People have challenged me, ‘ why are you always asking your people to fast? Do you want to kill them with fasting? I said, have they complained to you?
They said we are living in the era of grace, I said I know. God bless you with more grace but it is written by the Apostle of grace, I fasted often.
And when they kept on arguing, I said don’t worry, the Bible said, if you are a child of God, you are in the Lord’s army and in the army there all kinds of soldiers.
We have general duties and we have Commandos. Every one of my children will end up a Commando.
Those who can’t take it will go elsewhere. We are not just interested In a crowd, we are interested in soldiers that will be razor-sharp. Soldiers that the devil will see coming and the devil will run. That is what you are going to be for Christ.
As you heard the news, somewhere I think in Akure, a man who was going for evangelism. Who made the lame to work, set the mad man free, that is what it is supposed to be. That is supposed to happen to everybody who is a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Our interest is not fashion, we don’t want to be fashionable, I don’t have to be fashionable. If you don’t like the way I dress, that is your headache.
An Archbishop once said to me, he said I like everything about you except the way you dress, you dress like an hunter. I said I am not an hunter, I am a soldier.
Imitate your dad and then act in faith.
Finally, learn to ask for hard things. You just hear these things and leave it like that.
Do you know if you make up your mind that you are going to contact 100 people by text, by phone, by whatever method, you can do it. Learn to ask for hard things because that was what Elijah said to Elisha.
You know when I was a younger Christian, in the 70s, Friday was prayer night. Elders and those of us who were the youth then, the elders will stop by 2am, they will pray from 8pm to 2am and we will continue. When they close, we the youths will look at ourselves and begin to be happy that they have left us. Girls were not part of us, we will remove our shirts and we will start praying as if the ground should tremble.