King Jedidiah Solomon, according to Biblical records, was inspired to
build a befitting temple to the God of his father, King David, Nothing
and indeed no cost, according to the records found in the Holy Book,
was spared to make the building of the temple a reality. Gifts were
brought and donated from all regions of the world to support the novel
work of the richest and most famous King Solomon in appreciation of
the goodness of the Lord of Israel to him.
Many would be wondering the motive behind the magnificent place of
worship erected by Apostle Emmanuel Aderemi Awode for the
Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Divine Blessing Cathedral at Ajoke
Ayo Bus Stop, off AIT Road, Alagabdo area of Lagos. Although he is
better known as an entrepreneur who oversees the affairs of Chemstar
paints and C-Pin, his philanthropic nature and the need to sow for
posterity is the summation of his personality.
It is based on this premise that the soft-spoken Apostle in the C&S
Movement, Ayo Ni O, never batted an eyelid inspite of the present
economy crunch in the country to put up a truly beautiful and
magnificent edifice adorned with the best of state-of-the-art musical
and sound equipment, cameras, and other paraphernalia of worship
tools and items to make worship and fellowshipping of the
congregation to be as comfortable as you can get anyway.
The magnificent church auditorium as said by one of the members of
the church might have cost the man of many parts a whopping N600m
judging by the out-of-this-world fittings et all put in place.
The new church auditorium for adults has a sitting capacity of 2, 500,
the youth church which is beautifully tucked at the basement of the
adult church is also tastefully furnished with its own sound and cooling
equipment to make time spent in the presence of the Lord to be a
never-to-be-forgotten experience and a place to always come back to.
Aside the place of worship, the complex which sits on 2 acres of land
has other amenities which include an administrative building, an event
center and a well-stocked library where reading and research work can
be seamlessly carried out.
The question we will be asking is why the ebony-skinned Apostle spent
so much on a place of church and how much tool has the expenditure
taken on his finances and business.
Well, Apostle Remi as he’s fondly
called is of the firm believe that since the Lord loves a cheerful giver,
he is happy to give God from the abundance of what He has blessed
Hear him, “God does not charge or bill us for any of His blessings on us
and even if He were to charge, we cannot afford to settle His bills, if He
can be that magnanimous towards us, it would be silly of me to say I
have spent XYZ amount to do this to honour my maker whose constant
love and care for me and my household has been my staying grace”.
As you can see, the new cathedral is a masterpiece of architectural
design and second to none in the any Cherubim and Seraphim church
in the country. And as long as I have breadth in me I will never stop
giving back to the cause of God and the gospel of Christ. The
multimillion worship arena is billed for dedication on Saturday January
14, 2017 by the Baba Aladura himself, His Grace and Most Reverend
(Dr.) Samuel Adefila Abidoye, Spiritual Father and Head C&S
Movement Church, Worldwide.