Imeko, the teaching and knowledge of going there
I was just meditating deeply as we were getting closer to the dates for the Annual Christmas Convocation usually held at Celestial Holy land Imeko – Afon, Ogun State, Nigeria.
What significance is in going to Imeko, why do we go there and of what purpose does it serve
Then I realized a striking message in code mixing interpretation of what IMEKO means.
IMO – Knowledge in Yoruba
Eko – literally Yoruba, meaning Teaching
Thus IMEKO = Knowledge + Teaching
We can deduce the following,
So many perish because of the lack of knowledge and impacting of that knowledge(teaching)
Only few have a knowledge of the reason for the Convocation.
Saint SBJ Oshoffa commenced the building of the Imeko Cathedral, and commissioned it as CCC Holy land where he was buried as par his demise in Nigeria, and where all celestians should convocate and congregate for the christmas service and Celebration.
Part of the Sacrament of a true Celestial is to be around annually for this service putting the year in the hands of the lord, with prayers and worship.
It’s not always surprising to find a rowdy crowd and a multitude with all sorts of attitude at this wonderful gathering but the question is
What impact has your coming to imeko had to your life?
It’s time the imeko pilgrimage project a good image in your life
I know a particular fellow in my parish that always keep testimonies each time he goes to imeko, makes his requests and worships… He would always come back again to thank the Lord for its fulfillment.
Are you going to imeko just for the fun of it.
We need to ask ourselves the reason for this season.
Of what remarkability is the Imeko Convocation to your life. Have you experienced any impact since going.
Don’t just be a following bunch each year.
You need to stop going to Imeko in vain, and coming back home without a thing of gain.
The impact of the Convocation service to the life of the average celestial is beyond just congregating and returning.
As Christmas is a season of joy, your joy during the Annual Convocation should increase yearly that’s for those who truly went to meet the lord.
Of course, there are people of ulterior purposes than coming for the convocation.
Some use it as an opportunity for business purposes, and marketing their wares which can also be likened to be a part and parcel of it provided the worship is not forgotten.
some have other purposes which is clear and known to God
Identify your purpose of going to Imeko.
Let your orientation(Eko) change this times
There was a time news that some members and elders lodge in hotels, taking members and females along to perform illicit actions with them all in the purpose of coming to imeko but God of celestial watches all our deeds.
The great avenue of opportunity for business, worship, special prayers, sight seeing and history finding will be a continuity in Imeko.
You don’t go to imeko without an impact and teaching just as you do not go to Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem purposeless
The pastor founder recorded that prayers be made at his sepulcher, but we have let uncultured acts turn it to a form of idolatry, with all forms of unspeakable acts, making use of flowers etc.
Let’s get back to sense of purpose and the impartation on our lives.
Let the Imeko Convocation be remarkable, Impactful and testimonial in your life this year.
By Leader Tola Adele