Pastor Wole Oladiyun Advises Nigerian Youth Against Money Rituals and Crime
The Senior Pastor of the Christ LivingSpring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM), Omole, Lagos, Pastor Wole Oladiyun, has called on Nigerian youths to desist from every ungodly act and sacrilegious, like cybercrime, armed robbery, kidnapping and killing for money-making rituals.
Pastor Oladiyun, made the call in Lagos during a CLAM’s mid-week service and frowned at the rising cases of violent crimes involving teenagers and youths, stating that crime is never the solution to problems of unemployment.
“There is a time to plant, and a time to harvest. Success in life is achieved through a process. God has given you everything you need to succeed and excel. Trust the process, commit your ways into God’s hands and be patient”, he declared.
“Nothing good come easy, Nigerian youths should be ready for some life challenges, but they should be assured, the challenges are going to be stepping stones and ladder to their expected success and will not overwhelm them once they walk with God and deploy their talents, skills, and resources for optimal result”, Oladiyun admonished.
While lamenting that the society has not lived up to it’s expectations for the youths, Pastor Oladiyun decried today’s poor standard of parenting prevalence in Nigeria and acknowledged the failure of successive governments in Nigeria to deliberately engage and empower the youths.
“I know the situation now is hard and harsh, but resorting to killing family and friends for money rituals is not the solution you need. It is evil and will always lead to destruction because God abhors the shedding of innocent blood. I am not condemning you, but I am condemning your despicable act of killing people for money rituals. It is an abomination in the sight of God, and I will never support any iniquitous act, no matter how you want to justify it”.
Pastor Oladiyun called on the youths to discover their God-given talents and gifts; nurture and develop them while exploring opportunities to earn legitimate income that surround those talents and skills.
He further advised, they should not shy away from doing menial jobs at the beginning of their lives while they seek the big break. “I once sold akara on the streets of Lagos to make ends meet”, he disclosed.
Success can only come through godliness, sustained focus on a well-defined vision, perseverance, honesty, hard work, and meaningful networking.
Oladiyun tasked the government at all levels to be alive, playing their respective roles and responsibilities to the youths’ development. He also encouraged the youths to engage with CLAM online through its various social media platforms “Our doors in CLAM are wide open for youths, irrespective of their religious, tribal or ethnic inclinations. Please come for deliverance, prayers, counseling, mentoring, coaching, grooming, and welfare support. We will work with you to fulfill your vision. We will support those of you with genuine plans and intentions. God will use CLAM to settle you”, he said.