A YouTube video by Emmanuel TV has surfaced showing Temitope Balogun Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) giving a man back his tithe.
SCOAN founder returns tithe to male church member (PHOTOS)
A man who identified himself as Ezekiel Ayodeji from Ondo State, lamented over the unfortunate situation which had befallen him and his three young children
In the 10-mins video, a man who identified himself as Ezekiel Ayodeji from Ondo State, lamented over the unfortunate situation which had befallen him and his three young children.
“On 5th June, my wife died, one week later to that time, the shop where I was selling electrical parts burnt down completely in a fire,” Ayodeji explained.
“When this problem arose, my landlord gave me a quit notice. They then sent my children out of the school. I am suffering; I don’t have food.”
After the widower was through with his story, Pastor Joshua addressed the church saying, "These are the people that make your money useless… Money becomes a curse when we are not spending it on the needy.”
He then announced he would give Ezekiel N300,000 coupled with six bags of rice and the promise of scholarships for his three children.
The video fast-forwards to a week later, where Ayodeji is seen sharing his 'testimony'.
“After the man of God gave me the money, the first thing I did was to go to my church in Akure and paid tithe to my pastor – N30,000,” he recounted.
“I then paid off my debts. With the remaining money, I bought a plot of land worth N150,000. I am here to thank God!”
To the congregation's surprise, Joshua voiced his disagreement with the pastor who collected Ayodeji's tithe.
“Well, I disagree with the pastor that collected N30,000,” he said.
“I am going to return that money back to you because there are many areas you can render your service to the ministry but financially, you are not strong.”
The cleric went on to explain, “He will still pay tithes but not now – he should invest the money and start something. When he starts something, he can begin to pay tithe.”
Joshua instructed that N30,000 be returned to Ezekiel, further advising him to discard the idea of purchasing a land for now because the time had not come for such measures.
The clip ended with Joshua presenting a brand new car to Ayodeji, purchased by an Emmanuel TV partner and specifically adjusted to enable him to drive despite his physical disability.
“I never expected this at all,” Ezekiel shouted. “I thank God – I am now the owner of a car!”
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