The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has said that it will comply with the guidelines from the government in regards to the reopening of worship centers.
Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, the RCCG Head of Media and Public Relations, made this known in a statement seen below.
“From the outset of this pandemic and the attendant lockdown, our general overseer has continued to emphasise that all our churches must abide by whatever rules and regulations the government brings. We are sufficiently ready to comply with the rules.
“When we look at the issue of spacing, for instance, churches are in different categories. We are a church planting mission. We have some of our churches that are in the lower cadre in terms of the population of the congregation. Some are under 50, while some are under 100.
“So, when the rules are ready, we will adjust. Some of our megachurches, space should not be a problem; it is a matter of reducing the number of people worshipping at a time.
“In all the sermons that our general overseer has been preaching on Sundays, he has been emphasising the issue of social distancing. Once we know the details of what the government wants, we will work towards achieving it”, it read.
The founder of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Prophet, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin has claimed that a U.S. based COVID-19 patient, identified as Tyeisha has been healed through one of his online miracle church services.
Narrating the development in a video made available to journalists, the church said the miracle happened on 22nd May, 2020, in an interactive online service tagged “Dreams, Interpretations and Solutions (DIS).
As gathered by NobleReporters, Prophet Fufeyin received a video call from a middle-aged Californian woman, Tyeisha, who had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease and was being housed in a disease control isolation center.
It added that, with further conversation with the patient, Fufeyin discovered that she had developed aggravating conditions such as the inability to walk or use her legs, hence, restriction to bed and dependence on a wheelchair, dependence on supplemental oxygen through Nasal Cannula (NC) as well as constant dry cough.
“The Man of God, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin immediately got a leading to pray and call forth the patient’s healing.
”He prayed with her, shortly and also asked her to provide a mantle for him to pray on. In minutes, and through video call, a woman who was bedridden and clinging to dear life, fully reliant on machines and assistance, took off her Nasal Cannula and began to breathe without supplemental oxygen!
“While the online congregation was still reeling in shock and singing the praises of God, Tyeisha obeyed the command of the prophet and stood up, regaining use of her legs! She walked about her room and even to the corridor, where other patients and caregivers were shocked to see her.
Tyeisha is one of millions of COVID-19 patients, and her story has been changed, miraculously, thanks to the God of Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin. Distance cannot defeat God, and neither can this pandemic,” the church narrated in the video.
A UK-based doctor identified as Idee Charles has berated popualar Nigerian Cleric and founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie over his recent comment about Coronavirus.
Pastor David Ibiyeomi had earlier claimed that there is no Coronavirus in Nigeria while stating that that the virus is just a scheme for leaders to steal.
Reacting to the claims made by the Salvation Ministries founder, Dr Idee accused him of being ignorant even though he studied microbiology in school. She accused Pastor Ibiyeomie of deceiving his gullible followers knowing fully well that the virus has killed many around the world, including her colleagues who are health officials.
Prophet TB Joshua has revealed why China is getting the attention of the world amid a growing tension between the country and the United States of America.
TB Joshua stated that China has been able to concentrate on producing things which developing nations need.
The clergyman stated this in response to threat from the US to cut ties with China over the coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, America’s “concentration is on big things, China concentrates on small things, e.g. manufacturing and agricultural goods” which are “what developing nations need.”
“Remember, 70-80% of the world are developing nations. What they need to grow, to live and to improve is what China is concentrating on.
“I think America should learn this lesson. This is what they should turn to.
“China is using all these little things to get money from developing nations – and that is making them the richest in the world. It is trade by barter.
“It has made developing nations see China as their hope. For example, a product in America may cost 500 and last long, because it is durable.
“The same product in China may cost 100 but not last long. However, developing nations will still choose China’s products because such products are within their reach. That makes many nations to become debtors to China – even America
Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, has revealed that there are two different types of coronavirus.
According to him, there is the normal coronavirus with symptoms such as cough, fever, headache and so on, and a deadlier one which according to him, many people are not talking about, being suicide, murder, divorce and a change of temperament.
He went further to advice Nigerians on how to overcome COVID-19, adding that this can only be overcomed when people start changing their approach, paying less attention and stop promoting the virus.
“Let us discuss the fruit of COVID-19 that it appears the world is yet to notice. First, let’s take note that there are two COVID-19s,” he said during his live service on Sunday.
“In the first, those who tested positive to the virus have symptoms such as a cough, fever, headache, difficulty in breathing, loss of smell, etc.
“The deadlier COVID-19 is the one most people are not talking about but some of us may have seen or heard about. This is hardly mentioned – suicide, murder, divorce, a change in temperament – yet, it is the result of COVID-19.
“Many are saying, ‘I cannot eat what I want to eat. I cannot go where I want to go. I have lost my job. They are disturbing me because of debt’. This is as a result of COVID-19.
“Throat pain, cough, fever are symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, so also, this is a virus! We keep talking about one side of COVID-19; we don’t talk about the other side, which has no drug prescribed for it and is a lot deadlier.
“How do we overcome COVID-19? We can only overcome COVID-19 by changing our approach. Attention is promotion. Whatever we promote grows.
“Viewers, begin to talk less of your sickness, your situation, your pain! Talk less of demons – I mean, satan.
“Talk less of what you see as an enemy – don’t give them attention! The more attention you give them, the more power, honour you unknowingly bestow upon them.
“Talk less of your opposition and talk more of your Comforter! Talk less of your battles and talk more of the One who is fighting for you! Talk less of your warfare and talk more of the promise of victory!
“The way we talk about COVID-19 promotes it, seems to give so much recognition to it.
“If you are not talking about something, it does not mean the thing does not exist.
“Viewers, many of us are in this situation now. A lot of people have developed depression, anxiety, anger, irritation, addiction to smoking, drinking, excessive eating, they are always on their phones, watching ungodly acts — things that were not there before COVID-19.
“Yet, our attention is only on the known COVID-19, which causes coughing, fever, breathing problems, etc. This is the noise everywhere today.
“The main one that is causing our economy to run dry, causing depression in our social life, as well as divorce and suicide — that particular COVID-19 is not known.
“Man can only treat what we can see, not what we cannot see. Doctors treat; God cures. Viewers, take care of yourself. We are fighting the spirit beings that cause tension, pressure and anxiety. That is the major war now, since the battle of depression and isolation is not of drugs but spiritual.”
Pastor of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo has kicked against the bill before the House of Representatives which has been a source of controversies over its proposition on COVID-19 vaccine.
Oyedepo who spoke during a live broadcast stated that the people behind it are working on an evi which will sweep himanity.
He also questioned why rights of people who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine will be stripped.
He said, “You must take a vaccine! Why will you force me to take a vaccine? For what?
“You don’t take vaccines, you don’t go outside the country! How? Where is it coming from?
“Evil scheming of evil men, gang up of agents of the devil, trying to bring a flood of evil upon humanity. And now from the vaccine: autism; from the vaccine: higher mortality rate of deaths.”
On his recent cry against the closure of churches, Oyedepo stated that he did it for the kingdom of God.
“It’s over!! Whatever troubles God’s agenda will be troubled. The most valuable asset to God is the human life.
“If you see me screaming and crying: it’s for the Kingdom, absolutely so. You mean you keep God’s people, block their access to spiritual food for 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks and you are going to the market, buying and eating with 10 fingers. You kept students from school.
“This is an imported virus, how has it become our own? Why must we now have it?
“There is something going on here! Something evil is being schemed by some individuals and those who are perpetrating it don’t even know,” he further stated.
Lead pastor of David Christian Centre, Kingsley Okonkwo has shared his thoughts on feminism, expressing disapproval that male and female are the same.
According to Pastor Okonkwo, while speaking in an Instagram live video disclosed that there is a difference in the way boys and girls are raised.
He said that the boys need more direction, he went on to say male and female are not the same, said he is backed by scripture, science and statistics.
He said, “Boys need a lot of direction. The way you raise boys is not how you raise girls because they are not the same.
“Male and female are not the same. We have people who argue that they are the same. I always tell people that there are 3 things that inform my teaching, scripturally tested, scientifically and statistically back.
“I don’t teach from sentiments. Many people try to build their scripture from sentiments so they start fighting back that oh feminism and all that.
“That men and women are the same. We are never the same. We have different roles,” he continued.
Scripture tells us that, science tells us that, the statistics also tell us that. But unfortunately, Satan is using offended and broken people to start those movements.
“People that, maybe they’ve grown up in homes where the fathers were abusive then they start saying ‘oh we don’t need any head in the home, men and women should be equal.’
It’s coming from a place of hurt, from a place of abuse,” he said.
“Maybe their dad was absent so they start saying ‘no woman should commit to any man.
“They are reacting based on something that has happened which we understand that what happened was bad but they should not try to change the roles and the gender because that is very important,” he added.
The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called on church leaders to donate buildings to be used as isolation centres, instead of continually criticizing the government.
In a broadcast shared by the church on Sunday, Bakare revealed he has donated facilities in Lagos and Ogun, to be used.
“Those churches with multiple facilities, rather than their leaders criticizing the government, should collaborate with them.
“They must be prepared to offer some of their halls to governmental authorities as isolation centres in support of the efforts of the government,” Bakare said.
Bakare’s position is in contrast with the opinion held by the presiding bishop of Living Faith Worldwide, David Oyedepo.
Oyedepo has questioned the ban on religious gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He claimed that the “voice of darkness” influenced the ban on gatherings in churches.
Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwide has criticized the continued closure of churches due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Government ordered against social gathering a to help curb the spread of coronavirus which now has over 2000 confirmed cases in Nigeria.
The decision affects churches and mosques which can contain over 50 people gathered for service.
“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?
“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 are 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. The devil and his agents shall surely pay for this.
“I don’t know what hospital that records the kind of healings that the church of God records. And now hospitals where people die everyday is open but the church is closed.” the Bishop stated.
Founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has attacked pastors who supported the closure of Churches during the lockdown period caused by coronavirus.
In the video below, Oyakhilome stated that the pastors should have first asked the government to permit them to pray for coronavirus patient before accepting the closure of Churches.
“In different cities, countries, states, before the government went ahead with the lockdown, they held meetings with pastors, leaders of churches. Why did the pastors and leaders not say give us a few days to go and pray? Because they were not prayerful before.
“As a Minister of God, you were called for such a meeting and you couldn’t say give us a few days to call other Ministers and say this is what we just heard from the government authorities and we need to pray. We have asked them to give us three days. Then you would have seen the hand of God,” he said.
He added that the pastors who accepted the closure of Churches and even warned members to stay away don’t really know Jesus as their Lord.
“They were not thinking about the father’s house when they made the decision. Do you know what it is for you to shut down the congregations of the lord? It never meant anything to you, that is why.
“Even the pastors and Ministers are warning others not to enter the church because of coronavirus. This is because Christ has never truly being your lord and you have been the master of your life. You have never truely known him,” Oyakhilome added.
A pastor in charge of Shekinah Glory Church, Jabi, Abuja, alongside church ministers on Sunday took to their heels and scaled the fence of the church to evade arrest by the FCT Enforcement Team.
Chairman of the team, Mr Ikharo Attah, said he had immediately mobilised his team to the area following an intelligence report that the church was in full session, a clear contravention of the ban on religious gatherings in the territory.
He said the pastor and deacons on sighting the team, jumped the fence and disappeared.
Attah said luck ran out of some of the church members, especially the women, who could not scale the fence as they were arrested and arraigned before the court.
He said the team has commenced manhunt for the fleeing cleric and the deacons, adding that they must be made to face the law for disobeying government’s directives and endangering the lives of his members.
Prophet T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, has described the lockdown order as an evil spirit, adding the government doesn’t know this.
The cleric said what the government is trying to protect people from (COVID-19) is not as dangerous as they are portraying it.
T. B Joshua warned that lockdown is an evil spirit that could lead to laziness, depression and suicide.
He said the government has succeeded in putting the spirit of fear, addiction and the spirit of violence in the people.
“Our government doesn’t know that lockdown is a spirit, an evil spirit – spirit of laziness, spirit of depression, spirit of suicide,” he said during a live Sunday worship.
“Those who once surrounded themselves with people find themselves surrounded only by four empty walls. This can cause depression and suicidal thoughts.
“Those who never stayed on a spot are now confined to one spot. Our government doesn’t know this. They think they are protecting us from the spirit of COVID19 but what is COVID19 in comparison to the repercussion?
“Our government, our leaders, our presidents, you are doing good for the world but what you are trying to protect us from is not as dangerous as what you are putting us into.
“That spirit that has entered your life – spirit of fear, spirit of addiction, spirit of violence – be cast out! Be cast out! In the name of Jesus! “
An evangelical pastor in the United Kingdom, Jonathon James, has been identified as the voice behind the viral recording linking 5G to the spread of COVID-19, NobleReporters gathered
James, who claimed to be a former Vodafone executive, preaches regularly at churches in Luton, Bedfordshire.
In a 38-minute recording, circulated to millions of people across the world since last month, the pastor made unverified claims that COVID-19 is a plot to hide the installation of 5G mobile network.
Not only that, he said it was meant to monitor the world through computer chips inserted into the human body as vaccines.
“It has nothing to do with biological warfare but is our bodies reacting to radiofrequency radiation,” James said in the recording.
“They are using coronavirus to try to hide the fact that people are dying from the 5G frequency. The coronavirus is not what’s killing people, it is clearly, categorically, unequivocally proven that the radio frequencies we are being exposed to are killing the people.
“God has blessed me with the ability to bring disparate pieces of information together that puts the puzzle together and makes sense of it,” he had said.
Nigerian, Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome of the Believers Love World, aka Christ Embassy, had also backed the claim.
Oyakhilome had linked the Coronavirus pandemic and 5G network to antichrist, saying that the pandemic was created in order to popularize the 5G network which is gradually gaining attention across the world.
The cleric said that what is making a lot of people sick at the moment is the 5G.
As a result of these messages, telecommunication masts in the UK and some countries were vandalised.
The newspaper reports that James worked for Vodafone in the sales unit for less than a year in 2014 when the company didn’t have 5G as top priority.
When he was contacted, the pastor said he was absolutely shocked that the private message he sent to a dedicated small community went viral.
“Had I known my voice note would have gone to a wider audience I certainly would have contextualised my thoughts, been more specific on what I was sharing citing references, and far less explicit.
“I was simply trying to summarise what the ‘perceived truth’ was behind this bizarre pandemic in the interest of serving my community,” James said.
Although the recordings were deleted on YouTube, they are still being circulated on other instant messaging platforms.
Former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi, has revealed that he slept at the altar of Prophet T.B Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations for weeks in search of a miracle but that never came to pass.
Amokachi had flown back to the Lagos-based Synagogue Church of All Nations, while attempting to relaunch his career after suffering a protracted knee injury he sustained ahead of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Amokachi said on Friday that he was not healed even though he saw miracles at Synagogue. NobleReporters sort
His words ;
“I was at the church on invitation of a friend who is a member. My friend, at that time, told me about the man of God and that I could meet my miracle if I met with the Pastor.
“At first, I wasn’t giving to it, but I later agreed and flew down to Nigeria from England to see the Pastor.
“I slept by the church’s altar for several weeks to receive healing. I was not healed, but I saw lots of miracles that happened to people.”