Video: Televangelist claims God told him he needs a $50m private jet


A televangelist has said that God told him he needs a fourth new jet, adding that if Jesus was on Earth today he would travel on a plane and not a donkey.

Jesse Duplantis said that specifically he needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour, USA Today reported.

The Falcon 7X would be the fourth plane owned by Jesse Duplantis Ministries. It has a range of almost 6,000 miles and costs around $54 million new, according to SherpaReport.

Duplantis said in the video posted last week: ‘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.’

He added that ‘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 described the message from God as ‘one of the ‘greatest statements the Lord ever told me’.

‘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?”



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