The founder and President of Living Faith Worldwide, a.k.a called Winners Chapel. Bishop David Oyedepo has questioned while Churches are shut down and Federal Government allowed markets to operate for hours.
Bishop Oyedepo made this known during his ‘Covenant Hour of Prayer‘ program on Wednesday.
According to him, the voice of darkness is influencing people at various levels, targeting the church because the growth and expansion of the church is the greatest headache of the devil.
Recall that after five weeks of locking down Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari relaxed the lockdown. Some essentials services will be allowed to operate, others like Churches and Mosques are to remain locked.
The fiery Bishop was making his displeasure known and queried the directives. He insisted that the Church is more orderly than the markets if markets are allowed to operate, Churches should not be shut down.
The Bishop said: “There is something wrong; for people to be allowed to be in the market for six hours and can’t be in church for two hours, it is an upside-down way of looking at things,” he said.
“Which one is more orderly? The market or the church? I can smell a rat. The Lord spoke to me on it so strong yesterday.
“I can smell a rat. Behind all this, how do we stop the church from exploding? The people involved don’t know it.
“The voice of darkness is influencing people at various levels, targeting the church because the growth and expansion of the church is the greatest headache of the devil.
Papa, as he is being called by some people, disclosed that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church.
“But the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. The devil and all his agents shall surely pay for this. I don’t know what hospital that records the kind of healing that the church of God records.
“And now hospitals, where people die every day, are open, but the church is closed because the oppression of the devil has no medical cure.”