October 25, 2020
Aftermath of End SARS protests: GKS President urges leaders to have pity on the poor
The President of God’s Kingdom Society (GKS) the Church of the Living God Brother Godwin Ifeacho, has enjoined those in rulership positions to have pity on the poor even as the youths themselves should heed the godly counsel of the elders to ensure peace and order in the society.
Speaking at the “Freedom Day” Divine Service held at the GKS Service Hall in Salem City Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, yesterday, the GKS President, cited 2 Samuel 23:2, 3, to buttress his assertion that leaders should have the interests of the masses at heart in that those who rule over men “must be just, ruling in the fear of God”. The GKS president posited that both elders and youths play complementary roles in the development of the country in that while the fathers are not to “provoke the children to wrath” (by being selfish and insensitive to their needs) the children should obey their godly parents in the Lord.
He noted that while the youths of Nigeria have various complains which they want redressed, they should “approach the matters with sincerity of purpose and not take advantage of the essence of the protests “to perpetrate evil”. He added: “The Scriptures is for both the old and young. The old man should know his duty; same thing applies to the young ones. When we all play our part we shall enjoy our country, Nigeria, to the fullest, by the grace of God. “The old and the young must work together for the good of the nation,” he said.
Appealing to youths to have regard for God by conducting themselves with decorum, discretion and regard for law and order, he said it was heartening that some youths were busy cleaning up the streets and even appealing to their colleagues to join them in doing so.
Earlier in an address entitled, “I am with you always, even to the end of the world” the GKS President stated that the year had been a most difficult one because of the COVID 19 pandemic, which had been described as “the most traumatic incident in the world’s peace time history”, the impact being so sweeping and all-encompassing that “new gravestones in cemeteries all over the world tell the chilling story of this widespread and indiscriminate slaughter of human beings, in the name of the Corona Virus Pandemic”.
In spite of the distresses and perplexities of the times, people should draw comfort and strength from the promise of Jesus Christ that he would always care for them by the power of God Almighty, even until the end, he said.
Freedom Day is an annual festival within the circle of the GKS to mark the birth of Jesus Christ into this evil world more than 2000 years ago.