By Toby Prince
The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, reportedly obstructed the heavens from pouring down rain on Friday.
This was said to have happened at the Holy Ghost Service of the Church’s 67th Annual Convention with the theme, “And God Said,” while the first message was being delivered by Rev. Joe Olaiya.
According to reports, Adeboye noticed that rain had started falling, but because “God had promised that all the powers in heaven and earth are to support those he has blessed, he reminded the rain it was to support him in doing God’s work and not to frustrate it.”
Immediately, the downpour sezied.
Some members of the congregation had noticed that the rain stopped shortly after it started.
Pastor Adeboye’s sermon, which was mainly decrees, commands and prayers on God’s promises, was one of the many highpoints of Friday night during the one-week Convention.
The two large auditoriums for adults at the Redemption CampAdeboye and a children’s hall overflowed, with some people sitting on the floor outside.
With the three million sitting capacity of the Old Auditorium and six million for the new three-kilometre-by-three-kilometre auditorium, an estimated six million adults must have attended Friday’s evening plenary of the Convention. Everywhere one looked, there were seas of heads.
There was a huge turnout, too, during prayers for babies born in the last 12 months to barren mothers. Happy dancing mothers streamed to the altar area until pools of thousands of mothers were formed in both auditoriums.
“See how many homes where there was weeping over barrenness, have been thrown into joy because they came to Jesus and we cried to Him; now see their joy,” Adeboye, who confirmed he loves babies said and led the congregation to pray for them.