The Redeemed Christian Church of God General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye has announced in a Sunday Sermon that “the return journey to normalcy has started” amid fears of growing cases of the COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Adeboye appreciated the government for the commendable job done so far in curtailing and containing the spread of the virus. He hinted members of RCCG of the good news however he offered serious warnings as failure to heed may cause a relapse.
Excerpt of the admonition reads, “I believe I have good news for us, I believe that the return journey to normalcy has started.
The return journey might not be very rapid or sudden, it might be gradual but it will be steady. I sincerely hope though that when the battle is over, we will remember to give all the glory to God. We thank God for the government, for the efforts they have made.
I believe they have done creditably well because they have had to deal with a situation; the kind they have never seen before and I sincerely do hope that we will all admit that it is not our wisdom, it is not our ability, not our planning, that has given us whatever victory that we have already gotten and we need to return all the glory to God because as the elders will say, “the rain can send you into the same pot more than once” and we really need to give all the thanks to God because we don’t the victories that we have won so far to be reversed. We don’t want a relapse of this scourge.”
Corona Virus has killed about 25 persons in Nigeria including the right-hand man in the Buhari-led Administration; the former Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria, Abba Kyari.
Regardless of the lockdown implemented by the federal and state governments, the virus has been spreading in geometrical progression with over 700 confirmed cases in the country and Lagos state leading the pack.
In the face of all these facts, Adeboye shares that, “The Nigerian Government will first gain victory over the Corona Virus (COVID 19) and normalcy will be restored to the nation before other African countries will begin to win against the pandemic and the world will claim victory.”
The clergy also noted that ”the virus will not go completely. Hence he strongly advised everyone to maintain a hygienic lifestyle and also be wary of travelling abroad except it is absolutely necessary.”
Since the imposition of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun State and the FCT (Abuja), several pastors have taken their weekly and Sunday services online; thereby providing a platform and opportunity to connect with their followers and members by sharing inspiring messages to encourage and bring hope to members through this era of the Corona Virus (COVID 19) global pandemic.