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Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power... Rev 4:11

Golden Christmas Message

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF GOD ALMIGHTY,

HIS SON OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

APPRECIATION GRATITUDE AND THANKSGIVING TO GOD

The Most High God, The Almighty God, the Righteous and Holy God, being my Salvation, Refuge, Fortress, Solid Rock, Protection and Portion forever, with Jehovah on my side, may I humbly and sincerely extend to you my Best Wishes for Christmas and a very happy New Year in advance.

For me, 2017 Christmas is very special because this year (2017) makes it fifty (50) years of my selfless service to God and Humanity hence I joyfully celebrated my Golden Jubilee in the Lord (1967-2017) on Sunday 15th October, 2017 at the International Conference Centre in the FCT Abuja Nigeria which was well attended by thousands of people from different parts of the world including my spiritual children, Friends, and Well Wishers. Therefore, with Great HAPPINESS in my Heart, I wish you a very special and merry GOLDEN JUBILEE CHRISTMAS. Please my dear one permit me to also say, “I wish you a very Happy GOLDEN JUBILEE CHRISTMAS.” I have wished you this three (3) times because it is a Golden Jubilee special year, to show you how glad I am and also to involve the TRINITY (God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) who truly helped me to mightily SUCCEED

May I use this opportunity to thank all my Friends, Well-wishers and spiritual children all over the world who attended this Great Occasion and joyfully celebrated with me the Great Spiritual Golden Jubilee at the International Conference Centre Abuja. Thank you so much for sincerely honouring my special invitation, and for your support, solidarity and love, thank you for all you have done for God, me and mankind this year. Truly, your presence at the occasion meant a lot to me; it deeply encouraged and motivated me. I wish you all well and I am very sure my God, who is the Living and Everlasting God will bless and reward you greatly according to His Will through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

May I also immensely and sincerely thank the Almighty God who made the epoch making occasion a Huge success and also granted all those who attended it His adequate protection and Journey mercies to their homes in different parts of Nigeria and the world.

Honestly my dear friend, I lack words because for the Most High God who lives forever, to always protect (Guard), guide (lead), comfort, console, care, tolerate, teach, uphold, help, support, encourage, bless and do many innumerable great/good things for me is unparalleled, unexpected, unbelievable, unimaginable and unique. I do not know how to express my great excitement/joy or even how to thank God and show Him my GREAT APPRECIATION/PRAISES hence I have chosen to use these GREAT PSALMS OF KING DAVID in the Bible to EXTOL HIM.  “I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. On the glorious splendour of thy majesty, and on thy wondrous works, I will meditate. Men shall proclaim the might of thy terrible acts, and I will declare thy greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of thy abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made. All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee! They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power, to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds. The LORD upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to thee, and thou givest them their food in due season. Thou openest thy hand, thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. The LORD is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. He fulfils the desire of all who fear him, he also hears their cry, and saves them. The LORD preserves all who love him; but all the wicked he will destroy. My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD, and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.” (Psalm 145: 1-21), “Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever.” (Psalm 112:1-3), “Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!” (Psalm 117:1-2), “O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it; for his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!” (Psalm 95:1-7),

MESSAGE OF GOOD WILL: Greeting to you my beloved, once again, I bring you the good tidings of the greatest gift God gave to mankind in His beloved son Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ, we have found great light in our darkness, in Him we have abundant joy and relief from all the troubles of life and from our countless enemies. By His death we have power and victory over sin.  From Jesus Christ the reason for CHRISTMAS we draw our strength for survival and through believing in Him we have salvation and hope for eternal life. Hence, I am so grateful and thankful to God that he has given you the privilege to celebrate Christ with me once again in this special Golden year. We are not better than those who have lost their lives to the crisis and other numerous tragic events that claimed many lives this year, but God in His infinite mercy and love, has counted us worthy to be alive. Some of us never believed we would be alive today considering the difficulties, temptations, trials, hardship, sicknesses and other deadly incidents that threatened our existence, but we found ourselves living because, God’s mercies kept us. Indeed, it is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in princes (psalm 118:8-9). Blessed be the name of our God forever, in Jesus name, Amen.

THE SYMBOL AND MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS:In the very beginning God had a wonderful plan for man and created man in His own image after His likeness. The love God has for man cannot be overemphasized. But along the line sin created a great gap/gulf between man and his creator. Man lost connection with God and since then the devil is bent on leading every man to destruction. Hence, the need for man to be reconciled with his creator and the importance of the birth of a worthy saviour who was to shed His holy and perfect blood, so that man could find a place once again in the heart of the Almighty God. God Almighty being a God of free will did not impose it on man to believe in His Son nor to serve Him, rather He gave man the right to make the choice to either follow Him or do otherwise, but not without a consequence; therefore, John 1:9 says “The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God” the above passage explains the fact that salvation is a rare gift meant for only those who accept and believe. People claim to be Christians but only true Christians who can give account of the role of Christ in the Christendom and the position of Christ in their lives will understand the uniqueness and beauty of Christmas.

The Christmas period is a solemn one which brings the love of God to humanity. Because it is a period that restored the glory of God to man, it calls for celebration, decent, sober reflection, genuine appreciation, thanksgiving, sincere praises, worship and prayers to God, it is also period to care for the less privileged ones in our society.

However, I am highly disturbed and deeply worried with the way people and even Christians view Christmas and or celebrate it. To some, it is a holiday, a period to travel around and to some, it is a period of indecent merry-making. Some would use season’s greetings in place of Christmas greetings or Xmas in the place of “Christmas.”  Hereafter, I passionately appeal to you not to associate yourself with celebrating Christmas the wrong way or by using expressions that are inimical to it. 

Many perceive Christmas as a mere season, some just love it because of the atmosphere or weather, some interpret it to be a festive period when you can do whatever you like and drink yourself to stupor, while others think of it as a time to flaunt your best possession and have the whole fun in the world. This is where many Christians lose it and by so doing we remain the same every year, making resolutions that will remain futile, because we celebrate Christmas without the celebrant Jesus Christ and we want to serve God our own way. Let us take our minds back to the origin of the acronym “CHRISTIANS” in Antioch during the days of the Apostles; Christians then, were called Christians as a result of their Christlike conducts. Today we can no more differentiate some Christians from prostitutes, touts, etc because of their indecent dressings, which includes what they wear to church. We have removed our identity as ambassadors of Christ and have become a thing of shame. For our sake unbelievers make mockery of the name of our God. Many church leaders for love of money, respect for man over God and so many other selfish reasons have buried the truth and resorted to deceit, reducing the uncompromising standard of God to nothing and people love it so but beware of Jeremiah 5:31 “the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?” “If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.” (Proverbs 9:12), “Therefore the LORD the God of Israel declares: 'I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me for ever'; but now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me; for those who honour me I will honour, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” (1st Samuel 2:30).

ADVICE AND ENCOURAGEMENT: The reason for the season is Jesus Christ, the Saviour. Because He is the SON of God, He is God. Also He is Love personified, an emblem of mercy, a perfect BEING, majestic in Holiness, trustworthy to the core, a solid foundation and an indomitable defender. He is more than a friend. My experience with Christ for THESE 50 years in His service and beyond has taught me a lot and I urge you not to run away from Him because of the wicked, the Devil, false teachers or just because you feel you are too dirty or sinful for him. The reason He came is to reconcile sinners to God. He came to make you understand how much God loves you and is ready to change you. He is the light in your darkness, the peace in your strife, the comfort in your sorrow, the glimpse of hope in your frustration, the beauty in your bleak future, the RESURRECTION, the WAY, TRUTH and the LIFE. Therefore, I urge you to endeavour to celebrate Christmas with the celebrant Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and experience the beauty of having a sure relationship with Him, your Father who has never and can never fail, because every power/Authority belongs to HIM.

I want you to understand that Christmas is not just a season for merriment, but a season that should remind you of who you are, what you stand for, how priceless you are and the position you occupy in the heart of God that He had to shed His blood just in case you will give Him the chance to win your heart and beautify your life with His faithful, holy and everlasting love.

Christians, please do not replace the Holy Bible with phones, tablets, laptops and other technological devices. The Holy Bible is your weapon of faith, it is Holy and hence should not be replaced. In our phones we may come across unholy things and distractive factors that will divert our attention while studying the bible, but in our bible there is no unholy thing in it. If we are truthful to ourselves we must have discovered that we tend to be more connected and focused, having the sense of bible when we read the bible directly from the Holy Bible than when we read from our phones. The bible is your identity; do not be ashamed to carry it along with you to church.

I also urge Christian all over the world to learn to pray with their eyes closed because they are talking to the Living God, who is a Spirit. This is very important as it aids you to have a better concentration, except on special occasions such as casting out dangerous demons. In everything, allow the spirit of God to guide you.

SPECIAL MESSAGE: My message to you this Christmas is summarised in the book of Revelation 13:1-10. The beast in this passage had a mortal wound which should lead to its death and destruction but God in His infinite mercy, granted it healing and it had the privilege to live again. One would expect it to give glory to God and be appreciative, but on the contrary, it turned around to curse God, deceive men and turn them against God and even killed the saints. the lesson you will learn from this passage include;

Some of us have had the privilege to taste the goodness of God in our lives. Some of us were close to the end of our lives but God gave us the privilege to live again. Some of us have been financially blessed by God. Examine yourself personally and reflect on one good thing God has done for you and ask yourself if you are being appreciative or have you used that good thing He did for you against Him?  Some people might have trusted God for everything, and God granted them protection, but the moment they became rich, they felt that God can no more protect them and therefore seek help from gods below the Almighty, by preparing charms and joining secret cults. Some use their God given wealth to oppress the poor; while the well placed in the society make things difficult for the masses.

World leaders, politicians, international organisations such as The United Nations, European Unions, etc., why are some of you bent on using your position to divert the attention of people from God and you do everything you can to oppose God by considering everything about Him offensive, when there are better issues you should be concerned about which includes; eradication of hunger, means of obliterating or alleviating certain deadly diseases militating against the peaceful and healthy existence of the masses rather than waste ample time and money on frivolities like deliberating on same sex marriages and how to promote the construction of nuclear weapons which will do us no good but cause us long lasting pains.

Some religious leaders have made the church a thing of scorn because they are full of lies and deceit. Why do you use your position as a church leader to take undue advantage of the congregation who have come to you to show them the way of Salvation, Holiness and Righteousness. We end up making them 10 times candidates of hell. I refer you to Matthew 23, Jeremiah 23, Jeremiah 48:10 and Revelation 22:18-19. Avoid greed and selfishness it will destroy you. people need to know the truth.

CHRISTMAS WISHES: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased its joy; they rejoice before thee as with joy at the harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast broken as on the day of Midian. For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:2-5).  My prayers for you this Christmas is that Christ will be born into your life and that you experience the mystery of Christmas, so that all the promises in the above passage can be possible in your life and in your family. Whenever Christ comes into your life and your situation, the difference is very clear. This is why I pray that, Gold will use this period to touch your life in a unique way and help you to experience a unique and golden Christmas. Let this year’s celebration bring you closer to God and I pray that this will be a season with a difference in your life, in Jesus name, Amen. My beloved, may the blessings that come with this beautiful and divine season to mark the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ rest upon you. I wish you a merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year.

APPRECIATION TO MY GOLDEN JUBILEE GUESTS: I want to seize this golden opportunity to say thank you to all my friends and well-wishers who made out time to come and celebrate my international golden jubilee with me at the International Conference Centre, FCT, Abuja. I am indeed very grateful to you and pray that God will bless you immensely and fulfil all your hearts desires according to His perfect will and that He will use this Christmas season to complete the works He started in your life, in Jesus name, Amen.

HEZEKIAH UNIVERSITY: May I use the medium to commend the Management, Staff and Students of Hezekiah University, Umudi, The University of the moment, the first and only private University in Imo State, Nigeria. I did not establish the university to make money else, I would not have made the tuition fees the cheapest in the country. Let me state categorically that I divinely as a man of God established the University as a platform for providing functional education alongside good morals because I have discovered that no matter the degree of learning or knowledge that one may acquire, if such individual does not have good morals, conscience and fear of God, such person may not be better than a brute.  The University is for both the rich, poor, Christian, non-Christian, the weak and the strong hence the LION AND THE LAMB as its symbol or logo. May I also sincerely appeal to you to kindly remember the young University in your prayers always.

CONDOLENCES: I hereby sympathise with all my friends and well-wishers who lost their loved ones and relatives this year either by sickness, accidents, natural disasters, fire, etc. I also wish to console the families of those who lost their lives to the numerous crisis and upheavals that came up this year in Nigeria and in different parts of the world. I pray to God to console you and help you to bear these losses.

MESSAGE OF HOPE: As we all know, the times are not only hard but also harsh.  Things are getting worse every day. Some people have lost their loved ones this year. Some suffered setback in their businesses. Some are sick, but cannot afford medical care due to poverty. Some are hungry but have little or nothing to eat. No matter whatever you are passing through, do not lose hope. God knows about your case. Keep trusting and obeying Him. He will surely remember you at His appointed time.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP NEEDS PRAYERS: I do not understand why many people in the world including the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and Cable News Network (CNN) are against President Trump. Mr. Trump is a human being created by God, therefore he needs our support, solidarity, encouragement and prayers. Even when Mr. Barrack Obama was the President of The United States of America (USA) and when he encouraged abominable practices like same sex marriages, he was not attacked/criticized rather he was praised.  Why cannot the world including CNN give this man Mr. Donald Trump a chance? Why do these sadist and unfair enemies of Trump doing everything possible to ensure he does not succeed, why do they want him to fail? Although no one is perfect yet Mr. Trump should not be harassed, persecuted, insulted, humiliated and criticized wrongly/unnecessarily. He has every right to exist.

Therefore, I humbly call on all TRUE CHRISTIANS, people of good will, people with conscience, all rational human beings who love success to encourage, support and seriously pray for President Trump at all times.

President Trump I wish you well and may God bless, Guide, protect, comfort console, uphold, support and give you success, good health, long-life and prosperity in Jesus name. Amen.   

I wish you Merry Golden Christmas and a very Happy New Year in Advance through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!

May God Bless The United States of America, The Nation of Israel, Nigeria and other good nations that love God Almighty.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY THROUGH OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRISTAMEN!

 

APPEAL TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA: Many people lost their lives untimely and carelessly this year because of the things we can possibly correct and take care of. They include; road accidents that occurred due to bad roads in Nigeria. I appeal to Nigerian Government to please bear in mind the interest of the masses, who end up being the victims of our greed and selfishness. Please remember that they are the people for which you are in that seat of authority. If they all die, who do you intend to lead? I also appeal to the government to embrace peaceful dialogue as a means of settling disputes. Violence is never an option, because as the rich and powerful, we might have a means of escape and may be capable of travelling overseas, but the poor end up being the prey to wars. The government should please try as much as possible to reconsider some of the embargoes they placed on certain goods in other to make life easier for the hardworking less privileged. All hands were not created to be equal and whatever you think you have was given to you by God and should not be used at the expense of the poor because their redeemer is strong and will always plead their course. Finally, the few periods you have to spend on the seat of authority, how to embezzle money should not be your priority because “he who loves money can never be satisfied.” (Ecclesiastes. 5:10). Your ambition should be to make a good name for which you will be remembered all the days of your life, because good name is better than riches. (Proverbs 22:1).

SPECIAL PRAYER/WISHES: Honestly it is very obvious that we need The Supreme God in our lives considering how dangerous the world has become because the Devil, agents of darkness, the wicked and enemies of Righteousness are on the RAMPAGE to steal, kill and destroy. We need prayers hence I stand on the promises of God and His son Jesus Christ to pray for you. I plead with God to bless, guide, comfort, protect and care for you. May HE not allow your enemies to laugh at you or rejoice over you, may He not allow you to beg or be put to shame. May God give you happiness, good health, long life and prosperity. Now behold the GREAT PROMISE of God to you, “I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:8).

I pray that God will touch your heart to accept/believe this promise above so that you will succeed greatly in this 2017 Golden Christmas and the New Year 2018. My dear friend, May the Most High God who I serve answer my sincere prayers on you, exalt and reward you greatly according to His Will and Riches in Glory in Jesus name. Amen!  My humble wish is that we all will live with the Almighty God in His Kingdom forever and ever. Amen.

Finally, please accept my Best Wishes for this Golden Jubilee Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.

Yours in the service of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

 

His Grace, The Most Rev. Prof. Daddy Hezekiah, MFR, Amb.P, JP, NFNY, Promoter/Chancellor, Hezekiah University, Umudi. The Anointed Prophet of the Most High God, Founder and Leader, Living Christ Mission Inc., The Lion of the Tribe of Igbo (Odum Ebo Igbo).

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