Widow of the late son of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Dare Temilade, has said that her husband did not die but only slept.
Mrs Adeboye poured out her heart yesterday during an “Evening of worship and tribute” service held in honour of her late husband at RCCG House of Favour, Redemption Camp, Kilometre 64 – 48, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
Dare passed on in his sleep last week Tuesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he’s based. He was 42 years old.
The service was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Pastor Dolapo; former Ogun and Ondo states governors Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Dr Olusegun Mimiko; wife of former Imo State Governor Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) President Bishop Wale Oke, among others.
The Pastor-in-Charge of Lagos Region 35 (LP35), Pastor Bisi Akande, presided over the service.
Speaking during the service, Mrs Adeboye said;
“I do not mourn him at all. I weep because he left me. He slept, he did not die. My husband said, ‘if I die today, I know I am fulfilled. I’ve done what the Lord has asked me to do’.
“Pastor Dare, my husband, was a wonderful person. He was amazing in every sense of the way. I do not mourn him at all. I weep because he left me.
“He slept, he did not die and I know, I am sure because on the resurrection morning, he will rise again and we will see him in glory. I am sure because he was saved. I am sure because he believed in Christ. His salvation was sure, it was certain.
“It is not a matter of how short, it is not a matter of time, but how well and he lived well. He lived a good life, He lived to the glory of God. He lived, he served God. His life was dedicated to Christ and that is why I am sure that he is in Heaven. I am sure that he made it.
“I want to say brethren today, if you are not sure of your salvation, if you are not sure if you sleep tonight, you might not wake up tomorrow.
“You are not sure of where you will be in eternity. You have not given your life to Christ at all. If you are here today, you heard and perhaps you just came to see.
“Yes, It’s true, he is sleeping in the Lord. But are you sure of yourself? Are you sure of where you will be? Are you sure of eternity?”