- The pastor said he was indifferent to the criticism and attacks that would likely greet his order
Pastor John Anosike of the New World Faith Ministry says his members must honour him as their spiritual father by surrendering their ‘first fruit of the year’ to him.
He said he was entitled to the church members’ first earning of the year as it would be spent on his welfare.
Anosike stated he was indifferent to the criticism and attacks that would likely greet his order, adding that he feared no one.
He spoke in a video which was recorded during one of the church’s programs.
Anosike told members of his church that they would testify before the middle of the year if they gave him their first fruit, adding that he would return the money if the members don’t witness a change in fortune.
“Your first-month salary is your first fruit of the year. It is for me and not for the church. I want to challenge you by the spirit of God, I fear nobody and I fear no criticism.
“If you call me your spiritual father, or mentor, this first month’s salary, which is your first fruit of the year, is for me and not for the church.
“It is for this altar. It is for this oracle, which is me. Are you hearing me? It is for this vessel. It is meant for my welfare.
“If you honor me with the first fruit of your first year, in the middle of this year, if you don’t testify, come back, I will give it back to you. You will see wonders. Covenant with my spirit.”