The 25th Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) -The Americas was rounded off gloriously on Friday, August 20, 2021 with prophecies that God will give the Church, as well as individuals that attended the program, onsite or online, new, spectacular beginnings.
Ministering on the Festival of Life night of the three day Convention (August 18-20, 2021), the General Overseer (G.O) of the RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, said that God’s purpose for RCCG-The Americas is for an expansion beyond human comprehension.
The General Overseer ministered on the theme of the Convention, “A New Beginning,” with the main text as Ezekiel 37:1-10. The program was held in the Church’s expansive Camp ground in Dallas Texas and had worshipers from across The Americas and beyond in attendance.
Pastor Adeboye, while reacting to information by Pastor James Fadel, the Continental Overseer of RCCG-The Americas, who was recently promoted to Assistant General Overseer (AGO) and member of the Governing Council of the Church, of the major achievement of the herculean task of enclosing of the 20,000 seater Pavilion in the Camp, said that God had revealed that the level of expansion that is coming cannot be walled in.
He said that big as the Pavilion which presently serves RCCG-The Americas is, that it would soon be too small for Dallas alone.
What used to be RCCG North America Operations (RCCGNAO) was recently promoted to become RCCG-The Americas, made up now of North America, South America, Central America, The Pacific and The Caribbean.
Using the anchor scripture, Pastor Adeboye said that the winds that would bring about the glorious new beginning, similar to the winds that caused the dry bones to come alive and become an exceeding great army would cause withered hands to come alive again; would touch legs for accelerated progress and rapid promotion; would touch eyes for new visions of greatness; would touch ears to begin to hear clearly from God and would touch mouths to sing praises, pray, shout for joy and testify of mighty miracles.
The highly respected Cleric prophesied that a new beginning of greatness is coming to someone, but counseled that when the greatness comes, the person must not forget God.
The person must be ready to cooperate totally with God; must be ready to go for Jesus wherever the Spirit of God leads and must focus on things above not beneath. The person must also, as they begin to hear clearly from God, be ready not to harden their hearts, but be ready to be corrected by God; must be ready to sing the praises of God and must be aware that whatever they say or decree will be established.
Pastor Adeboye further prophesied, among other declarations, that people’s stars will begin an upward journey and that lives will begin to radiate the glory of God.
He noted that God caused the Prophet to prophecy twice, pointing out that the first prophecy was for restructuring, to rearrange or bring back together what had been scattered, while the second was to bring to fulfillment what God had purposed.
If God has promised anybody anything and it looks like it is not coming to pass, he said, the person should check himself or herself.
The eventful program witnessed different other ministrations by Pastor Adeboye and his wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye and other Anointed Ministers of God, including the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), who is also a Senior Pastor of the RCCG. Guest Ministers from other ministries also ministered at the Convention.
There were Bible Study sessions, prayer walks, break-out sessions for men and women, graduation of students of the Bible College and the School of Disciples (SOD), ordination of Deacons, Deaconesses, Assistant Pastors and full Pastors of the Church; presentations, including by the African Missions North America (AMNA) and Pastors’ Seed Family (PSF), as well as a Holy Communion and Anointing Service and the Festival of Life.
Pastor Adeboye also took time off to go round to dedicate some projects completed in the Camp Ground despite the difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown of 2020, by the unprecedented and devastating snow crisis of 2021 in Texas and by other hurdles placed on the way of the leadership of the Church in The Americas.
The completed projects include the Rev. Josiah Akindayomi Meditation Park (named in honor of the founder of the Church), the Welcome Center, a 150 seater Prayer Chapel and Prayer Trail, 150 trees planted to support the green and eco system in the Camp and the 20,000 seater pavilion, which the G.O prophesied will soon be too small for Dallas alone.
The praise and worship sessions were exceptional, the prayer sessions were intense, fervent, the testimonies were spectacular and the prophetic declarations will all, surely, come to pass.
It is, truly, a Convention to remember. It was a landmark (Silver Jubilee) Anniversary Convention, the first Convention since RCCG North America Operations was promoted to become RCCG-The Americas and the first Convention since the Continental Overseer, Pastor James Fadel was promoted to Assistant General Overseer (AGO) and member of the Governing Council of RCCG Worldwide. Indeed, a glorious New Beginning.