Founder of the renowned transnational Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo said, Ebola is a new plague from hell. He said he had to address it because as the Bible says, “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the
I will say of the Lord, “He is my
refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust”. [NIV].
Therefore, any child of God that is dwelling in the lord is by the law of the spirit exempted from whatever torments the world around him.” Therefore, it shall never be mentioned in your household”, he prophesied.
“I will say of the lord”. So, what you say is very important.
Verse 10.”…then no harm will befall you,
No disease will come near your
Well, I hope you believe this?
Because what you believe is what you are empowered to become.
The reason why most of us are not out of financial crisis is because we over identify with the economic environment.
“There is global economic crisis. And how global is your business, that is now telling on you.Because of your over identification with the environment outside of the kingdom, you become a partaker of their crisis.”
“There shall no evil befall you”.
“Many years ago”, He said,” small pox invaded the apartment where we stayed. Everybody came out in the morning painted white except my house. It was a block of six flats. Everyone had representation in the white coloring.
“You need the exemption mentality not to be afflicted for as a man thinks, in his heart so is he”.
The New Testament Church is superior to the Old Testament Church. And the Old Testament church enjoyed feasible exemption from the torments and turmoil’s around them.
Acts 7:38,”This is he that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sine, and with your fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us”, [KJV], talks about Israel as the church in the wilderness. And if that was that glorious, then how shall the church of Jesus Christ of the living Christ today be?
They were exempted from the swarm of flies which connote decadence and separation which Ebola is admonishing.
“But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the Lord, am in this land”.[NIV].
There was the dearth of livestock and all the cattle of Egypt died.
“But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelite will die”. [NIV].
Even your cattle are exempted. And you are much more than the sparrows.
You need an exemption mentality. That is where my cattle are preserved, and then my children cannot be touched.
When bird flu came, it went everywhere; there were places it could not get to.
You need exemption mentality, otherwise, tomorrow; you won’t shake your wife’s hands.
You still have to go to the market, buy, eat etc.
Science is eternally inferior to spiritual truth. The Bible calls science “falsehood” compared with the truth of scriptures.
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” [KJV].
That plague is cursed. It returns back to the sea it came from. West Africa refuses to accommodate. The presence of the ark of God in these parts rejects it. The apostolic anointing upon my life destroys it.
And they had diverse destruction from hale and thunder and fire.
“The only place it did not hail was the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were”. [NIV].
It doesn’t matter. One thousand may fall on your side. Ten thousand may fall by your left. With your eyes you will see them and they will not come near you.
Everybody is struggling economically except your church. God has a way of exempting His covenant people. I mean you are a tither and Ebola comes to do what?
“I will rebuke the devourer…” the Bible says in Malachi 3:10.
Everybody in your household, your lineage, because of you is declared covered.
Then there was gross darkness, the type that could be felt.
“No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived”.[NIV].
Gross darkness connotes confusion. Confusion is just invading the land. Everybody is not sure. They don’t even know what to attack.
Death struck in Egypt. That was Old Testament Ebola. But not one in the camp of Israel. That’s where we belong.
That is the key to destroy the terror of Ebola. If you don’t believe God, believe anything you want. But I can tell you believing God works.
How do I enjoy my exemption?
1. Revelation of the truth. Revelation of the mysteries of the kingdom is needed because we are going into the season of complexities of divine judgment. What we need is an understanding of the mysteries of the kingdom. And the engagement of these mysteries to establish our exemption.
“…and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for the ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
According to His eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord”. [NIV].
“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory”. [KJV].
2. The mystery of the anointing oil for instance gathers all the stuff and consumes them with unquenchable fire.
Mathew 3:11, 12.
“…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor, gathering His wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire”.[NIV].
3. . The blood of sprinkling which was what they used to exempt themselves from the plague of death that visited Egypt. They sprinkled the Passover blood and it exempted them.
“…For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:” [KJV].
“Is” is a present tense. You do it the same way that they did it. They call it” the blood of sprinkling.”
“And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel”. [KJV].
You either embrace spiritual solutions or you keep struggling with scientific uncertainties that are catching doctors themselves.
4. The mystery of the communion.
Since the administration of the communion has been known to flush out such diseases as bone marrow cancer. HIV/ AIDS etc. So, why don’t you take it every day?
You have your spiritual armory, don’t let any devil devalue them; otherwise you become a victim of the circumstances. What you need is understanding and be conscious of that understanding.
This came from hell because our part of the world is just about coming to the limelight. We are just about coming out of economic rots. We are just about becoming the doyen of investment around the world.
And then security came, we dealing with it. Now are they going to be free? We are smarter than that.
5. . The mystery of feet washing. So, whatever is not in Christ has no legal access to your life. “He, He took your infirmity…” Understand and engage it.
This is the time to ensure you uphold your covenant practice.
I decree your exemption by the efficacy of covenant practice.
Your love for God must come alive.
6. . The mystery of high praise.
There are those who have never known fever. Jesus stood upon Peter’s mother-in-law and rebuked the fever. You don’t rebuke parasite. You rebuke demons and parasites and cast them out. Jesus cast out the demon of fever in Peter’s mother-in-law.
So, the demon of Ebola is cursed.
Nigeria is a “no- go- area” for Ebola. By the blood of Jesus, West Africa is delivered from the plague of ebola.