Coronavirus Will Not Be Completely Eradicated – Pastor Adeboye
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday said the current outbreak of COVID-19 across the world will soon subside but will not be ‘completely eradicated’.
Mr Adeboye, who addressed his congregation across the globe via a live broadcast on Sunday, also said God had revealed to him earlier in the year that the world would experience a ‘compulsory holiday’, hence his earlier call to church members to undertake a 50-day fast in January.
The Redeemed Church, like many others across the nation, has stopped physical services, and resorted to online services in line with the directives of many governments to halt mass gathering.
The directives were given as a means of curbing the coronavirus which has so far infected about 26 persons in Nigeria and killed thousands across the globe.
the pastor said.
He said the outbreak was God’s way of calling the attention of the whole world to godly living, irrespective of class or social standing and to show that He is still in control of human affairs.
He said this is because the ‘compulsory holiday’ now affected both the low and high-class citizens as most nations across the world have now locked down their communities and closed their borders.
He also disagreed with those that argue that Satan was the source of all evil and not God. He reminded them of the story of Job in the Bible.
Speaking copiously from Psalm 91, 121, Isaiah 25 and a few other scriptures, Mr Adeboye urged Christians not to fret but to depend on God for protection in this trying time.
He said for those, who put their trust in God for their protection and provision, no plague is permitted to come near them.
Mr Adeboye said.