The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has given replies to billionaire, Bill Gates after he noted that he cannot explain why Covid-19 cases and mortality rates were low in Africa despite his prediction earlier.
According to Bill Gates, he had expected Africans to die ‘like flies’
On Sunday, at the January 2021 Special Thanksgiving Service, the Cleric in response said:
“When I read that it will take 10 years to vaccinate people in the U.S., I wonder when the vaccine will come to Nigeria. We have no money; we have no resources, but we have God. They expected us to be dying like flies, but we have a God who says he that dwells in the secret place will be under the shadow of the almighty.”
“It is the God that reigns and rules in the affairs of men and the world must recognise his lordship in all that they do,” the man of God said.
With positive attitude, the man of God encouraged Christian faithful that “any calamity that comes, we will survive”.
“Ebola came, we survived; coronavirus came, we survived and whatever may come in the future, we will survive because we will keep praising God.”
He advised those who listened to him not to be scared, he said that God will protect those who serve him.
“There is fear in the air. Fear is a killer. Some people will die of hypertension because they are afraid. Coronavirus may not come near them at all, but fear can kill them.”
“When you ask a man to do a job only God can do, don’t blame him if he makes mistakes. When I heard they closed down some restaurants, I was wondering. What about those of us who go to bukas (roadside eateries), how many bukas are you going to close? What are you going to do about people like me who eat boli (roasted plantain).”
The man of God, however, urged the people to follow all Covid-19 containment protocols.
“I do not say be careless. Wear your mask. We are particular about hygiene. Keep watching your hands. Do social distancing as much as possible. Obey the government. Wash your hands.”
But he also said social distancing will not stop him from laying his hands on the sick.
“The Lord told me loud and clear, RCCG is my Church. I can take care of my own. I will not be afraid. My God will take care of me.”
“If you are ungrateful, he can withdraw what he has done. Sooner or later, you will need God again, so be grateful,” the Cleric said.
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