Bishop David Oyedepo, President and Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, the Winners Chapel, has rained curses on bandits, terrorists and other criminal elements that have invaded the country.
Oyedepo, angered by the recent surge in insecurity across the country, said it is time for judgement, adding that the blood of innocent citizens who were slaughtered will fight against those wreaking havoc on Nigeria.
Speaking at the first service of his church on Sunday at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland Ota, Ogun state, Oyedepo declared that, “The God of vengeance is rising in defence of this nation today. You can tell how many destinies have been unsettled by the unsettlement of this nation: Fulani vagabonds making life impossible for local people; and do they claim not to know?
“We heard it exposed but I knew it before: Fire from now! You are sons and daughters of the Prophet, go invoke the same fire you hear being invoked on this altar. Heaven will answer.
“And the Church became mute; they cut the neck of a church leader in this kind of age. If nothing happens, God has not sent me, but judgement will be ravaging the land from now.
“Many will sleep and never wake up. Many will be struck with blindness in 24 hours. Many will be crippled in 3 days. My God is turning the table against the wicked.”
On the 2023 election, the cleric stated that Nigerians would not make the same mistake they made in 2015. He claimed that Nigerians refused to listen to him when he warned against voting in the present government.
He said: “The error this nation made in 2015 will never be repeated forever. The choice of the wicked to sit on the throne of Nigeria will never be repeated. This nation will experience a new order of settlement.
“For the blood of many that they have wasted, their generations will pay for it. Every time the Holy Ghost moves on me in this direction, something happens and I know that, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ whom I serve, judgement begins now.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, Joseph Omuya Salami, said gunmen have invaded a branch of the Living Faith Church, in the area.
Salami confirmed this to newsmen on Monday through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Habeeb Jamiu.
The gunmen, suspected to be bandits, invaded the church’s branch at Osara community, on the Lokoja-Okene Road in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
They reportedly invaded the church premises when members were holding a meeting over the weekend, and abducted three of the church members.
The council Chairman said he had visited the scene of the incident, alongside the Divisional Police Officer of Osara Division.
He said that the council was working with security agents to ensure the victims are released.