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Pastor recounts how God averted imminent death in RCCG parish

by Church Times

Death in RCCG: How God saved teenage girl

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Treasure Bamgbose and Pastor Olawuyi


Pastor of the Solution Centre parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Kayode Olawuyi has narrated how God averted the death of a teenager during a recent Thanksgiving service in the church.


Olawuyi who is the pastor in charge of the area located in Baruwa Lagos said but for God’s intervention, one Miss Treasure Bamgbose would have passed to the great beyond.


Sharing the testimony with our correspondent, Olawuyi a former editor of Sunday Punch said the young girl was miraculously brought back to life on Sunday after she slumped in front of the altar during the Thanksgiving Service .

He said, “14-year old Bamgbose who was brought to the church by her aunt, Folashade Aridegbe, was among the children and teenagers that came from the junior church to the adult church for their thanksgiving and pastoral prayer about 11am. She collapsed on the floor when I was rounding off prayer for them.”

Giving further insight into the incident one of the Ushers, Mrs. Ann Ibagbamien, who was standing almost close to the girl, said she and another colleague “tried lifting her up from the floor but we couldn’t because she was lifeless”.

She recounted, “Towards the end of the Pastor’s prayers for the Children (after their Thanksgiving), she was actually standing around the place I was, when I saw her moving sideways. I thought she was tired and was trying to sit down on a chair at the back, before I knew it, she fell on the ground. Together with another female Usher, Sister Tope Adebayo we tried lifting her up from the floor but we couldn’t really pick her up; as we tried lifting her up, she was going down. We really had issue picking her up, she was battling for life. She was really struggling for breath. So I called on a male Usher, Brother Joshua Oguntoye to join us to carry her. She was at the point of death because her eyes had completely turned white and her legs were stiff. Mummy (Pastor’s wife) came and said we should take her to the altar. The Pastor left the pulpit, came to us and instructed that we take her to his office. Miraculously at the Pastor’s office, she came back to life.”

Mr. Ebunoluwa Oladiran, one of the Church workers confirmed that “she was unconscious as her eyes turned white. It’s only God that revived her because when I saw her, life was already gone.”

Oladiran continued, “She was lifeless. I picked up her hand, she couldn’t control her hand again. Her eyes had completely turned white. God is really doing wonders in this Church.”

When she could not be revived, the pastor’s wife, Yemisi left her seat, rushed to the place and instructed that she should be carried to the altar. Noticing the girl had not been revived just before the instruction was about to be carried out. The Pastor immediately left the pulpit, abandoned his ministration and moved to the place where they were battling to revive her. He thereafter instructed that the girl be carried to his office. She was revived in the course of prayer in the office while the church was praising God intensely.

Olawuyi disclosed that prior to the service, God had given him three revelations of death at the weekend. He said he and his wife had prayed against it up till the time he left his house for the service. He urged the parishioners to have good relationship with God in order to receive revelations of things before they happen. He presented the girl to the parishioners as they jubilated and danced.   He led the congregation to glorify God, returning praises to Him, as he sealed the young her deliverance with the anointing oil, laying of hands and further prayers. He thereafter led the church in prayers for about 20 minutes on preservation of life.

Bamgbose’s aunt, Aridegbe was full of smiles as she expressed her gratitude to God by praising Him.

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