In the face of daunting challenges in Nigeria, General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and his Winner’s Chapel, counterpart, Bishop David Oyedepo, both stressed the importance of praising God regardless of whatever one is passing through.
Dressed in a green outfit, Adeboye who took the pulpit after songs from the Mass Choir of over a thousand members preached praise, showing why there is no excuse for one not to praise God.
He said among every set of people, there are three subsets, comprising those who have lost battles in life, those still engaged in battles, and those who have won battles recent
The RCCG General Overseer, in his ministration at the occasion, described life as a battle field.
Speaking on the main theme of the convention, “Halleluyah”, on Day Five of the programme, Pastor Adeboye said most human beings do not always praise God when battling life challenges, forgetting past victories that God had bestowed on them.
‘’In any congregation, there are three categories of people, those who have just lost a battle, those who are in the midst of a terrific battle and those who have just won a battle and yet the Bible says everybody should praise Him”, he said.
Similarly, David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, stressed the importance of praise.
He listed the power of praise as including the invitation of God’s presence and glory, which provides His favour, healing, access to revelation, breakthrough, and fresh oil.
Oyedepo, addressing the gathering, enjoined the faithful to cultivate the habit of praising God at all times, saying praising God activates God’s wonder, brings down His presence, bring about supernatural breakthrough among others.
Speaking on the topic: ‘’Understanding the wonder of praise”, Oyedepo warned against murmuring among Christians, saying such behaviour only complicates one’s challenges.
The prayer event was witnessed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, including Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Samuel Ortom of Benue, former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko and other top political office holders, top traditional leaders, and many other dignitaries.