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Cleric stresses need for sacrificial giving

An Anglican Cleric, the Rev Ifeanyi Onwumelu, of the Niger Delta North, Port Harcourt, has stressed the need to offer bountifully to the Lord and His Church as giving sacrificially to God was a prelude to receiving from Him.
Rev Onwumelu, who made the exposition in  his homily at Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Bishop’s Court, Egbu, as the Chapel held the 2018 Harvest tagged  “Harvest of Divine Upliftment”. He opined that nothing they own that was not received, maintaining that everything they own  came from God and urged them not  to shy away from filling vacuums where ever they find one. Rev Onwumelu encouraged them to always be prepared to cue into God’s divine  purpose, always aspiring for an understanding heart with God in order to discern His  purpose in their life. Taking his text from 1Kings 3:2- 5 he said Solomon made a thousand sacrifices and God visited and  gave  him according to his supplication, including giving him what he has not asked, stressing that Christians should follow the principles for their needed prosperity.
He also cited the case of the Biblical Noah’s sacrifice which reached God and elicited immediate regrets from Him for having destroyed the earth by flood, causing God to vow never to do such again.
The Anglican Clergyman maintained that for God to fulfill His part, they must fulfill their own part first , adding that as soon as  they were able to make their sacrifice in faith they would harvest bountifully.
The Chapel Chaplain and Secretary of the 2018 Harvest Planning Committee, Rev Progress Okorafor described the event as successful spiritually and otherwise. Rev Okoroafor who is the Bishop’s Chaplain said the Committee was able to achieve the level of success owing to the Bishop’s support and the dedication and commitment of members of the Committee.
The Cleric who noted that the event was a collection of creme de la creme of the Imo State society said he was overwhelmed by their show of goodwill to the Chapel and by extension the Diocese. He pointed out that their generous donations would enhance the completion of the new Bishop’s house due for dedication on the 2nd of February 2019.

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