Shiloh 2016: Nigeria will still experience gross darkness – Oyedepo

The General Overseer, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), David Oyedepo, said that Nigeria would still experience gross darkness. He called for special prayers to overcome the difficulties.

Mr. Oyedepo, who was quoted in a live streaming broadcast, described the economic downturn in the country as a holocaust.

He noted this at Canaan Land in Ota, Ogun, during the annual Winners Chapel prayer convention, Shiloh 2016, tagged “My Case is Different’’, taken from Genesis Chapter 47 Verses 15 to 27.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the annual programme was a mountain of divine encounter for salvation healing and deliverance.

“Anyone who keys into the kingdom investments covenant will overcome the gross darkness that awaits the world.

“As Christians, you should understand and have the spirit of giving no matter what it takes to give,” Mr. Oyedepo said.

Reacting to the programme, some Abuja residents expressed joy and fulfilment, saying they had a lot to be grateful to God for.

Deborah Peters, a member, said that Shiloh was a refreshing programme that was meant to make every Christian experience divine breakthrough and increase in their lives.

Ms. Peters advised Christians to be open minded with their concerns at this period and all times so that they would encounter God’s visitation.

“We have to make sacrifices of giving like Papa (Mr. Oyedepo) pointed out so that we will encounter increase, breakthrough, unending grace, protection and even deliverance.

“For us to gain all of these, we have to, with the help of the theme of Shiloh open up to God to have his way in us.”

Rose Benjamin, a member that attended the programme from Kaduna, urged Christians not to take their encounter with God for granted for it must be followed with testimonies.

Ms. Benjamin said she encountered God because she believed Him for a divine intervention in the aspect of pregnancy and her prayers were answered.

“God took me to a different level I never expected; that is why it is good to pray fervently without season.

“My husband and I prayed and believed God for divine intervention; it was our topmost prayer point and we held onto every prophecy declared by Bishop.’’

On his part, Damola Arogundade, a driver, said he encountered God’s presence in the 2012 Shiloh after he had obeyed all what the Bishop asked the congregation to do during the impartation service.

Prominent clerics from all works of life were represented at the programme as well as nations.

Recession: Tougher Times Ahead- Oyedepo

Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that Nigerians will experience harsher economic challenges.

He, thereby, enjoined them to draw closer to God in order to survive the impending tough economic climate.

Oyedepo said this on Tuesday during the opening session of the annual Shiloh programme of the church in Ota, Ogun State.

According to a statement from the church, the opening session was witnessed by over 2,000 delegates from 41 countries.

“It looks tough presently but it’s going to get tougher in the days to come. Obedience to the terms of covenant will put you in total command. When all your obedience is fulfilled, all opposition is brought down,” he said.

Alluding to the Bible, the clergy said that recession was not a new phenomenon, urging the audience to be committed to God to have exemptions.

“However, from scriptures, all the children of the covenant, who walk according to biblical truth will always enjoy exemptions from the gross darkness and evils plaguing the world,” he said.

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Don’t criticize the high school fees at my university, God approved it. – Bishop Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo, the head pastor of Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, has berated critics of his church-owned Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.


According to these critics, the tuition fees of the missionary high institution are roof-high, making  education way out of poor people’s reach.


However, Oyedepo speaking during a podcast shared to members during the weekend was quoted saying:


The school fees has God’s approval and is in accordance with the quality of facilities provided by the university in meeting the educational needs of the nation.”


The well-respected pastor also acknowledged that one of the school fees critics was infected with a chronic disease and it took his (Oyedepo’s) intervention “before he was restored to dignity.”

Graduate Impersonates Bishop Kukah To Defraud Oyedepo, Dantata, Others

A graduate of Political Science, Jehu Kwasu, has narrated how he impersonated the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah and defrauded prominent Nigerians of millions of naira.

Kwasu said his victims included Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwide, who he claimed gave him N500,000; the Chairman, Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, N1m; Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, N500,000; businessman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, N2m.

He allegedly collected the sums for Internally Displaced Persons.

He said, “I collected N500,000 from Otudeko, CEO, Honeywell: From Admiral Kanu, I got N500,000. I also got N500,000 from Bishop Oyedepo and N2m from Dantata. I also got money from Gen. Wushishi and others.

“I opened a Guaranty Trust Bank account in Bishop Kukah’s name. I registered a SIM card in my name, but used Bishop Kukah’s picture on my True Caller account, so that when I call, his picture would appear (on the recipient’s phone.)”

Kwasu, who is serving a two-month sentence in the Keffi Prison, admitted on Friday in Abuja that he realised over N5.7m.

Police sources said only N1.7m was found in his bank account, adding that the suspect spent most of the money he made on girls and hard drugs.

It was gathered that Kwasu, the son of late Anglican Bishop, James Kwasu, also exploited his father’s name, to extort money from the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, when the latter was the Speaker, House of Representatives. The 25-year old explained that he defrauded his victims by soliciting money on phone to cater to IDPs in the country.

The cleric’s son stated that he obtained a passport with the name, Mathew Hassah Kukah Jehu, and also opened an account with the GTB in the same name.

He said, “I called people on the telephone and told them I was Bishop Kukah. I used his picture on my True Caller account, so that when I called people, they would think he was the one talking with them.

“I also obtained a passport in Bishop Kukah’s name which I used to open an account with GTB. The money I realised was paid into the account and I used an Automated Teller Machine card to withdraw it.”

Punch Metro gathered that Kukah was alerted to the scam by some people close to him. The cleric was said to have petitioned the police, which asked the bank to place a “no debit order” on the account.

Following his inability to withdraw from the account, Kwasu was said to have visited the bank to complain, where he was arrested.

Findings indicate that Kwasu had earlier been arrested and remanded in prison for impersonating Bishop Steven Akobe of the Anglican Diocese of Kabba, Kogi State, but was granted bail.

The police said Kwasu had also attempted to extort money from Senator David Mark, claiming to be Akobe.

“Mark said I should come for some money, so I sent my girlfriend. But she was arrested and I was taken to court and sentenced to two months imprisonment or N9,000 fine,” Kwasu stated.

It was gathered that the suspect, who had two female siblings, sold his deceased parents’ house in Kaduna for N10m and lavished the money on girls and a profligate lifestyle.

The Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, stated that Kwasu was arrested by the men of his command, after Kukah complained about his activities.

The CP said, “We received a petition from Bishop Kukah alleging that the boy had been impersonating him and extorting money from prominent people. So, my men went to work and were able to track the suspect and arrest him. He is a habitual criminal and I would like to advise the public against responding to emails or phone calls from unknown persons requesting financial support for one cause or the other.”

Mustafa also called on the public to report every suspicious phone call and email to the police for investigation.

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Oyedepo Blames Nigeria’s Woes On Systemic Failure

The Chancellor of Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has traced the socio-economic challenges confronting Nigeria to systemic failure.

Oyedepo,who is also the founder of Living Faith Church, said there was no point blaming political parties or individuals for the nation’s challenges.

Oyedepo made this declaration during an interaction with newsmen at the fifth founder’s day celebration of the university .

The cleric added that, “our problem is a systemic problem not political or leadership problem and we must find solution to it. Nigeria will not go down the drain, we will proffer solution to it.”

He,however, urged the present government to be more sensitive to issues that affect ordinary people, noting that things had not been working well.

According to him, “where we are today is not where we should be. The effect of the forex has a lot to do with small scale industries and that is where the bulk of Nigeria employment is.”

“ Anybody can make mistakes but if people in the authority are not sensitive to the cry of the people, we would keep making more mistakes. My understanding is that it is never late to be right. If a decision is made and we discovered it is not right we should do an informed review,”he stated.

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Jonathan Visits Adeboye, Oyedepo Ahead Of May 29

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday held separate meetings with two top Nigerian pastors based in Ogun State.

He met with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.

Oyedepo’s church is located in Ota, Ogun State while that of Adeboye is located at Mowe along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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Bishop David Oyedepo’s Prophecy About 2015 Elections

President and Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that in these last days, many nations who are currently facing economic woes will soon begin to merge with other nations for survival.

Speaking during the fourth service at Faith Tabernacle, the 50,000-seater capacity which serves as the headquarters of the church, also known as Winners’ Chapel, the faith preacher stunned members his followers Sunday March 8, 2015 when he declared that in the light of the current economic crunch happening all over the world, some nations will, out of frustration, practically beg other nations to absolve them, a situation he termed ‘divine judgment”.

He also assured Nigerians that the forthcoming general elections would be peaceful, urging that those who are currently relocating their family members abroad for fear of a breakdown of law and order, before, during and after the elections to desist from it: “What is happening on the earth today is divine judgment, but within that context, God has ordained an exemption programme for His children,” he thundered. “We have never had crises all over the world like we’ve had in the last few years. In those days, it used to be two nations fighting. But these days, many nations are fighting at the same time,” he continued.

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Primate Elijah Ayodele Says Oyedepo, Oritsejafor & Adeboye Have Disappointed God

Founder and spiritual leader of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has said in an interview with Yes! Magazine, that the level of religious contempt by notable religious leaders such as Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor, Pastor E.A Adeboye and Bishop David Oyedepo was unprecedented.

He said, “Oyedepo, Oritsejafor and Adeboye have disappointed God. They see the truth but they are not saying it. I will be frank. These frontline pastors; Adeboye, Oyedepo, name them, PFN, CAN have they not disappointed the Nigerian masses now? Jonathan goes to Adeboye, what’s the other man’s name? Politicians have corrupted all church leaders. They are not saying the truth. Adeboye, Oyedepo and other big pastors are not saying the truth. We know that the economy is bad, things are not going right but they should have the courage to face them. For the first time let us be bold enough to tell them “What you are doing is bad”. Tell them, “change from bad to good”.

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Jonathan Dumps Oritsejafor for Oyedepo, Enenche & Others

Ahead of the 2015 presidential polls, Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan has dumped his erstwhile close friend and business associate , Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor in favor of the President of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, as the arrow head of support for his re-election battle among Nigerian Christians.

Bishop Oyedepo was among the prominent pastors who attended a meeting last month in Abuja with President Jonathan where the clerics vowed to give the president the votes of the Nigerian Christian Community.In the said meeting, efforts of some pastors from the war ravaged zones of the north to draw the attention of the President to the state of insecurity in the north was overshadowed by the fatherly voice of Bishop Oyedepo, who asked those present to concentrate on the forthcoming polls.


The President, His Bishop and the Gates of Hell- The Niaja Verdict

Recently, whilst arguing with a friend over military rule versus democracy, I was asked to highlight the benefits of democracy. Without pausing for breath, my first response was ‘ real freedom of speech and expression’. I am glad that it was one of the things on my list because yesterday, I was able to send him a bbm message gloating over this little, yet so important aspect of our evolution as a nation.

For those who might be wondering what I am yakking about, I shall elaborate. Yesterday, our darling President joined worshippers at Winners Chapel, Canaan Land, Otta for their Sunday Service. The fact that the President went for Sunday Service isn’t what made social media agog yesterday, it is the alleged remark made by the Host Pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo.

Bishop Oyedepo whilst reassuring the President of his support is said to have informed the President that “We will open the gates of hell on those who oppose you.When God enthrones you no one can dethrone you”. Walahi na there kasala burst oh! When the news of this statement filtered on to social media, the reactions were almost comical. Some people who already know their fate by virtue of supporting APC did not take it lightly and Oga Bishop was yapped gaan ni o.

As for me, I had an interesting time reading the various tweets in reaction to this. It made me realise that indeed democracy can be sweet – as in yummy. Can you imagine the fate of anybody who speaks against a Pastor that has just prayed for a Dictator? See why I said Freedom of Speech is a benefit of democracy?

In spite of having such an entertaining evening, I found myself wondering about three things.

  • Why did the Pro-APC guys take the matter to heart like this: The most interesting reactions came from supporters of the CHANGE campaign. Some of their comments were downright hilarious. In fact, they dug up every wrong statement our darling Bishop had ever uttered and began to  bandy it around. Biko, you guys should chill mehn, after all, when your Rev Father Mbaka gave his explosive sermon, all of you were very pleased, saved copies and even sent it via bbm to innocent people like us. Shall we brand your reaction as hypocrisy or pepper body? Or perhaps it is the threat of the furnace in the hereafter that is worrying youpipo? Oya judge ya matter yasef *side eye*
  • Would this alleged comment really sway a decided voter?: Lets see how this goes. So, you have decided to vote for Buhari, you believe that your reasons are valid but on Sunday, your Bishop threatens to open the door of the oven and give you first class access into hellfire and then you suddenly change your mind or how exactly does that work? I thought all you Christians had that big manual called the Bible which defines what constitutes a sin and when you get a pass onto the hot side. Is exercising your right to vote now a sin just because Oga Bishop said so? Or did the Bible tell you to vote your Pastor’s choice? Me no know oh, but even that kind of comment makes me wonder the kain Christians dem dey raise for there.
  • Did any of us really read the Electoral Acts?: Apparently, there is this little thing that mumu INEC failed to have done. They should have ensured that enough people knew what the electoral acts said. They should have used all possible means like adverts and jingles to inform the populace but did they? Naaaah! Our INEC often goes into comma only to reawaken six months before an election and even when they are up, they begin to flounder about like buffoons who didn’t know that an election was scheduled to happen. But, what do I know about all of these things eh? I’m just an olodo blogger. Below is an excerpt of the electoral act:

Section 95 (3) of the Electoral Act, states that “places designated for religious worship, police station and public offices shall not be used for political campaigns, rallies and processions or to promote, propagate or attack political parties, candidates, their political ideologies or programmes.”

In light of the of the section quoted above, who has contravened the laws of the land? Is it you or our MoGs? What has the Bible got to say about obedience to the laws of the land? On account of this, who is closer to gaining access to you-know-where now? Please do not answer that last question, no be me go cause make una backslide from your heavenward journey, biko.

Please, exercise your rights and vote your conscience because at the end of the day you aren’t the one with four private jets and many businesses, neither are you the one with the President of this great nation on your speed dial. Your reality and his are different.

Even though I know many people here are often scared to comment on religious topics, permit me to ask the bold ones, what is your take on this matter? Did the Bishop take it a little too far? Is the president getting desperate hopping from Oritz Bling-alot to Oyedepo? Or as I say, is everything fair in love, war and elections?

Over to you, after all the verdict is yours….

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