[Vanguard] By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
THE General Oveerseer of the Reedemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye who has declared that the later part of 2016 will witness a positive turnaround Friday night affirmed that Nigeria has indeed been lending to other nations of the world through the extraordinary exploits of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
Speaking on a topic titled “Power to prosper”, being theme of the July edition of the monthly Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the cleric, dressed in blue jeans trouser and short to mark the School of Disciples’ Convention, said the church now has presence in 190 nations of the world.
According to him, prosperity is a decree of the Lord for every true child of God, stressing that the God of Nigeria is wealthy. “We are not poor because we are already in the business of lending to nations. We are buying churches and establishing institutions in all these countries,” he noted.
Adeboye, who had urged Nigerians to be prayerful and patient because God is capable of solving all the present challenges confronting Nigerians, said there are two types of prosperity—true prosperity and false prosperity. True prosperity, he argued, does not necessarily translate to abundance of wealth that you have, but definitely it includes money, contentment, good health, freedom, fruitfulness, joy, peace of mind and spiritual well being.
Defining prosperity after the first message in the same title by the regional pastor in charge of Region 20, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade and a session of prayers for the restoration of the nation by the wife of the General Overseer, Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, the former lecturer in mathematics further defined true prosperity as a function of money, contentment, good health, peace of mind, joy and others.