The Deeper Life Bible Church said on Sunday although it was mourning the Okene massacre victims, it would not be deterred by “the enemies of the gospel of Jesus Christ”.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, the church Secretary, Pastor Jerry Asemota, said this at the combined Sunday Worship Service of some districts in Lagos at the International Bible Training Centre.
He said, “The church is grieving. The leadership of the church is touched and is grieving too. But what has happened will not deter us.
“A great door of evangelism is opened before us but the adversaries are many. The enemy is doing everything to discourage our pastor but we will pray harder that he will not be discouraged.”
Asemota added, “What comes to mind at a time like this was reprisal but we will take up the weapons of truth which is the word of God and the weapons of prayer that will bring us victory.”
No fewer than 20 members of the church were killed during an evening prayer session in Okene, Kogi State recently.
Asemota recalled that the massacre was not the first mass murder of members of the church, adding that six of its members in Mubi, Adamawa State, were killed by gunmen in 2011.
Asemota led the church in a series of prayers for the families of those still in hospital.