“Every prophet is ordained to be spoken against. So it is not a problem. It is already written. It is not that it is something that is new,” he said.
Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church has cautioned Christians to refrain from criticizing their prophets, claiming that such an attitude invites God’s wrath.
Speaking against men of God can draw leprosy, according to the renowned cleric who made the warning during the Leadership Empowerment Summit at the church’s headquarters, Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State. Many detractors of Oyedepo’s ministry must have already received their fair share of the punishment, according to Oyedepo, who emphasizes that the warnings are based on spiritual understanding.
Olympics bronze winner Ese Brume plans to wear her medal on bishop Oyedepo- I’m excited and grateful to God says Ese. “It has been a great season for me right from April when I was injured but I never settled for less no matter the challenges.
I keep on pushing and my coach keeps telling me that Ese you can do it. It is not all about the training but the faith I have in God,” Brume said.
I’m super happy that I was able to make the top three. I’ll say I’m not the best athlete but I’m grateful to God for bringing this far. I can’t contain my joy no matter the colour of the medal.”
A man who identified himself as a former pastor of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners Chapel, has claimed he and other pastors were sacked by the church for not generating enough money in their respective branches.
Peter Godwin said in a video that he was employed as a pastor on the 28th of August, 2020, but on July 1, 2021, he and over 40 other pastors were invited and given sack letters.
He said in the video: “Actually, by the special grace of God, our father in this great assembly, Living Faith Church received a mandate from the Lord to plant 10,000 churches in Nigeria and by the special grace of God, I was privileged to be one of the pastors that were employed on the 28th of August, 2020, that was last year.
“So after that, I started working, engaging myself in the work of the Lord. I tried my possible best to make sure I win souls for Christ but unfortunately, on the 1st of July, I received a call that the state pastor wants to see me, so I thought I was the only one. I was surprised, so I went to his office.
“When I got there, I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them, so I joined them. A few minutes later, we were issued a letter. I opened the content of the letter to see what was there and I saw that it was a sack letter.
“The content of the letter says ‘Consequent upon the recent performance review which revealed that your church growth index falls below expectation. Please be informed that your service as the pastor in charge is no longer required in this commission with immediate effect. You are to vacate your official accommodation and hand over all properties including the official ID card to the area pastor before departure’.
So I called the management the next day to know what happened since I wasn’t involved in any dubious activity or evil act. I was told by the management was that the church doesn’t operate at a loss, they also told me the total income that is being generated from my station should be able to cater for my welfare and accommodation, so as a result of low income, I’m hereby dismissed.”