Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministry has attributed January hardship to members’ inability to invest in the kingdom of God via payment of tithes and offerings during the yuletide.
While giving a sermon in his church on Sunday, the Christian Clergy said some members are distracted by material things during the Christmas season and forget to perform their financial obligations in the church.
According to him, when they spend all their incomes in the season, some resort to binding their Landlords due to their inability to renew their rent, stressing that such prayers are not biblical.
He said, “January is always the longest month for many people, because if they pay you before Christmas and they give you Christmas bonus and then before the new year you have spent everything, without even investing in the Kingdom, most of you will not pay Tithe, you feel this time no way, I have shoes to buy, I have hair to buy, I have clothes to buy.
“No problem while you’re buying them also remember that by January, Landlord will give you bill, the Children will give you School fees, you can’t bind your landlord, even if you bind him, I lose him.
“It is unscriptural to bind your landlord when he built his own house for goodness’ sake, why are you binding a man, do you think he built the house for you to live for free, those are not scriptural prayer, it is against the scripture, pay your rent.
“Don’t speak in tongues and say have stroke, why will the man have stroke, why will your landlord have stroke, what did he do to you that you want him to have stroke and then you say he is not born again? That’s why you now start quoting scripture that has no meaning”.