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We are Not Suffering in Nigeria – Archbishop Osa-Oni


We are Not Suffering in NigeriaArchbishop Osa-Oni

The archbishop of Vineyard Christian Church Inc., Archbishop John Alagbala Osa-Oni has declared, God does not change, He’s the unchangeable changer that changes things. He does not change, He remains the same, but in the position and power to change things, situations and circumstances.”

Archbishop John Adebayo Alagbala Osa-Oni, Prelate Archbishop, Vineyard Christian Ministries Inc., Lagos.

Archbishop Osa-Oni made the declaration during the closing ceremony and thanksgiving service of the church’s annual 5 days Destiny programme with 2024 themed, “God Does Not change.”

Archbishop John & Rev. (Mrs.) Enitan Osa-Oni, Prelate Archbishop/hosts, Destiny 2024 Conference)

While charging the congregation to believe in God for any change of life status they desire and expect, he said, “When God brings your change, men come to celebrate with you and you become a celebrity and testimony.” “Until God engineers and effects your change, no man can construct your change, because God is the architect and designer of your life”, he added.

Archbishop John Osa-Oni welcoming Rev. Toyin Kehinde as guest speaker.

Quoting from the scriptures, Osa-Oni encouraged the people and warned that they should watch what they say to themselves and their future, also what they think of themselves and their environment, “You are the arbiter of your change, what you say is what you will become and what you desire is what you will receive. You can’t change until you change your mindset, because, as man thinks, so he is. Your change begins from you”, he said.

L-r: Bishop Steve Ogedengbe (guest speaker), Archbishop John Osa-Oni & Rev (Mrs.) Enitan Osa-Oni with Bishop Akintola during the 2024 Destiny conference


Calling for close relationship with God and change of perspective, he counsels, God never changes, but can change some situation and narrative by your disposition and perception. Until you change your perspective, no change will occur and it is never too late to change the destination of your life. “Until you determine your destiny, you cannot get to your destination. No matter how life has shape you, you can reshape your life when you connect to unchangeable God”.

Archbishop John & Rev. (Mrs.) Enitan Osa-Oni with college of bishops and associate ministers cutting the 36 years anniversary cake.

“Life is in phases, man is in sizes. God is not done with you; don’t see yourself as a failure to give up, except you are done with God. There is ground to be accessed and there are territories to be conquered. In your situation and position, you can become a pacesetter and until you make a decision to believe in yourself, you cannot experience changes”, he charged.

Archbishop Osa-Oni with other ministers dancing to celebrate God’s goodness and faithfulness for 36 years of ministry.

Speaking on the current situation of Nigeria, archbishop Osa-Oni said, “We are not suffering in Nigeria, we are only suffering from our perspective and words of our mouth – what we say to ourselves, country and situations matters a lot and speaks volume. As you continue to perceive and express difficulties, hardship and lacks, you will continue to live in that perception even in the midst of surplus. Don’t speak the negative that is around or what people are saying. They have nothing to do with you and your destiny, except you identify or entangle yourself with them”, he admonished.

Archbishop & Rev. (Mrs.) Osa-Oni cutting the anniversary cake with Vineyard Glorious Voices.

Other highlights of the 5 days programme was morning session for ministers conference, anniversary thanksgiving and praise night.

Archbishop Osa-Oni introducing the guest speaker, Bishop Steve Ogedengbe

Guest speakers during the programme includes, Bishop Steve Ogedengbe, Rev. Toyin Kehinde, Bishop Tunde Akintola, Bishop Bola Babaleye and Bishop Sunday Ajayi while the Vineyard Voices spectacularly minister in songs throughout every session of the programme.

Cross section of ministers and guest at the annual programme/anniversary.