Most Snr Apostle Johnson Oke of St Moses Orimolade C&S Church, Mpape, Abuja,(3rdL) performing dust to dust rites at the burial of late Apostle Julius George, on Friday in Ibodi-Ilesa, Osun State
The remains of late Pa Julius George, father of Aderogba George, a senior correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria, were laid to rest on Friday, at his home town, Ibodi-Ilesa in Osun.
The cleric, Most Snr Apostle Johnson Oke of St Moses Orimolade Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Mpape, Abuja at the funeral sermon, said death was inevitable, adding that every mortal being would not escape it.
According to him, no amount of prayer can be answered again after death.
“No matter the status of a human being, he or she must experience death at a point in time; from dust we came and surely shall go back to that dust one day.
“This is the high time for all and sundry to repent of their sins and come back to God.
“Late George didn’t know that death would come on June 3, 2022, for no one can run for death,” he stated.
He admonished people to behave well and utilise their time when alive to serve God when it’s day, “for will come when no one will be able to work again.”
He also urged Christians be close to God and ensure they spend their eternity with Jesus Christ after death.
According to Oke, eternity is real and hell fire is also real, urging Christians to choose eternity, “where they will have everlasting life”.
The cleric stressed that humans have limited time to spend on earth, adding that, “there is time for everything on earth, a time to be born and time to die”.
He appealed to the children, family and well wishers to emulate the life of of pa George, “for he spent a well fulfilled life.”
Oke stressed that Jesus Christ would soon come back to take only those that accepted Him as their personal Lord and Saviour to eternity.
Speaking, Aderogba, the first born of the deceased, appreciated God for the life of his father and also thanked well wishers for their supports and prayers during their trying moment.
Aderogba said that his father came, saw, fought and won, adding that they would greatly missed him, “we loved him, but Jesus loves him most.
NAN reports that the deceased died at the age of 72. (NAN) nannews.ng.com