Founder and General Overseer of The Living Faith Church International also known as Winners’ Chapel Bishop David Oyedepo has cautioned young people against addiction to the use of earplugs even while Church service is going on.
The fiery preacher handed the warning today in his sermon at the Church’s Faith Tabernacle.
He pointed out that earplugs are designed by the devil to block young people from moving forward in life, wondering how they can hear from the Lord when they always have their ears plugged with devices.
Oyedepo revealed that the plan of the devil is to wipe away the hard copy of the Bible from the hands of Christians so that the weak among them can be browsing nonsense even in Church.
According to him, “People come to Church and will be browsing nonsense during service. You will think they are writing what you are preaching. No!
“We live in a very rowdy time. The young generation, please listen to me: all these things you plug in your ear is to block your way forward.
“It is designed by the devil to block your way forward. No time to hear from God. Many have never heard anything from God. They even plug it in anywhere, on the streets: noise, noise, noise! Zero access to divine guidance. Noise in the morning, afternoon, night.
“We had a situation in South Korea, I saw it in one publication. Now 10,000 Churches were said to close down within 10 years, an average of 1,000 Churches per year. Why? Children, young people will sit down in Church (with earphones) and won’t hear anything.
“In fact Service would end, we were told and they won’t know until they look around and see there is nobody around. Then they will leave. It is as terrible as that. The devil wants to destroy the fate of the future generation.”
The Living Faith founder disclosed that he started understanding and responding according to the Word from the age of 16, telling those who allow themselves to be distracted with smartphones and earplugs: “You are getting too old”.
“Children will stay on nonsense device morning till night and we watch it?” he asked.