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Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by farem: 3:26pm On Mar 16, 2018
Pastor Adeboye at 76: Human or a spirit? -Sun Newspaper

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), who turned 76 years old, last Friday, has touched many lives in various ways.

His uncommon humility, which transcends the human realm, is one reason some people think he is more of a spiritual being than human. It perhaps defies human psychology that a man who is so spiritually powerful, so widely revered, and even sought after by presidents of various countries hasn’t been afflicted by the seduction of success – a phenomenon characterized by pride and disrespect for others. 

Unusual energy

Another surprising aspect of Pastor Adeboye is his unusual energy and staying power. He has personally attended and led all major RCCG programmes at the Redemption Camp, which in itself is a testimony of God’s special favour on Him.

In 1981, while he worried about accommodation for his family in Mushin, Lagos, God promised him a city. Today, the Redemption Camp of several residential estates and reliable socio-economic infrastructure is growing into a city. He also attends programmes in many of the 198 countries where the church has branches. He hops from one programme or country to another making people wonder if he ever has time to rest.

At 76, instead of cutting his schedule short to rest, it is getting longer. Last month, the daily prayer session at the Camp for the church’s 50-day fasting season was increased to a week. He also began ministration for the church’s monthly thanksgiving service, broadcast live in all branches. It was also the month in which he organized special prayers for the nation at the Camp.

The 50-day fasting of the Church, with his full participation, ended on March 1, but it is only the first part. The second part, of 30 additional days, starts in July.

Asked if he would reduce or stop fasting, which some people observe has become his food, he had replied: “The moment I quit fasting, you can begin to expect my departure because I have resolved never to relax. As far as I am concerned, the day I cease to be relevant, I go.”

Even during the birthday week, it was all work.

Spirituality

Last year, a video in which people had lined up to touch a chair, that had been used by Pastor Adeboye, for miracles, went viral, with some people accusing the church of ritual practices.

 The reality of the situation which was misunderstood is that the anointing ‎on the Pastor has become so powerful that coming into contact with anything he uses could invoke miracles. There are many cases of barren women who have had their wombs blessed by eating leftovers of his food, or sitting on a chair he had used. 

The anointing on him has become so strong that even oil and handkerchiefs he has blessed have been used to raise the dead.

For a man who is able to communicate regularly with God, Pastor Adebo‎ye’s sermons are usually punctuated with ”Words of Knowledge” he shares with the congregation.

Some of the prophecies sound unbelievable but the rate of accuracy has not been faulted. In Ibadan, the woman who had feathers growing in her armpit, instead of hair, came out for deliverance and the feathers promptly disappeared.

Church Growth

The phenomenal growth of‎ the church is also a reason why Pastor Adeboye is highly respected. It takes the blessing of God for a church that had only 40 parishes to have several thousands of them in Nigeria, with visible presence in 198 countries. 

The growth of the church is a prophecy foretold, but it still pleasantly surprises some of the members who have grown with it. The choice of Pastor Adeboye to succeed the founder is said to be a key success factor.

Pastor J.H. Abiona, the 93-year-old Retired Deputy General Overseer of the church, who was appointed General Superintendent after the death of the founder, had to weather a storm generated by people who were eager to lead the church, despite God’s plan, which had been made known. 
Respected for his humility, righteousness and commitment to God, Pastor Abiona is known as one of the very few people to pray for Pastor Adeboye and his wife during church programmes.   

He said in a magazine of the church: “I thank God that we insisted on doing God’s will and today everyone can see that the successor was God’s choice.”

More Spiritual than Human?

From all that, many people find multiple reasons to believe that Pastor Adeboye is now more of a spirit than a human being. “Living with that man will be a nightmare because he will know everything you do,” a young man in Lagos cracked recently.

Pastor Adeboye has heard what people say about his spirituality himself, and has reacted this way: “Someone once said that the reason why God is using Pastor Adeboye is because of his name “Enoch’”, referring to how God related with Enoch in the Bible. (The Bible says that Enoch lived 365 years before he was taken by God, which some Christians interpret as Enoch entering heaven alive.)

“He doesn’t eat. Have you ever seen him eat the pounded yam he talks so much about?” the person argued.

“When I heard that,” said Adeboye, “I laughed. You think I don’t eat? Invite me to your house, prepare some good pounded yam; get a very good combination of okro, make sure there is plenty of bush meat and chicken and fish and turkey. You won’t have to go to any church before you see the glory of God. Right there in your dining room, a mountain will become a valley.”

‎Of course, evidence of his human nature is strewn all over the place. His birthplace in Ifewara, schools he attended, etc., are still there, so are many of his friends and associates. 

Pastor Adeboye can never be caught ascribing achievements of the church or his personal achievements onto himself. He says that without God he is nothing.

At a book launch last year, he said: “I cannot say I have any ability or wisdom. Everything has been the Lord Himself. When I was about 40 and spotted grey hairs on my head, I wondered why and God said I was carrying a burden that was not mine.

“God said, ‘I am just using you as camouflage. People need to see someone. So, I am putting you forward so that I can do the work from behind.’ So, everything that is happening in RCCG, nothing is of Adeboye at all; it is all about God.”


http://sunnewsonline.com/pastor-adeboye-at-76-human-or-a-spirit/

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Seun(m): 3:43pm On Mar 16, 2018
This article is very interesting.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Donpoker9(m): 3:55pm On Mar 16, 2018
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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Nobody: 3:57pm On Mar 16, 2018
grin

the Pastor has become so powerful that coming into contact with anything he uses could invoke miracles. There are many cases of barren women who have had their wombs blessed by eating leftovers of his food, or sitting on a chair he had used.

When men become gods. Lol.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by HigherEd: 4:04pm On Mar 16, 2018
What I don't get also is the phenomenal and abnormal growth of this Church and they've successfully replicated themselvess in other countries. There are now about 700 branches of rccg in UK. This is a country with 50,000 churches in general. In a short while a sizeable chunk of Churches in UK would be RCCG owned.

And with all due respect to Pastor Adeboye whenever you go to redemption camp you just understand that there must be a power behind that kind of crowd other than Adeboye's capacity or charisma because Adeboye isn't a Motivational speaker neither is he the first to promise supernatural experience...therefore there must be a very intense power backing that ministry and I am certain it is the power of the Holy Spirit.

If Christ tarries I pray his successor works in greater exploits..

Lalasticlala

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by danbrowndmf(m): 4:08pm On Mar 16, 2018
This are the people we ought to tag celebrity,role model, life coach, mentor ant the rest.The GOD OF ADEBOYE IS MY GOD.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Dannyset(m): 4:16pm On Mar 16, 2018
Interesting
Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by HigherEd: 4:25pm On Mar 16, 2018
AnonyNymous:
grin



When men become gods. Lol.

I remember a time someone I knew(An Anglican) went to redemption camp and stayed close to the alter and she confirmed seeing real fire burning on the Altar. She said some of the aides closeby tried to put it off by extinguisher but the extinguisher deflected until Adeboye said they should leave it.

Now personally I grew up as an Orthodox ECWA boy and walking in the miraculous isn't exactly what they teach. But with my experience with the new generational ECWA pastors who seem to be more Pentecostal than pentecostals I saw strange things.

I remember during a deliverance service in ECWA Agege some years ago. The prayer became intense and some of my friends started falling and some where screaming. I was terrified so I opened my eyes and thankfully I was able to evade a lady rotating towards me. But before I knew it as prayer became intense I saw a Bird fly over someone's head with a loud sound. I closed my eyes in shock, but to my greatest surprise it seemed I was the only one who heard. So I tell you friend there is more than meets the physical eyes in this world.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by CuteMadridista: 4:29pm On Mar 16, 2018
This scammer benefits hugely from the corruption that's eaten deep into every sector in Nigeria. a chunk of the monies our leaders embezzle find their way into churches

Our Polithiefians would embezzle 30B then donate 2B to a church or spend it building a church and handing the keys to the church over to the pastor who wouldn't ask where he got such a money, our Christians would hail such a politician and talk about how he has "fear of god" and should be voted for 2nd term then the cycle of embezzlement continues. So we keep seeing massive churches springing up, our pastors with private jets living in mansions surrounded by shantytowns. the saddest part is that the worst is yet to come. soon all Nigeria would be able to boast about are massive churches and (almost) nothing else

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by farem: 6:44pm On Mar 16, 2018
AnonyNymous:
grin



When men become gods. Lol.

You don't need to lol, Bible says so! :
Psalms 82:6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

When you are soaked with/in the Presence of God naturalness may not be about you 100%•

Apostles healed with their mere shadows in the Bible and the same Holy Spirit is still present.

. Acts 5:15
Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some

Moses spent 40 days on the mountain with God, upon his return, none of the people could stand the brightness � in his face
of them.

We are talking of what our God - Jehovah -can turn a mere man to, here!

Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrew 13:8

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by farem: 6:49pm On Mar 16, 2018
HigherEd:
...

And with all due respect to Pastor Adeboye whenever you go to redemption camp you just understand that there must be a power behind that kind of crowd other than Adeboye's capacity or charisma because Adeboye isn't a Motivational speaker neither is he the first to promise supernatural experience...therefore there must be a very intense power backing that ministry and I am certain it is the power of the Holy Spirit.

If Christ tarries I pray his successor works in greater exploits..

Lalasticlala

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Amirullaha(m): 7:36pm On Mar 16, 2018
gypsey:
He is a crook! angry
How did you know
Hater spotted...

Anyways;
ATM debited one baba in front of me without dispensing cash to him, baba grabbed me and shouted; "you are my witness ooooo"

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by salbis(m): 7:37pm On Mar 16, 2018
Where is pastor Freezee?

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by gypsey(m): 7:37pm On Mar 16, 2018
He and his Jesus are crooks! angry

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by smokedfish: 7:39pm On Mar 16, 2018
Hmmmmmmm
Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by ifymadu: 7:40pm On Mar 16, 2018
AnonyNymous:
grin



When men become gods. Lol.
This anointing should touch Nigeria as a country too.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Thegamingorca(m): 7:40pm On Mar 16, 2018
Nigeria will always be a nation blinded by religion.

Only those that dare to question this age old dogma will live to see the promised land

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Thegamingorca(m): 7:41pm On Mar 16, 2018
farem:


You don't need to lol, Bible says so! :
Psalms 82:6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

When you are soaked with/in the Presence of God naturalness may not be about you 100%•

Apostles healed with their mere shadows in the Bible and the same Holy Spirit is still present.

Moses spent 40 days on the mountain with God, upon his return, none of the people could stand the brightness � in his face.

We are talking of what our God - Jehovah -can turn a mere man to, here!

Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrew 13:8



The Bible is not a manual on how to live your life

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by 400billionman: 7:41pm On Mar 16, 2018
Jesus is Lord

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by biggerboyc(m): 7:42pm On Mar 16, 2018
Ok
Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by chuose2: 7:43pm On Mar 16, 2018
Adeboye Na Yahoo Pastor

While Every Body is saying tithing is Old Testament and has no place in the New Testament.

From Bishop Mike Okonkwo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3NIsm_mwgY

AND SAM ADEYEMI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohXpkBJ38Q


To Benny Hinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNFDhY7Jv0Y


YET ADEBOYE IS STILL PREACHING U MUST TITHE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bausQsrgk8g


THIS VIDEO SHOWS HOW ADEBOYE MAKES MONEY OFF PEOPLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8zZWvvaEaY

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Brymo: 7:43pm On Mar 16, 2018
Humility truly is power.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Burgerlomo: 7:43pm On Mar 16, 2018
HBD Daddy G.O., long life and more anointing sir cool

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by itzmarvyx(m): 7:43pm On Mar 16, 2018
The man is more spiritual than physical. Thank God for people like him.

Man was created to be more spiritual than physical by default. But after the fall of man, it takes a lot of discipline to be more spiritual than physical. Whether dark forces or forces of light.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by adebayo201: 7:44pm On Mar 16, 2018
danbrowndmf:
These are the people we ought to tag celebrity,role model, life coach, mentor ant the rest.The GOD OF ADEBOYE IS MY GOD.

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by shegzan(m): 7:45pm On Mar 16, 2018
Let somebody shout Hallelujah!!

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by toluxa1(m): 7:47pm On Mar 16, 2018
gypsey:
He and his Jesus are crooks! angry

We are sorry for the delay, your brain will arrive soon ..

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Rapsino(m): 7:50pm On Mar 16, 2018
ι av alwayѕ love тнιѕ мan ѕpecιally ғor нιѕ ĸιnd and calм aттιтυde. ι gave мy lιғe тo cнrιѕт тнroυgн нιѕ тeacнιng. ι wιll never ғorgeт d day. 11-11-11. To god в d glory

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Owamudia: 7:50pm On Mar 16, 2018
Seun:
This article is very interesting. Stay tuned.

Omo Elder Osewa. Bawo?

Awon Daddy nko?

Otojometa

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Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Martin0(m): 7:51pm On Mar 16, 2018
gypsey:
He and his Jesus are crooks! angry
I wanna ask you something ooo,,grin do u believe in God?
Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by OLAFIMIX(f): 7:52pm On Mar 16, 2018
The best thin
Re: Pastor Adeboye At 76, Human or a spirit? - Sunnewsonline by Rapsino(m): 7:52pm On Mar 16, 2018
gypsey:
He and his Jesus are crooks! angry
υr вraιn ѕυrgery wιll вe done тoday. υ nιd ιт aѕap

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