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”.
Psalm 91:1-3.
“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.
Exodus 8:22.
“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.
Exodus 9:4.
“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.
1Timothy 6:20.
“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.
Exodus 9:26.
“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.

PEOPLE MATTER...Bishop Oyedepo Tells Government


Interior view of the magnificent auditorium

The President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka. Winners” Chapel with headquarters in Ota South West of Nigeria said, governments must recognize that people matter. Also speaking on   the significance of the church, he said, the church is the light and salt of the world and ordained to set the pace for development in all aspects of human endeavor. This was at the dedication of a multi-million naira auditorium built by the Fountain of Life Church at the Industrial Estate of Ilupeju, in Lagos State, South West Nigeria on Saturday, 28th June 2014.

Vintage Bishop David Oyedepo
Among dignitaries at the event were the Lagos State Governor, Mr.Babatunde Raji Fashola [SAN] and the Minister of Communications Technology of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Omobola Johnson whose birthdays were 28th of June,  the dedication day.

 Bishop David Oyedepo said, “Authority only has value when it is adding value. The government must recognize that people matter. We gave them the charge, not they us. Those in government are responsible to and for the people. That’s what democracy is all about under whatever definition. This is what I call “demoncazy”…demonstration of demons. The church is a huge constituency across Nigeria.

 We are the one who marks not you. Every student believes s/he has done well in an examination. However, it is the teacher who should decide and not the student.
Lto R. Their Excellencies Governor Babatunde Fashola and his wife and Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and his wife.

In a special report published in the Guardian newspaper of Saturday, June 28, 2014 regarding the information management  of the Federal Government of Nigeria over the adduction of the Chibok school girls in April 14 by the terrorist Boko Haram Islamic militants Mr. Yemi Fakayejo, journalist, lawyer and Public Relations professional with more than 27 years media experience said, “Information Management is more than responding with caustic insinuations…President Jonathan should ask the questions that those who mandated him through their votes would ask…He always speaks defensively. He should be more forthright, posture as the man –in-charge and give Nigerians hope. It is extremely defensive,…more importantly, it does not resonate with the stakeholders….people like to know what is happening …it is because everything is treated first on the altar of politics and what is in it for me?

Concerning the current crisis in Iraq, Bishop David Oyedepo said, “If Iraq was responsive enough, it would not have found itself against the wall panting”

Niru a- Maliki
As Iraq losses control of Syrian and Jordanian borders to Sunni insurgency led by ISIL and al Qaeda offshoot, the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry met Iraq’s prime minister in Bagdad Monday, June 23, 2014 to push for more inclusive leadership, as Nuri al-Maliki’s  forces abandoned the border with Jordan,leaving the entire Western frontier beyond government control.

However, the crisis is taking a new turn as the ISIL on Sunday [29/6/2014] announced it was establishing a “Caliphate”-an Islamic form of government last seen under the Ottoman Empire-extending from Aleppo in Northern Syria to Diyala in Iraq, the regions where ISIL has fought against the regimes in power.

According to the Agence France Presse [AFP], in an audio recording distributed online, ISIL declared its chief Abu Bakre al-Baghdadi “the Caliph” and “Leader for Muslims everywhere”. This may mark a new era in Jihadism.

The Governor of Lagos State said, the auditorium is a response to infrastructural investment.  Many people like architects, engineers, builders, suppliers, laborers, food vendors, etc must have been employed. This is the type of inclusive partnership Lagos state government expects from churches and mosques”
Bishop David Oyedepo who is an architect described the auditorium as an “edfice of global standard”, emphasing that “, we are largely not associated with excellence. Excellence, he explained is a product of tireless commitment to a task.

“There is nothing greater than an idea whose time has come. Our predecessors may have been stronger in prayers, dedication, consecration etc.  The vision is for an appointed time. Until the time comes it appears a thing is cursed. The time of the fig tree was not and Jesus cursed the fig tree.”

“Divine agenda speaks without sweat. “Interpreting from the book of Isaiah 2:2, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it”, [KJV] he said, we are people born in due season- a season of just church growth but church flow.”

The church, Bishop David Oyedepo said, is a center for unveiling the way things are done. The church is ordained to be like a school where divine principles are used to enlighten the dark world and push darkness away.

Therefore, it is not time the church needs but timely action. The church also needs humility and the learner’s attitude and being thankful for every grace experienced.

Referring to this “church flow” ,  Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, founder of and leader of all Nations, an international evangelistic ministry with  headquarter in Frankfurt, Germany in his book,  “Evangelism by Fire”  said,”We did not have this harvest because we were superior to those precious men and women, but only because the harvest season had arrived. …Knowing that so much already was done, long before we ever arrived on the scene, should keep us humble in times of success”.

Alluding to the spates of attacks on the church, Bishop David Oyedepo said, “Nothing has succeeded and will succeed in wiping away the church from existence... The church is an indestructible entity on the earth. The word of God is indestructible in nature and advancement. The Bible says, I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail over it.”

“The light that comes from church people makes the church extremely significant as it results in social expressions like the building of Universities, Schools and hospitals etc. There are unlimited opportunities to express our beliefs and Africa is more than fertile.”