Pastor Adeboye delivers a deadly blow to death at Easter service
The General Overseer (otherwise known as Daddy G.O) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday advised Christians to emerge victorious in trying times, just as Jesus Christ conquered death on the cross of Calvary.
Adeboye gave the advice during a sermon he delivered at the RCCG national headquarters in Ebute Meta, Lagos, to mark Easter Sunday. He spoke on the topic Enforcing Your Victory which was telecast live across all RCCG churches worldwide.
The global pastor known for his uncommon humility in his message reduced death to a mere passage to higher glory, urging Christians not to live in fear of death. He gave example of his mother who before she died rehearsed how she would be buried.
“Before my mother died, she asked me to buy her coffin and the dress she would wear into her grave and I obliged her. She wore the beautiful white gown and entered into the coffin and came out. She reduced death to nothing by rehearsing how she would lie in her coffin because she knew it is a vehicle to eternal glory”, he said.
He said that every Christian’s greatest sacrifice was x-rayed on Good Friday which marked the sufferings, passion and death of Jesus.
Adeboye, however, urged Christians to be steadfast and emerge victorious during pressing circumstances; same way as Jesus when he rose from the dead.
“Let us enforce victory over every situation that is going on in our country as we celebrate the risen Christ” he said.
He urged all Christians to be bold and perceive every trying situation as a “horse” which could be divinely used in obtaining victory. He described death as a horse to ride to glory.
Adeboye urged the congregation to engage in the proclamation of the gospel of Christ on earth, and herald his resurrection.
He reminded Christians that they are pilgrims here on earth, urging those living righteously not to be afraid of death as it is a vehicle to higher glory.