The 2019 national convention of the Church of God of Prophesy (COGOP) Nigeria, themed ‘Cover the Earth with Divine Authority’ is scheduled for Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 17 at the national headquarters of the church on 191/193, Ikotun-Idimu Road, by Freedom Gate Bus Stop, Idimu, Lagos.
COGOP is an international organisation headquartered in Cleveland Tennessee, United States of America. It is in over 150 countries across the world, with 37 countries in Africa, Nigeria and Ghana inclusive. Bishop Sam Clement is the general overseer of the church, while Bishop Stephen Masilela is the African presbyter.
“This year convention is with a God-given theme that says ‘Cover the Earth with Divine Authority.’ God is the source of authority; God designed authority to manifest himself to humanity. The greatest thing in life is to know God by his presence. Adam and Eve knew God by his presence afterwards through authority. There is nothing we can do without God-given authority,” Enis James Kolawole, national overseer of COGOP Nigeria and Ghana, said.
According to Kolawole, when believers carry the power of God, no matter how the enemies try to trouble the believer, the enemy will submit at the believer’s feet. “At this convention, sickness will submit, failure will stop and obstacles will be removed. Whatever that must have been standing your way will surely give way. Thursday 14th is the arrival of our delegates from across the country and delegates from outside the country,” he said. “The youth will be performing; you can’t afford to miss that. It will start by 4pm; then the following day which is a Friday; we are starting by 9 in the morning all through the evening and on Saturday and Sunday, 9am consecutively,” Kolawole said, adding that the convention is set to host delegates from Africa, Europe and America.
SEYI JOHN SALAU