September 19 governorship election in the state.

Dr. Omobude who is also the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministry (GLIM) – New Covenant Gospel Church (NCGC), in a press statement in Benin City, signed by his Media Aide, Deacon Ralph Okhiria, said the election of an individual politician is not worthy of the blood or life of any resident of the state.

“My dear good people of Edo state, I identify and join my voice to the many other good citizens of the state to call for peace during this governorship election scheduled for Saturday, this week.

“The contestants have transversed the length and breadth of the state and have told us what they intend to do and can do. It is now our duty to make our choices and then come out boldly to exercise our franchise.

“I want to call on you to do what is right. Don’t give yourself to violence, don’t allow your children to be used for violent activities.

“The Church stands for truth. We stand for justice. We stand for equity. Let’s defend our values. Truth must overcome falsehood. Light must overcome darkness.

“In your voting, don’t sell your conscience. Stand for what is right and the overall interest and development of our great state.

“Election is a period to reward good with our votes and also a period to punish evil with our Personal Voter’s Cards (PVC).

“The PFN also wishes to once again appeal to our politicians to be more circumspect in their utterances and activities, by ensuring that they put the state first in all their conducts.

“They should not let their ambitions blindfold them or override the peace of the state. It is important that politicians do not destroy the state and people they aspire to govern.

“Furthermore, it is important that the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), carry out their jobs professionally, to engender peaceful, free, fair and credible election that we will all be proud of.

“I therefore enjoin all the Christians in Nigeria, particularly those in Edo State to be prayerful and go back to their core value as the pillar of truth and rise up in prayers against the forces of evils”, the PFN national president, added.

I fear the calamity God showed me coming to Hope Uzodinma and his govt, Ebonyi prophet cries out

The General Overseer of King of Kings Deliverance Ministries Worldwide, Gbonum Ulepa Ntezi, Ebonyi State, Prophet Emmanuel Chukwudi has said gloomy days lie ahead for Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

Chukwudi, who was the first man of God to say that Uzodinma will emerge Governor in Imo State, told Jungle Journalist Media Ltd in an exclusive telephone chat that the enemies of the Imo State Governor will overwhelm him, bringing about very terrible days in the life of the governor and his government.

He however stated that the one remedy to the coming doom will be if Uzodinma seeks the face of God immediately, but regretfully expressed pessimism, as he accused politicians of arrogance that usually lead to their downfall.

Hear him “God showed me a series of visions and revelations concerning the happenings around the political space of Nigeria.

“I have a bleak revelation about Imo State. A very deadly political crisis is unfolding in Imo State now, there is going to be problem. The governor there need to seek the face of God. I gave a prophecy on 7th January, 2019 that Hope Uzidimma will emerge governor of Imo State, and unfortunately, they said that Ihedioha won. I kept asking God questions and He said ‘My Word is My Word, it cannot die’. And God said, ‘I must fulfill my word’. God has now fulfilled his word. This young man needs to seek the face of God now because the enemies around him are much. As a matter of fact, in the spirit realm, I am seeing a very big trouble. A political unrest that will unsettle Imo is already unfolding.

“Let him seek the face of God because there is calamity coming. These politicians, even if they see prophecies, they will be looking for witchcraft to sort it out, but all I can tell him is, he is my friend, he is my brother,and let him seek the face of God.

“In the spirit realm, it’s a done deal. Let us find a solid ground. I love the young man so much because he is divinely chosen by God, but I fear for him”, the man of God said.

EID-EL KABIR: Chief Kalu Congratulates Muslim Community, Sues For Peace

The National Coordinator of People’s Democratic Party Coalition, a PDP Youth and Stakeholders mobilization and advocacy group, Chief Dr Emeka Kalu, has felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria and around the world as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-kabir.

In a press statement signed by Comr Amos Kalu, his media and publicity aide, and made available to newsmen, Chief Kalu urged the Muslim faithful to see the festival as a moment for sober reflection and prayers for peace, unity, progress and stability of the country, reiterating that peace is the only key to a better and prosperous Nigeria.

“First of all, we sincerely thank Allah for life and his watch over our nation, nothwithanding our challenges and setback of COVID-19, he has continued to watch over the nation. As you celebrate this year’s Eid-el-kabir, it is important that you remember to pray for God’s intervention, especially for restoration of peace and end to coronavirus pandemic.

“I urge every Muslim to continue to pray for peace, love, unity and greater understanding for our leaders and the betterment of the masses” he encouraged.

He also reminded the Muslim faithful and Nigeria as a whole of the place of prayers even as we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival.

“I believe the prayers of the faithful can attract the peace and healing our country needs”, the statement concluded.