How God delivered me from temptation of starting my own church – Pastor Adeboye
Pastor E.A Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has recounted how he overcame the temptation to start his own ministry with the aid of God.
Adeboye claimed during a sermon at his church over the weekend that he could have launched his own ministry a long time ago but was prevented by God, who spoke to him in 1977.
Recall that the RCCG which is currently regarded as the fastest growing Pentecostal church in the world was founded in 1947 by late Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi who died in 1980.
Adeboye, who attributes his success in the ministry to his adherence to God’s commands, encouraged anyone considering entering the ministry to ensure they properly hear from God before acting.
He said, “When every Dick and Harry will come to say, ‘we don’t want to belong to any denomination, we want to start a ministry, God told me, this is where you stay.
“I obeyed, I followed that father, I did whatever he said I should do and that’s why I am where I am today. Oh, I could have started my own ministry long ago.
“Way back in 1977, I held a program, ‘Christ Redeemer Congress’ in Ile Ife Grammar School, people came from all over Nigeria. I collected the names of all secondary schools and teachers training colleges and I invited them all and they came.
“I could have taken over from there, but God said no, here, this is the one to follow. And He had given instructions that my brain couldn’t understand.
“But God who knows the end from the beginning said this is where you go. So, if some of you said you hear from God, and God asked you to go and start your own ministry, congratulations! Let’s see how far you will go.”