By Damiete Braide
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has said when Nigerians embrace God and there is righteousness in the country then the country will become great like other countries in the world.
Pastor Joseph Obayemi, National Overseer, RCCG, made this known during a press conference of the church’s 70th annual convention with the theme, Perfect Jubilee at Lagos/Ibadan Expressway beginning from August 8 – 14.
According to him, this year’s convention is unique and important to us as a church as it symbolizes a major landmark in our epochal and divinely-orchestrated history.
He revealed “Jubilee represents a year of harvest of souls into the kingdom of our God, deliverance of many from captivity and turning many slaves into kings and priests through the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has helped us to carry out these through our numerous outreaches across the world earlier in the year – and we are just starting.
” RCCG was divinely revealed to our late Founder and General Superintendent, Rev. Josiah Akindayomi, in the year 1952. His obedience, zeal, trust in God and commitment to prayer and the word of God truthfully watered the mustard seed that God planted 70 years ago into a behemoth and colossal kingdom vehicle the world is seeing today.
” Over the last 70 years, the Redeemed Christian Church of God has taken the gospel of the Kingdom of God to more than 197 nations and territories of the world with millions of souls saved. In addition, the Church has been committed to human capital development and we are grateful to God that many millions of lives have encountered God, discovered and fulfilled their purpose through the Church.
” The church has equally impacted lives, communities and nations through our various social impact and investment programmes.
Joseph added as a covenant church that was birthed by God’s covenant and still living God’s covenant, we are well aware of our responsibility to the Kingdom of God, our nation of origin and the world at large. That is why our celebration of Jubilee means a lot more than just a celebration of our 70 years of existence.
” As a mission with commitment to the development of our nation of origin, Nigeria, Jubilee is a season where we see God liberating our nation from the many challenges the nation is currently facing – we are confident that indeed, Nigeria will become the delight of all nations.
” As a global church, we affirm our commitment to global peace and the prosperity of nations, families and individuals. Our belief is that this year of Jubilee will mark a total turn around for the world economically and in many other ramifications. God will be asserting His authority as the sovereign owner and ruler of all nations.
He used the occasion to appreciate God in the life of our father-in-the-Lord and our leader, General Overseer Pastor E.A. Adeboye and his wife, Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye for exemplary leadership and yielding to God in taking the Church to where God has destined it to be. We also use this medium to acknowledge and appreciate God in the lives of members of the leadership of the Church, Pastors, ministers, workers, members and other men and women of note that God has used at one point or the other to bring us to where we are today.
He disclosed that some of the activities for the celebration includes Jubilee Prayer Walk which will take place around the world on the 31st of July 2022, Seven prayer huts will be created for people who desire secluded places to pray at different locations on the Campground during the convention.
Other events include free training in technology and digital education to empower thousands of people , 70,000 people will be trained within the period of one year, different sporting competitions, free feeding for millions of people among others.
” There will also be hostel accommodation will be provided to so many of our volunteer workers and many that require elaborate accommodations should request with various accommodation chalets on the camp.
“:The Convention will be transmitted live on all RCCG channels including Dove Television, RTM and all social media channels. ” He concludes.