Founder and leader of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has made a shocking claim, accusing Nigerian leaders of foul play in the ban placed on Church services.
The Federal government of Nigeria, in a bid to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus, placed a ban on social and religious gatherings. , leaving markets open for people to purchase basic items.
However, speaking during the Covenant Hour of Prayer programme of the Church held at its headquarters in Otta, Ogun state today May 6, the renowned preacher said he suspects foul play and that ‘the voice of darkness is targeting the church because the growth and expansion of the church, which is the greatest headache of the devil. ‘
According to the Bishop, the church has recorded more healings than any other place yet they are closed while hospitals that record huge deaths have been left open.
“There is something wrong, for people to be allowed to be in the market for six hours and cannot be in church for two hours, it is an upside-down way for looking at things. Which one is more orderly? The market or the church?” He said.
“I can smell a rat. The Lord spoke to me on it strongly on it yesterday. I can smell a rat behind all this. It is how do we stop the church from exploding. The voice of darkness is influencing people at various levels targeting the church because the growth and expansion of the church is the greatest headache of the devil. But the gates of hell shall not prevail”.He added.