The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has attributed the prosperity of the Jews to their obedience to the laws of tithing and first fruit.
He made the submission during the Holy Ghost Congress of the church held at the Redemption Camp.
Adeboye said statistics show that 50 percent of the millionaires in the United States of America are Jews even when it is clear that the Jews are just about 2.6 percent of the population of the US.
He also observed that 20 percent of the 900 Nobel laureates in the world are Jews.
He insisted it could only have happened because they obey the laws of tithing and payment of their first fruit.
While noting that some people believe the emergence of the Jews as the richest set of people in the world is a mere coincidence, he said, “then it must be a wonderful coincidence.”
Adeboye expressed great worry that the Church had been deluded to kick against tithing wondering how such doctrine gained root.
He said many people who kick against tithe and first fruit do so on the basis of their claim that it is an Old Testament law.
But he argued that the same people who say it is an Old Testament law also take advantage of other scriptures like Psalm 23.
“When it comes to those scriptures they don’t say it is Old Testament. But even at that if we are Christ, we are called the seeds of Abraham. Abraham paid tithe long before the law, what stops us from doing same,” he said.
The RCCG General Overseer who preached on the “siege is over in your finances” prayed earnestly that the Lord would remove whatever is frustrating the finances of his listeners.
He said it would get to a time when one of those listening to him will be one of the first 100 billionaires in the world.
He led the congregation in a series of prayers; one of which was that God would enable them to pay their tithes and first fruits.
Earlier in the message, Adeboye emphasised that Christians should take time to work for God first and watch Him prosper them.
He gave the example of how he earned his Ph.D. ‘I had done my Ph.D. thesis and handed it over to my supervisor. As soon as I handed it over to him, I traveled to Ilesha for a crusade. That was in1974. My supervisor bought his own ticket and took the thesis to the external supervisor.
“When he got to the external supervisor he insisted that the external supervisor should read it so he could take it back. The man said he would read at his own time. My supervisor said he would wait until he reads it. To cut a long story short, the external supervisor decided to read it and at the end, he told my supervisor to go and give the boy his Ph.D.
“My supervisor said it’s not done that way; that he should tell him when he would come for the oral interview. But the man said he had no question for the boy.’
He said what happened in his case was quite unprecedented. I was working for God. But God was working for me. That is why I tell you to seek first the kingdom of God and he will prosper you. Don’t seek money. Seek his kingdom. Do evangelism. Plant churches. Work for the Lord and watch him prosper your ways.”