Pastor Paula White has explained on her website that: “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. That is a big sacrifice, but it is a seed for the harvest I am believing for in the coming year. And God always provides!”.
She is urging her followers to donate a “first fruits” offering of up to their entire salary for the month of January to enjoy “blessings” for the rest of the year or suffer the “consequences” of failing to follow God’s command. She further explained the difference between the tithe (usually 10 percent of earnings), to the first fruit donation.
According to the Orlando Sentinel “she told her congregants at the New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida: “The difference between tithe and first fruit, first fruit is all of it,” further elaborating “All of what? Well, if you want to bring God all of one day’s salary, one week’s salary or one month’s salary, that’s between you and God. … I try to bring a month’s salary, but at the very least every year I give God a week’s salary.”
And it is said many of her followers join her in the first fruits campaign with “miraculous” results.
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