The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye yesterday, expressed concern over Nigeria’s security situation, saying Nigeria is at war, with things going from bad to worse.
Adeboye, who spoke during the First Sunday and Independence Day sermon at the headquarters of the church in Lagos yesterday, said the atrocities in the land might continue until people return to God and pray for God’s reign over the land.
He said while growing up, it was very difficult for people to go close to where kings resided but noted that things had changed as kidnappers now go to palaces and kidnap kings.
Speaking on the topic ‘Perfect Peace in the Land,’ Adeboye stated that Almighty God can do what security officers cannot.
He said: “A whole nation can be in a storm. If a governor cannot go to his farm and feel safe, he has to thank God that he returned safely, despite bodyguards around him; a governor for that matter. When we talk about security, the governor should be secure. When a governor utters such a statement, then you know the situation we are in.
“As a young man, I remember a time when the king was coming, unless you are one of the very special people, you have to move out of the way. But things are different now. Kidnappers can go to the palace and kidnap the king. Don’t let anybody deceive you; we are in a war.
“He said in His word that if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
He urged Nigerians to pray for leaders of the land to experience peace.
The cleric said: “It is easier to blame our leaders, but there are certain things we need to do as good citizens because for every mistake they make, it is the people that will suffer it.
“We need to keep praying for our leaders. The hearts of kings and rulers are in the hands of God. We need to pray to God to touch their hearts, so we can enjoy ourselves. It doesn’t matter how much they are selling bread, there will always be bread in Aso Rock, and irrespective of the epileptic power supply, Aso Rock will always have power.
“Why we are not enjoying is because we refuse to do our duty. If you say the wicked are ruling, why not pray that God should touch their hearts? We need to pray that God should lead our leaders right.”