The popular cleric is calling on others to depend instead on only the power of God.
Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye warns preachers to stop using Satan's power to do exploits in God's name.
Vanguard reports the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) offered the stern advice recently at a special programme at the national headquarters, Throne of Grace parish, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
Rather than turning to the devil, he encouraged clerics to always depend on God.
Why preachers need to stop using Satan's power
Pastor Adeboye said, "Power to dominate means ability to be in control of everything around you, be it physical, spiritual, social or politically. When a man has dominion we call him the king and the area where he had dominion is called domain or kingdom.
"When you hear people saying Satan has power but he does not have salvation, it is a lie because all power belongs to The Almighty God. Satan is cunning but Jesus Christ is powerful. To dominate, you need to receive power from God, not from the devil, the devil has lost his power long time ago. If you are trusting herbalist, false prophets for power, they are just deceiving you, as all power belongs to Jesus Christ and he gives it to anyone as he pleases."
He concluded by sharing his personal experience. In his words, "You can dominate those witches and wizards or whatever they call themselves. I am not talking about theory, I know what I am talking about. For 17 years I was running away from my village because the witches there said they want to use me for breakfast, so I ran until I met Jesus Christ. So when I am going now, I announced that I am coming home so that the witches can run away, that is domination".
Source: Pluse ng