The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has spoken once again on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Nigeria.
While speaking on Sunday, 31 August, 2014 during a worldwide satellite broadcast to members of his church, Kumuyi urged Nigerians to develop good health habits to avoid contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.
Kumuyi also challenged Nigerians to do more for their safety and health, aside praying.
“Many people have the idea that it is only prayer that gets them well and make them whole and healthy.
“If you look at the Scriptures, you will discover that there are a number of things that contribute to our healing and health.
“These things include our habits, holiness, hope, home, happiness, hospitality and hygiene,” Kumuyi said while speaking on the topic, ‘Healing and Health for the Whole Man’.
He also added that people should not neglect basic health rules that will keep them from contracting the Ebola Virus.
“Hygiene plays a great part in our health. The Ebola epidemic that people just recognised in Nigeria was first discovered in 1976. It’s been on for a long time.
“If you’re not hygienic, you can contract the disease. For example, If you don’t wash your hands often, or you stay with someone who has the disease, it is contagious; and if there is the passing of fluids from one person to another, you may also get it. But if you keep yourself hygienic, it keeps sicknesses from coming upon you. That’s why you read in the Old Testament, ‘touch not the unclean things’,” he added.
While quoting from Proverbs 13 verse 3, Kumuyi said the misuse of the tongue had also brought untold suffering and sickness on some people.
He urged sick folks to anchor their hope on Christ, adding that there was provision for their healing in the Scriptures if they believe.
The Ebola virus has claimed six casualties in Nigeria since a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, imported it to Lagos on 20 July, 2014.
Only last week, over 160 people were place on observation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after a medical doctor died in the state from Ebola disease to make it Nigeria’s sixth casualty.