The founder and leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God has revealed that he cancelled the 31st watch night crossover service to teach his church members the lesson of submission.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had given a directive that churches must close their crossover service before 11pm in consonance with the measures set up by the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) to control the spread of COVID-19 as they imposed a curfew from 12 am to 4am.
In a sermon Pastor Adeboye delivered at his church’s first thanksgiving service of the year 2021, he addressed members who lamented over his action to cancel the service.
“I know some of you have been asking me ‘Daddy, why did you cancel the crossover service? We were getting ready to come to the camp to sing and dance and jump’. I will tell you why.
“Reason number one, I saw the opportunity to teach you another lesson on submission. When you obey in agreement with what your boss says, that is called cooperation.
When your boss asks you to do something and you do it, even though you do not agree with him, it is called submission. Submission is when you obey even when you don’t agree.
“Some said by 10pm you should close. Another one said by 11pm you should close. I said, okay, let’s agree and close in our home. So, I said we’ll stay in our house and crossover at 12 midnight.”
Commending the government, Adeboye said they “are doing a very good job, they are trying their best. When you ask a man to do a job only God can do, don’t blame him if he makes mistakes. They are trying and doing their very best, humanly speaking, to protect us.”