Adeboye who gave the advice yesterday at the Chapel of Mercy, Dadin-Kowa, Jos, said he was in Jos to commiserate with the family of the late Rev. Isaac Oyebamiji, the Founder and Senior Pastor of Chapel of Mercy, as well as members of the church.
He described the deceased as one of his spiritual sons and apologised for his inability to visit immediately Oyebamiji died.
Adeboye advised family members of the deceased to emulate the good ways of their father and sustain the legacies he left behind.
“It took me this long to come for this visit because we had a close relationship with your late pastor for over 40 years.
“So, it has not been easy with me trying to accept the fact that he is no more, but I’m here today to condole with and pray for his family and indeed all members of this congregation.
“The servant of God has finished his assignment on earth and has gone to be with his maker; ours is to live right, so that we will meet him on the resurrection day.
“But I want to use this opportunity to call on Christians in Nigeria to be united to defeat the enemies of the nation.” he said.
Pastor Olutoyin Oyebamiji, wife of the deceased, thanked Adeboye for the visit and described it as encouraging.
The late Rev. Isaac Oyebamiji, 64, who died in February after a brief illness in the United States, held a doctoral degree in Ministry, with emphasis on Leadership and Preaching from the Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, U.S.