Pastor Akinosun paid surprise visit to CAC Yaba, says all Christians must live as debtors, but not to die as one

It was a big surprise when the President of Christ Apostolic Church, Pastor Abraham O. Akinosun paid an unannounced visit to CAC Yaba DCC headquarters, Yaba, Lagos, on Sunday November 17, 2019.

A widely accepted maxim of our great mission, CAC is that, “when a man of God walks in during a prayer session or service, it signifies divine approval.”

This was the case with CAC Yaba when the President of the Church walked in during the service. To many, this august visit was an experience of awe, in the similitude of the parable of the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus.

However, it was a laudable occasion when the Yaba DCC Superintendent, Pastor S.E.A. Oludare with other Pastors and Elders, as well as the leadership of the Good Women of the Church gave a pleasing gesture to welcome the President.

The President who appreciated all and sundry, indicated his thought to have visited earlier but for some contingent responsibilities, decided to come impromptu after considering his itinerary for the year ending.

Pastor Akinosun seized the occasion to commiserate with the entire congregation on the home call of a great icon, Deaconess V. A. Coker, a leader of the Good Women Association who slept in the Lord sometimes in October.

Paying a visit to the English Assembly of the Church, the President commended members for being alive spiritually, physically and morally; also doing well in the vineyard of God.

Nevertheless, he charged members to live their lives as debtors to God not to flesh, but never to die as a debtor.

Taking his text from the Romans 8:12, Pastor Akinosun remarked that Paul the Apostle, as we all are, considered himself a debtor because of the sin of Adam and Eve, stating that God had a choice to either destroy or save Adam and Eve but he chose the latter.

He added that God had to choose a generation through which the debt would be paid in person of Abraham.
Abraham was a blessing to his generation and the world, a progenitor of Christ through
whom the debt was paid."

Furthermore, he highlighted that from the fasting for 40 days and nights to being nailed to the Cross to going to hell (on our behalf) and his declaration that “it is finished”, Christ paid the debt owed by the world.

"Therefore, as debtors, we owe our lives to Him who died to save us (2 Cor. 5:14). We are debtors to our generation, the founding fathers (who showed us the path of faith) and
posterity. In his earthly days, Paul, on daily basis saw himself as a debtor for what Christ did. We also must live our lives as debtors but not to die as one, reiterated the President.
In Acts 20:26 when Paul was addressing the Saints, he said that his hands were clean from the blood of all men. Also to Timothy, he wrote, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...” (2 Tim. 4:7). Paul lived as a debtor but died as a free man," Pastor Akinosun said.

Concluding his exhortation, the President implored the Church to rejoice in the free gift of salvation but never to take it for granted, adding that we are debtors, not to the flesh, gratifying its sinful desires; but to God, grateful for His love towards us.

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