Gospel singer, Marie Johnson urges Christians on encounter with God




Nigerian gospel artist and singer, Marie Johnson has called on Christians all over the world to identify with the biblical teachings highlighted in the book of Daniel Chapter Three.

Johnson gave the charge at the fourth edition of her interreligious worship works wonders music concert with the theme “Encounter the 4th man”, which held on Saturday in Abuja.

In the Bible, three Jews (Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego) were thrown into a fiery furnace after their refusal to bow to a giant golden statue erected by king Nebuchadnezzar due to their beliefs.

While they were in the furnace, the king noticed they were unhurt and no longer three but four men now walking freely in the midst of the fire.

Marie therefore charged Christians to experience God who appearing as an angel stood with Jews in the midst of the fire so they were unhurt.

According to Johnson,  “And there was no better time to seek him as a nation than now that we are faced with difficult situations.’’

“The Lord is with us as we walk through fiery trials so there is a need for divine intervention and realignment to Gods will for all Christians,’’ she said

She added that she was motivated to continue with more editions of the music concert because of the positive impact and ability to harness youths across the world.

Mr. Asu Ekiye, the international president of the Fellowship of Gospel Music Ministers of Nigeria (FOGMMON) who acknowledge life challenges as a furnace, urged Christians to turn to God for help

Ekiye also acknowledged music as a unifying factor among youths and called for more participation of youths in the international music concert.

Saint Reuben Okala, ex-chairman FOGMMON FCT chapter, said the challenges the nation is faced with at the moment called for deep worship to God for respite.

He urged Christians to always remember “God promises to be with us when we walk through fire’’ and called for prayers on behalf of the nation as the general elections approach.

Taraba state based gospel Emir, Victor Bulus also called on politicians, Royal Fathers, investors and philanthropists to endorse programmes such as this that promote oneness and talent promotion.

He urged Johnson to continue to be a role model to the youths and be consistent with keeping the youths busy through her music projects.

Other attendees Maryam Belgore from Abuja and Tetteh Lartey from Ghana also praised Johnson for her consistency in promoting unity across the world via her music platform.

Lartey urged Christians to put on the confidence promised by God in the book of Isaiah chapter 43 of the bible that says God will always be with everyone whatever the challenge.

Belgore stated that she believed in the talent of Johnson and was attending the concert to promote love and togetherness.

The highlight of the event was the performance of different songs by over ten local and international artists to the delight of viewers and the concert which was streamed online had over 1000 persons in attendance.