By Olayinka Latona
GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has described divine fruitfulness as God’s mandate and desire for mankind, especially for those who are His true children of God, submissive and willing to do His will. Pastor Adeboye made this known while delivering a sermon at a monthly special prayer meeting organised for pregnant women, youths, singles and their families at the National Headquarters of RCCG, Throne of Grace Parish, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
Speaking on the theme; “Divine Fruitfulness”, he said God hates bareness, fruitless efforts hence the need for the participants to ensure that they are divinely fruitful in their physical, career and spiritual life, warning that such divine fruitfulness can manifest when they serve God diligently and are obedient to God’s commandments.
In his words: “After God made man in His own image, the first thing He said to man after He blessed them is be fruitful and if we are talking about the law of priority that is what is uppermost in your heart is what will come out of your mouth first and you can see that fruitfulness is very crucial to God. God doesn’t want people to labour and there is nothing to show for it, that is not our God. He doesn’t even like people being stagnant.”
The cleric told the congregation that RCCG solidly believes and stands on divine fruitfulness and that is why the church emphasizes on church growth, spiritually and numerically and that is the reason why the church will not give room for lazy ministers who refused to double their church members. “A pastor who says he has the calling of God and his church is not growing the way it should, we ask him to go and start his own church because it means we are not sure that God called him. If God calls you and send you to do something, that thing will grow; our church is a church of growth”, he emphasised.
Enumerating the characteristics of a divine child, Adeboye explained: “When a child comes directly from God, that child will be a source of joy to the parent all the days of his life. One of the ways you know if a child is from God is that it will give joy to the parents all the days of his life. True children of God will lead their parents’ at times when they want to go wrong when it comes to the things of God.”