President Jonathan Likens Nigeria’s Challenges To Israelites’ Journey To Canaan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday likened the current challenges facing the country to the hardship encountered by the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.

Jonathan spoke during his foster daughter’s wedding thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Life Camp, Abuja.

He told the congregation that just as the Israelites eventually made it to Canaan despite the numerous challenges that confronted them on the way, Nigeria would get to its desired destination.

The president urged Nigerians to continue to support the government and pray for the country, adding that government would keep doing its best to overcome the challenges.

“This is a period in which the whole world is being challenged, just like some of the passages we read.
“Whenever I think about all these happenings in Nigeria it makes me remember the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land.

“When God promised they were going to be given a land full of milk and honey, ordinarily one would have expected them to just walk in and get the milk and honey.

“But they had to cross the Red Sea; that was a challenge. They had to meet people like Annas and others. That was a big challenge, but because God wanted them to be there they were able to get there.

“Surely, we will get to where we want to go as a nation. We may have the road bumps, we may have the obstacles but we will crush them and pass them.

“All we want to request is your continued support and your prayers, and we promise we will continue to do our best.’’


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the thanksgiving service followed the wedding of the president’s foster daughter, Inebharapu Paul, with Simeon Onyemaechi, on Saturday.
The ceremony, which held at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, had attracted important dignitaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The wedding reception was later held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

While thanking God for success in the entire marriage process, Jonathan asked the congregation to join him in prayers for peace and happiness to reign in the couple’s home.

The president was joined by his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan; his mother, Eunice, and some of his aides.

NAN also reports that special prayers were offered by the Primate of the Anglican Church, the Most Revd, Nicholas Okoh, for couple, the first family and for the nation.

He later presented a carton of the Anglican annual devotional as a gift to the president as well as the church’s hymn books and calendar to the couple.











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victormorgan at 09:27 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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jamepinto at 09:34 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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story stroy stroy for the gods Grin Grin Grin Grin
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osarobo62 at 09:37 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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it took the Israelites 40 years to reach the promised land.........for 54 years now, Nigeria has not even crossed our Red sea, let alone see the promised land
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isbigo at 09:56 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 09:37 PM, 11 Jan 15
it took the Israelites 40 years to reach the promised land.........for 54 years now, Nigeria has not even crossed our Red sea, let alone see the promised land
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Wysetots at 09:59 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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So your name is Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Moses Jonathan ??

Stop fooling yourself by trying to fool us.
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ksurrina at 10:03 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Your own President is letting you to know that you are UNGODLY and DISOBEDIENT. To be compare with the Children of Israel is a SHAME unto anyone who Believe in God. The PARENTS never made it but the CHILDREN did and many of the tribes never receive their inheritance after the death of Joshua. This man have no Knowledge of the things he speaks about. Darkness is truly a Fool's world. Hugs

PS: Nigerians who enjoy displaying the FOOL you are when I write don't bother to response. I have gotten to know that many of you are ILLITERATES "Can't read and write" even though sporting Degree. So I have no time for your OPINIONS and FACTS. I speak with TRUTH because I am not afraid of MEN. I only FEAR Jesus Christ the Lord our God whom I am His Servant. Let the LIGHT SHINE so those who are not perish as you Man worshipping ones can read and draw closer to their God.

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femjay at 10:03 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 09:37 PM, 11 Jan 15
it took the Israelites 40 years to reach the promised land.........for 54 years now, Nigeria has not even crossed our Red sea, let alone see the promised land


bro don't worry ............... All is well ...............
The change is gonna happen soon ............. Take heart bros ................ We shall reach our promise land .........
Just be calm and cool ... We shall ve the change very soon !!!................... Just vote wisely bro .........  
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Larry28 at 10:10 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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This man called Jona.. Enough of all this shit u are saying abeg
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femjay at 10:11 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Imagine Jonah doing changing of name .............. Goodluck Ebele" Moses" Jonathan .............. Yeye talk from a. village headmaster ...................


Somebody should. Tell this man to stop fooling himself .................. Nigerians are tired of him....... ............. It cant believe such a clueless man like this will be comparing himself to " Moses ". This man is the highest Comedian of the order ............. Yeye man
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femjay at 10:16 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on 10:11 PM, 11 Jan 15
Imagine Jonah doing changing of name .............. Goodluck Ebele" Moses" Jonathan .............. Yeye talk from a. village headmaster ...................


Somebody should tell this man to stop fooling himself .................. Nigerians are tired of him....... ............. I cant believe such a clueless man like this will be comparing himself to " Moses ". This man is the highest Comedian of the order ............. Yeye man.   

People supporting this man aint see way and light  at all.  take note of this ......... 
Correction
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beneno at 10:25 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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schmit at 10:44 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Dis man carry election matter enter him daughter wedding, na wa ooo every vote dey important,lol
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zoe61 at 01:01 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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talking trash
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Dereknosh at 01:37 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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After listening to Jonathan speech in lagos campaign. I can only compare him to a market woman. An opportunist. A symbol of Nigeria failed educational system.
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morgrawl231 at 05:14 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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We all know u to b a politician,,,dont come and preach for us here oo,,,,gone are dos days that u came out and tell us dat sometimes ago ''YOU HAD NO SHOES''
Forget story oga Jonah,,,,,How Isrealite take relate with 9ja?Huh?
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shannon034 at 05:18 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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True talk Mr President
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elchymo at 06:22 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Nicksam at 08:16 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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SEE ME PASSING
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echeeche at 09:40 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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You are not saying the truth
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