Pastor E.A. Adeboye took to Twitter and YouTube to release a message following the funeral of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God thanked those who have sent messages of support to his family after his 42-year-old son died suddenly.

He added that nothing happens in life without God’s knowledge.

In the 10 minutes video posted on YouTube and reshared on Twitter, Pastor Adeboye said that when God talks, you submit and cannot refuse him, even when it’s not convenient for you.

He added that his son’s death at 42 is not unusual.

“Death is not a function of age. Young people die, old people die, children die,” he said, adding, “We have also learnt it’s not how long you live, it’s how well.”

He used Jesus Christ and John The Baptist as examples of people who died young

He continued: “We have lost a champion… Let us consider him as a seed that we have sowed… Let us prepare for a very special harvest.”

Sharing the video to Twitter, his caption reads: “We lost a General but we didn’t lose God. One man down, we regroup and advance!”

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