The Founder and leader of SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua has finally opened up on how he keeps his church and stations running without asking for offerings during a church service.
Many people wonder why the Man of God never announces offering time during his church programs.
According to him, there are real believers and Christians who give their offerings even without being forced or told to.
There are a lot of such people in his church and that gets his church growing.
In a lengthy post, he wrote:
“QUESTION: “#TBJoshua, how do you get money to do what you are doing when you don’t ask for offerings on #EmmanuelTV?”
ANSWER: “That we are not asking for offerings does not mean people are not giving. People that God prompts their conscience to give are giving.
They may not be many but people of conscience – I mean, the right people are giving genuinely, for the salvation of their soul—and their giving is blessed of God. They know it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). Wrong people have to be reminded many times before they can give because it is not from their heart. What do I mean by wrong people? Corrupt people, dubious people, people who steal or do rituals – those who got their things from the wrong source.
They fail to realise that tithes and offerings are a thing of the Spirit, just as prayer is a thing of the Spirit. Faithless people must be reminded to pray before they can pray. But faith people are prompted by their spirit – because prayer is a thing of the Spirit. Giving is like serving. Both should be done with joy – without being reminded because you don’t need to be reminded to do that which gives you joy.
That is why we should offer this prayer: Lord, help me by the power of Your Spirit to give, to receive, to ask – so that I will not ask wrongly. How do we ask wrongly? By asking corrupt people, dubious people, ritualists – just because they are rich. When you ask them, they will give – but to be seen, to be heard and to be praised here.
Remember, the force behind the money given determines the kind of money it is. When we inherit stolen wealth, we would live under a stolen future – thereby mortgaging our future. Remember, what comes from God goes to Him. As a minister of God, I should know what it means to receive from you. If I receive something from you, the source and the manner you give will determine whether it’s a blessing or a curse that I receive from you.
That is why I’m very careful in receiving from you. It is the force behind what you give that determines what you give. Therefore, we should allow the congregation to bless the church with their possessions. Let them give as God prompts their conscience!” #SCOAN”
That is such a blessing.
The man of God recently returned from a mountain where he stayed for four days to pray against COVID-19.