Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has urged Christians in Nigeria to rise in prayer to avert an imminent plague in the land resulting from widespread bloodletting in the land.
The highly-respected clergy, who church has presence in almost all countries of the world, expressed bitterness of the incessant killings amd murder in Nigeria.
Adeboye spoke during the Church’s July Holy Ghost Service held Friday night at the Redemption Camp and broadcast in the church’s parishes in Nigeria and 197 other countries.
Recounting the threat that faced the church during 2015 annoul convention when the country was battling to contain the scourge of ebola, he said that he had gone to God in prayers to seek avert any crisis that would arise from the church hosting millions of worshippers at a time like that.
He said the Lord had asured that he would ensure that no ebola crises would trigeer from the convention.
According the General overseer, he would avert the cises because Nigweia’s cup was not yet full.
But Adeboye believes that with the recent uptick in number of killings in thr land there might jist be very little grace time for Nigeria before the cup is full.
He spoke during a sermon with the theme: “Swimming in Glory” and subtitled “Born to be great.”, while speaking on national issues, said too much shedding of innocent blood in a country is likely to lead to a plague
The Cleric further urged the church to continue praying for bloodshed and killings to stop.
“Blood is powerful, blood has a voice and it speaks. When the ground is saturated with the blood of innocent people, the ground speaks.
“Nigerians should pray for the killings to stop before the blood-soaked ground responds.
“When innocent blood is shed it goes into the ground and too much of it makes the ground respond in the form of plagues,” he said.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God contributed to the raging debate over the sexual immoralities being perpetrated by men of God.
His contribution came against the background of the scandal that has engulfed the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Abiodun Fatoyinbo, who was forced to step aside following several allegations of rape.
Adeboye said pastors must not take their anointing for granted by believing that they are
The pastor, who did not mention Fatoyinbo’s name also agreed with the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria that the body of Christ would not tolerate rapists among them.
Adeboye, who has been a preacher for over 40 years, noted that Samson, who was a judge in Israel, fell into sexual immorality despite the anointing over hm.
He said it was for this reason that he never had a female secretary to avoid falling into temptation.
The confession by the wife of Timii Dakolo, Busola, to being rape several times by Fatoyinbo jas sparked renewed in the moralty burden of the clergy in the country.