Former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has weighed in on the trending tithe issue currently sweeping through the nation. According to him, it is advisable that Christians pay their tithes as not doing so will lead them to lose access to God’s supernatural provision.
He made this known in his church’s Word Of Life Eagles’ Devotional for Tuesday, May 1st. ”Abraham paid his tithe about 500 years before Moses gave the Law. God began the principle of tithing at the Garden of Eden. The Bible records that ’the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it’ (Genesis 2:15). By implication, God employed the man. In Genesis 2:16, for the work that man did, God paid him wages ’And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.’ The story did not end there. In Genesis 2:17, God said to the man, ’But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.‘ ”There is always something that God will give you, that he wants you to take care of, that you mustn’t take as yours, that you must leave dedicated to and return to Him. That thing is the acknowledgement that God is the source of all things that you have, and it is known as tithe. ”Now, just to make sure that there is no ambiguity and confusion as to what the thing is, God made it simple. The tithe is ten per cent of anything God gives you as increase to what you already have or as addition to what you already have. In Adam’s case, not eating the tree of knowledge was his tithe. And if he dared to eat it, he would die.” Oritsejafor concluded saying ”when you eat your tithe, you kill and destroy your access to God’s supernatural provision.” Photo Credit: Various