The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has urged Christians to emulate the nature of Christ to overcome life’s challenges.
The revered cleric made this known while delivering a sermon titled, ‘A branch of the Life’, on the second day of the ongoing annual Holy Ghost congress of the church holding at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adeboye explained that Jesus is the vine and every true believer is a branch of that vine.
He said that every branch has assurance from God to do even more exploits than the vine did while on earth.
However, he said the branch must be steadfast in the vine to have such privileges.
“Jesus Christ is the vine while we are the branches. He is the combination of divinity and humanity. As the vine is, so also the branches.
“If you are a true Christian, you are a combination of humanity and divinity. You are human but you are made to partake in God’s divine nature and He will supply the needed strength, power that you need to do His works. Every branch of the vine can do what the vine can do,” the pastor said.
He narrated how he went to the toilet 23 times after eating a particular food in one African country.
Adeboye said on the 23rd time, he could not take it anymore and he prayed for himself and was healed.
He encouraged true believers to pray for themselves and expect miracles.
The cleric reminded true Christians that they were extensions of Jesus.
He narrated a story of Jesus sleeping on a boat while a storm raged, which he said confirmed the human nature of Jesus while on earth.
“But the same Jesus who slept, rose up to rebuke the wind, indicating his divine nature. Jesus was fully human and fully divine when he was on earth,” the pastor noted.
Adeboye said that as true Christians were extensions of Jesus as his branches, “we share divine nature and are capable of doing what God said we could do. As long as we are linked to him and connected to him we have the capacity to do all that he said we could do.
“I once told my children that nobody can kill me because I am already dead. I have been crucified with Christ nevertheless I live. Because Jesus is living in the believer, his blood flows in the believer. On the outside it may not appear to be so, but in actual fact the blood that is flowing in you is the blood of Jesus. Revelation 12:10-11, indicates that the blood has enough power to overcome the devil. If only you can believe, the blood that is flowing in you now can overcome any germ, virus or deadly thing.”