He spoke during the church’s monthly first Sunday telecast monitored by our correspondent.
Speaking on the topic ‘The great expectations’ Adeboye said expectations varied from individuals and situations.
“There is nobody here who can say for sure that he will still be around by tomorrow, nobody. It is God who determines who will still be around by 2023.”
“Someone said to me, ‘sir, who do you think will be president in 2023?’ I said, ‘president of where?’ He said, ‘president of Nigeria’. How are you sure there will be Nigeria in 2023? How are you sure? Can you swear? I pray there will be; so you don’t misquote me but, are you sure?”
While commenting on his expectation, the preacher said it was to see his members in great number in heaven.
He said, “My greatest expectation is that I will see you in heaven. The members of Redeemed will occupy a particular section that the angel will say, you tried. Without holiness there is no heaven; which heaven are you going to?”
Adeboye, speaking about consolation of those mourning, noted that it was easy for others to console the bereaved without feeling the impact.
The 79-year old preacher stressed that having lost a family member, he had a clearer picture of what it was to mourn