KINGDOM of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy said Sunday, November 28, that the wrath of the Covid-19 pandemic would only end if the public would stop “persecuting, prosecuting and maligning” him.

Quiboloy said to his followers during his Sounds of Worship program live streamed via YouTube that the Omicron Covid-19 variant is the result of how he is being treated.

"I told you, I'm telling you the truth, the day of the Lord is here. Do not ever, ever play a joke or continue to pursue the prosecution of the appointed son because the father in heaven has already declared through the appointed son, no one can escape this," he said.

“The way you treated the appointed son here, is the way this world is going to receive its judgment,” he added.

During his service, Quiboloy also shared the recent report of the World Health Organization (WHO) that the Omicron variant "is way worse than the Delta variant."

“The Delta virus variant of Covid-19 is only an introduction. If you keep on hurting, persecuting, and harming the Appointed Son and the Kingdom, you will see much worse than the Omicron variant,” Quiboloy said.

The only way to stop the pandemic, he said, is to stop throwing allegations against him and his church.

The religious leader, earlier this month, was charged by the United States federal authorities for having sex with women and underage girls who faced threats of abuse and “eternal damnation” unless they catered to the self-proclaimed “son of God.”

“You want this to stop? Stop persecuting, prosecuting, maligning and falsely accusing the appointed son,” Quiboloy said.

Quiboloy and two of his top administrators are among the nine people named in a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury last week and unsealed on November 18.

The indictment includes three Los Angeles-based administrators of Quiboloy's church who were charged last year. The new indictment also names a church administrator in Hawaii.

In a previous statement, the KJC founder said he has “forgiven his detractors” even with the sex trafficking charges thrown against him.

The Davao-based leader's camp already denied allegations against him and other church officials, which they believed is an attempt to discredit the pastor.

Meanwhile, WHO named the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 as Omicron, which was first reported by scientists from South Africa.

It is also designated as a variant of concern and countries are advised to enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Sunday, November 28, approved the expansion of travel restrictions to seven more countries until December 15 over the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant.

The countries of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, and Italy have been added to the red list, which initially included the South African nations of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique.