THE Senior Pastor of The Covenant Christian Centre Lagos, Pastor Poju Oyemade, has disagreed with outstanding preachers in opposition to the continual closure of church buildings over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the lockdown has been eased in Lagos, Ogun and FCT, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered worship centres will stay shut until additional discover.
However founding father of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, slammed the authorities for closing church buildings, saying they need to be therapeutic centres.
Founding father of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, backed Oyakhilome, stating the continual closure of church buildings was suspicious.
In accordance with him, it was a part of the strikes to cease the church of God from increasing.
However Oyemade, whose birthday on his Instagram web page, stated the closure of church buildings doesn’t in any method cease the Holy Spirit from working.
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Making reference to the Bible, he stated: “The sick healed within the guide of Acts had been healed on the streets, in individuals’s properties, in public locations and never inside the 4 partitions of a Church.”
He added: “Closing the doorways of a bodily constructing doesn’t in any method imply the closure of the anointing of the Spirit from working.
“Church buildings could also be shut down however true religion and the anointing of the Spirit has not stopped working.
“There’s a distinction between expression of feelings and the manifestation of the anointing to heal the sick.
“There may be nowhere in Jesus’s ministry the place the therapeutic of the sick was preceded by a congregational service.
“Within the E-book of Acts, the sick had been healed predominantly on the streets with no fanciful service occurring.
“Closure of a church constructing doesn’t cease the rivers of residing water from flowing out of your stomach. It resides in our interior man.
“There was collective prayer to obtain a provide of the Spirit which led to out of doors manifestations.
He referred to Apostle Paul insisting Christians don’t need to be collectively in a bodily area to obtain that provide.
“Did he not say to the Church at Phillipi, I do know this shall flip to my salvation by means of your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus? The Church was miles away from the place Paul was.
“Charles Finney started an enormous revival by individuals praying of their properties all maintaining watches on the similar time. All of them selected the precise time to hope they usually did of their properties till the Spirit broke out on the streets.
“They didn’t criticise every other Church or ministry of weak spot. Criticizing others doesn’t attest to the truth that you’ve power. They solely stayed with God till one thing broke out on the streets.”