Adeboye said this at the birthday service held in honour of Pastor
Yerima El-Samaila of the Faith Foundation Church who turned 70 years.
The event held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Nigeria.
“It is not how long you live but how well you spend your life, I
don’t want to be 120 years old, longevity is good but there is a limit.
“People don’t want to die because they don’t know where they are
going, I know where I am going, I have seen heaven, I have seen my house
in heaven, I know what is waiting for me there, heaven is beautiful,
and I can’t wait to go.
“I want to finish what I have to do here and finish it well, any of
us can go at any moment we have to get ready for home,” Adeboye said.
He therefore challenged Christians to be committed to God more than
ever before, saying that: “Many Christians are getting distracted from
“Christians should not forget the most important reason why they are here, adding that it was to show God’s glory.”
The RCCG leader advised other men of God to “stop playing church and
become committed to the almighty God and do their utmost so that when
they are leaving they can also say they have fulfilled their purpose.”
“It takes a man like you to bring me to Minna at a time like this and I rejoice that I could come.”
In attendance were Niger state Governor represented by the
Commissioner for Information, Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, a former information
minister, Professor Jerry Gana, clergymen, among others.