Deeper Life begins Lagos city-wide crusade

Pastor Kumuyi

Pastor Kumuyi

THE Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) in conjunction with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) will today, September 8, 2015, commence the much-awaited Lagos City-wide crusade at the grounds of the Police College, Ikeja.

According to the organisers, the crusade, which will hold in 18 different locations in 17 local councils of the state, will take off from the Police College, Ikeja.

The Lagos State Moderator of the Deeper Life Bible Church (DLBC), Pastor Joseph Fasanmi, who unveiled the crusade at a media briefing, said that the General Superintendent of the DCLM, Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi, would minister in all the locations.

Fasanmi, who expressed optimism that the event would be the first of its kind, as there would be a harvest of miracles of deliverances from diseases, infirmities and from diverse afflictions, described the crusade as unprecedented, saying that it would engender spiritual renaissance and moral re-armament in Lagos State.

He said many people’s heart would be touched and lives changed at the event for the good of Lagos State in particular and humanity in general.

According to him: “We make bold to state that it is only a completely changed heart of man by God through the gospel that can bring about a fundamental and transformation in our broad landscape.

All those that have conquered the basic challenges of development have also done so because at one time or the other in their chequered history, they had embraced the commanding imperatives of the gospel. “These crusades will, therefore, serve to expose and deal with the acute unrighteousness with the objective of receiving God’s forgiveness and mercy, and the crusades will also prayerfully bring down the power of God with a view to ameliorating the rather punishing challenges many people daily contend with in the city.”

According to the organisers, there is no better time to hold an event of this sort than now when the hearts of men and women are failing them as a result of increasing life challenges.

They stated: “At a time when many homes can no longer adequately provide for their daily needs; when many people are succumbing to the pains and pangs of treatable diseases owing to their poor economic status; when school-going age children are out of school because of the inability of their parents to pay their fees; when nothing appears to be achieved on merit but by the calibre of connection one has in society; when life is worth nothing as a result of increasing activities of armed robbers, cult groups and some who have given up themselves to be used of the devil to wrought all manner of ills in society, men and women, boys and girls, old and young should avail themselves of the opportunity the city-wide crusade offers to live above all the storms of life.”

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  • New Nigerian

    The term “Crusade” is an anachronism in the sense in which it is used here. It is also curious that the Police College would be used for this? Isn’t that mixing the police college – a national institution – with the business of the church? Why did they not lease another facility for that..the term ‘crusade’ is not even used in the west, for the offense it connotes to those whose forebears were at the receiving end of it…so could another term not be used to describe the activity that this christian ministry is involved in? Crusade is definitely not what they are planning on, as that would be illegal in Nigeria, so can someone help project the correct image of what is being planned?

    Some information on Crusade (source – wikipedia):
    The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages. Pope Urban II authorized the First Crusade in 1095 with the goal of restoring European access to the Holy Land, and an intermittent 200-year struggle ensued. Urban was also seeking to reunite the Catholic Church under his leadership by militarily supporting Emperor Alexios I. After centuries of competitive co-existence with the Arabs following the initial Muslim conquests, the Byzantine Empire had been defeated by the Turks in 1071 at the Battle of Manzikert. As a result, the Byzantines lost the fertile coastal area of Anatolia and were forced into competition with Turks migrating westward.

    Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics from many different classes and nations of Western Europe became crusaders by taking a public vow and receiving plenary indulgences from the church.[2][3][4] Some crusaders were peasants hoping for Apotheosis at Jerusalem.[5] Pope Urban II claimed that anyone who participated was forgiven of their sins. In addition to demonstrating devotion to God, as stated by the Catholic Church, participation satisfied feudal obligations and provided opportunities for economic and political gain. Crusaders often pillaged the countries through which they traveled, and contrary to their promises the leaders retained much of this territory rather than returning it to the Byzantines.

    The People’s Crusade prompted the murder of thousands of Jews, known as the Rhineland massacres. Constantinople was sacked during the Fourth Crusade, effectively ending any possibility of reconciling the East–West Schism. Due to the weakening that resulted from the siege, the Byzantine Empire ultimately fell to the Ottomans.[5] The Catholic Church mounted no coherent response when their last stronghold in the region, Acre, fell in 1291.