The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has observed that some women consider it a privilege to have illicit affairs with bishops and pastors even when they know it is a sin.
He also called for prayers for popular pastors.
Adeboye made the observation in the Open Heaven devotional of January 29.
Quoting 2 Samuel 11:3-4, he said, ‘when David sent for Bathsheba to have an illicit affair with her, she consented because he was the king. There was a huge gap between the king and her husband who was an ordinary soldier.’
“It may surprise you to know that there are some women who consider it a privilege to have illicit affairs with Bishops, General Overseers, Apostles, Senior Pastors and so on.
“Yes, it is a sin, but the devil has blinded their hearts so much that they now don’t see it as sin. That is why you need to pray for them. Don’t assume that they don’t need your prayers. In fact, the more their influence, the more prayers they need.’
He noted in the devotional that pastors considered popular are usually the target of the devil.
‘He knows that if he can get them to fall and even spoil their reputation, their sheep would scatter and he can begin to feast on them. This is why, instead of joining people to criticise popular Pastors, you should be praying for them.
‘If you don’t support what they are doing and you do not have direct access to them, talk to their employer (God) about it, rather than joining the devil to pull them down.’ Adeboye said
He also called for prayers for popular pastors, ‘ because every now and then, they step into dangerous territories to preach the gospel. Some of them travel through dangerous roads and go to volatile regions to share the gospel of Christ.
‘ Some of them also have to relate with the high and mighty in society, so they need boldness, to tell the truth without compromise.’
He said prayers should also be offered for them to have the boldness and wisdom needed to draw the high and mighty closer to God
‘Imagine its impact on their leadership and spheres of influence. Believe me honestly, when you pray for them, you are praying for the Body of Christ at large and God will bless you for it.’ he said.