The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye, has said the current situation of the country could be likened to being in a war.
Adeboye made the disclosure on Sunday during its monthly thanksgiving service, which also commemorates Nigeria’s 62nd independence and Special Prayer Session for all State Governors and Deputy Governors tagged “Perfect Peace in the Land” held at the church corporate headquarters in Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
The clergyman delivered a sermon titled, ‘Perfect peace in the land’, from II Chronicles 7: 13-14.
Adeboye said peace is the absence of war, the absence of storm, adding that perfect peace refers to one which is permanent. He noted that storms were in categories.
According to him, times have gone by when traditional rulers were deified, and accorded respect, adding that currently they were arbitrarily kidnapped.
“In the olden days, unless you were one of the special people, they didn’t allow the king’s dress to touch you. But thank God.
“Now kidnappers can go to the palace to kidnap the king. We are in a war situation, let no one deceive you.”
The General Overseer lamented the rising cost of bread, flight tickets and the seventh collapse of the national grid in recent months.
He disclosed that despite the economic challenge faced by many, Nigeria’s seat of power, Aso Rock, would not feel it, stressing that there would always be bread and electricity there.
“No matter the amount of bread cost, there will be bread in Aso rock. No matter the collapse, there will be light in Aso rock,” Adeboye added.
While Prophesying the end in sight, Adeboye, stressed that God would bring an ultimate end, “What kings, soldiers can’t do, the Almighty God will do for you,” he added.
Adeboye also urged the people to cease criticising their leaders, maintaining that residents should instead pray for them.
He lamented that people have opted for condemnation instead of seeking solutions through intercession.
The cleric said, “Pray for the rulers, we have spent so much time criticising them. You should pray for them. I’m praying for them, I pray you will join me to pray.”