Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, the deputy governor of Rivers state has called on Christians to rally support for the Nation of Israel in order to fulfil God’s mandate.
Mrs Banigo made the call at an event to mark the end-of-the-year programme of Christians United for Israel Prayer Outreach (CUFI), in collaboration with All Lovers of Israel. The event held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Harry-Banigo, who was the Special Guest at the event, said it is the will of God that Israel is given maximum support in her quest to recover her inheritance, stressing that God promised to bless anyone that blesses Israel.
She said: “I thank God for your love and passion for the nation Israel and pray that He gives you the grace to carry on the responsibility of upholding Israel in prayer, encouragement and support for them as they go through the struggle in their sojourn on earth.
“I enjoin all Christians in Rivers State to key into the vision of CUFI by identifying with the Israelites and pray for them until God’s glory is revealed in the land,” she said.
Corroborating Dr Banigo’s assertion, the Coordinator of the group, Pastor Lekan Rotimi said: “One of the things God commanded Christians to do is to pray for peace in Israel, adding that anyone that obeys the commandment shall be blessed.
“It is on this premise that Christians the world over came together under the aegis of CUFI to declare solidarity for the nation of Israel, to pray for her peace and for them to get all the blessings and inheritances that God promised them on earth,” he said.
Rotimi further said 12 years ago God spoke to a clergyman from the United States of America (USA), to mobilise Christians across the world to give support to Israel, while she goes through the battle to save her soul. He noted that the vision was in line with His (God) instructions in the Holy Bible.
“In 2006, God instructed Pastor John Hagee of the USA to go and inform the Body of Christ all over the world that He has seen that all Christians have abandoned the nation of Israel; no one wants to identify with her, and that there was the need for all Christians to rise up and support Israel as they travail on earth,” he said.
“When we pray, support and encourage them in what they are going through, God said He will bless us and establish His covenant with David upon our lives.