David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, has said nothing will be left if the investment of Christians are removed from Nigeria’s economy.
Oyedepo said this on Sunday while preaching at the church’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State.
The clergyman, during his ministration, stressed that revival changed the narrative of Christians being referred to as “as poor as a Church rat”.
The church’s presiding bishop stated that revival moved the church from completing one church building in 20 years to multiple church building constructions at the same time.
Oyedepo told the congregants that “God unleashes financial fortune in a revival and Nigeria is a case study”.
He said majority of employers of labour in the country are Christians.
“You know where the Church was in Nigeria, in the 70s, in the early 80s. It was a pitiable assembly of people. That painful proverb, ‘as poor as Church rat’, was a true description of the Church. You could have a Church building going on for 20 years,” Church Gist quoted Oyedepo as saying.
“I saw one in my place. 20 years without completion. All the powerful ministries were renting shops and sheds, in fact they called us mushroom Churches. You know mushroom grows today and disappears tomorrow. But when that move came and people’s hearts began to pant after God, the story of men began to change.
“Remove the products of revival from Nigeria economy…, there is nothing remaining. Let me say this and I am saying this very boldly.
“The only thing remaining in Nigeria today are the investments of God’s people. The only one!
“You know the other people are busy killing themselves. No plan, no purpose, no forward looking.
“Check all the employment of labour today in this country, authentic, not manipulated stuff. They are believers. Those are products of a revival. Unleashing financial fortune to advance his Kingdom.
“That is why your church will be building rural churches and at the same time building the Ark and building every other thing that is coming around.
“Don’t miss your place in this thing.”