Pastor Adeboye has told members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, that they can resume worship in church.
This was after the Lagos State Government announced August 7 as the resumption date for worship centers which have been on lockdown since the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Adeboye who spoke in a broadcast titled ‘From Lockdown to Leaping Up’ advised the members to wear a face mask and observe other COVID-19 protocols.
“I encourage you all to go back to church for fellowship and begin to enjoy the benefits of corporate prayers again. The Almighty God in Hebrews 10 vs 25 said that we should not forsake the assembly of one another.
“There are those who will talk to you and say ‘why don’t you continue to stay at home? After all, you can pray at home and God will hear you’. Yes, I agree. Anywhere you cry unto Him, He will answer. But He says specifically in Matthew 21 vs 13 that His house is called the House of Prayers.
“He himself designated the House of God as a place where you will pray and the answer will come fast. That is the reason why David says in Psalm 122 vs 1 that I was glad when they said unto me, let us go to the house of the Lord because He knows that when you go to the house of the Lord, you will be in his presence where there is fullness of joy,” Adeboye said.