– Pastor Adeboye identifies 3 major enemies plaguing man as RCCG Holy Ghost Congress kicks off
RCCG General Overseer Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that the first and biggest victory in life is victory over oneself.
He made this known at the ongoing Holy Ghost Congress of the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). He identified the three major enemies of man as death, the devil, and self – the individual.
Professor Fola Aboaba, a professor of Agricultural Engineering, who is in his 80s formally kicked off the event at the Redemption Camp of the Church at about 8pm on Monday.
Ministering on “Victory over Self,” Pastor Adeboye counted the three major enemies of man as death, the devil, and self – the individual. He however said, with the intervention of Jesus, death has been conquered, and it is now “like our horse to ride to our Glorious Home heaven.”
Similarly, through God, it is now possible to overcome the devil by resisting him, commanding him and staying away from sin to avoid him.
But, as he illustrated, man’s greatest enemy is himself. “The biggest enemy of all is yourself. If you win the battle over yourself then the rest is history.”
There was no time for many of his usual testimonies, but he gave one of a gentleman, whose breakthrough got stalled anytime he got close to one. It was discovered that anytime he was close to having a breakthrough; he was tempted to commit adultery, thereby denying himself of the opportunity of a better life.
When he was challenged to make a commitment to God by praying that he should be made impotent if he committed adultery again, he backed out initially but later agreed.
Today, according to Pastor Adeboye, he has had multiple breakthroughs that have turned his life around. Rather than blame others and look for excuses for our problems, Pastor urges us to do first self-examination to ensure we are living right.
“The first and biggest is victory over you,” he stressed.
He however noted that victory over self, as difficult as it is, can be guaranteed by God.
He added, “If truly born again then you are a child of God and if your salvation is genuine then something in you will say No to sin every time. So, if you are really born again then the seed of God which is in you will guarantee victory
“Jesus overcame and so you and I too will overcome. In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ that no matter the temptation, you will overcome.
God won’t allow you to be tempted more than you can bear, and for every temptation, He will provide a way of escape.
God said specifically that sin shall have no dominion over you.
The power of God Himself will keep you.
The Holy Spirit will help us. We cannot run this race on our own…we need the Help of the Holy Spirit.”