The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye reveals how and why God stopped speaking to him at a cruicial time in his life. In a programme that held at the Redemption Camp, Pastor Enoch Adeboye disclosed to the congregation how he allowed pride into his life and had to suffer for it. Read his exact words below. Read also, How I convinced my wife to marry me – Pastor Adeboye.
“Almost immediately after I got born again, God started speaking to me, I don’t do anything without his guidance or approval. He tells me the road to ply in Lagos so that I can bypass hold up, most of you here know how terrible Lagos traffic is. Fortunately for me, I don’t experience it because God knows a better route.
However, something happened that made him stop communicating with me. I used to be an interpreter to the general overseer or general superintendent like we call it those days. My father in the Lord then just took a special interest in my interpretation. When other pastors in the church then realised that the general overseer liked my interpretation, they stopped calling me to interpret for them and left me alone for the general overseer. Read also, Pastor Adeboye sells off his helicopter.
I became full of myself and started bouncing around as interpreter to the general overseer but an incident happened one day. We had a program and we invited a guest minister to preach. He made a mistake that day, you may be surprised at my definition of a mistake. The mistake was that he asked me to interpret for himself. I was really angry in my spirit but I couldn’t object because it was too late.
I stood up and interpreted for him but in my heart, I was murmuring, I said ‘How could you call me a whole interpreter to the general overseer to interpret for you’. Only if he knew what was in my mind, he would have called another person to interpret that very day. Read also, The humble beginning of Pastor Adeboye
At the end of the program, I was on my way home and God spoke, he said ‘Son, you are now too big to interpret to a man of God other than the general overseer”. After the conversation, God stopped speaking to me, I didn’t hear His voice again.
I suffered, that whole period was like hell, I became a victim of the traffic in Lagos.”
I hope you got the lesson. Pride is dangerous for a child of God. No wonder scripture affirms that God resists the proud but giveth more grace to the humble.