General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and the Visitor to Redeemer’s University, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has called on all ‘believers’ to desist from granting attention to, and amplifying negative circumstances around them, even as he asserted that worrying over negativity makes divine intervention difficult.
Pastor Adeboye gave this admonition during the Light-up Crusade in Ede, held recently at the Redeemer’s University Sports Arena, noting that just as the eye is the light of the body, “the spiritual eye gives one the ability to see the invisible, and seeing the invisible is called vision”.
From the book of Matthew 6:22-23, in a sermon titled vision; the much-revered Man of God encouraged the generality of Christians to make a habit of writing down their vision and successive encounters with the word of God.
According to Daddy GO, as he is fondly called, “when God has given a vision, He expects the receiver to run with it. He expects one to act on what has been shown”. Drawing scriptural reference from the book of Habakkuk 2:2a, the former Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President maintained that, “God instructs that vision be written, and made plain upon tables for purposeful execution.” He further emphasized the significance of starting with a vision and running with it, driving home his point with the catch phrase and slogan of Redeemer’s University: ‘Running with a Vision.’
Pastor Adeboye in his sermon, further enumerated the three (3) types of eyes a person possesses as: the physical eyes; mental eyes (also known as the eyes of understanding) and the spiritual eyes, which enable an individual to see the invisible and also see into the future (II Kings 6: 8-17).
He counselled the mammoth crowd which gathered from Ede town and environs to stop seeing negatives like the men who were sent to search the land of Canaan, which God gave to the children of Israel in Numbers chapters 13 – 14, who saw themselves as grasshoppers before the Canaanites whom they believed to be giants. “Be like David, whose physical, mental and spiritual eyes opened, and he saw that he conquered Goliath; and he did,” he said.
The august gathering saw notable names in attendance including the; Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Jackson Adeleke ably represented by the commissioner for housing and protocol, Olusoji Akorede Ajeigbe; Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Bzigu Dali Kwazhi; Timi of Ede, Oba Muniu Adesoji Lawal Laminsa; Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi; The National Overseer of RCCG, Emeritus Pastor Joseph Obayemi; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Pastor Olukayode Pitan; Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi; Former RUN VC Prof. Akinlo Enisan; Provost, Redeemed College of Mission, Pastor Ayobami Oladepo; Regional pastors among others.