The National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and General Superintendent of New Covenant Gospel Church, Rev. Felix Omobude has called on Nigerians to reflect on the season of Easter and imbibe the spirit of humility, reconciliation and sacrifice.
Omobude made this known in an interview with The Guardian in Benin City, the Edo State capital saying Easter should remind the world that God was true to his words and that no matter the time of darkness, light would conquer darkness and maintained that Easter brings hope.
Talking on lesson of sacrifice which Easter brings Omobude urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice. His words: “We learn humility from God’s son who has the powers to call legions of angels to defend himself but he did not. He submitted to the will of the father by dying a shameful death on the cross.
“We learnt the lesson of sacrifice that if you love anybody you need to sacrifice for him or her. If we love our nation we must be willing as individuals to sacrifice for our country.
On the humility demonstrated by Jesus Christ, Omobude said Nigerians should constantly submit to God’s will, adding: “By Easter we celebrate the sufferings, death and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Beyond the religious ceremonies that come with it, the Bible specifically stated that without the resurrection of Christ our faith is in vain. In other words, the resurrection is what gives credence to the Christian faith.
“By the sacrifices of Christ, God built a bridge between Himself and man. This also would teach us the lesson of reconciliation and bridge building.
“We all cannot speak one language, we all may not be of one religion, but we can build bridges of understanding and tolerance. Easter is worth celebrating and we celebrate it and like we do, we must not forget the reason for the season.”
The PFN boss stressed that the message of reconciliation was central to Easter.“The message of reconciliation is crucial because in the garden, man fell and disappointed God from then on every attempt by man to relate to God ended in futility until Christ came and paid the price for our reconciliation back to God,” he added.