IT was pandemonium when a ‘mad man’ dressed and swaddled in multi-coloured fabrics saun-tered in the worship centre of Glory Chapel of the Redeem-ed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Agbelekale, Abule Egba, Lagos, last Sunday sending choristers, members of the church scampering in every direction seeking safe haven.
The middle-aged man bran-dishing a heavy stone in his right hand and a tiny piece of freshly sawed piece of wood from a nearby carpenter’s workshop was said to have walked out of the church almost immediately but made a return bid, this time with ferocious campaign just as the parish pastor, Pastor Ladi Akinsanya was telling the congregants about a special guest minister.
The entry of the ‘mad man’ interrupted the announcement as worshippers made for any and every escape route out of the church. Sensing the mood of the church, a middle-aged man simply identified as Baba Dominion was said to have taken a bold step and grabbed the ‘mad man’ from behind creating an opportunity for another to disarm him.
Pastor Akinsanya intervened at this moment, screaming; “Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord” and “Amen, Amen, Amen” interm-ittently obviously trying to calm down the congregation su-ggesting that the “mad man”, as it turned out an evangelical drama minister, was one of the special guests expected to minister at the service.
It took quite a while for me-mbers of the church to settle down to listen to the mini-stration of the “mad man” who immediately capitalized on the confusion to begin preaching, saying “all sins are like mad men before God and just you all were running from me, so God Almighty will detest all sins including female who deliberately entice men via the exposition of their bodies, on the last day.”
He stressed the need for all those who are called by the name of Jesus to be prepared at all times, for the trumpet might sound any moment, stressing that only those who are blameless will be raptured and will reign with the Lord.
After the ministration, the outgoing pastor in charge of RCCG Place of Refuge Area, Pastor Kola Ajiboye who had come to introduce his replace-ment, Pastor Gbenga Adesan-ya to the congregation, prayed for the members and called on them to cooperate with his replacement, adding that it was imperative for him to go so that Elisha would begin his ministry.