Everyone is used to the preacher on the television asking for donations, but have you ever heard of a televangelist asking for a private jet? That is exactly what one televangelist in Louisiana asked his followers for, a $54 million private jet. The new jet would be his fourth plane and would be used for spreading the gospel around the world without having to stop for fuel.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watch "this Week with Jesse" as Jesse shows the importance of using aviation as an amazing tool for evangelizing the world! Tune in each Monday at <a href="https://t.co/hnG6BhPAvH">https://t.co/hnG6BhPAvH</a> or on our JDM App. Click to watch <a href="https://t.co/PLfSYt2A3U">https://t.co/PLfSYt2A3U</a> <a href="https://t.co/sAvKskmokO">pic.twitter.com/sAvKskmokO</a></p>— Jesse Duplantis (@jesse_duplantis) <a href="https://twitter.com/jesse_duplantis/status/998654858583519232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 21, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Jesse Duplantis asked his followers for the kingly gift last week during a segment of his show called "This Week With Jesse". According to Duplantis, he needs the funds for the newest ministry plane because he used up his previous three jets by "burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ." He also said God himself spoke to him and told him to get a Falcon 7X so he can spread the word of God around the planet.
"He said, 'Jesse, you wanna come up where I'm at?'" Duplantis said. "And I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X,'" the televangelist claimed. When he tried to brainstorm how he could pay for the extravagant aircraft, he recalled something God said to him in 1978. "'Jesse, I didn't ask you to pay for it, I asked to believe for it,'" Duplantis said quoting the words spoken to him by the Lord.
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Duplantis showcased his three other jets in the same video in which he asks for the money to buy a fourth. "We believe in God for a brand new Falcon 7X so we can go anywhere in the world, one stop," Duplantis said. His current jets allow him to traverse the globe but not without stopping for fuel. "And if I can do it one stop, I can fly it for a lot cheaper, because I have my own fuel farm. And that’s what’s been a blessing of the Lord," Duplantis said.
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turf is good its is so grounded , oh who is the plain guy not interested eh ~, in the article but read it. gosh are planes safe to fly in these days with those patented small parts. hope his flight is fine or the bills could get crazy big.. bus might be better.
The limits of God's mercy and His patience with sinners is the only reason He hasn't struck this man and others like him with a bolt of lightening.
He has a worldwide ministry spreading the good news … that God is a good good God and wants to do good things for people. Many people don't know that God wants to bless them. If Jesse Duplantis supporters want to buy him a jet to send him around the world without having to stop for fuel the that's their business. We are told to send them. We can do that howsoever we wish. I'm sure between accomodations, fuel, air flight expense, etc. the cost is worth it. He has a world wide ministry.
Hey joyreaper, I want an airplane too, the ones I am looking at only run about $20-$30k get a bunch of dummies that think they can buy their way into heaven to start a go fund me or something, and I will fly around and spread the word of God myself. Maybe eventually I will become a mega-missionary and we can upgrade to a better model at a later date. Just think you can be the spark that gets my mission off the ground, that has to count for something with the big guy right?
I was taught that God is everywhere at all times and there is no need for a structured religion with churches, fancy décor, and an over-comped preacher up front.
But that said I will stand by my word and spread the word of the bible everywhere that little plane takes me.