Why I Am Scared to Collect Offerings During Thanksgiving – Prophet T.B. Joshua Opens Up
Prophet T.B. Joshua has admitted that he is afraid to collect money from congregants in the form of offerings.
“People like me are scared when it comes to collecting thanksgiving because I don’t know where you are coming from with your money,” Joshua candidly stated in a sermon on Sunday 9th April 2017, subsequently released on his popular YouTube channel Emmanuel TV.
“Many can come with blood-money,” he acknowledged. “They will just enter church and when it is time for offering, they will raise their offering whereas it’s blood-money. What can a man of G** use that kind of blood-money for? Are they going to bless the man?”
According to Joshua, this issue has been the bane of many ministries. “What we receive from our members as offering and thanksgiving is killing us,” he warned fellow pastors.
The cleric went further to proffer a way out, suggesting that ministers of G** are also to blame for the way they praise and give attention to those who drop the largest offerings.
“Wicked people like the pastor to ask. If the pastor does not ask, praise and recognise them, they cannot give. They like praise and recognition,” he explained.
“If you want to avoid these people and stop them from putting money – don’t praise them. Let them know it’s G** they give to, not you.”
Revealing another clue, Joshua called on pastors to stop receiving offerings ‘directly’ from congregants. “If you don’t receive something directly from a killer, he will not give you – because he wants to be recognised. They like praise; that is their reward because they have no reward from G**.”
Joshua stressed that offerings in the church are between the worshipper and G**. “What comes from G** goes to G**. If what you have is from G**, it will go to G** – you don’t need to have any recognition from the pastor. Whatever you want to give G**, you give it,” he surmised.
The pastor then impressed on people the need to consider the force behind any action, not merely the action itself.
“The force behind your action determines where the action comes from… It’s not what you see but the force behind what you see that matters,” he stated.