I’m alive today because God is wonderful, Pastor Adeboye says as he celebrates 82nd birthday

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says he is alive because God is wonderful, recalling how he once escaped death by the whiskers.

Today Saturday, he celebrated being 82 years old by giving a speech at the Redemption Camp, located near the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun.

Adeboye described the incident, which he said would have taken his life many years ago if God hadn’t intervened miraculously. He brought up an earlier account of multiple accidents in which the cleric and his wife avoided death in different occasions while traveling to Ilorin, Kwara, provided by his former driver.

The most terrifying, according to Adeboye, was when their car collided with a trailer traveling at top speed on a tight path near a bridge with a river beside it.

“Somehow we passed,” he said, noting that it was a miracle that they escaped unhurt in the incident, which left both him and his driver shaking. Adeboye said the escape amazed his driver, that all the way to Ilorin, all he was repeating was ‘wonderful.’

“That I’m alive today is because His name is called wonderful,” he said, and prayed that God would be wonderful in the lives of the people.

Adeboye appreciated the church members for celebrating him, praying that none of them would die young, and that they would be greater than him.

He said that his 82nd birthday anniversary also marked the 38th anniversary of the monthly Special Holy Ghost Service organised by the church.

Adeboye thanked God for the lives that had been touched through the programme.

The cleric, at the event, went on to preach on the theme of the Holy Ghost Service – On Eagles Wings.

Preaching from Exodus Chapter 19, he said, “When God hears and takes notice of a person, the life of such a person changes for better.

“God can grab you from the lowest point on earth and put you on the throne.”

According to him, when one’s case is beyond any human assistance, the God who knows will send help.

The cleric said that all God required was faith and holiness, and He was able to give sweatless victory.

He prayed that God would hear the cries of the people, carry them on eagle’s wings and deliver them totally like He did for the children of Israel.