I Won’t Die In the Next Five Years –Pastor Adeboye2 min read
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has declared that he is not ready to die anytime soon, not even in the next five years.
He made this interesting revelation a few days ago during the church’s ministers’ conference held at the Redemption Camp, Mowe, Ogun State.
While addressing his ministers, the highly revered clergyman hinted that God has promised to show him his successor at least five years before he dies. And since his successor is yet to be revealed to him by God, it means he still has more than five years to live.
According to him, “Elijah knew before Elisha knew that he would succeed him, Moses also knew that Joshua would succeed him and likewise Eli knew before Samuel and not the other way round and therefore, God will tell me first before any other person about who will become my successor as a general overseer.
“So, those of you who are carrying rumour of who would be my successor or claiming to be the one that God had chosen should desist from such act as God had not shown me anybody yet.
“Some even said I would hand over to Bishop David Oyedepo, some said to Pastor Joe Olaiya because the two are very close to me that they do minister during our major events such as the conventions, Holy Ghost congresses and yet another quarter said one of my sons is the one succeeding me.
“But I would advise you to always check sources of your information before believing such information and also to focus on whatever you are doing rather than spreading rumour.
So, let me say it loud and clear again that God has not told me who my successor is.
What God had told me several years ago was that He would tell me who my successor would be at least five years before I would be called home and as at now, He had not told me anything as regards that, which means He is not ready to call me home in the next five years.”
He therefore added that “I pity my eventual successor because I know how many hours I pray a day and I can count how many days I eat in a year too. So, whoever that will take over from me, such person will have to surpass me and God will have mercy on the person.”