As the 75th birthday anniversary of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye gathers momentum, the holiness preaching man of God has said he would only be celebrating his day with Marathon Messiah’s Praise starting from 12:00pm on Monday, February 27, 2017 to 2:00pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017.
One of Daddy G.O’s son, Oluwagbemileke Adeboye, who is also one of his Personal Assistants said; “Daddy won’t be doing any celebration this year except this marathon praise.”
“The program is improving every year to the glory of God. It is also important to note that as we are doing 75hrs praise we have some group also that are doing 75hrs non-stop prayers.”
“We would be using this medium to pray for the country and our president because, there’s no way you praise God that He won’t move to answer such request very fast.”
This year’s edition tagged “The Sovereign God”, is borne out of the numerous wonderful and amazing testimonies that perfectly describe the life of Pastor E.A. Adeboye as what God and only God alone can do. How a little boy born into poverty from a tiny village in the South Western part of Nigeria emerged as one of the world’s 50 most influential people in 2008 (Newsweek), and how a hopeless boy from a historically poor background was used by God to take a church with just 40 branches within Nigeria to over 20,000 branches in over 190 countries making the Church one of the fastest growing religious organizations in the world- can only be acts of God.
Marathon Messiah Praise which happens to be the world’s longest annual non-stop gospel musical event is blazing the trail this year. The programme which is aimed at expressing gratitude to God for His mercy upon the life of Pastor E.A Adeboye and creating a new pattern of Praise in this dispensation will be holding across 5 different continents in eight (8) countries ( Nigeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Dubai, UK, and the USA) as men from all walks of life gather to praise and worship God for 75 hours non-stop.
Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Marathon Messiah Praise which is a brain child of the National Young Adults and Youth Affairs of RCCG was birthed in 2012 and started as 70 Hours Marathon Praise.
Also, Music Director, RCCG, Kunle Ajayi said; “Marathon Praise is not just a show. We selected people out of fervent prayers and God’s directory.”
“Some can’t come because of the measures we gave them.”
“With the Holy Spirit as the anchor, over 140 worship leaders will be leading millions of worshippers across the globe through the eight stages in the countries where the programme would be taking place. The main stage will be at the Youth Centre in Redemption Camp, Nigeria while other stages outside Nigeria will be satellite stages.”
Project Coordinator, 75 Hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise, Oluwafemi Oyetunde added that, considering the nature of the programme, officiating would be on a shift basis. Stages outside Nigeria will be ministering at their allocated time, there won’t be any activity on the Nigerian stage but the audience in Nigeria will join other worshippers in the other stages virtually as screens will be provided at the Youth Centre to view and join the other stages during their ministrations.”
“Preparations are on top gear we are partnering with Ultima Studios for TV production while there will be live broadcast on DOVE TV, Kingdom Africa, X2D and RTM.