„I am a material to be used that will not cost you any money. I am afraid to collect money from you because if I collect it, it will affect the gift and grace of God in my life.“

On collecting money - "I Told Jonathan He Would Lose - TB Joshua" http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/180634-i-told-jonathan-he-would-lose-tb-joshua.html Premium Times, Nigeria (April 5 2015)

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