Embassy of God Church Calls to Pray for Ukraine, Its Government, Tymoshenko and Lutsenko
The following is a statement issued late on Dec. 30 by the Kyiv-based church called The Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations known for its relations with Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetsky and for its notorious pastor Sunday Adelaja.
RISU gives the whole text of the statement:
"We want to thank all our friends who have been praying for us the past two years. Thank you for your faithfulness! We pray that this will be a year of a great visitation from God bringing real breakthroughs in all areas of your life.
We would like you to know about the latest development here in Ukraine, especially concerning the false accusations against Pastor Sunday and our church.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles (Prov. 24:17).
The story we want to share with you is not an attempt to rejoice over the fall of our enemies, but on the contrary, we simply want to share with you the results of your prayers. The former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko, and the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, who were in the same Government, masterminded the persecution against Pastor Sunday and our church by opening those false allegations. Notice that these allegations were all made public, before interrogation of Pastor Sunday, without any evidence they threatened to send Pastor Sunday to 12 years imprisonment. After two years the case has still not been taken to court for lack of evidence.
The latest news is that Chief of Police Lutsenko has just been put in prison on the same charges he falsely accused Pastor Sunday. He is been threatened to be there for 12 years, which is the same as he tried to do with Pastor Sunday, while former Prime Minister Tymoshenko is under house arrest. This is for you to know and understand the political situation in our country. Unfortunately, this is not yet a country with the rule of law, it is still a country where the "big men" - politicians and the mafia groups - rule. Last year, Lutsenko and Tymoshenko were powerful people, but now they are under arrest. We are very concerned about what is going on in this country generally, not only concerning Pastor Sunday's case, but in all those cases where people are imprisoned on false grounds or without court decisions.
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men (1 Thess. 5:15).
1. Keep on praying for Pastor Sunday and the church for all false charges to be dropped.
2. Pray for Yuriy Lutsenko and Yulia Tymoshenko for God to have mercy on them and their families and that they will come to know the living God through these circumstances.
3. Pray for the government of Ukraine, for the political situation, and for peace to reign in the country.
4. Join us in faith so that in 2011 Pastor Sunday will be exonerated and have the opportunity to travel again across the world.
5. Pray that righteousness and justice will rule in Ukraine.
Thank you so very much for your friendship, faithfulness and prayers! We pray that this year will be a year of God`s visitation and triumph to you and your family. May the Lord bless you in the New Year and empower you to fulfill His will on earth!