At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honoured and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?” Daniel 4:34-35
One thing we cannot take away from the relationship between God and man is the fact that one is the porter (God) while the other (man) is the clay. The porter moulds the clay the way He wishes and does whatever He pleases with it. It therefore goes from this that how the porter decides to mould the clay and what he makes out of it is what no man can question; that is what makes Him the porter, the absolute and the sovereign God. This epic description perfectly exemplifies the life of a great man in terms of how God has chosen to handle his life, what He has made out it, and what He is still making out of it. This unique example of a mere mortal that God has used to demonstrate this unquestionable attribute of Him is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. A man God lifted out of the dunghill and placed in the palace as a royal priest. A man whom God, against the wishes of men has elevated. A man after the heart of God in our generation.
Many things have kept the world in awe of this man of grace. Importantly, how an unqualified (though by man’s standard) young believer can be ordained to head a church filled with better qualified shepherds and his selection my God to carry His divine mandate still defies human arrangement. How God is using him to expand the horizons and the global tentacles of the Church from a few tens of parishes in Nigeria to thousands of parishes across the globe could never have been the doing of man.
Rising from the Lecture room as a lecturer to the altar as an anointed preacher of the gospel, God has elevated him to be among the most influential and respected personalities of the 21st century both within and outside the church settings. If RCCG is to be a business empire today, it will be ranked among the 1st ten of the fortune 500 Companies. This is how vast and great the empire Adeboye controls. It is no gainsaying to say that He is not only the head of this large and fastest growing Church in the world, he is the vessel that God has used to bring the Church this far.
The testimony of his life is today a template for many people. His stand on absolute holiness and his lifestyle of holiness, his genuine humility, love and passion for the ministry of the gospel are some of the virtues that have made him a model to many and a voice that commands change and attention. He has always worked and ministered in the reality that all he is, and all he has and all he will become are products of God’s favour, grace and blessings. He has always ascribed all the glory and honour to God for everything that God has made out of his life.
Daddy G.O. as he’s fondly called is not only a successful preacher of God’s word and one of the most respected pastors in the world; he is equally an accomplished family man. He is not only a Spiritual father to millions across the globe, He is also a man God has helped to keep his family in the path of Godliness and holiness. His wife is a mother, a mentor and a model to millions while his children are worthy and faithful ambassadors of God’s kingdom who are doing well in God’s vineyard.
……. To be continued