Pastor Daniel Olusanya of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Fruitful Vine Parish, Lagos said on Friday that death was an appointment which everyone must keep.
“It is an ordained fact from God which everyone must experience,’’ Olusanya said at the funeral service for late Mr James Bello, a retired Editor-in-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
In his message titled, “The appointment everyone must keep,” Olusanya urged every true child of God to see death as a white horse, which leads to Heaven.
“Whenever there is a call to glory, every child of God must check his or her life, if it is according to the scriptures.
“The most important thing is that when someone departs from this world, he or she should know that they are going to be with the Lord.
“We should check ourselves because one day, we will all keep this appointment with death,” he said.
Olusanya said that he believed that Bello was sleeping in the bosom of the Lord and that he would rise again when Christ comes for everybody.
He, therefore, urged Bello’s family and friends to continue to celebrate his life because he has gone to heaven to rest with the Lord.
In a tribute to her late husband during the Wake on Thursday, Mrs Esther Bello described her husband as a fine gentleman, a good husband, as well as a wonderful and caring father.
She recalled that he was a good Christian who never engaged in quarrels, mudslinging and other negative…