The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye at the weekend predicted a brighter future for Nigeria amidst the country’s daunting challenges.
He, however, said the glory and honour of the country would manifest if Nigerians embrace righteousness and urged the citizens to return to the way of God.
The highly-respected clergy spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, at the inauguration of Redeemed Men’s Fellowship (RMF) of Region Four.
Pastor Adeboye was represented by the RMF’s South West Coordinator, Pastor Dele Balogun, at the event held at Region Four Headquarters, Sabo-Oke Ilorin.
He said: “We all need to go back to God in Nigeria. This Godly move must start from all men who are the heads of families. When we are sincere with this step, God will in return bless us as a nation.
“It is the will of God that every man will know Him. We must serve God with all our heart, soul and body. Despite the arduous responsibilities in the modern world, we should know that the place of service to God has not and will never be abolished. We are also to bring other men to God.
“God has placed this responsibility on us and we must not fail God. We should also know that the measure of our services to God will determine His love towards us, because God will always honour those who honour Him”.
Quoting from Genesis Chapter 19, Adeboye drew lessons from the relationship between Abraham and God, noting that it was the cordiality of the friendship that made Abraham to be enriched.
On the other hand, he cited Prophet Eli, another character in the Bible, who he said should not be emulated because he lost total control over his family, leading to their extermination on a single day.
“Eli the prophet lost all the same day because he failed to perform the responsibilities God has placed on him as a man. We must, therefore, lead all our household members to God in Nigeria. We are no doubt living in a dangerous time. Nevertheless, we are to serve only the living God and not strange gods”, he said.