The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye, has declared that those responsible for the drastic loss in value of the national currency, the naira, will not live to enjoy their illicit gains. Delivering a sermon yesterday at the special Sunday service organised by RCCG Region 11, aka Ikoyi/Victoria Island family, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos, Pastor Adeboye said this was a revelation he received from God early this year, but which he was sharing for the first time.
“Those who are deliberately destroying the naira will make the money but will not spend it,” he declared. The naira has drastically and dramatically nosedived in value in recent months, exchanging at over N500 to the US dollar before it began to appreciate lately. Yesterday’s service was the first of its kind by Region 11, whose appellation was changed from “Ikoyi/ Victoria Island Family” by Pastor Adeboye. Adeboye said: “On my way here this morning, while I was on the long bridge, God told me to change your name to Blessed Family.”
Dwelling on the theme of the programme, which is “Enlarge”, Adeboye said it connotes the presence of the enlarger as well as the one to be enlarged. “God is not interested in addition, but in multiplication”, he said, adding that God had pleasure in the prosperity of His people.
He enjoined the organisers to make arrangements to take next year’s edition to the National Stadium because “God would have so much enlarged you that this venue would be too small for you.” Adeboye, however, admonished the congregation to always do the will of God and be ready to pay the price for greatness.
“If you do the will of God, He will do His own part,” he added. Using his own personal life as an example, Adeboye said his greatest desire was to become the youngest Vice Chancellor in Africa, but that God has blessed him beyond his wildest imagination.
“I might not have become the youngest Vice Chancellor, but today, I have many Vice Chancellors who call me ‘Daddy’ and I have my own university,” he said. “If you would be committed to the vision and mission of RCCG, you cannot die without commanding influence.
“There is a special influence and special anointing upon RCCG,” he added. Earlier, the Mother-in- Israel, Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, had declared the programme “the beginning of a new day” while also appreciating all those who grew the Region from a humble beginning at Our Saviour’s School in the 1980s. The service started with the Regional Pastor, Charles Kpandei, leading the congregation to sing the Blessed Family’s special song. He paid glowing tributes to his predecessor, Pastor (Mrs.) Oretayo Adetola, whom he described as the “matriarch” of the Blessed Family.
Dignitaries who attended the special Sunday service include the RCCG National Overseer, the National Secretary (represented), National Treasurer,Elders Fola Aboaba, Felix Ohiwerei, Okey Mofunaya, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonishakin, provincial pastors, among others. The TBS venue was filled to capacity. Calisthenics display by youths drawn from the 14 provinces that make up the Region added colour to the event.