Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Adeboye's health

While speaking at the monthly Thanksgiving service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, the General Overseer of the Church has revealed the secret behind his good health which has made his evangelical assignment successful.

The 82-year old spiritual leader informed the congregation at the National Headquarters of the Church, Throne of Grace Parish, Ebute-Meta, Lagos, that fasting, prayer, obidience to God's instructions and having the lifestyle of holiness as the secrets of his sound health.

According to The Vanguard News, Adeboye spoke on the theme: “Renewed Like The Eagle”, saying: “As long as you are connected to the socket of the Most High, the enemy cannot touch you. Every day you will be looking younger, feeling stronger.

“A friend of mine called me at the beginning of this year and asked me, ‘Friend, how are you doing it’? I said doing what? He replied that at over age 80, I am still running up and down as if I am a small boy. I said if I tell him the secret will he believe me? Stay connected to the One who never tires, who never grows old, The One who is always there, the One who does not sleep nor slumber. Remain connected to Him and His Power would flow through you, renewing you strength from day to day.

Continuing: “Not too long ago I travelled to one nation and as it used to be my custom, I decided to go for a walk in the morning and two of my sons decided to walk with me and said okay. After sometime I looked back and I wonder where are these boys? I have left them far behind. When I was returning, I met them on the way and I asked what happened, they said they did not know I am going that far. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

“We are not just talking about being strong physically alone but it includes being strong mentally, spiritually, emotionally.

“I was telling someone what happened to me in 1951 he said how do I remember all these things, remember that those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. All you need to do is remain connected to the source of the Almighty God.

“Samson was so anointed by God that he singlehandedly killed thousands but when he disconnected himself from God, the enemies dealt with him.

“When you plug water heater to its socket, as long as water heater remains connected to the power source and put inside water, it is the water that will be boiling, and the heater would remain hot. But if you unplug this same heater and put it in water, the water would become cold including the heater."