Pastor Adeboye Warns Critics: 'My God is a Consuming Fire' - The Trent

2024-04-06 18:39:34

The Trent

LAGOS, Nigeria - In a fervent address during the monthly Holy Ghost service at The Redemption City on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday, April 5, 2024, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, cautioned his detractors about the potential consequences of their actions.

Under the sermon titled "Shielded by Fire," Adeboye's message came as a direct response to the recent surge of criticisms directed at him by various Nigerian celebrities and on-air personalities over his pronouncements and views.

Adeboye, who has faced increasing scrutiny over his declarations, emphasized his humility and reliance on divine strength, stating, "Even though I am nothing and weak, those mocking me and the mission should know that my God is a consuming fire."

This stark warning underlined the distinction he made between his human frailties and the omnipotent nature of his faith.

Reflecting on the biblical precedent of divine selection, Adeboye underscored the principle that God's chosen vessels are often those considered weak and foolish by worldly standards.

"The word of God made it abundantly clear. Anyone that God will use must be weak, foolish, and a nobody, so that only God will take the glory," he articulated, setting the stage for a broader discussion on humility and divine endorsement.

Adeboye's candidness about his personal limitations -- illustrated by his remark on eating pounded yam and the human necessity of going to the toilet -- was juxtaposed against the backdrop of his unwavering faith in God's supremacy.

"Adeboye is nothing but his God is the All-sufficient God," he declared, reinforcing the idea that his confidence stems not from personal capability but from divine support.

With a tone both serious and introspective, Adeboye conceded, "There is no big deal if you mock Pastor Adeboye. He deserves to be mocked."

However, he drew a clear line at the mockery directed towards God, highlighting the sacredness and power associated with the divine.

"You can mock Adeboye, but you must not mock his God," he warned, citing the divine nature as a "Consuming fire."

Pastor Adeboye's message serves as a poignant reminder of the foundational beliefs that guide his ministry and the cautionary principle that underpins criticism in the face of faith.

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