By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
LAGOS— The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has enjoined all participants at the church’s annual convention, which begins today with the ordination of deacons/deaconesses at the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to prepare themselves for unprecedented breakthrough and a new level of walk with God.
The church’s 63rd convention billed to run for one week is expected to attract Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and other anointed ministers of the gospel from local and international circuit.
In a welcome address to the thousands of people who defied yesterday’s downpour in parts of the country on their voyage to the camp, Pastor Adeboye urged them to remember to obey all camp rules and be at the right place at the right time, while assuring them of an encounter with God again as “He decrees goodness, mercy, favour, and healing into your life.”
The text of the welcome message read in part: “The Lord has preserved us to see another convention of His church and to participate in the blessings that he alone can give. We, therefore, welcome you to the convention of The All-Sufficient God. This year’s theme holds lots of promises for all of us who will participate in all the proceedings and our lives will be imparted in ways we have never imagined.
“The All Sufficient One has enough blessings to give all His children because there is no shortage in His storehouse. He appeared to Abraham as the El Shaddai, the One who is more than enough (Gen 17:1), and He is still the same till this moment. During this convention, He will release His all-sufficiency concerning all your long-awaited miracles and you will become a testimony in the name of Jesus.
“The All Sufficient One rules by decrees. He commanded light where there was darkness and darkness had no option but to take its leave (Gen 1:3). He commanded ravens to feed Elijah and they did not miss their way (1 Kings 17:4-6). He is the One who calls those things that be as though they were (Romans 4:17) and He has not changed. You will encounter Him again as He decrees goodness, mercy, favour, and healing into your life.
“He spoke to the sea and the waves and there was peace. He will speak into your situations and you will have new experience of fulfillment. He spoke to the emptiness of a widow and she became an oil merchant, and her disgrace was turned to abundance. Get ready for a deluge of miracles.
“His promises cover every aspect of your life – spiritual, physical, emotional, financial and material. Zacchaeus was rich but he needed something money could not buy. He sought the attention of Jesus (Luke 19:2-8). Salvation entered his house, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the whole world visited him and his past was washed away. There will be salvation galore during this convention.
“It is the opportunity you have been waiting for in order to make peace with God. Hannah, the mother of Samuel, did not visit Shiloh in vain. She returned with her bundle of joy. You will be the next in the line.”