By Sylvia Akpan
The Senior Pastor of Bible Christian Crusader Mission (BCCM), Pastor Joseph Okoro has blamed happenings in Cross River State especially in Calabar on “the negative evil infrastructure that has been placed upon this land and this State.
He made the assertion during a press briefing with Journalists at the church premise, 55 Webber Street off Mayne Avenue Calabar, to kick start the church’s annual program – Festival of Glory, where he said the event is geared to making Cross River regain its lost glory from unknown spiritual forces that be.
The city of Calabar has witnessed an increase in kidnappings, amidst false alarms of disappearing male genitals leading to mob justice as well as child abandonment and many others.
His words: “We have also taken it upon ourselves as a Church to redress some of the negative evil infrastructure that has been placed upon this land and this State.
“The glory of this State will be released and as a matter of fact, yesterday we went out again and took the church outside the church, we went into the different parts of this State and we dealt with those powers that held this State captive.
“In those days we used to hear about accidents at different spots at zone 6 roundabout, Transcorp bend, and Flour Mill Junction among others so we had to take action in those places. We have planted prophetic pillars in those different places and those accidents are no longer taking place to the glory of God.
“We have also dealt with some strongholds that held some parts of this State in poverty and other development.”
The General Overseer said the 27-year Festival of Glory is an annual program that commenced yesterday by 4 PM and will run through to October 1, 2023.
“God gave us the vision of the festival of fire and now the festival of glory, and the vision was to redress the spiritual foundation Christians’ believers, children of God.
“While that became necessary is that people after giving their lives to Christ, there were issues with accomplishing their goals and their dreams. There were different types of obstacles facing a majority of believers.
“Some of the problems were foundational problems like curses, evil covenants and so on. We saw that it was affecting the level of progress that believers were making and the dimension of growth that they expected as children of God. The Festival of Fire started with the aim of addressing those problems so that we can all be released into our glorious destinies.