Events as of 1st January 2020:
….in Jesus Name. AMEN!!!
Pastor: 2020 will be your year of breakthrough in your finances. You will buy cars and build houses this year. You will travel abroad this year. Your businesses will grow and expand. For those looking for jobs, you will get jobs in oil and gas companies this year. As we enter into 2020, this year you will see supernatural abundance in all areas of your life in Jesus Name.
Congregation (in large auditoriums): AMEN!!!!!
2020 being the start of a new decade was supposed to be the year of financial abundance. This was the year of BREAKING LIMITS as declared by Bishop David Oyedepo of Winner’s Chapel International. The Redeemed Christian Church of God, arguably the biggest church in Nigeria through their General Overseer, Pastor E.A Adeboye declared 2020, as a year of THE GREAT TURNAROUND. Financial and otherwise.
Everyone wanted a better year and exercising their faith and belief in God hoped for a better decade ahead financially. As the saying goes, “money makes the world go around”.
Then a certain virus happened.
Events as of 5th April 2020:
….in Jesus Name. AMEN!!!
Pastor: This year you will not die. The diseases of the Egyptians will not come near you. The Bible says in Psalms 91:16 “with long life will God satisfy you”. God will satisfy you with long life this year. Psalms 118:17 makes us understand that we will not die but live to declare the words of the Lord. This year death will not come near you. Coronavirus will not come near you or your family in Jesus Name.
Congregation (over the internet): AMEN!!!
The year started with dreams and aspirations. Our prayer points for the year were laden with hopes of marital settlement, financial abundance, wealth, growth and increase all round but as someone humorously pointed out over the internet a few days back.
“We need to uninstall this version of 2020 because it has a virus”.
The virus which originally in Wuhan, China has taken the “unprepared” World by storm infecting over a million people and killing over 50,000 children/fathers/mothers/grandparents. The rich, the poor, the old, the young, the sick, the healthy. No one was exempted from its wrath.
Most people no longer want financial abundance, what’s the use of all the money if we are dead.
We no longer want to marry, what’s use of getting married and end of dying.
We no longer entertain the idea of buying cars, building houses, getting salary increments at work or even earning a promotion when millions are looking their jobs and businesses are closing down on a daily basis as a result of lock-down affecting most countries in the world.
Yesterday, a friend told me her husband forbade her from going out this period. Friends don’t matter anymore, staying alive is the goal.
Life as we knew it has changed forever.
In these weeks of lock-down, self isolation, quarantine, social distancing or any other word used to describe your current state. It’s time to really appreciate and value what really matters.
You know what it is.
APPRECIATE AND VALUE.