The General Overseer Worldwide of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, told a large congregation in Minna, Niger State that he would not want to live up to 120 years.
Adeboye spoke during a birthday service for Pastor Yerima El-Samaila of the Faith Foundation Church, who clocked 70 years on Monday
He also said he might not preside over the 80th birthday service of El- Samaila.
“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” the cleric declared while delivering the message at the birthday service held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre in the Niger State capital.
“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 there.
“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,” he said.
He urged Christians to be “committed to God more than ever before,” noting that “many Christians are getting distracted from God.”
Christians, he warned, should not forget that they were created to show the glory of God.
He advised men of God to “stop playing with the church and become committed to the Almighty God and do your utmost best so that when you are leaving, you can say you have fulfilled your purpose.”
Adeboye thanked God for the life of the celebrator, his family and his ministry “and commitment to God.”
He said, “It takes a man like you to bring me to Minna at a time like this and I rejoice that I could come”
Pastor Adeboye and his wife later joined El-Samaila to cut the 70th birthday cake, which he (Adeboye) presented to the celebrant.
The Niger State governor, represented by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Jonathan Vatsa; former Information Minister, Professor Jerry Gana; and clergymen from different denominations attended the ceremony.