Reported by Liku Zelleke
Back in December of 2015, two evangelists were broadcasting on live TV when they ended up in a rather bizarre conversation: anyone wanting to talk to God stands a better chance of being heard if they were traveling first class. What is even more effective, they added, was traveling in a private jet. As for the rest of us mere mortals who have no option but to travel coach, they consider us to not only be a hindrance to their holy dialogs but think traveling with us would be akin to “getting in a long tube with a bunch of demons.”
The date was December 29, 2015, and the two evangelists who made the high-flying disclosure were Kenneth Copeland and Jess Duplantis. The duo were on Copeland’s television program, “Believers Voice of Victory,” when they made it clear they needed the use of their luxury jets as it wouldn’t make sense to fly on commercial jets.
Duplantis related how in the middle of a flight he got the urge to unbuckle his seatbelt because he needed to speak to God.
Copeland stated, Duplantis “couldn’t have done that over an airline,” to which the response was, “No sir, no way.”
Copeland went on to say, “Stand up and say, ‘What did you say, Lord?’… You can’t do that… This is so important,” before adding that those of us that “are just now coming into these things” needed to understand and accept it because the “world is in such a shape, we can’t get there without this.”
Copeland went on to say that they really needed their luxurious flying modes because of the “mess that the airlines are in today” which would have interfered with about 90 percent of their work because “we can’t get there.”
“That’s why we are on that airplane. We can talk to God!” he added.
Copeland and Duplantis compared their lives to evangelists who had chosen to fly commercial but ended up being swamped by “demons” who kept coming up to him and asking him to pray for them – the demons being the other fellow passengers who had recognized him because he had become famous.
“So anyway,” Copeland said, “I wanted to make that clear so the devil can’t lie to you and say, ‘See them there preachers spending all that money, just fat cats riding around.’ No, we’re not; we’re in business.”