COZA’s Fatoyinbo returns to pulpit a month after stepping down – Independent Observers

COZA’s Fatoyinbo returns to pulpit a month after stepping down

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By Temitope Owotoki

Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has returned to the pulpit barely a month after stepping down over the accusation by Busola Dakolo, the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, that she was raped 20 years ago by him when she was a teenager.

Scores of protesters stormed the church in early July to protest against Fatoyinbo over the allegation.

In the midst of the protests, Fatoyinbo, in a move to pacify protesters, announced his decision to step down, while his wife, Modele, took over the management of the church.

 However, on Sunday, the COZA senior pastor delivered a sermon titled, Sudden victories, in a packed church auditorium.

He focused his sermon on the books of 1st Timothy 6:12; Mark 4:35-37 and 1st Corinthians 10:13.

Fatoyinbo said it was written in the Bible that Christians would always face persecution, but God would ensure that they are victorious.

“As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God, who is holy and faithful has enemies, you are sure going to have.”

The cleric said most times, when faced with troubles, Christians have the tendency to call everyone except God for help.

He noted that the reason most Christians fail is that they address challenging circumstances on the surface, instead of addressing the root of the matter, which is the enemy, and putting him in his place.

“In wrestling, any method can be used. When faced with challenging circumstances, pray, fast, decree, confess and prophesy God’s victory over your life.

“Most contrary situations around you are set up by the enemy to ripple your faith and keep you on a spot,” he preached.

Fatoyinbo prophesied that his parishioners would witness victory in the new month of August.

He is currently being probed by the Nigeria Police Force for the allegation by Mrs Dakolo.

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