Abimbola Akosile

The General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Friday night led members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to pray against people shedding blood in Nigeria, their protectors as well as their sponsors at the church’s February Holy Ghost Service held at the Redemption Camp.

Members of the church in 198 countries participated in the programme through viewing centres. They prayed for the killers and their collaborators to be exposed and dealt with. THISDAY gathered that Adeboye will also hold special three-hour prayer session for Nigeria at the Redemption Camp on February 13.

Explaining why he had not personally commented on the widespread killings in the country despite calls for him to speak out, he said he belongs to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) both of which have leaders who have spoken on the issues on behalf of their members, including himself.

But at the well-attended event, he decided to talk about the killings to members of the church in his capacity as their General Overseer. He chose to address the issues mathematically by reducing them to simultaneous equations to derive an answer.

Pastor Adeboye, a former university don, has a doctorate degree in mathematics. The equations, according to him, are: “There are certain problems beyond man; there is no problem beyond God; Man can hide from his fellow man; No man can hide from God; Security agents can be compromised; God cannot be compromised. His holiness is not negotiable and cannot be compromised; Man can sponsor evil; and God cannot sponsor evil”.

He described the corollary of answer to the tendency of enemies and some children of God to underrate the power of prayer. He then led the congregation in a series of prayers for the killers, people who connive with them and their sponsors to be exposed by God and dealt with.

Praying in a similar vein earlier, his wife Pastor Folu Adeboye, who led congregational prayers for nations, pleaded for God to grant Nigeria victory over its challenges this month of February.

In his main sermon, which was a continuation of the church’s sermon series, titled “stronger than the enemy,” the General Overseer, likened the problems of individuals and nations to mountains, which can be moved by faith.

After the prayers, he asked the pastors of the church to lay hands on everyone in the congregation to confirm the prayers and to ensure the mountains don’t return if people live right with God. While that was going on, he went to a section of the altar to pray for people with special cases, he had asked to be brought during the Holy Ghost Services.