General Overseer of Christ Royal Family, Bishop Tom Samson in this interview speaks on ‘It Is War” 2021 Conference
Q -What can you tell the public about the major subject ‘’IT IS WAR’’?
A -By the special grace of God, the mission was sent in 2004. The Holy Spirit told me a lot that God’s children are going through spiritual problems that need to be addressed. ‘It is war’ is a welare programme that have to do with life itself. We believed, it is time for us Christian to put the devil where he belongs because we should know that a lot of Biblical people who were chosen by God were taken over by the devil, for instance, someone like me, I have challenges and there are adverseries but God told me that He would be an adversary to my adversary and enemy to my enemy. It is war for us to wage war against Satanic stronghold. The Bible says that the thief came to steal and to destroy, so it is war because the devil is out there to destroy our lives. He is warking against the mandates of God in our lives as the Bible says resist the devil as he will fly away from you. Resistance is the purpose of ‘’IT IS WAR’’.
Q -When was the programme conceptualized sir?
A -It was 2004 and we introduced the programme in the City of Lagos and from there it moved to Abuja, Port Harcourt, London, then to Ireland, Atlanta in USA and the experience has been amazing.
Q -What could you say about the programme this year?
A -As you can see, this year is very unique, the programme has changed the lives of the people. What are we doing differently, we believe that many are far from their destiny and we believe also that there is the need for so much re-awakening. What we expect here is that there is going to be restoration, healing and we believe that God the Almighty will surely conform His power in our lives. I believe that all our cancarworms will be healed by the special Grace of God.
Q -What has been the feedback of the programme since 2004?
A -The feedback was awesome, it was war before and after the war. We thank God that we have people from the banking industry, the government, politics and other strategic areas. So, the war is an extensive one which is very important.
The fact is that some have excelled in their individual jobs and working in oil and gas, banking industry etc. Some people are today directors even in the ministries. I have people in my church today who are citizens in England, Republic of Ireland, the United States of America etc. one thing I know is that ‘’It Is War’’ has released many to their destiny. Although the devil will restrain you from fulfilling your destiny, but you need to fight the devil through a programme like ‘’It is War’’.
Q -What is the idea behind ‘’IT IS WAR’’?
A -It is war is my idea and it is built based on the fact that we need to fight for our rights.
Q -What is your view about the Sunday Igboho issue?
A -It describes the mood of ‘’IT IS WAR’’ because the programme is meant to tackle all the problems and challenges bedeviling us in Nigeria. What I know is that the Bible let us know that the devil came but to steal and destroy and judging by that fact, we need to turn ourselves to prayer warriors in order to battle him and this is why we organize this programmed tagged ‘’IT IS WAR’’. We can achieve our aims and goals if we follow the footsteps of God. I believe that as a nation, with structure, we can do things without bloodshed.
All I can say is that I am appealing to our government that we need restructuring so that our country can be great like the US, England and other advanced countries. We should be among the notable countries of the world and that is why we are launching war against Satan and by the Grace of God, Satan will not prevail on this country.
Nigeria has had bloodsheds from the beginning to the present day crisis of Boko haram, herdsmen, kidnappers, bandits etc… Those affected are feeling the pains, so we need to raise our voice and pray fervently so that God will hearken and solve our problems.
Q -What message do you have for the youth sir?
A -The youths are crying because there is no future for them, our youths need to believe in themselves and God. The End Sars was a signal for the struggle but the youths need to call on God. He can and will do anything because I believe that through ‘’IT IS WAR’’ GOD will do many things.
All I know is that we should try and cry and work in God’s philosophy.
Q -What do you think of our leaders?
A- I believe that we voted them and they need to satisfy our needs. We voted for the members of House of Assembly in all states and the House of Representatives including the Senate, but all we are telling them is that they should act well. let them go back to their constituencies and work on them.
Q -What’s your last word in this interview?
A -All I have to say is that we need to coordinate ourselves. Let us believe in god. Come for this programme, ‘’IT IS WAR’’. I want people to know that God will raise starts in every family. Our foundation is relevant, no matter how blessed or oriented we are, we need God and that is our …… for this programme, ‘’IT IS WAR’’.
It is our prayer that the Nigeria youths will make it and we shall all be proud of them. When I came to Lagos in 1991, I came empty but today God has been good to me, and by the grace of God, you will soon be discovered by God.
Q. -What Are we expecting after ‘’IT IS WAR’’
A -The fact is that our nation has suffered a lot of war discrepancies and unsettlement which have disturbed the peace of the nation; why is our nation suffering? it is because of war and demonic sethacks that is affecting us.
I must confess that in 2023, we should seek for the face of God.