Paula White, well known for her close ties with President Donald Trump and also the chairwoman of Trump’s evangelical advisory committee, through her website, demanded donations totaling to one-month Salary as “first fruits” offering from her followers. Apparently, the preacher warned her followers that failure to send her the donations may result in consequences from God.
“The reason is God lays claim to all firsts,” Whites’ website read. “So, when you keep for yourself something that belongs to God you are desecrating what is to be consecrated to God.”
In this case, the “firsts” are money, which “supernaturally unlocks amazing opportunity, blessing, favor and divine order for your life.”
The Gospel preacher claims she contributes a month’s pay every year as a “seed,” which according to prosperity gospel is supposed to grow into riches and other blessings. She’s also calling on others to contribute their own firsts, in the form of wages for a day, week or entire month:
“When you honor this principle, it provides the foundation and structure for God’s blessings and promises in your life, it unlocks deep dimensions of spiritual truths that literally transform your life! When you apply this everything comes in divine alignment for His plan and promises for you. When you don’t honor it, whether through ignorance or direct disobedience there are consequences.”
White proceeded to say that the firsts “belong to God and God alone,” she wants them sent to her in the form of offerings to her ministries.
During Trump’s inauguration white delivered a prayer, where she called on God to give the president “the confidence to lead us in justice and righteousness, and the compassion to yield to our better angels.”