By Sam Eyoboka and Olayinka Latona
ACTIVITIES marking this year’s Holy Ghost Congress, an annual spiritual retreat of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, started yesterday with millions of people from different parts of the country who have started arriving since Sunday taking part.
Millions of souls from across the globe are expected to converge on the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for the 13th Holy Ghost Congress.
As early as Sunday evening people from different parts of the country had begun to arrive the sprawling Redemption Camp for the weeklong fiesta. The theme of the programme is: ‘All Will Be Well.’
Men, women, young and old, some carrying heavy luggages containing their their basic essentials that would last them for the period of the programme were trooping in to the Camp as early as Sunday evening.
The weak, the lame, the blind, the sick, the healthy, the rich, the poor, in their thousands, are expected to flood the intimidating 155,520 square metre behemoth known as the ‘Arena’, which was constructed in 2006.
The opening session last night started with praise and worship with very excited worshippers singing and dancing to the melodious music from the altar, while some others were busy praying.
That session was followed by the opening prayer proper which actually ushered in the main event of the day which was the first talk titled, ‘His Word is settled’.
Shortly after the talk there was announcement which was followed by a thanksgiving service for all the past 12 Congresses.
The G.O. had assured all participants that the current Congress with a theme, ‘All Will Be Well’ is a very special one and had therefore urged every participant to believe the Lord and trust in His word.
The second message for the day was titled; ‘His name is Jesus’ and without any doubt, the name is “far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come;”
The church has made adequate arrangement for traffic control, sanitation, water and uninterupted electricty supply.
Pastor Adeboye’s Welcome Address
It is with great joy that I welcome you to this information gateway of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. Established in 1952, we are a growing Church with many branches all over the world.
There are resources here designed to enrich your spiritual life, such as great devotional messages, The Open Heavens and many other resources.
As we move into the Year, 2010, the year of the King, the King of kings will reign in your life. Our great Father will watch over you, support you and enrich your life with Joy Unspeakable. Your time of promotion has come.
The Lord from whom promotion comes will give you wisdom to work with your Divine Partner that will result into Joy Unspeakable for you and your family.
The Lord is set to perform that which He has promised you in this year and your time of rejoicing has come. Your presence here is not an accident for “all things work together for the good of them who love God, and them who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). The One who has brought you is able and faithful to do as He has said.
Just focus on Him as the Holy Spirit takes you through every minute of the year, King of kings will reign in your life.
You are welcome in the precious name of Jesus, AMEN
Pastor E. A. Adeboye, General Overseer
4.00-4.15 Praise, Worship & Prayers
4.30-5.30 Talks & Discussions
a) Trading In the Post-Depression Period
b) SMEs : Getting Ahead of the Competi-
c)Start-up & Operation of Fish Farming
d)Balancing the needs of the Family and
6.00 – 7.00: Prayer & Intercession
7.00 – 8.00: Praise, Worship & Choir
8.00 – 8.30: Talk One – “The Unchangeable Lord”
8.30 – 8.45: Greetings & Announcements
8.45 – 9.10: Special Prayers 1
9.10 – 9.30: Special Prayers 2
9.30 – 10.00: Offering
10.00-10.15: Choir Ministration
10.15-12.00: Talk Two – “The Balm in Gilead”