2023: God hasn’t told me who’ll be president – Adeboye
General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says God has not shown him who will emerge president in 2023.
He made the declaration during the Cross Over Service at the church’s international headquarters, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The respected cleric noted that many people had been asking him who would emerge as president in 2023.
Adeboye noted that he was asked a similar question in 1993 when he was President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Addressing the congregation, Adeboye said. “I just want to give you a hint of what Daddy (God) says is in store for the New Year. There are all manners of prophets out there. So, you will be hearing all manners of prophecies in the coming days. I am talking to you my children, not criticising anybody. I have my duty to make sure I teach my own children.
“When God speaks, He speaks specifically. There is no may be or perhaps; He speaks. So, if you hear somebody prophesy, ‘It is likely one of the following people will succeed’, that’s not a prophecy; that’s personal opinion. When God speaks, He will say, ‘This fellow will succeed, that fellow is not going to make it’. That is the way God speaks; He doesn’t say, ‘It is likely’.”
He added, “When God speaks, some of the things He says may baffle your brain a little. Let me give you an example. I have always told you I am not a prophet; I am only a pastor but I hear from God once in a while.
“Years ago, there were three people contesting to be President of Nigeria— (MKO) Abiola, Aminu Kano and (Bashir) Tofa. At that time, I was President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and so the other Pentecostal people asked me, ‘Sir, what do we do? Who do we vote for? There are three of them – all Muslims. Who is going to win sir?’ I said, ‘None’. They said, ‘How can that be? If you toss a coin, when it lands, it is either head or tail’. I said, ‘None’.
“They said, ‘Why?’ I said because God told me. He spoke in parables. He said the winner will be the loser, the loser will be the winner and luckiest of them is Aminu Kano. Aminu Kanu died before the election. Abiola won but he never got to the throne and the fellow who lost at least didn’t have the embarrassment of winning and not reigning. The winner is the loser and the loser is the winner, the luckiest of them was the one who died. When it played out, my colleagues came to me and said, ‘Well, it seems as if you really heard.’”
Adeboye reiterated that prophecy is not guesswork, explaining that, “For example, if somebody asks me today like many people are already doing, ‘Daddy, who is going to be our next President?’ The answer is: I don’t know. ‘How can you say you don’t know? You’re Daddy’s (God’s) son.’ He hasn’t told me yet. You don’t do guesswork with prophecy.”
The cleric, who grouped his prophecies for Year 2022 into three categories— personal, Nigeria and intercontinental— said God told him specifically that in 2022, “More than 80 per cent of projects starting in 2022 will succeed.
“This year will be a year of the emergence of previously unknown stars.
“In spite of everything happening, this year will be a year of some massive breakthroughs (in science and finance).
“Infant mortality rate will drop by at least 50 per cent,” he said.