In a faith-based programme, that was aired on Dove TV, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye, spoke on the subjects of Marriage, Music and many other things. Hereâ€™s an excerpt of the sermon:
There is a difference between enthusiasm and unruliness. As unstoppable youths we need to be enthusiastic but not unruly.
Out of all the instruments mentioned in the bible for praising the whistle wasnâ€™t mentioned! The whistle isnâ€™t allowed in church, leave it for the football field!
MARRIAGE advice for the Ladies
It is better to remain single than to marry or than to marry the wrong person! Marrying the wrong person is like living in hell on earth and divorce isnâ€™t an option!
Donâ€™t ever think you can marry somebody and change the fellow, if the person doesnâ€™t change before you get married it is a settled case!
If you marry just because a guy is rich, tall and handsome but he not a true child of God, you are heading for trouble! Goliath was Tall, king saul was lanky but he lost his crown. Donâ€™t marry a fool.
If a guy is following you to church just to get you , you will know! some guys are in church just to deceive you but the bible says by their fruits youâ€™ll know them. Bible didnâ€™t say by their words youâ€™ll know them , some guys have sweet mouth! Donâ€™t marry a sweet talking demon, watch their fruits!
If you marry someone who doesnâ€™t believe in holiness, you are the one who dug your own grave yourself cos youâ€™ll only be wife NO 1, many others are likely follow!
Romans 8:31: The reason RCCG weds with the bible instead of a ring is because the bible can never change, the word of God stands forever but a ring can be removed at anytime!
Those who will reach the top must be peculiar! There is always room at the top but only few will get there.
Donâ€™t marry a man who has no job!
Before God gave Adam a wife, he gave him a job! If he says he is a contractor, ask him for evidence of his previous contracts because you might just be the contract he is on about!
MARRIAGE advice for the GENTs
Donâ€™t marry a Delilah! Donâ€™t marry for beauty . Proverbs 31:30 says beauty is vain.
Donâ€™t ever marry outside the church and you have no reason to marry outside RCCG. The reason is that If you are both from the same church even when trouble comes it is easier for the pastors to handle it!
Donâ€™t marry a girl simply because she can sing! In the choir there are some people that can sing but they are falling angels! Marry a prayer warrior! If a girl cannot pray for 1 hour, donâ€™t marry her.
Donâ€™t marry a girl who is lazy! Donâ€™t marry a girl who cannot cook, she needs to know how to do cores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.
Donâ€™t marry a girl who is worldly! If you do, you have carried what youâ€™ll worship for the rest of your life!
Advice on MUSIC.
Music is not music unless it is organised. It must have rhyme, rhythm and repetition.
While the right kind of music keeps the devil away, the wrong music can invite demons.
The number one reason why God chose David to be king was because he was a musician singing the right songs!
It is possible to have wonderful music, music that will refresh you and bring God down without making noise. When the bible talks about making a joyful noise to the Lord, it was talking about shouts of Halleluyah.
In your gatherings, check the lyrics, rhyme and rhythms of your songs you use in worshipping God. As much as youths might not want to sing hymns all day, make sure the songs you sing are really glorifying God not just noise.
Advice on EVANGELISM
As youths, take evangelism seriously! Use your youthful strength for God and be proud to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ecclesiastes 12:1
It takes only a few people to cause a riot the universities, why canâ€™t a few unstoppable youths get up and start a riot to the kingdom of darkness?
RCCG is in many nations all over the world today because your parents worked hard in their youths. When the founder, Pa Akindayomi, died, RCCG was only in Nigeria and I was only 38 when the church was handed over to me. Other youths and I took evangelism seriously! We worked hard to bring the church to where it is now, today RCCG is in many nations of the world! IT IS YOUR TURN to take the church forward.
Joshua 1:1-9, Deuteronomy 34:9: We are to build on the foundation that has been laid for us by our fathers.
The elders are the foundation, the youths are the flowers! Itâ€™s a dangerous thing to be a flower, people pluck flowers but hardly do people touch the roots!If you stay connected to your roots, youâ€™ll not dry up.
The one who is UNSTOPPABLE is the one who wouldnâ€™t allow sin to come in because our God is a Holy God!
If you will worship God with good music not just noise , if youâ€™ll witness without compromising, if you will be different and ready to stand out for Christ, if you are willing to pray with ceasing then youâ€™ll be UNSTOPPABLE.