Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has urged Christians to remain resolute in their service to God in spite of the challenges experienced in the country.
Adeboye gave the advice in a telecast to congregation at the 2015 Holy Ghost Congress.
It was tagged: “Floodgates of Heaven.”
The Holy Ghost Congress is an annual event of the church at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adeboye encouraged the Christians not to despair, saying that the challenges would “soon be over”.
The religious leader, who made reference to the Book of 2 Kings, Chapter 7: 1-11, noted that it was not God’s will for Christians to experience stagnation in life.
He described stagnation as a setback in man’s life, which should not be allowed to thrive, adding that it could be caused by the mindset of an individual.
“Stagnation could also be caused by forces beyond a person’s control,” he said.
The general overseer, however, added: “When God opens the windows of Heaven, stagnation will be put to an end and progress will become evident in the life of the believers.
“With the windows of Heaven open, destitution will give way to abundance and abundance is not just having billions, rather it is having more than you need.
“The hopeless will begin to sing new songs of victory as a result of a turnaround in the scheme of things”
Adeboye identified Sarah and Martha in the Bible as examples of people who rejoiced with songs of victory as a result of God’s miracles in their life.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many dignitaries, including the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; and his wife, Dolapo; Akinwumi Ambode, the Lagos State Governor; and his counterpart in Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, also attended the programme.