“It was in the Bible that if a man lost his wife or a woman lost her husband, he or she must re-marry, particularly because of the nature of my work.”
Those were the words of Prophet Samuel Kayode Abiara, the retired General Overseer of Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort popularly known as CAC Agbala Itura.
Speaking on Saturday at send off service held for him at the Church Headquarters in Bashorun, Ibadan, Abiara said he would soon re-marry, almost two years after he lost his wife.
His words: “It’s a year and half since my beloved wife Christiana Aduke Abiara went to be with the Lord. I miss her so much. It was all over the news when the event took place. A lot of people are wondering and asking questions what would I do? I told them I am waiting on God, that whatever He tells me I will do. Well, by God’s grace, I will remarry in few days time and you will be informed.
“I consider it imperative to re-marry because it was stated in the Bible. It was in the Bible that if a man lost his wife or a woman lost her husband, he or she must re-marry, particularly because of the
nature of my work.
“My children have held a meeting that it was not good for me to be alone in the house as all of them have travelled out and God spoke to me that I must do it and by the grace of God, you will get informed soon.”
The man of God said his retirement does not mean he was quitting the work of God, explaining that he was only obeying the church’s constitution which makes it compulsory for officers to retire at 75.
He revealed that God has given him an assignment to establish a foundation that will cater for the
less privileged. He said the foundation which will be launched soon.
Prophet Abiara also expressed hope for Nigeria, saying that “no matter what the enemy is doing, our beloved country will be great again. The future of Nigeria is good and bright. Peace and
unity will reign once more in Jesus name.”
In his sermon entitled: ‘Service without blemish’, Prsident of CAC Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun urged Christians to live a good life like Prophet Abiara, noting that the retired General Evangelist was never found to engage in diabolical or other acts against doctrine of Jesus.
He praised Abiara’s “awesome demonstration of wisdom”, describing him as an epitome of humility.
Other church leaders and dignitaries present at the service took turns to praise Abiara for his long fruitful commitment in the Lord’s vineyard.