Chancellor to Faculty, Staff “Expect Supernatural Speed this Academic Session”
The Chancellor, Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, has called on faculty and staff of the University to expect supernatural speed in accomplishing their publication targets, research works and products development endeavour through their spiritual engagement in the new academic session.
He made the call on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the day-2 of the 2017/2018 Executive Advance tagged, “ReCiTe’ Approach for the Attainment of Vision 10:2022, Citation and Industry Partnership,” at the University’s African Leadership Development Centre.
Dr. Oyedepo, who spoke on “Spirituality: Gateway to Unending Flow of Inspiration,” enjoined the participants to be committed to feeding on the word of God and other spiritual resources, engaging in spiritual exercise through prayer and fasting as well as engaging in spiritual stewardship as a way of life.
These, he said, are the ways to build a robust spirit because the more robust a man’s spirit, the greater his access to the realms of supernatural intelligence. “We cannot wish to develop a robust spirit, we must come awake to build one,” he added.
The Chancellor noted that through redemption, man, which is essentially made up of spirit, soul and body now has the mind of Christ as written in the Bible in 1Corinthians 2: 16. “The excellent spirit we lost in the first Adam has been restored back to us. That is why supernatural intelligence resides in the realm of the spirit,” he explained.
Quoting from Job 32: 8, the Chancellor explained further that the Holy Spirit searches all things, which are not limited to spiritual things but including academic, scientific, technical and political things among others.
He cited examples of some intellectual giants in the scriptures and spiritually rooted giants in knowledge, including Joseph (Genesis 41: 39); Daniel (Daniel 2: 16-19); Paul the Apostle (2Peter 3: 15-16); Michael Faraday; R. G. Le Tourneau; Benjamin Franklin and James Clerk Maxwell as he enjoined the participants to be committed to living to please God and be in love with Him as a way of life.