Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claims that despite being 81 years old, he has never experienced blood pressure problems.
Adeboye said that this was because, while managing churches in various countries throughout the world, he made the decision to lay all of his cares upon God and to rest in Him.
Adeboye acknowledged that there are certain difficulties, but said that he has never lost sleep since he is aware that he cannot be everywhere at once.
During his sermon at Friday’s Morning Devotion, Adeboye said he rests because he trusts God to take care of all the issues.
“I am 81 by the grace of God; by His Grace I oversee churches in several nations of the world. My blood pressure has always remained normal.
”(They will call to say) The missionary in Cambodia has been arrested because they felt the church we bought is too beautiful, where did we get the money to buy it? They will say the pastor in Ethiopia is having a headache because we just dedicated a new building and they felt now is the time for you Nigerians to go.
“They will call to say some people in Libya have discovered we just bought some new equipment for the church, so they came to attack.
“Reports are coming from all over, but do I lose my sleep? I know I can’t be in Cambodia when I’m in Israel. I can’t be in two places at a time.
“But there is someone who is everywhere at all times. I trust Him to handle all the issues, so I rest. One of the things you need for your body and soul is rest. Trust him, He is the one who says, ‘say on to the righteous, it shall be well with him’. You can’t end up in shame if Christ is in you,” Adeboye said.
While touching on Psalm 18:1-3, the man of God emphasised the need to rest physically and relax in God spiritually, saying God can take care of those who relax in Him.
He charged Christians to be ‘married to Jesus’ and stay within the confines of His city, adding that this is when they can rest spiritually.
“When you’re a Christian, you’re married to Jesus. You’re surrounded with a wall of fire. Anybody from outside who wants to come and touch you will be burnt.
“If you dare go out of the city of the wall of fire, you will be burnt. But if you are willing to stay within the confines of that city, you know who is your saviour, your healer, then you can rest.
“You will rest because when you obey your ‘husband’ and anybody who tries to fight you, they will be smitten before you. You don’t have to fight to win,” he preached.
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