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Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by tulouse(f): 7:37am On Jan 29, 2015
Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the President and founder of the Living Faith Church worldwide, also Known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, which has gone viral. He was reported to have made the statement last Sunday when the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan came to worship at Faith Tabernacle, which is the headquarters of the ministry. 

The falsehood that is being spread around by mischief makers is that the Bishop, while praying for the President, said, “I will open the gates of hell to anyone who oppose you.” A little later, some others who in an attempt to “defend” the Bishop, came up with another quote purportedly said by Dr. Oyedepo, which is: “I will open the gates of hell to those who oppose the peace of this nation.”

Well, let’s set the records straight: The Press and Publicity Unit of the church, publishers of Faith Tabernacle News, was at the 3rd service and recorded (on tape), the President’s 6-minute speech, the congregational prayer for him and the Bishop’s blessing on the President.

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who is also the presidential candidate of the ruling party – the PDP, came to the church as the President of this country, not as a candidate in the forthcoming elections. And Bishop Oyedepo prayed for him, as instructed in the Bible book of 1 Timothy 2:1-2, as the President of Nigeria not as a PDP standard-bearer.

HOW THE BISHOP AND THE CONGREGATION PRAYED FOR THE PRESIDENT

Even though we have published it on this platform, for those who are yet to read it, these were the exact words spoken by the Bishop while he was leading the congregational prayers for the President. As always, he took his bearing from the Word of God: 
“1st Timothy 2:1-2: I exhort you therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers and intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.” Then on the priority list is “For kings and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."
"I only had an idea of the President’s visit just yesterday. It wasn't there last Friday when we had the One Night with The king. So we are going to be praying for our President. Let prayers and supplications and intercessions be made for all men; first of all, for kings, and for them that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

And after that I will do what the priests are asked to do. It says “Speak to Aaron, that after this manner shall ye bless.” Proclaim blessings as a priest of God over our President, and the blessings will answer, in the name of Jesus Christ.

In Numbers 6:23-26, The Lord said to Moses and the children of Israel saying “On this wise shall ye bless the children of Israel saying: The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.”

When that blessing comes to stay, something happens. You see, the generation of the Old Testament knew the value of blessings; they would even cry for it. Every blessing proclaimed upon you today must answer on your life.

I like us to be on our feet and lift the President up to God. Whatever you desire to see God bring about in his life; bring about in our nation, begin to pray that prayer right now.

Father, release your grace upon the President to manage the demands of his office. 

Release unusual grace in increasing dimensions, to manage the demands of his office.

Cause your face to shine upon him. 

Lord, grant the desires of his heart. 

Grant Nigeria peace. 

Under him, grant Nigeria greater advancement. 

Thank you father, in Jesus’ name we pray.”

THEN THE BISHOP ALONE PRAYED FOR THE PRESIDENT 

“This entire church proclaims the President blessed today

Blessed with divine wisdom to manage the demands of his office

Blessed with keys to see the miraculous in his life

Blessed with grace that will advance His cause in our nation

Every time we pray here, God hears. The Bible says “Wherever 2 or 3 are gathered, I’m there in their midst, and if we agree concerning anything, it’s done for us." Therefore, in the name of Jesus, our President is declared blessed. 

His going out is blessed, his coming in is blessed. 

The will of God is blessed in his life. 

Thank you father, blessed be your name, in Jesus precious name.”

And the whole congregation shouted “Amen.” That was it!

NOTE:

1. There was no mention of “hell” in the prayer

2. There was no mention of “the gates of hell” in the prayer

3. There was no mention of “opposition” or “oppose” in that prayer

4. It is very clear that these mischief makers where waiting for an opportunity, which presented itself in President Jonathan’s visit to the church in the heat of the campaigns. And with what we have seen, most politicians can do just anything to whip up sentiments and score cheap political points.

5. The church has never been involved in partisan politics but has been prayerfully active in ensuring that the Nigerian ship doesn't sink

6. The church has always obeyed the biblical injunction to pray for those in authority and the “peace of Jerusalem.”

7. This is not an attempt to defend the church or Bishop Oyedepo, as we already know that no matter how far a lie has travelled, the truth will definitely overtake it.

8. This is also not an attempt to defend God, because the Almighty God is more than able to defend himself.

9. As you read this, no one has even called to confirm from the ministry the veracity of this claim and a video recording of the service which is equally online has been labeled “doctored” by those who are bent on dragging the name of the church into partisan politics.

10. For the record, this is exactly what happened; whatever is being peddled was obviously created by those who want to benefit politically from the controversy; and promoted by bloggers who want to drive traffic to their sites; and spread by those who already think they have an axe to grind with their perceived lifestyle of Bishop Oyedepo.

Jesus is Lord!

http://livingfaithmedia.blogspot.com/2015/01/just-for-record-what-do-you-gain-by.html?m=1

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by managermahmud: 7:47am On Jan 29, 2015
Probably or shud incase smiley

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by kay1one(m): 7:48am On Jan 29, 2015
Tell them!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by kay1one(m): 7:48am On Jan 29, 2015
managermahmud:
Probably or shud incase smiley

This guy u funny die! grin

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by chamboy(m): 7:49am On Jan 29, 2015
Waiting for d video tho... buh I saw one other ridiculous video of his sermon that is disheartening

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by BokoHaramm: 7:57am On Jan 29, 2015
The NAtion first tweeted that ridiculous tweet about Daddy Oyedepo, God will punish the paper and its owner

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by Hawx(m): 8:00am On Jan 29, 2015
God bless u, bro! Thanks for shedding light on this highly disturbing rumour!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by sammyj: 8:01am On Jan 29, 2015
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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by femicyrus(m): 8:09am On Jan 29, 2015
Tell your bishop to stay away from politics!
This is what you get when you romance a goodluck turn badluck genotype carrier.
Adeboye had learnt his lesson hence he lamented that politicians cannot be trusted.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by temitemi1(m): 8:14am On Jan 29, 2015
That's apc for u, they twist every available statement in favor of our able president! Let them keep licking their oozing wound grin grin grin... GEJ till 2019!!!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by Jorussia(m): 8:18am On Jan 29, 2015
The church should be very careful so as not be drawn into the dirty water of Naija politics.Every body knows that David oyedepo has not hidden his love GEJ.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by lutheran(m): 8:21am On Jan 29, 2015
space book, should in case

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by joseph1832(m): 8:21am On Jan 29, 2015
Prayer prayer prayer! To me its still "all words, no action", a standard modus operandi for GEJ. Perhaps after praying Oyedepo should have asked the president what he is doing about the killing of innocent Nigerians in the north east. He Oyedepo should have used the God given opportunity to ask the president what he did about the immigration job scam where jobless Nigerians loss their life. He Oyedepo should have asked Jonathan what happened to the 6 billion naira collected from those jobless youths?, Oyedepo should have asked what and what did he do to the people who scammed jobless Nigerians in broad day light?.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by joseph1832(m): 8:22am On Jan 29, 2015
temitemi1:
That's apc for u, they twist every available statement in favor of our able president! Let them keep licking their oozing wound grin grin grin... GEJ till 2019!!!
I see, like the PDP are not guilty of what you said above?.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by Kx: 8:42am On Jan 29, 2015
All we know how to do is to BLESS BLESS BLESS AND KEEP BLESSING people who are using their position in their own interest why the nation bleeds,

Is that how the prophets of old carried on while they were here?
How come we don't find rebuke, counsel and caution whenever people in power are in our churches but divine blessing for our leaders alone??

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by tulouse(f): 8:45am On Jan 29, 2015
joseph1832:
Prayer prayer prayer! To me its still "all words, no action", a standard modus operandi for GEJ. Perhaps after praying Oyedepo should have asked the president what he is doing about the killing of innocent Nigerians in the north east. He Oyedepo should have used the God given opportunity to ask the president what he did about the immigration job scam where jobless Nigerians loss their life. He Oyedepo should have asked Jonathan what happened to the 6 billion naira collected from those jobless youths?, Oyedepo should have asked what and what did he do to the people who scammed jobless Nigerians in broad day light?.
I can understand your point, but what makes you think Bishop Oyedepo, Pastor Adeboye and the rest of them didn't ask him? It is not all discussions that are made public you know. Even if they ask him and he tells them that he is working on it, what do you expect them to do? Nigerians have been asking questions but nothing has been done to the above points you made. I believe that is why Nigerians need to search within their conscience to vote in the election and not base it on religious sentiment.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by kay1one(m): 8:47am On Jan 29, 2015
femicyrus:
Tell your bishop to stay away from politics!
This is what you get when you romance a goodluck turn badluck genotype carrier.
Adeboye had learnt his lesson hence he lamented that politicians cannot be trusted.

Tell your "babalawo" to update your charms! Your madness is beginning to showcase!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by Bishop4bella(m): 8:49am On Jan 29, 2015
I just pity the church stations in the North because they may not reason with your GO.

Bishop is getting too much involved in politic PDP to be precise. Will all know where Jonathan went during last election (RCCG) he now ran to Winners now because counterpart Osinbanjo from RCCG.

We all know the truth about this. National cake tinz.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by tulouse(f): 8:50am On Jan 29, 2015
chamboy:
Waiting for d video tho... buh I saw one other ridiculous video of his sermon that is disheartening
The video is on Youtube, just search for President Jonathan's visit to winners chapel and you'll see it.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by femicyrus(m): 8:59am On Jan 29, 2015
I am a christian,
Not a pastor worshiper and will vote for competence
kay1one:


Tell your "babalawo" to update your charms! Your madness is beginning to showcase!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by kay1one(m): 9:01am On Jan 29, 2015
femicyrus:
I am a christian,
Not a pastor worshiper and will vote for competence

You don't have "side-runs"?!
Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by rozayx5(m): 9:04am On Jan 29, 2015
femicyrus:
I am a christian,
Not a pastor worshiper and will vote for competence

wow competence like sharing luggage with weed inside trains cool

Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by femicyrus(m): 9:07am On Jan 29, 2015
That is better than badluck
kay1one:


You don't have "side-runs"?!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by zeusdgrt(m): 9:11am On Jan 29, 2015
[b][/b]IF CHUCHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF POLITICS DEN MUSLIMS SHULD D SAME,ALL DESE ARE PLOT TO DECIEVE D CHURCH.if APC can use islam for presidential agenda den we xtians can! Stop selling your ryt to muslim.I can tell you the north is not hppy for nigeria having a xtian ruler and here you are opening your foolish mouth insulting a man of God cz he prayed for your president.APC go to hell cz U guys are so daft and devilish and i pity xtians supporting dem cz we all know buhari was norminated by boko haram to be their liasion with FG

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by hazyfm1: 9:12am On Jan 29, 2015
too late
Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by adrainuche(m): 9:12am On Jan 29, 2015
Churches engaging in political jingoism is using a militant approach to alleluyah boys grin

Signed Ogomigodo

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by mtprofessor5(m): 9:12am On Jan 29, 2015
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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by hazyfm1: 9:12am On Jan 29, 2015
rozayx5:


wow competence like sharing luggage with weed inside trains cool

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by saasala(m): 9:12am On Jan 29, 2015
Ok o. We don hear.

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by mtprofessor5(m): 9:12am On Jan 29, 2015
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Modified

Thanks for explaining in details what happened

BT some backwards Nigerians still won't believe

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by msmon(m): 9:13am On Jan 29, 2015
I couldn't believe when I read it on paper initially and I'm now totally convinced such comments didn't come from Bishop Oyedepo, it was cooked up for the purpose of political propaganda.

I trust Bishop.

#A muslim's comment!

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Re: Winners Chapel's Reply To Allegations On Bishop Oyedepo by mcdokwe(m): 9:13am On Jan 29, 2015
Ok

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