General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, has advised men of God not to fight women, but to flee when they are threatened by them.
The clergyman gave the advise at a special online service on Sunday, 9th of January 2022. Adeboye re-enforced the importance of fleeing in certain circumstances by citing the biblical example of Elijah who ran after being threatened by Jezebel.
In his words; “Elijah arrived at Jezreel, sat down in his house and was enjoying the victories that had happened. He had just called down fire from heaven. He had prophesied and prayed and there was rain for the first time in three years. He had brought about national revival. He had outrun the chariot of the King.
He was happy but then a message came from the First Lady of the land: ‘I heard what you did on Mount Carmel, I swear to you by my gods by this time tomorrow, you will be like one of the prophets that you killed’. Elijah the great man of God ran, the man who dared 450 prophets ran from a woman.
I know a lot of people have said how could that be? Elijah was very wise. I have told you men of God again and again, don’t fight a woman.
If a woman says she is going to deal with you, run. If you learn to run today, you will be alive to fight tomorrow. The African elders have a saying “the one who knows when to fight and when to run is the one they call the champion”. You must know when to fight and when to run.
When Jezebel says “I am coming for you” Elijah did the right thing. He ran”