Bishop Eddie Long attended NYE service at his New Birth Church in Georgia. During that service Bishop Long revealed that the devil tried to get him to stay home that night, and he would have, if it was about ego, or proving something to folks for him.
The devil, he said, asked him “why you going to church? You need to rest. You’re in recovery. I said, let me tell you something. I said if I was going for my ego, I’d lay here. If I was going trying to prove something, I’d lay here. I said God ain’t through with me and sometimes you need to see the skinny Eddie and the big Eddie and all that. It ain’t got nothing to do with physical appearance, it’s what in your heart…You are a Scripture… I want to see you struggle I want to see you fight the devil and get victory.”
According to the AJC, Bishop Long also recalled a time he had “preachers running away from me. Now they’re running towards me. They were running away from me because of mess. They’re running towards me because they say now if God can keep him, teach me how to stand.”