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Paula White and the Principle of Mugging the Sheep -- First Fruits Edition

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As you remember the Lord your God, according to Deuteronomy 8:18, through your first fruits offering, He gives you the power to acquire wealth to establish His covenant.

Each January, I put God first and honor Him with the first of our substance by sowing a first fruits offering of one month's pay." -- Paula White

Ezekiel 44 was written to Israel and was reinforcing the Levitical Law. It is not meant as a prescriptive text for the church today. Likewise, Deuteronomy 8 was also written to Israel and not the church. Why is Paula White trying to yoke Christians back to the law? Specifically here God is reminding Israel that any material blessings they may have is only due to God and then He warns them that if they do not obey the law, which no one could, then God will make sure they perish! Beloved, if you can read all of this nonsense and think for a second that Paula White "sows" a month's salary every January then I am not sure I can help.

"Jesus declared, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness... all these things will be added to you," (Matthew 6:33). God adds the "things" to you when foundation is in place to be built upon. I challenge you to put FIRST THINGS FIRST and HONOR GOD!

"The best of all the firstfruit and of all your special gifts will belong to the priests. You are to give them the first portion of your ground meal so that a blessing may rest on your household" (Ezekiel 44:30). Give your very best as a first fruits offering and watch God's unlimited blessings pour into your life and your family." -- Paula White

I close with this because these two snippets are a microcosm of the false prosperity huckster gospel. Matthew 6:33 teaches the opposite principle of this first fruits con. It says to not worry about the material things here on earth because your Father in heaven knows what you need. Not to make sure you bring your sheaf to the storehouse! If you want blessings in August you better pay up in January! Paula White's heresy here is all about worrying about the material baubles of this life. Matthew 6:33 is the opposite. Likewise, Ezekiel 44:30 is speaking about the Levitical priests, not Paula White or any preacher today. So God instructs Israel thousands of years ago to make sure the tribe of Levi would be fed and Paula White steals it to pretend that it is a "principle" that you need to feed her today. How utterly disgusting. This is nothing more than Grand Spiritual Larceny. It is mugging the sheep of the Lord by teaching for shameful gain what thou ought not to be teaching.

Reverend Anthony Wade -- January 10, 2018

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