There has been a lot of criticism going on against bishop David Oyedipo over his declaration that not paying tithe brings a financial curse.
In his words: “Tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation. Prosperity not just wealth is impossible without tithing because when you are not paying tithe, you’re under a financial curse.”
“The way you handle your financial dealings determines greatly what happens to you financially. Many things that afflict men are traceable to their monetary dealings. False financial dealings can open doors to inexplicable afflictions.”
For those arguing and trolling the clergy, Malachi 3:8-10 says "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, "In what way have we robbed You?" In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. “
The continuation of the verse, 11-12, explains what will happen to those who diligently obey. “ 'And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, 'Says the LORD of hosts; And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land, says the LORD of hosts.”
I grew up in a Christian home and my parents are pastors, and I can attest to the power of tithing, it has worked for me and a lot more of people.
Tithing is biblical and I see no reason why many are dragging the man of God for saying the truth. Pastor David Oyedipo didn’t create the bible, he only mentioned what is written in there.
The issue of tithing has always and would always be controversial as many people do not subscribe to the biblical meaning but see it as an avenue for men of God to enrich their pockets.
I am a tither, one-tenth of my income is always paid monthly and the lord hasn’t stopped blessing me. I can tell you I have tested the other sides of the coin and it was nothing short of the devourer. I couldn’t account for my money.
The word of God never lies, rather than attack the man of God for saying the truth, it’s right about the time those critics look inward and try to turn a new leaf.
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