By Olayinka Latona
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christen Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye last Sunday advised Christian singles to desist from choosing life partners from the social media, adding that marriage contracted through such medium does not last.
Giving the advice during a special prayer/thanksgiving service for matured youths, singles, single parents and their family members at the RCCG National Headquarters, Throne of Grace Parish in Ebute-Meta, Lagos, Pastor Adeboye pointed out that choosing partners through social media platform often results in unstable marriages.
“If you are expecting a marriage that will last, let it be one that is arranged by God. Let me tell you clearly, if you get a wife through FaceBook, you will lose her through the YouTube. You can quote me. Any marriage that is conducted through the FaceBook is going to crash through the YouTube. No doubt about that.
‘Our forefathers have already said it and the translation is what I have already given you. In Yoruba they said: Iyawo taba fi ijo fe, iran loma wo lo.
‘Let God decide for you because when the Almighty God decides to give you your own partner, any obstruction in your way, He will destroy. He is the Lord of hosts. He has never lost a battle”.
In a sermon titled: “Joy Cometh”, the revered man of God urged singles to wait patiently on the Lord for His guidance and they must not be carried away by beauty as yardstick for their chose of a life partner.
According to him, they must get involved in the work of God, noting that true joy and peaceful home can only come from God.
Continuing he goes on to say more about relationships and the importance of being born again, stressing: “It is God Himself that says that it is not good for man to be alone and then He said I will make a help meet for him. He also said be fruitful and multiply and I cannot be fruitful and multiply if I am single and because I am a child of God, I cannot go and fornicate, sleeping around hence who made the commandment made an arrangement and the arrangement is going to be a wedding.
“Joy can be asked for and it is also a gift from God, He gives joy, wisdom and knowledge to those who are good in His sight. Joy is also one of the rewards of salvation”
“Through joy comes from God, devil can never gives you joy, he may gives you counterfeit. If you are expecting true joy, let it comes from the Lord. If you are expecting marriage that will last, let it be the one that will be arrange by God”.