The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has given reasons for cancelling his church crossover service which traditionally holds every 31st of December.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had issued a curfew between 12 am and 4 am as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Due to the directive, many churches adjusted or cancelled physical crossover services and opted for the virtual experience.
Delivering a sermon at RCCG’s first thanksgiving service of the year 2021 themed, ‘Divine Lifting’, Adeboye said he cancelled his church’s crossover service to teach his congregation a lesson on submission.
Pastor Adeboye said: “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 11 pm 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.”
The RCCG Go also commended officials of the federal government for doing a good job trying to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“They (government officials) 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,” Adeboye added.