Hop over to televangelist Jesse Duplantis’s website, and there you find a video of him asking 1,000 supporters to donate $1,000 dollars each to help upgrade the cameras used by his ministry because the Lord wants him to ‘launch into new territories.’ In total, the ministry needs $1.5-million for new equipment.
But that amount is mere chump change compared to the appeal he’s launched for a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour.
According to this report God want him to have new wings at a cost of around $54-million dollars new, and he’s looking to the faithful to fund it.
Now, some people believe that preachers shouldn’t have jets. I really believe that preachers ought to … have every available outlet to get this Gospel preached to the world. If Jesus was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey. He’d be in an airplane preaching the Gospel all over the world.
Duplantis said God told him he needed the plane “in one of the greatest statements the Lord ever told me.”
Duplantis said he then recalled something God told him in 1978.
He said, ‘Jesse, you wanna come up where I’m at?’
And I said, ‘What do you mean?’
He said, ‘I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7-X.’
So, I said, ‘OK.’ But the first thing I thought of: ‘Well, how am I going to pay for it?’
Jesse, I didn’t ask you to pay for it, I asked you to believe for it.
The charlatan explained that he wouldn’t personally own the plane. Rather, the plane would be owned by the ministry and would be used by the next person to take it over after his death.
God alleged instructed Duplantis to “preach the Gospel to every creature”.
Now how we gonna do that? I can’t live long enough to travel by car, or by ship, or by train, but I can do it by an airplane.
All it’s gonna do is touch people. It’s gonna reach people. It’s gonna change lives, one soul at a time. I don’t want to learn how to fly it, I’m not interested in that. I’m interested in preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He showed off a photo of the three planes currently owned by his ministry, bearing the caption:
It’s not about possessions, it’s about priorities.
Duplantis also said he was excited about the US moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. He said that tells him that the end time is:
Coming fast ladies and gentlemen.
Hat tip: AgentCormac