It is with exceeding joy that we want to welcome all
God's children to the 65th Annual Convention of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, 2017, with the theme: Halleluyah.
Halleluyah as we are aware is the shout of praise to our God. Praise is so important to God that He dwells inside of it. "But thou art holy, 0 thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel." (Psalm 22:3).
This is why in heaven the shout of Halleluyah must never cease because that is God's throne. In one single chapter of the Book of Revelations, it was revealed how four in consecutive times the shout of Halleluyah rang in heaven. (Rev. 19: 1,3,4 & 6) Little wonder everything is in place and in order over there. But not only in heaven must praise not cease, on earth also the shout of God's praise must never cease. The trees of the forest are continually clapping their hands. (Is. 55: 12) Jesus Christ hinted, while He was here in the flesh, that should praise cease from man, the stones will immediately jump into action, shouting God's praise. (Lk. 19: 40)
If in heaven, everything is in place and there is order because the shout of Halleluyah does not cease and this they diligently carry out. We would want to promise God on our behalf, that at this year's convention we will do like they do it in heaven.
We are therefore optimistic , with the cooperation of all of us that during this convention, what has been out of place in our lives will start to fall into place.
In the area of our physical health, everything out of place will fall into place. This is because the presence of the One who inhabits praises will so saturate everywhere on this Camp Ground such that on merely stepping here your health will jump back into place . We should expect the same to happen to our spiritual health. Everyone of us will experience a touch of revival in the mighty name of Jesus.
Those who have been termed barren should start to rejoice because what has been out of place all these while is coming back into place. The Bible says: "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord." (Psalm 113:9).
What has been out of place in our businesses, academics, ministries and career will come back into place.
Wherever God finds worshipers we can be sure there will be encounters of fullness of joy and pleasures
forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
Can I then ask you to get ready to join the rest of the children of God to give God the glory, honour and worship due to His Holy Name during this convention of Hallelujah? And we can assure you, on behalf of my Daddy that you are in for a great time.
Come with expectations, because expectations shall not become disappointment (Prov. 23:18). Come, ready to attend and to be punctual at all meetings. Come, ready to worshi p Him in spirit and in truth for such the Father seeks to worship Hi m (John 4:23-24).
You are all welcome.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye General Overseer