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Oyedepo – Why Should Markets Open And Churches Remain Closed?


Oyedepo – Why Should Markets Open And Churches Remain Closed?

Does the church have same economic impact on citizens as the markets? May be it does and we just don’t know it yet. The Bishop could be right, is he?

I Smell A Rat In The Continuous Closure Of Churches, Says Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel has faulted the continuous closure of Churches in the country as part of measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus virus.

Oyedepo spoke on Wednesday morning at the Covenant Hour of Prayer programme of the Church held at its headquarters in Otta, Ogun State broadcast live to members.

“I can smell a rat behind the closure of Churches. The Lord spoke to me about it. It’s part of moves to stop the Church from spreading,” he declared at the service.

While stating that the people involved in declaring the ban don’t know what they are doing, he said the growth and expansion of the Church is one of the greatest headache of the devil.

“How do you have the markets open and the Churches remain closed? Which one is more organized,” he wondered, stating that no civilization has taken place in history without the influence of the Church.

“The devil is surely targeting the people, but God’s words says I shall build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail.

“Any gang up against the Church shall surely fail. The devil and his agents shall surely pay for this,” the Bishop stated.

Noting that every soul is precious to God, he said it was not logical for hospitals where people die every day to remain open, while the Church where people get saved and healed are closed.

“It’s wrong to continue to have the Churches closed. It’s an upside down way of looking at things.

“I declare that the world is free and the nations are liberated from continuous lockdown.”

Bishop Oyedepo urged Christians to remain fervent in their faith and not forsake fellowships with other brethren either at home or in the Church.

He said it was dangerous for any Christian to stay away from fellowship and not constantly hear the word of God and allow it to impact their daily lives.

Though the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja declared by the federal government has been relaxed with work allowed to resume and market opened, the ban on social gathering, including religious meetings remain in force.

President Mohammed Buhari in his broadcast promised that the ban will be reviewed at the appropriate time based on the curtailment of the spread of the virus.

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  1. Titilayo

    May 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Why is it that is only the Christians that are agitating because of the lockdown? They are not the only religious body that is affected so why is Bishop Oyedepo making issue out of nothing? He has branches outside of our country why is he not at the various embassy to go and make them open his branches over there? I beg he has nothing to say o jare.

  2. Anony-mouse

    May 7, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    If this statement isn’t taken out of context, then i think it is out of line. Comparing an essential gathering to replenish one’s source of nourishment to a gathering Jesus himself said can occur in ANY location is just myopic.Besides ALL religious centres are closed as well, why would it now be a matter of ‘The Church’. The Church of God has no walls, we can meet in our small clusters all over the world under the supervision of our various Overseers and Leaders. That is what i expect from our prominent MOGs in such a time as this. Not tales of propaganda and Anti-science conspiracies.

    • Titilayo

      May 7, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      I agree completely with your views, God is every where, you can fellowship via internet most of our pastors and prophets are being selfish because of their own personal gain at the detriment of their congregation. I can only advice our clegys to practice what they preach which obedience to authority is one. I rest my case.

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