You might have, at some point, had the kind little old lady on the bus next to you take out her purse and show you a photo album of her children. It’s tedious, but a socially polite formality, to grin in admiration at her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. It’s not uncommon to be shown the family album when you visit a friend’s house for the first time. It’s not even uncommon for couples in the midst of an international adoption to show pictures of their prospective children, raising funds to bring them home to their new family.
Showing photos of your private jets, however, is probably only something that mega-rich televangelists do. And it’s weird.
On This Week with Jesse, Jesse Duplantis shows a series of portrait frames on his wall displaying not his children or grandchildren, but his private jets. The last one is a spaceship, which he says he is “believing in God for.” You can watch the video below, with commentary beneath it.
Duplantis showed three planes, including one purchased in 1994, 2004, and 2006. He then showed the Starship Enterprise, which is what he wants eventually. Currently, however, Duplantis will settle for his Falcon 7x. According to Duplantis, Jesus told him that if he wanted to “come up to where he is,” he needs to purchase a Falcon 7x jet.
That’s right. If Duplantis wants to go to where Jesus is, he needs a Falcon 7x.
The Dassault Falcon 7x is a 5,955-mile range large-cabin jet. Its price is about 35 million dollars. There are about 260 Falcon 7x jets on the market. Duplantis says he needs it to “preach the Gospel to every creature” and says that if Jesus was alive today he wouldn’t be traveling on a donkey.