How I want to be buried the day I die – Bethel Wonder City G.O. Roselyn Oduyemi + What you don’t know about the wife of Nigeria’s first Pastor to buy a private jet

Reverend Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi’s
In a rare encounter with Africa’s
number 1 celebrity encounter blog asabeafrika
last week in the city of Lagos, one of Nigeria’s leading female General
Overseers and wife of late Nigerian Pastor and founder of the Bethel Wonder
city Church, Lekki, Lagos, Pastor Gabriel Oduyemi, Reverend Mrs. Roselyn
Oduyemi revealed how she would want to be buried if the hour of the lord calls
for her to ascend to greater glory today.  Pastor Gabriel Oduyemi is the first Nigerian
pastor to own a private jet in the late 80s.

While responding to a question on
how she felt with the November 9th  2014 plane crash  that killed famous black American Pastor,
Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth and other eight ministry officials at Nassau, USA, Reverend
Oduyemi gave her own interpretation to the whole episode of the sudden death
that claimed the life of the 60 years old prosperity preacher. She started with
an analysis of her own desire if death comes as she sees is as nothing big “If
I die and they bury me by the road side, it is okay. I have told them the day I
die I want a simple wooden coffin”

Reverend Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi, G.O Bethel Wonderland with Celebrity blogger, Gbenga Dan Asabe

“The day your time comes you die. Look, you see me, if I die and they bury me by the road side, it is okay. I have told them the day I die I want a simple wooden coffin. These things will look too much; if you are truly in Christ, the Bible says for me to live with Christ, to die is gain. So, to die is gain, it is profitable when you die in Christ”.

Death, a passport to glory
The very
beautiful and dynamic woman of God who recently launched an interventionist
prayer group the 1-1-1 prayer movement
for the safety of Nigeria in 2015 began by reacting to Myles Munroe’s death
this way “The whole thing about life is purpose you know? Purpose; that is what
life is all about. Now, it doesn’t matter how long you live for, I tell people
I say it in the church all the time; the day I finish my work I want to go.
There is nothing here; I want to walk on the street of gold. I have my mansion
there so what is holding me back? Nothing. And I tell the church I don’t want
you to weep; I want you to have a party the day I die”

“When I got back home that day I was a bit sad, a bit oppressed, a bit depressed but I used the word of God and got myself out of it.  Do you not know the next day another man of God sent me a cheque and I said ‘God, did you hear me?’ Then I thought ‘Okay, this is me, I should be thankful. I should be grateful because God has blessed me, what about that widow who has nobody? What will she be going through?”

Dr. Seye Kehinde  with Reverend (Mrs.) Roselyn Oduyemi 
How I want to pass away
 Adding more shocker to her revelation, the
woman of God who has managed her husband’s ministry in the last 9 years of his
demise without fear and contradiction told asabeafrika
how she want to spend her last hour on earth “I sat down, I have written out
the program I want when I die, I have written it out. The next thing I want to
do is preach my sermon so that that day I will be preaching to people, you see
we make too much noise about death. People are so scared of dying. This (Myles
Munroe) is a man who talks about purpose, this is a man who talks about dying
empty, and it is not how long he lived that matters, the man has deposited his
ideas in millions of people. Here you are reading his book. 
Reverend Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi lecturing members of City People editorial staff during a seminar on blogging by her Associate Pastor Dr. Ope Banwo where the encounter held
He has deposited so
much in the lives of people within a short time; there are certain things I
will never know till I get to heaven so I am not going to sit here and be
questioning the rationale behind his demise. For me, the most important thing
is praying for his family, praying for his ministry, praying that the work will
continue, praying that God will protect his children and comfort his children;
his biological and spiritual children because I have been through that route, I
know what can happen. You know, and for his young son now starting taking up
the work from where he left is not easy. We just all need to pray for him. I am
not going to talk about plane crash, you can die anyhow. The day your time
comes you die. Look, you see me, if I die and they bury me by the road side, it
is okay. I have told them the day I die I want a simple wooden coffin. These
things will look too much; if you are truly in Christ, the Bible says for me to
live with Christ, to die is gain. So, to die is gain, it is profitable when you
die in Christ. So, we are not grieving, his families will grief and all that
but we thank God for his legacies. Look at what he delivered; look at what he
left behind, it is incredible. Look at the millions of lives he has touched
across the world that is incredible. For me, that is the most important thing.
Why the other 8 people were on the flight, why the plane crashed I don’t
understand, when we get to heaven we will know”

“The important thing for me is that I am not in ministry because I was married to my husband who has gone home to be with the Lord. Actually the day he died the marriage ended scripturally. I was not in ministry because I was married to Gabriel Oduyemi, I am in ministry because God called me into ministry and God didn’t die, I have a purpose for my life”.

City People Magazine Publisher, Dr. Seye Kehinde, Mummy G.O. Rev. Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi with IT guru and associate pastor, Dr. Ope Banwo
How I nearly abandoned God’s work
after my husband’s death
Speaking to asabeafrika
on the role of faith and steadfastness, Reverend Mrs. Oduyemi remembered moments that defined the passing
away of her husband and soul mate, Gabriel
Oduyemi
9 years ago and how she nearly abandon the call and the mission
work “I remember one of those days during the initial months after his demise,
I thank God for the leadership in Bethel
(Wonderland) we had vigils every Friday and they (Pastors) will pray for me. On
one of those days we were praying and I just opened my eyes and I said to God
‘God I don’t really think I want to do this thing’. I said because we suffered
so much in ministry. You know we went through a lot, a lot of wickedness, envy,
strife, a lot. And I said ‘do I really want to do this thing, I don’t think
so’. Why should I be the one? my children suffered in school, we went through a
lot as a family, as a ministry and I thought ‘I need to pull out here’ but you
know Jeremiah said ‘the word of God
is like fire in my bones’ if I don’t do this thing it is going to be pretty
worse for me. So, I knew that, that is my life that is my calling, that is my
purpose and that is the reason why I live. And there was no where else to go,
nothing else to do, so I am doing it”
Dr. Seye Kehinde, Reverend (Mrs.) Roselyn Oduyemi with celebrity blogger Gbenga Dan Asabe of asabeafrika
My Life as a Widow Overseer
On how it
feels to be alone without her soul mate, Pastor Gabriel in the last 9 years,
the Ilesa Osun state South West Nigerian born woman of God gave her own
interpretation on the issue of her husband’s exit from her life through death
“The important thing for me is that I am not in ministry because I was married
to my husband who has gone home to be with the Lord. Actually the day he died
the marriage ended scripturally. I was not in ministry because I was married to
Gabriel Oduyemi, I am in ministry
because God called me into ministry and God didn’t die, I have a purpose for my
life. When we stand before God on that Day of Judgment my husband is not going
to speak for me, I will speak for myself. So, I made up my mind to hold unto
God, to look unto Jesus and continue with the work. God has blessed me with
wonderful Pastors. From the senior pastor to all the pastors, God has blessed
me with loyal people, hardworking pastors, pastors who love me, pastors who
love the work to continue. Has it been a journey? Yes! Have I gone through
stuffs? Yes because everybody goes through trials in life; we stand by the
grace of God”
Reverend Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi, G.O. Bethel Wonderland ministry taking her leave after the visit
Life as a female G.O.
This blog
asked Reverend Mrs. Oduyemi to define what it means to be a female General
Overseer and she gave us her own definition of the role she is presently
playing. This is her definition “When it comes to church; in the realm of the
spirit male and female are one, the Holy
Spirit
in the man is the Holy Spirit in the woman. Number two, the church
belongs to Jesus Christ it is not
your personal property. And so, you follow Him, you listen to Him it has to do
with motive, what is your motive? What is your agenda? What do you think God is
asking you to do? Are you there because you want to be known; are you there
because you want to be popular? Are you there because of financial gains? I am
so sorry for people who think that they are starting church to make money. If
truly God has called you then you depend on Him for everything. And I am
talking for those of us who depend on Christ and no other source; he is the
author and finisher and perfecta of our faith. It begins and ends with Him. So,
when you know that you are going to lean on Him, you are going to trust Him.
You are going to depend on Him, you are going to follow His words; you are just
going to make your life all about Him. You will look up to Him”
Reverend (Mrs.) Roselyn Oduyemi lecturing members of staff on the need for unseizing prayer in 2015
Celebrity blogger, Gbenga Dan Asabe with IT Guru and Associate Pastor, Dr. Ope Banwo seeing off Reverend Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi
Why I started a Widow’s Ministry
Today, Roselyn Oduyemi Global Outreach (ROGO)
the pioneer of the 1-1-1 Prayer movement
for Nigeria 2015 and 10, 000, 0000 prayer project has become one of the
formidable platforms on which Reverend
Mrs. Oduyemi
is reaching out to thousands of people to propagate the gospel
of Christ and the beauty of humanity, she told asabeafrika what prompted her into establishing ROGO “Yes, ROGO
Ministries is about reaching out to people, making a difference. I will tell
you something, you know about four years ago I went for a television interview.
One of my brother and friend who is a big man of God was also being interviewed
and it was Christmas time and they were asking him about Christmas and his
family; and he said ‘I will do this for my family, I will do that for my family
bla-bla-bla’, and where I sat my heart was just sinking because I thought ‘oh,
God! ‘My God; and I began to remember how my Christmas as a family (When hubby
was alive) used to be and I was just getting sad and sad as this man was
talking. And I said to myself ‘get out of it’. Ok, life has not ended. When I
got back home that day I was a bit sad, a bit oppressed, a bit depressed but I
used the word of God and got myself out of it. 
Do you not know the next day another man of God sent me a cheque and I
said ‘God, did you hear me?’ Then I thought ‘Okay, this is me, I should be
thankful. I should be grateful because God has blessed me, what about that
widow who has nobody? What will she be going through?’ I went to church and I
spoke to the pastor in charge of the women, I said ‘this Christmas we want to
give gifts to widows’ and she said ‘ok’. So the Lord helped us to put together
some gifts and I said we want widows from our environment because we didn’t
have a lot of widows in church. 
City People magazine publisher, Dr. Seye Kehinde introducing Reverend (Mrs.) Roselyn Oduyemi to memebers of editorila staff
Reverend Mrs. Oduyemi with her team take a rare pose with City People Publisher, Dr. Seye Kehinde
That year we had about a hundred widows and I
said I don’t care, let them just be widows weather they are Muslims, Christians
or anything, let them just be widows. Do you not know, widows came, from widows
in their eighties to widows in their twenties, we had a little party for them
and bought a piece of clothe; six yards of Ankara
for each one. When we started giving them and I saw this old women dancing, I
just began to weep. I was crying. Because you saw women who you knew have gone
through stuffs they didn’t have to tell you their stories. That was how we
started the widow’s ministry. Initially I wasn’t going to do it. Today, we are
reaching out to widows, we are reaching out to children, and we are reaching
out to young people. It is all about reaching out, reaching out and making life
easier and better for people because there is too much pain and too much hurt
in our land. That is what I am teaching and training, being there for people”
Reverend Mrs. Roselyn Oduyemi’s wonder-on-heels set to leave
(Read
“Why Nigerians Must Pray in January 2015” and “Why Pastors are buying
Private
Jets” by Roselyn Oduyemi
on this blog tomorrow morning)

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