The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, has said anyone insulting him was wasting his or her “mouth”.
Oyedepo said this on Tuesday in reaction to the criticism that has trailed his response to the Companies and Allied Matters act, including that of the Personal Assistant Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie.
In a sermon, titled: “Breaking Limits,” he said: “If I ever preached a message where there is no laughter, don’t listen to it.
“I have been laughing like this till forever since I found Matthew 6:33.
“I have been laughing at the devil and smiling as I serve.
“You insult me, I enjoy it.
“You insult me and I stop going to work because you insult me, I will be a big fool.
“I am going to work.
“They said, see his legs.
“Yes, I thank God for my legs.
“See his nose, yes, He made it and He did it beautifully.
“See how short he is, that’s the size He made me for so I can save more clothes.
“You know, He that sits in heaven shall laugh.
“If you are not laughing, you are not seated in heaven.
“And we are seated in heavenly places.
“So what should we be doing?
“As they insult you, laugh.
“As they mock you?
“Laugh. As they abuse you? Laugh.
“Anybody insulting me is wasting his mouth.
“One, I didn’t hear.
“Two, even if I heard, it won’t pain me.
“Anybody praising me is expressing his opinion.
“One, I didn’t hear.
“And even if I heard, it won’t blow my head because if you praise anything in me, it is Jesus.
“Nobody has the power to determine how many people worship Jesus.
“No force on earth has the power.
“When I’m lifted up, I will draw all men to myself.
“So, get all the facilities ready.
“The devil is tired.
“You ask him and he will tell you.
“I am tired because there are churches today that are just pushing the frontiers of the gospel in spite of the devil.
“As at last night, we got the report of 520 of our new churches planted.
“The Lord shall send the rod out of Zion, rule thou in the midst of thou enemies.
“It’s a divine agenda.
“No policy under heaven can stop it.
“Five hundred and twenty churches planted on the 16th of August.
“If I were the devil, I will start mourning now.
“Shame on the devil.”