Pastor Adeboye has berated Nigerian Politicians ‘jostling for uncertain 2023 future’.
Newsonline reports that the General Overseer (Worldwide) of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said politicians who were already jostling for political positions ahead of the 2023 general elections were eyeing an uncertain future.
Pastor Adeboye, while wondering why politicians had started making preparations, noted that no one should be certain about the future, stressing that the future belonged to God.
This online newspaper understands that Pastor Adeboye spoke during the church’s monthly first Sunday telecast monitored by our correspondent.
Speaking on the topic ‘The great expectations’ Adeboye said expectations varied from individuals and situations.
He said for a student, the expectation would be to graduate, adding that for a pregnant woman, it would be safe delivery.
According to Adeboye, it is unsafe for anyone to say his ambition is to become president when the individual is unsure about tomorrow or the existence of the country.
He said, “This is 2021; some people are already getting ready to kill themselves over 2023. They don’t even know whether there will be 2023. They don’t even know whether they will still be around.
“There is nobody here who can say for sure that he will still be around by tomorrow, nobody. It is God who determines who will still be around by 2023.”
“Someone said to me, ‘sir, who do you think will be president in 2023?’ I said, ‘president of where?’ He said, ‘president of Nigeria’. How are you sure there will be Nigeria in 2023? How are you sure? Can you swear? I pray there will be; so you don’t misquote me but, are you sure?”
While commenting on his expectation, the preacher said it was to see his members in great number in heaven.
He said, “My greatest expectation is that I will see you in heaven. The members of Redeemed will occupy a particular section that the angel will say, you tried. Without holiness there is no heaven; which heaven are you going to?”
Adeboye, speaking about consolation of those mourning, noted that it was easy for others to console the bereaved without feeling the impact.
The 79-year old preacher stressed that having lost a family member, he had a clearer picture of what it was to mourn.