Benin City — Evangelist Silver Wealth Iyamu, the General Overseer of the World Liberation Ministry, found himself in a controversy September 11, 2012 when a woman was said to have been barren for over fifteen years after marriage allegedly delivered a creature that looked like a horse in his church located in the heart of Benin City.
The incident attracted attention both from Nigeria and abroad and it was reported by Sunday Vanguard. It would be recalled that while a consultant gynecologist, Dr. Jerry Uwaifo, said it was not medically possible for a woman to deliver an animal, the church members insisted that it was a miracle.
However, Sunday Vanguard met Wealth,on Wednesday, after a crusade at the Benin Cultural Center, where several people also reportedly received miracles of different types, to inquire about the incident of September last year and he disclosed that the woman in question, who disappeared shortly after the delivery at the church, resurfaced weeks later to see him in his office.
Asked about the woman, the young evangelist narrated: "Our church is a prophetic one and people come all the time and we don't really know where they come from. They come all over the state and we don't have the time to find out who they are. On that particular day, that was one of the miracles that happened in the church.
After the miracle, the woman visited twice and she pleaded that she didn't want to go public so that she won't be stigmatized. And we agreed because such miracles are for the church and not for the public. I was actually shocked when I read them in the papers."
"As for the woman", he continued, "Yes, she attended service once or twice after that incident. She came to see me in the office but pleaded that she did not want attention and that, that was her family decision. She came before Christmas to visit us and I asked her how she was doing she said all was well that she resided in Delta and doing well in her business.
God is working miracles every day and I thank God he is using some of us to do this. Miracles are mysteries, an ordinary man cannot understand the face of the spirit because those who are born of the flesh are of the flesh. They see miracle they don't understand except if their heart is prepared to understand.
It is just unfortunate that we criticize every good thing that comes to us. Even Jesus Christ was accused that he cast out demons with evil powers. As a man of God that is used to signs and wonders, people must criticize you, I believe that until you are totally rejected, you cannot be totally accepted.
Criticism is part of our ministry, some persons have criticized us in the past, but today they are members of my church. They have found out the truth. Those who are criticizing, I pray for them that God should open their eyes so that they find out the truth and they understand that the gospel we preach is goes with signs and wonders".