Don’T Cry For My Son Keep Praying For Us Pastor Adeboye
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has urged Nigerians not to weep over the death of his son, Dare.
Instead, he requested prayers for his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, the widow, his children, grandchildren, and the rest of his family.
According to The Country, Dare, the third child of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, died last Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he and his family were based.
Before his death, the 42-year-old was the Assistant Pastor in Charge of Region (Youth) 35.
On Tuesday, the father of three daughters was laid to rest.
Adeboye thanked Nigerians for their outpouring of love in a 10-minute, 55-second video posted by his son, Leke Adeboye, and obtained by The Nation on YouTube.
“I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for this outpouring of love, not just for Dare, but for myself, my wife, the widow, the children, and the siblings as well.
“I am deeply thankful, and I am sending you this brief message not only to express my gratitude, but also to let you know that we are loved by God, and because we are loved by God, we are more than conquerors.
“I want you to understand that God, who knows the end from the beginning, knew long before the world’s foundations that what has happened will happen.
“And because His word is unchangeable, He said that to those who love God, all things work together for good. We may not recognize it right now, but what has happened will benefit us as people, families, and a denomination.”
Dare Adeboye, Adeboye’s late son, was identified as a “champion” by Adeboye.
“Cry if you like, but don’t cry for Pastor Dee (as Dare is affectionately known), because he is resting in glory,” he said. Cry because you are the one who is really fighting.
“Anyone who has seen heaven will not be saddened by Pastor Dee’s death because heaven and earth are not comparable. But battle bravely for we will meet again on the morning of the resurrection.
“I want you to know that God, who knows the end from the beginning, knew what was going to happen even before the world’s foundations were laid.
“And because his word is unchangeable, he said that to those who love God, all things work together for good. Even if we don’t understand what’s going on right now, it’ll all work out in the end.
“Dare himself said in one of his sermons that God doesn’t need a visa to pay you a visit or do whatever he wants in your life.
“And, as I previously said, death is not a feature of age. Young adults, elderly people, and children all die. It’s not just how long you live, nor how well you live. Even Jesus Christ, who lived to be 33 years old, died. Despite the fact that John the Baptist did not live to be 34, he was the best.
“We’ve lost a champion,” says the narrator. That is something you would agree with me on. Consider him a seed that we’ve planted, and prepare for a special harvest.
“I want us to unite our forces and create more champions like Damilare who will go around the world and shake the world for Jesus Christ. That is the only way we can pay tribute to his memory.”
“The church of God is marching on,” he said. It makes no difference what the devil is thinking right now.
“On the day the Lord Jesus Christ died on the Cross, the devil rejoiced, but he had no idea what was about to happen. When Job lost all of his children, the devil rejoiced, but if only he had known what was coming,” he added.