By Ayo Arowojolu
The General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, is well reputed for speaking the truth. Being an acclaimed as a holiness preacher, he is not ashamed to freely let people know his humanness, being not a superhuman.
At his first ministration in Egypt sometimes in the late 1990’s, Pastor declared his feeling of trepidation and dilemma while onboard the aircraft conveying his teeming prayer squad and ministers, to the first Holy Ghost Service which held in Egypt that year.
The reason for fear was not far-fetched. Egypt is a heavily islamized country and besides, the way the Bible in the Old Testament depicts the Egyptians and Pharaoh, their King, as grand enemies of the Israelites, who are God’s own chosen people, remains unforgettable.
Pastor Adeboye, narrated the landmark encounter, not too long ago while ministering on Dove Television.
Hear him: “I will tell you a story of what happened when we were onboard the aircraft conveying us to Egypt as we prepared for landing at the Airport for the first ever Holy Ghost Night that was held in that country.
“All the while, what kept going through my mind as we approached that ancient enclave of Pharaoh was with some feeling of trepidation.
“For some moment, I must admit my worry about the herculean task before me as to how to properly present the God of Exodus in the Bible who dealt with Pharaoh and the Hosts of the Egyptians.
“Now, how do i let them know that God loves the Egyptians, despite having drown them in the Red Sea? Recall that Israelites were slaves in the land of Egypt and the Egyptians treated them very harshly, to the point of stubbornly pursuing them even to a dead end. Somehow, God intervened by sinking the entire forces of Pharaoh in the Red Sea”
Soon after landing in the Egyptian capital, the Holy Ghost took over, said the cleric, citing a scripture which reinforced his faith. Zechariah 4:6:Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
In any case, Pastor Adeboye continued: We had a very wonderful time in the presence of God. The power of God was awesome that night as several hundreds of the Egyptians gave their lives to Jesus Christ by accepting His plan of salvation.”
The Bible corroborates the evangelistic drive of Daddy G.O. as Pastor Adeboye is often called, to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole wide world. And, with the help of God, Pastor Adeboye has since almost two decades been organizing Holy Ghost Services overseas, at least twice or thrice every month.
The Bible says in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
Also, not many Christians have fully studied the scriptures to know that God loves all the countries of the world, whether in Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
God has great prophetic purpose and plan for each nation, especially Egypt, as attested to by the Bible in Isaiah chapter 19, verses 18-25:
“In that day, shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
“In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.
“And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
“And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.
“And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
“In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
“In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.”
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