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WE ARE NOT ASHAMED TO BE CALLED THE CHURCH OF THE RICH (Interview with Bishop David Oyedepo)

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WE ARE NOT ASHAMED TO BE CALLED THE CHURCH OF THE RICH.

Bishop David Oyedepo

It is foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful
David Oyedepo

Founder and President, Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, in this interview talks about the church, corruption and wealth, university proprietorship, expensive tuition fees, boko haram and sundry issues

YOU PREACH AS IF YOU HAVE COMMITTED THE ENTIRE BIBLE TO YOUR MEMORY. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU READ THE BIBLE?

The Bible is an unfinishable book, you keep reading. A student once met me after a meeting and said that I quoted 68 scriptures verbatim. He asked if I memorised the scriptures, I said no, I eat them. No matter how unintelligent you are, you can’t forget the food you ate last night, except you are mentally derailed. If you are given three seconds, you could tell what you ate about five days ago, if you truly ate it. So, the Bible is just not for reading, it’s actually for eating. I’m not among the people that have read the Bible three or five times, I don’t know how many times I have read the Bible and I’m not planning to know how many times. I just know it’s my delight to feed on it daily, and I can’t claim to have finished reading it.

THE LIVING FAITH CHURCH IS 33 YEARS OLD, HOW HAS IT BEEN, PASTORING THIS ONE CHURCH FOR THE PAST YEARS?

The ministry is 35 years, the church is now in its 31st year. It started as an itinerant ministry before we were called into the church ministry. It has always been interesting. These things work when you have the right perspective on them. Every pastor is ordained to serve the congregation, not to be served by the congregation. When that understanding dawns on any pastor, and he embraces it, then, pastoring (pasturing) becomes a sweet adventure. I’ve never looked towards what I can get from any member since inception. But I’ve always longed for what I can give to the people. I must say I’m jealous over them, I don’t want anyone to take advantage of them or play games on them. I want them to just be the children of God that they are, serving God without duress or pressure.

IS IT TRUE THAT CHURCH MEMBERS HERE PRAY FOR THE DEAD AND THEY WAKE UP, EVEN IN THE MORTUARY, HOW DO THEY DO IT?

(Cuts in..) By tapping them and saying wake up (laughs). We must know the source of everything that we experienced or observed. No man has the power to raise the dead. Jesus is the only one that has the keys of resurrection and death in his hands. So, we rely on him to do those things and he quickens whosoever he wills; he determines who to bring back and who not to. We only believe in God to bring back whosoever he wishes, if we have the key, we would be delighted to bring back everybody, and even open a clinic for bringing back the dead.

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY RICH PEOPLE IN WINNERS’ CHAPEL?

Because they know better than their contemporaries. If you don’t know what you have, you won’t know if you are deprived of it. The Bible is an open chequebook, it is by revelation we access what belongs to us; by faith we take delivery of it. Someone had access to our empowerment programme and she is a pepper seller, while others sell one basket a day, she sells six, seven. I learnt she had become the envy of all the pepper sellers in her area. Such person has an understanding that whatever she does, she prospers and she knows that when she pays her tithe, she experiences open heavens. But in case people don’t know, they perish for lack of knowledge, and in case they think when you are rich you miss heaven, then they perish for lack of knowledge.

SO , IT’S RIGHT WHEN PEOPLE CLAIM THAT THIS CHURCH IS ONLY FOR THE RICH?

It’s for all the people who believe that Jesus already paid for them to be rich. And those who don’t believe, when they come they start believing when they see it happen in a lot of people’s lives. And we are not ashamed to be called the church of the rich. If they call your family poor, will you be excited? Nobody would be excited. Even when a family is poor, they hate to be called poor. No man in his right mind enjoys being called poor, and nobody truly wants to be poor, people may pretend. Which is more honourable between being a giver and a beggar? Most of us came in very poor, but the light of God’s word came on us and we walked out of poverty in grand style into wealth and riches.

HOW COME THERE IS SUCH WEALTH IN THE CHURCH DESPITE THE POVERTY IN THE NATION?

The kingdom of God is funded by God’s resources. We are not funded by the economy of the world, but by the economy of the kingdom, which has a budget for all of its agenda on earth. We’ve been here (Canaanland) since 1999 and we have never had power outage or water shortage. The main players are Nigerians, the builders are Nigerians. There is no building here that any foreign expert took part in. There is no foreign company’s presence here, including the (Faith) tabernacle. Some of the revered foreign companies here in Nigeria are technicians in Germany, and they are all political contractors, not that they have something special to offer.

IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN TRANSLATE THIS INTO THE NIGERIAN SYSTEM?

It is possible by believing in the capability and capacity of Nigerians to do whatever they need to do. This is the largest church auditorium in the world. It’s 104m free span wide. Even one of the reputed foreign construction companies (Julius Berger) came here to take pictures. Nigerians have unusual capacity to match any expertise in the world in any field they are involved in. Most of us go to school in foreign lands and we beat them, is it that when they get here, they become smarter? It’s just for the authorities at the various levels to believe that we cannot develop ourselves seeking foreign aides for everything. We must take advantage of the opportunities around us to develop the capacity of our men and women. This office (Church Headquarters) was built in 2001 and it’s neat and there is no crack on the wall, so, what is the problem? But if we want to do anything, we must give it to people from foreign countries so that those who award the contract can have a deal and share the money and at the end of the day, they are still poorer than poverty because any money stolen never enhances a man’s value.

WE LEARNT YOUR CHURCH MEMBERS ONCE DONATED ABOUT 700 CARS AS SEED AND THAT THE CARS WERE GIVEN TO THE PASTORS?

It’s important to mention that there was no time that I know in the history of this church where there were 700 cars. There is no such story. People can make anything out of anything. There was a time they said we had six planes, and I said they didn’t count them well, they should be up to 30 so that we use one each day of the month. Those are things that make news in the social media even when they are lies. People give here because they are taught to give, because we understand from the scriptures that it is the only way to increase. Every normal Winner takes good care of his parents. We also give to the poor. My family has sponsored close to 150?? people out of university and others at Landmark University are on scholarship on our own ticket because of our commitment to agriculture. It is a lifestyle; it didn’t start yesterday or two days ago. Since 1992, I have been consciously sponsoring students in various universities in Nigeria. The church is blessed because the church is a giving church. Just today (before you came), I signed millions for people who have health needs from the welfare account. And that continues. For instance, the church gives scholarships annually, not N100m or N150m. And it’s not in the news. And that we have been doing for years.

HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN PEOPLE ACCUSE YOU OF FLYING IN JETS AND SPENDING CHURCH MONEY TO MAINTAIN THE JETS?

I feel very good. It’s an opinion. Let me tell you what my understanding of persecution is; it’s simply an opinion harshly expressed. And everybody has a right to his opinion. People who are walking in the truth are hardly bothered when things are said negatively about them because they have nothing to hide. The truth is I have never felt it, some say it’s not human, but I have not. I can’t be wasting my time trying to reply lies because I have too many things to do. They are doing their work, let me be doing my work too and before they wake up in the morning, I’ve done the next one, so, it doesn’t matter. My idea of it is that, in a football match, you have only 22 people playing with thousands of spectators. And that is the way it is in the journey of life. In every field, you find just few players and many spectators, multitudes. If we don’t know where to place opinions, they will displace us. When we started Covenant University, so many people said it would not work, now, we hosted two Nobel Laureates this week, whereas no Nigerian university has ever hosted one in the history of university education in Nigeria. Now, it is the most pronounced and preferred private university in Nigeria. In fact, they say this is the university of the future; that is what they say in the university community. Those who said it could not work now have their children here because they have changed their mind. Some people say how can you tell children how to dress? We have to do that so they won’t behave like mad people on the street. They say how can you tell them they can’t use phone? We tell them so they would be disconnected from cultism. Ask me anything, I can tell you why we did it. Where are you going to find the President of a nation with a woven hair? I can tell you that in the next 100 years, you won’t find a male president using earring because they would count you as irresponsible, even in the secular world, they won’t see anything in you. As free as America is, have you ever seen any minister there with earrings? The person may be qualified, but he will be termed irresponsible. But if you train these children how to carry themselves, it will open up their future. Everywhere you get to in this world, people are looking for responsible people, who don’t only say so, but prove so. So, all the opinions on Covenant University have died now because we didn’t stop pursuing what we believe was right and now it has become a standard.

IS THAT WHY THE COVENANT UNIVERSITY HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF FIRST CLASS GRADUATES THAT WON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S SCHOLARSHIP TWICE NOW?

What we do first is to package the man to suit the future that he is dreaming of. And that we do by injecting our seven core values into them, and we used SIM CARDS as the acronym for it: Spirituality, Integrity, Posssibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice. We package that into them so that right from here, they have two things; character and capacity working for them. With those two, you can go to any level in life. Here, there is time for everything.

WE LEARNT THAT THE UNIVERSITY WANTS TO BE ONE OF THE TOP 10 UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD IN 2020. DON’T YOU THINK THIS IS A TALL DREAM?

Where we are today, Harvard was not there 100 years after it took off. I studied the world class universities in depth. So, we are closest to it. The two Nobel Laureates that came signed up as visiting professors at Covenant University, we have about five of them in different areas. That somebody has never done it does not mean it cannot be done. We are believing God for it, not by using strength and power. There is a particular university in the US that never takes anybody from outside North America for postgraduate studies, but we have 19 Covenant University graduates there. Prof. Okebukola shared that with me at the conference last week. A Covenant University graduate is the overall best graduating student in a school in Britain. So there is increasing expression in the quality of training that they receive in their respective areas. Except the dream is taller than God; if it’s not taller than God, it’s a cheap possibility.

WE EVEN LEARNT THAT THE CHURCH IS PLANNING TO ESTABLISH TWO MORE UNIVERSITIES?

It is actually seven in our vision plan.

ARE UNIVERSITIES NOW SECONDARY SCHOOLS THAT YOU ESTABLISH HERE AND THERE?

We are trying to avoid having too many students on one campus so that we will not lose the quality of the training programme. Otherwise, the quality would wear down gradually. But because of the present security challenge that the nation is facing, it’s normal for us to review our approach in a manner that does not create tension for workers and anybody else. We believe God to help us out of the crisis. So if there are no adequate mentioning of our programmes, it is to create adequate room to see these security issues overturned.

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE FAITH-BASED UNIVERSITIES CHARGE HIGH TUITION THAT SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS CAN’T EVEN AFFORD……

They should bring the comparison. You know people talk all kinds of things. Compare what they pay here and there and what those payments cover. The rate of power consumption in the hostels alone is out of this world. All we need to juxtapose this is that they should rent the room and pay for electricity and they would pay ten times the amount. People should just sit down and find out what exactly they are paying for. The church has not drawn anything from Covenant University since inception in 12 years. But this year, the church reserves about N1.6bn stakes in its development. So, it’s not a business, it’s a service platform. In every nation of the world, the government subsidises education to all the stakeholders, not in this country, not a dime has ever crossed from government to any private university in Nigeria. And ask those who are in it how much profit they are making, they would explain to you how it has been wonderful to pay staff salaries and keep the system running. Move to the next country where people rush to study, look at how much they pay and what they get for it. Whether they have teachers or not doesn’t matter. But every visiting professor here takes more than N1m. We are not talking about top individuals, Nobel Laureates and others. So, it’s where we find ourselves and we want to make a difference, and we must make a difference. I want to believe that the private universities are doing the best they can. Ask the federal universities how they get their allocations, what they calculate to train a child out of the university. Ask them what it is and ask them who subsidises for private universities. Most of them don’t have any equipment whatsoever. There is no engineering equipment you are looking for that you won’t find here, bought brand new. If the government is not accepting responsibility, all we can do is to do the best we can to get these children trained, but at a cheaper cost than they do and with greater quality than they have. Those who cannot afford it can go to government institutions and if they are committed, they will still come out with good results.

THE ATTENTION OF THE WHOLE WORLD HAS TURNED TO NIGERIA BECAUSE OF BOKO HARAM. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THIS?

I hope that we are willing to find solution to it. I would be the last person in this world to believe that government has not discovered those who are behind Boko Haram. Otherwise, we don’t have any intelligence service in our country. Are they sacred cows that cannot be brought to book? Until we cut the source of their supplies and get those who are involved, we cannot stop them. But the danger is this, and I must say it here, we are at the verge of a break up. That is the truth. It’s unfortunate. The Nigerian nation is too intelligent to claim not to have discovered those who are behind this. So, I really believe it’s all in the hands of the authorities to decide whether they want to confront the issue headlong or to keep watching it until Nigeria breaks up.

DOES IT MEAN THERE IS NOTHING THE CHURCH OR OTHER RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS CAN DO?

All that the church can do is to pray. The church is not in power, it has no political power. And when invited, we give advice, when required or called upon. You can’t call someone and say can I advise you?

BUT PEOPLE ALSO CRITICIZE MEN OF GOD LIKE YOU FOR HONOURING THE PRESIDENT’S INVITATIONS……

A president is a president, whether it is Jonathan or not, It would be stupid not to honour your President’s invitation. So, what is wrong with honouring the president? This is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He’s our President, not that he made himself President. It’s all nonsense. We are not politicians. We are men and women of God who are pursuing a divine call. I honour President Jonathan as our President as a nation and as my president as a citizen, and so I have no regret and I would never regret being there at anytime he calls. My understanding is that anyone who is the President of this country requires the honour of the citizens and no matter your political view, it doesn’t change it. If he is doing thanksgiving or marriage, he is doing it in the church, who would be with him if the men of God are not with him? If I were in Canada or Australia, and I knew that my President was having an occasion that I thought I had to be there with him to honour him, I would fly down here. Whether it is President Jonathan or somebody else, as long as it is the president, and he says please can I see you, it is an honour.

APART FROM INSECURITY, CORRUPTION IS ANOTHER PROBLEM IN NIGERIA. WE HAVE LOOTING HERE AND THERE WHICH IS ALSO CAPABLE OF CAUSING UNREST. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY?

That comes down to the kind of education that we offer. This is nothing but the expression of the content of the men. For instance, I have never given a bribe and I would be the last to give a bribe. I would rather die than give one. And those who collect bribe know that they can’t collect from me. Corruption has stayed with us for too long and I think it is a breeding ground for revolution. There is nothing happening in any private university today that would not have happened more in public universities, but for leakages here and there. But my understanding is that the church has a place of intense prayers because only God can change the hearts of men. People seek for appointment today not because of what they want to contribute but what they would have to share. Everybody is bothered, I am bothered. The rate of corruption in our society as Nigerians and Africans is enormous. But the church needs to be the example of what it wants to see in the society as far as corruption is concerned. Be that example; be able to say no and stand with it like Daniel. Right now, unlike in the time past, there are many Christians occupying sensitive positions at all strata of both public and private sectors. If the church people really come to a point of taking a stand against corruption, it would affect and impact Nigeria and the citizens positively.

SOME PEOPLE THINK THERE ARE TOO MANY CHURCHES IN NIGERIA AND THE BEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS TO ESTABLISH A CHURCH……

Let them go and start one. Almost every house in some parts of Nigeria is a mosque. So what is the complaint about? Multitudes still flock the roads on Sunday mornings going nowhere. Are churches enough? No. Until everybody is saved and everybody is off the street on Sunday mornings, we don’t have enough churches. So for those who are angry, they would be angry for too long because we haven’t seen churches yet. A time is coming on Sunday morning that we won’t see anybody on the street, because they would be in church. And those who go to church to make money go bankrupt before they start. Church is not a money-making platform; it is a life-raising platform.

There are many men and women who are coming out to start stronger ministries than the ones we are doing. So, you can’t say enough. Enough of what? Why don’t you say people in the market are enough? Somebody else is starting shoe or wrist watch business today in spite of the millions that are in it in Nigeria. Some barbers are just graduating today to join the company of barbers in the country already, yet we didn’t say they are enough. So, what’s the headache? My submission is that we don’t have near enough churches in Nigeria yet and the ones we have are doing well. I can tell you that there are hundreds and thousands of vibrant and Bible-believing, heaven-focused and life-changing churches, founded by genuine people who are called by God and are pursuing their callings and ours is just only a little thing out of too many, and many more would still rise, so anybody that wants to be angry can just get ready to be more angry. Church is not a money-making venture, those who are saying it is should open one and they would make a lot of money.

35 Comments

  1. foluke

    February 1, 2017 at 9:34 am

    The word of says, seek ye first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and every other things shall be given unto you including Riches. For God of Winners is not a deceiver nor rubber but a rewarder to as many that deligently serve him and bcuz of the undieing faith of this commission,no one including me has ever recorded a better yesterday for everyday is a winning day in the winners families. Thank you Jesus

  2. foluke

    February 2, 2017 at 2:21 am

    yes we are rich,is bcos our case is different as a redeem of the and as a convenat child,what affect others is not permitted to affect winners.congaratulation.if u wish to be rich join us u are higely welcome

    • Oladele Samuel K

      April 29, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Congratulations to all of us rich and wealthy people of Living Faith Church Worldwide. Am too happy to be counted among. WE THE RICH………

  3. bolu

    February 9, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law (curse of porverty), being made a curse for us; for it written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on Gentiles through JESUS CHRIST; That we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal3:13-14. why should we be poor?now that we are SONS & DAUGHTERS of ZION

  4. abu

    February 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    the earth is the lord and the fullness there off …..Jesus is not poor then why should we his children

  5. kemi Olorenimi

    March 17, 2017 at 5:54 am

    How on earth do they expect us to be ashamed of d Gospel of Christ, have they not read, we r the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill, that can nt be hiding & without Gods glory on us d earth has kwn form.

  6. bayo

    April 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Even Jesus was not a poor man wen he was on earth so why shud men of God be poor . Go read ur bible well u will cee dat Everyman God use in d bible 2 share is word was never poor . Sir wit all respect I don’t think u shud ans such interview anymore,cus does who are interview u don’t knw der bible .

  7. Ebenezer Okechukwu

    April 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Wisdom that adversaries cannot gainsay! God gives wealth to a man who is good in his sight! Eccles 2:26.

  8. Future Nnah

    April 28, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Living Faith Church had proven beyond doubt that my life is a transformed one. I am saying this to baffle or encourage you, I am saying this for me.

  9. lekan

    April 28, 2017 at 6:19 am

    That is my father amongs fathers, i love u sir with the whole of my heart, if Jesus tarries u will still be alive and well to see me commanding exploits in this Endtime just as u even more of it

  10. jacob

    April 28, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Its foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful…… I’m so happy and proud to say that I belong to the church of the rich. Christ was made poor so that His children can be rich. Halleluyah. What r u waiting for friends??? Kindly join the winning team. We are the Winning Winners……My case is different because am redeemed of the Lord. Shalom

  11. Toyin

    April 28, 2017 at 6:20 am

    God blesses the Christian to bless humanity because He loves them…there will always be the poor and down trodden in our midst…Lets take care of them.God is not mindful of our labour of love..He will reward us..The preaching of the gospel can’t be complete without us taking care of the needy in our midst…

  12. seun

    April 28, 2017 at 6:22 am

    The things of our God are foolish and mysterious to those who lack spiritual understing. Myself, I can not serve God & be poor, live in sickness or in pepertual mishap. I am rich, i live in divine posperity and health. I am favoured any where I go because I eat the word of God daily. Needless to argue about this.

  13. bode

    April 28, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Y is the world always angry at God’s people being rich?
    Have u forgotten that the world and its fullness belong to our father? Satan can not stop us. Very soon we will possesses even government offices because David was a prophet , musician , a man after God’s own heart , and his also a king. Nehemiah is a governor, Solomon rich, a man of God and also a king.
    Don’t be confuse people satan has nothing of his own . he only possess what belong to the children of God and make them believe he owns them.
    Note that: he came to STEAL, KILL AND TO DESTROY .

  14. Jarub

    April 28, 2017 at 6:24 am

    People hate that beginning part because it does not support the point they need to prove….a poor man has nothing, what is he to sell ?
    Jesus is not poor else he won’t be preparing mansions in heaven
    Jesus came to be poor on earth, that we through his poverty might be rich.
    So why do we find excuses to remain poor rather than find reasons to be rich and be of help to the poor….pls change your thinking.

  15. Shagu Jacob

    April 28, 2017 at 10:15 am

    To remain focus is the key to success which has been the focal point of the man of God Dr David Oyedepo over the years no amount of distraction is worth putting into consideration, ride on sir those who like poverty should remain poor cos ever since I have been in LFC no pastor has ever preached to members to acquire wealth by dubious means its all about keying into covenant practices that our spiritual fathers did that made them prosperous so what are they talking about?

  16. Don B Oria's

    April 28, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Am proud to be among the Rich and am rich. Thank you jesus. My God gives every thing to those that believe and have the heart to receive. The hands that gives is always at the top. Is better to be a giver than a begged person. Worship with us so you can be rich and called the rich.

  17. Reuben Israel

    April 28, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Winner chapel doesn’t help,they only helps the Yorubas,

  18. Reuben Israel

    April 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Am a winner,come to your local assemblies come and see the way the church members are suffering

  19. Reuben Israel

    April 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I joined the church 2012 in Ekiti state,then I came back home to Delta state to continue my studies on October 2015 where I used to work they didn’t pay us so I us in tears and I couldn’t pay my school fees so as an usher of the church I ran to my pastor then he told me to write a letter and my home cell leader should sign,which I did,then he directed me to the state church winner’s chapel Effurun water resources to summit the letter,my dear friends could u believe after everything the pastor told me that they don’t have 35,000 naira to give to me,I was in tears and I went back home but I thank God that I hustled and paid the money,so during that I wanted to quit the church because all what they are preaching,they are not doing it but my friends and some of the church members advice me to stay and continue serving God which I later obey am still in winner’s servinggGod but I must say the truth,winners only helps the Yorubas and people that they have uncle or their father is a big pastor in winner’s,does are the people they do help,which is not good,come to our local assemblies the members are suffering some of them doesn’t have food to eat and they are going to church that claimed to be rich and helping people,my question is,is it rightin the sside of God selecting people to help?

    • Mr Juwon

      April 28, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      My dear sister, I think where you got it all wrong in the first place is that I think you tan to the church for the hope of getting help. You didn’t run to the church to seek God. Remember God said, seek ye first the kingdom of God and all other things shall be added unto it. You should have taken your request to God instead of the church pastor. The reason why so many people in church today do seems to be getting what they are asking for is simply because they are asking the wrong people instead of ask God Himself. Ask as you shall be given. God didn’t tell us to ask our pastors or church. He expect us to ask him and watch Him provide for us. God bless you my sister. Keep serving God in one faith.

  20. DALA ALPHA SULE

    April 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT THESE MASSAGE YOU’VE PASS ACROSS THROUGH THE INTERVIEW.THIS THE TRUTH OF ALL TRUTHS.THANKYOU FOR POURING OUT THOSE WORDS AND STATEMENT OF LIFE GIVING HOPE,WISDOM. AS THE FLOW OF A CEASELESS RIVER AS ENDOWN UPON YOU BY GOD HIMSELF THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.GOD BLESS YOU BABA.PEACE OF THE LORD AMEN.

  21. ACHIBIRI CHUKWUMA

    April 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I love this man of God As a baby christian i read one of his books Understanding Vision i did no drop it until I finished it He is a true man of God. Even when he is not my overseer I love him

  22. mark

    April 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Its just simple! When ur earthly father a billionair the son authomatically a billionair. So the sons of Billgate,Dangote should they be ashamed of there father’s wealth? No! They are in the class of their father’ realm. How much more the children of the most high, who knws their God…he had said it all the silver and the gold are mine. We are just privilage to b a son of such wealthiest father.IT IS WRITTEN, WE AR THE IMAGE OF GOD, AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.divine riches our inheritance…!

  23. adebayo

    April 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Why all this in christianity for Christ sake, don’t u (all) know that in much words sin will not be found wanted? If someone (a christian) is poor, it doesn’t mean he will not make heaven. And for someone (a christian) to be rich, doesn’t mean he will nt make heaven also. But what God requires are holiness, santification, salvation, perfection and abiding by His commandments. Pls, my people in Christ, stop this argument is not profiting. Thanks

  24. yemi

    April 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Riches should be to propagate the Gospel to the ends of the earth, are we doing that?
    I’d recommend u read a small book by Kenneth Copeland- BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING
    All our arguments wont change anything..The rich and the poor has something in common God made them all(Prov.22:2) but God never made one rich and the other poor….He made us all equal, our differences are as a result of the CHOICES and DECISIONS we make today…..Above all whatever position you find yourself today let it glorify God….shalom

  25. davida

    April 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    We are the Royal Priest hold, God’s gift and calling are without repentance. Christ was made poor for. us that we might become rich. We have no apologies to anybody any where and everything. every where, for being this rich, blame God.

  26. Ekundayo

    April 29, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I am glad belonging to the church of the rich.

  27. Ekundayo Olalekan

    April 29, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I am so glad belonging to the Church of the Rich

  28. Oladele Samuel K

    April 29, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Congratulations to all of us rich and wealthy people of Living Faith Church Worldwide. Am too happy to be counted among. WE THE RICH………

  29. Udoyen Prince

    April 30, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Is God poor?
    If the answer is NO then I see no reason why Christians should be poor if they walk according to God’s statures and understand the keys to prosperity. I am a WINNER, LIVING FAITH CHURCH is where I belong and will always be ONE.

  30. Frank Oghale

    April 30, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Riches is one of the blessings Jesus obtained for us. And until you are save, riches is far from you. Be save.

  31. Anthonia Ballantyne

    April 30, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I an glad we are among the most richer people in winners church today, we can never be poor because Jesus is not a poor man

  32. Doris

    April 30, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Yes my father, Jesus became poor so out of his poverty we may become rich.i belong to d riches church, so I can not be poor

  33. Omaye Thomas

    May 31, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    We haven’t even gotten what is rightly belong to us, because the hearthen is our inheritance, while the uttermost parts of the earth is for our possession.(Psalm 2:8) we are preparing to take what is ours with eagerness.

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