BY SAM EYOBOKA & OLAYINKA LATONA
LAGOS-GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Sunday, urged tenants nationwide to rededicate their lives to God, just as the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, felicitates with Muslims.
Adeboye made the charge at a special prayer session for tenants who are aspiring to become landlords at the national headquarters of the church in Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
Drawing inspiration from the book of Psalms 24:1, “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof,” Pastor Adeboye noted that every land belongs to God and He gives freely to those that are friends with him.
Adeboye, who holds monthly specialized prayer meetings with different sectors of the economy, averred that a house has no value except there was a family, stressing that homes built by God will be filled with joy, happiness and peace.
He said: “A house is an ordinary structure except there is sound of children. God does not just build houses, He builds marriages. The house is of no value except there is a family.
“If you build a house without God’s permission, the house will be filled with bad dreams, sorrow, and death and there will not be peace.”
He prayed for young men and women present at the prayer session so that God will give them their hearts’ desires.
Meanwhile, Cardinal Okogie has called on Muslims in the country to use the Eid-el-Kabir to draw nearer to their creator.
In his Sallah goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah in the country, Okogie said they should go beyond the usual merriment associated with the period and also remember to extend assistance to the less- privileged.
According to him, as Abraham did when he prepared his son for sacrifice to God, all adherents of the Islamic faith must also be willing to sacrifice their time and resources for the good of their fellow men and the nation as a whole.
The Catholic archbishop also called on all Nigerians to eschew bitterness and violence and learn to live peacefully together irrespective of religious or tribal dichotomy.