Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General overseer of the Redeem Christan Church Of God has said that no one is certain about the future of Nigeria and the 2023 elections.
He stated this on Sunday while addressing the congregation during the church’s November Thanksgiving service.
Adeboye questioned politicians already making preparations for the 2023 elections, stressing that the future belongs to God.
The clergyman asked why anyone would say their ambition is to become the president when the individual is unsure about tomorrow or the continued existence of the country.
Adeboye said, “This is 2021, some people are already getting ready to kill themselves over 2023. They don’t even know whether there will be 2023, they don’t even know whether they will still be around. There is nobody here who can say for sure that he will still be around by tomorrow. It is God who determines who will still be around by 2023.
“Someone said to me, sir, who do you think will be president in 2023, I said the president of where? He said the president of Nigeria. How are you sure there will be Nigeria in 2023? How are you sure? Can you swear? I pray there will be Nigeria, so you don’t misquote me. But are you sure?” he added.
Speaking on the topic, ‘Great Expectations’, Adeboye said his expectation would be to see many members of his church in heaven, while hoping that a section would be earmarked for them.
He said, “My greatest expectation is that I will see you in heaven. The members of Redeemed will occupy a particular section that the angel will say you tried. Without holiness, there is no Heaven. Which Heaven are you going to?”
Adeboye also prayed for those who are currently under the rubble of the 21-storey building that collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State last Monday and also prayed for consolation for the bereaved.
The 79-year old preacher stressed that having lost a family member, he has a clearer picture of what it is to mourn.
“It is easy to say you will see the person again because I have tasted it. I have the experience,” he added.