I told you that at a time, four(4) of the real billionaires in Nigeria were in this family. And pride came because the tithe that was coming to the main Church through this family was hefty; by that definition of the time. All of a sudden, a handful of the big men, not the ones I mentioned, wrote to me and said, “Every month you must give to us an account of how you are spending our tithes.” I said, “Ah Okay! All they are asking for is alright.” They are simply asking for transparency right? There’s nothing wrong with that.
I said however, I have gone through the Bible, and I have not found a place where God spoke to Moses and said, “Every month, you must give an account of the tithe of the children of Israel to them.” So I said alright, I will do 2 things:
1. I will prepare a detailed account of how your money is spent; including if we buy a bottle of Coke for first-timers. I will put it in a file and every month, when you people come for the Holy Ghost Service, that file will be on the table. I won’t give it to you; I will put it on the table. Anyone who wants to see can go and read; but make sure you wait till I have left the room; because I know that everything we are doing on Earth is being recorded in Heaven. I don’t want My God to say, “You are the one who handed it to them and you were there when they were reading.” And I did that.
2. I told the treasurer, from now on, any tithe that comes from this family, don’t add it to the rest; put it aside. Let me find out if the God who sent me can run His Church without these people’s contributions. I am talking to you now like Father and special children. Nobody has ever heard this one from me before.
So for 2 years, 2 solid years, every kobo that came from this family was kept in a separate account. Let me just find out if God is bigger than the biggest; richer than the richest. It was when Aboaba came, (so you can check all these stories people involved are alive) Professor Aboaba came from Ibadan, so I sent him here. When I say here, we were only one branch then; just the family. And then, after he’s been in the Church for some months, he came to me. He said, “The people are complaining. The people you asked me to go and join, are complaining.” What’s the complaint? He said things are not going well, and they have found out that they offended me and that that’s why contracts were being cancelled, all manners of things were happening.
I said, “Ah! I’m not quarrelling, and God knew. I wasn’t quarrelling, I just ignored.”
– I pray in the name that is above every other name, what you will do that will cause God to ignore you, you will never do it.
– If you have done it, may the Almighty God forgive you.
“When you knew this was the problem, why did you send me there?” I said. “Ah! I didn’t know anything was happening; I was just trying to prove how gracious God can be to me.”. Then, we reconciled. It wasn’t everybody that offended, it was a handful. People thought that they are cleverer than God and they brought problems to everybody. It will interest you to know that every one of those involved in that little group, is no longer in the Church and they are not where they ought to be (let me put it like that).
Wherever you are today compared to where you ought to be, in the name that is above every other name, my God will accelerate your promotion.