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Nigerians blast Oyedepo for suggesting opening of churches

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Bishop David Oyedepo, Founder of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners’ Chapel international has come attack by Nigerians for bringing up talks to suggest the reopening of churches in the country.

The Federal Government over the past one month ordered the closure of all worship centres in the country to curb the spread of the deadly Corona virus disease.

However, this has not gone well with most religious heads which Bishop Oyedepo happens to be one.

Alleging ulterior motives, the senior pastor lamented why markets were allowed to open and churches remained closed.

Oyedepo during the Covenant Hour of Prayer Programme, argued that if markets could be opened for six hours, there was no reason churches should not be opened for two hours.

He also alleged that there is a gang-up against the growth of the church in the country.
Following this, Nigerians especially on Twitter have lambasted the popular cleric for his unpopular opinion.

See some reactions below
@raslidrealtors
“Please o , now that u did not go to church or spend big money on Easter celebration , Did u die ? What of the birthday u were supposed to celebrate , that side chick u were supposed to shop for and ur friend mum’s burial ? U did not die o.#DavidoDay”

@VEJ0ME
“I’m confused guys! The Market is steady Open and crowded, there is movement everywhere!
Buh they don’t want people to go to church. Bishop Oyedepo addressed a vital issue and you are dragging him. Omo, it’s well.

@funshographix
“If Pastor Bishop Oyedepo is richer than the people he serves. You should wonder if he’s here to help us or are we here to help him?

@ThomasAkingbade
“Just like Oyahkilome, Bishop Oyedepo is just pained that his scam business, called church, is under locks and keys.
Hence, the talk about imaginary God that spoke to him and gave him shrew rats to smell 😅😂 pic.twitter.com/my6KUDPxiM”

@alabiopeyemiola
“BISHOP OYEDEPO IS LIVING PROOF THAT EDUCATED ILLITERATE STILL EXIST AMONG US
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE CHURCH TO MARKETS
WHO DOES THAT?
HAVE YOU HEARD SOMEONE DIES FOR NOT GOING TO CHURCH OR MOSQUE?
ISN’T IT WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT WE MUST OBEY THE GOVERNMENT?”

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Covid-19: TB Joshua virtually prays for, heals patients in isolation centres

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Prophet TB Joshua praying for Covid-19 patients

Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, is iinnthe news again as he prays for the healing for those afflicted with COVID-19 in an Isolation Centre in Honduras, Central America.

In a video posted to Emmanuel TV’s YouTube Channel, the cleric is seen praying for bedridden patients hooked up to oxygen tanks and surrounded by hospital staff heavily laden with protective gear.

“Where can we go from God’s presence? Distance is not a barrier because He is Spirit,” Joshua declared in front of several huge screens relaying in real-time the footage from the several wards within the Honduran Isolation Centre.

“By the power of the Holy Spirit – that affliction, that COVID-19 – be flushed out,” he said, stretching his hands towards the dozens of patients on the multiple screens at the Emmanuel TV Studios in Lagos, during a programme tagged ‘Interactive Prayer Session’.

During the prayer – which was translated simultaneously into Spanish – several patients began to involuntarily ‘vomit’ whilst others rose to their feet from their hospital beds, waved their hands joyously and removed the oxygen apparatus fixed to their nose as a sign of “supernatural healing”.

“Jesus that has freed you will help you to maintain your miracle. Make the Word of God the standard for your life,” Joshua counselled after declaring dozens of COVID-19 patients “free”

“I sensed the healing and delivering power of God,” explained Aracely, one of the Honduran patients, after the prayer. “I felt my lungs fill up with air… I’m no longer using the oxygen mask,” she testified.

“I couldn’t go to the toilet before but immediately after the prayer, I felt like rushing to the toilet,” another patient immediately acknowledged. “I passed out a lot of foul substance – that was the power of the prayer.”

“I saw a white light that illuminated me and asked me to remove my oxygen mask,” another lady stated. “I’m not choking any longer,” she excitedly stated, with others testifying their sense of smell and taste was restored and their strength revitalized following the prayer.

Afterwards, representatives of the medical staff at the hospital thanked Joshua for his prayers and support.

The video concluded by stressing that it was not intended to “discourage anyone from seeking medical treatment” as “good Christians are good citizens”.

“If you don’t believe in God with medicine, you cannot believe in God without medicine,” Joshua said.

Last month, the World Health Organisation reacted to a video in which a Cameroonian medical doctor was ‘healed’ of COVID-19 after receiving “interactive prayer” from Joshua’s ministry, acknowledging “spiritual leadership is very important in a time like this”.

Since starting its ‘Interactive Prayer Sessions’ – in which online prayer is offered via video calls – Joshua’s ministry has prayed for COVID-19 patients from around the world, prompting the cleric to recently declare his readiness to freely pray for those in Isolation Centers.

Joshua, who had been absent for seven weeks from Emmanuel TV’s broadcasts, earlier shared a sermon titled ‘Mistakes Are Correctable’

“We wake up in the morning determined to get it right. Before we know it, we have missed the mark,” Joshua began, stressing that “making a mistake” was not the issue but “how we handle it matters.

“For instance, the issue of COVID-19 is a mistake. However, how we are handling it has led us to where we are today,” he continued, citing the uncertainties and “twists and turns of life”.

“If you make a mistake, as we all do sometimes, don’t run from God; run to Him,” Joshua taught, adding that mistakes actually “make Christian life more interesting and more valuable” and serve as a means to “draw us closer to God”.

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C&S announces the death of Prophet Solomon Aiyegbusi at 85; says cleric didn’t die of Covid-19

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Cherubim and Seraphim District Chairman and General Leader, Special Apostle Solomon Aiuegbusi has passed on.

In a statement, the Church General Secretary, Special Apostle Opeyemi Ogunsanya said,

“Aiyegbusi died in the early hours of Saturday 20th June, 2020 at the ripe age of 85. Until his death, he was the District Chairman/General Leader of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Amazing Grace District Worldwide and an ambassador of peace.

“He died peacefully at his residence and is survived by Wife, Children, Grandchildren and Great grand children and the Church of God at Large.

“The Church will surely miss him and his teachings, faithfulness in service, unwavering truth, disciplinary action and his prophetic outpouring, we are sure he will be resting in the bosom of God.”

Ogunsanya however emphasised that the Prophet did not pass on as a case of Covid-19, adding that to that end, the general public should be informed and disregard any insinuations in regards.

The scribe however said burial details will be communicated to the General public soon.

Source: theconscienceng.com

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Pastor Ighodalo loses wife; goes ahead to conduct funeral service

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The Senior Pastor, Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, on Sunday morning lost his beautiful wife, Ibidun Ighodalo to the cold hands of death.

Ibidun was reported to have died of cardiac arrest this morning around 2am.

The cleric however went ahead to conduct a funeral service which had already been sheduled before the sad news broke out.

The cleric, who conducted the funeral service of Deji Modupe Johnson, the grandson of industrialist, Razak Okoya, said he was shattered by the death of his wife but life must go on.

At the funeral, the cleric spoke about how transient life is and how important it is to live in accordance with the will of God.

Ituah is normally cheerful but he was sombre and quite philosophical in the video obtained by our correspondent.

He said, “For the past 72 and 84 hours, everywhere tensed, confused, frightening, and disturbing but here we are today. I mean, if they had told us last week Sunday that we will be here to celebrate Ayodeji’s life, we’ll say it’s not possible…

“But here we are right now and here he is. And of course, a lot of you know that I really shouldn’t be here but that’s how life is. So, this morning, I received a call that shattered my life but life must go on.”

Ituah and Ibidunni were married for 13 years before her sudden demise in Port Harcourt. Ibidunni Ighodalo successfully ran her events company, Elizabeth R,as well as her foundation, Ibidun Ighodalo Foundation, a foundation designed to “bring joy to the hearts of couples through their fertility journey”.

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