+Shuns 72nd birthday celebration
It’s no longer news that the 72 year old General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was conspicuously absent at the centenary awards organised by President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday, February 28, 2014 despite their close affinity. ENCOMIUM Weekly’s check confirmed that the revered clergy was having a special prayer session he always engaged in yearly towards his birthday on Sunday, March 2, 2014. According to our source, Daddy G. O, as he is fondly called, always stays indoors few days to his birthday in prayers and doesn’t even come out to see anybody. We reliably gathered that sadly, the centenary awards fell within this period and he couldn’t forfeit his yearly rituals which is a covenant between him and God for something ephemeral as awards.
One of his spokesmen who opened up to us under the condition of anonymity on Friday, March 7, 2014, disclosed that he was indoors praying concerning his birthday and the special Holy Ghost Service held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Redemption Camp. We gathered that the special Holy Ghost service was held in commemoration of his birthday.
“Baba was having special prayer session which is yearly during his birthday. He was waiting on the Lord and during this period he doesn’t attend to people. This is not unconnected to the fact that the birthday celebration always comes with a special Holy Ghost service and he has to commune with God for special blessings for his members”
Interestingly, we gathered that the humble preacher was equally missing at the birthday service held in his honour by the church authority and his family members on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at RCCG headquarters, Ebutte Meta, Lagos. We confirmed that he was still indoors waiting on the Lord.
Millions of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, members across the globe, celebrated the 72nd birthday of the church’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye with high pitched gospel music, dancing and prayers for long life and divine strength.
At the national headquarters of the church in Ebute Metta, Lagos, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola led thousands of parishioners to pray for the good health of the General Overseer, who was unavoidably absent at the service as he was said to take time off to pray at home.
There were several prayer sessions by the children, teenagers, youth, men, women and elders of the church for the cleric, who at the beginning of the year, flagged off 100 days fasting and prayer, obviously to avert the multi dimensional security challenges currently threatening to tear the nation apart.
Pastor Odesola confirmed that the G.O. always presided over the first Sunday service of every month at the headquarters of the church, “But usually he doesn’t go out of his home on March 2, because he spends the whole day praying for God’s leading. That’s why he was unable to make the service and I sent letters to all our branches across the globe to spend today (Sunday) praying for our leader.”
According to the S.A., Pastor Adeboye usually spends quality time to wait on the Lord for a new direction, noting that there are many challenges including the construction of a new auditorium which has commenced and all that require God’s intervention.