By Deborah Mustapha
The Lead Pastor of Living Faith Church, Winners Chapel Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that those dont pay tithe are under curse.
Bishop Oyedepo made the statement on his Twitter page, “Tithing is an inescapable covenant obligation. Prosperity not just wealth is impossible without tithing, because when you’re not paying your tithe, you’re under a financial curse”.
Meanwhile, thousands of people have reacted as many said that there is no scripture that ties prosperity or wealth to tithing under the new priesthood.
“We can’t be conveniently cherry-picking the scriptures to support what is sweet to our ears, Heb 7:12. Let’s focus on the gospel of Christ and less on these covetous messages.
“You spend more time posting teachings on tithing than any other message. Days ago, same message.
“Please, preach more on the gospel. People need God now more than ever in these last days.
“God’s love surpasses material things or money”, reactions read.
Speaking on financial Blessings, Bishop Oyedepo said the way one handle financial dealings determines greatly what happens financially.
“Many things that afflict men are traceable to their monetary dealings. False financial dealings can open doors to inexplicable afflictions.
“I hereby decree the works of your hands fruitful. Every curse of unfruitfulness is destroyed in your life”, he prayed.
Stressed further, he said, “It is your job to honour your parents. You can’t change them; it is too late. When you stop honouring them, God says, ‘I will dishonour you’.
“You cannot be eating turkey, beef, chicken, fish and all kinds of delicious meals, while your parents are out there virtually starving”, he added.
Following reactions, some injected that sometimes parents makes it difficult for one to honor them. While others said that Parents are to be honoured unconditionally because it pays.