Auction Sales During Harvest Service; Buying and selling in the Church of God is abomination. Remember that harvest feast is never a money making venture, or avenue to collect money for worldly gain. Nowadays, Shepherds or his representatives will call people out during sermon; give them oranges, deceiving them that those oranges were Spiritually prayed upon and would collect N200 or N500 or more each from them for the blessings of harvest. This is very wrong and an abomination to God. The blessings of God are not for sale. Why are they practicing auction sales and dirty dealings in the Church? Luke. 19:45-46, Matt. 21:12-13.
God commanded the harvest feasts to be performed annually as follows:
Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Feast of First Fruits of your Labour
Adult Harvest of End Gathering of Fruits. Exo. 23:19-20
Deut. 12:11-32, it entails God’s warning on general offering which also apply to harvest feast.
A chosen place verse 11-13, the parish where you worship constantly. Not offering of your thanks anyhow or anywhere.
You must EAT it before God with your people; it must not be taken home. Verse 18
Only holy things are acceptable to God, must be without blemish (Deut. 12:25-28, 15:21-22) Gen. 8:20. Don’t steal, dupe to make sacrifice to God or use fornication money. All these are not acceptable, they are abominations.
All proceeds from the feast must be shared with the Levites, Fatherless, Widows, the Orphans and all the Jobless, Strangers in your midst.
(Deut. 16:14) And thou shalt rejoice In thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
So it is not the feast of the shepherd alone like they prophesied falsely.
All members should contribute to the harvest according to their ability and not by force or manipulation. Donate any amount you feel worthy of giving to God. This money will be used to prepare food for all to eat. NOT that an outsider who does not worship with you or a single member will buy cow or provide the whole food for the congregation. It is not a personal issue except there is another motive behind it. Deut. 14:23, 16:35,
Deut. 16:17. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee
The celebration must be done with the fear of God. No hide and seek attitude for the eye of the Lord is watching every activity of man. Faithfulness to self and others including the Authority is the key to harvest blessing.
If the place is far, turn your materials to money, go and spend the money at the place to buy edible items and eat before God, Deut. 14:24-26. Don’t take away any food or items. Exceedingly, you shall take home God’s blessings. Some robbers in white garment may mislead you that you must buy “BAZZAR SALES” like candles, raw yams, and salt.
Let every member of Celestial Church worldwide think twice on the coming harvest, celebrate a spiritual harvest so that, the blessings of harvest will be received. Unlike Abraham who after his offering, received affliction instead of comfort because he made mistake during offering. (Gen. 15:9-13).
I therefore pray that, the Holy spirit will lead your steps this year to perform HOLY HARVEST OF GOOD REWARDS IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.
The numerous carnal harvests of some churches left behind poverty, sorrow and even death after harvest celebration because of their mistakes that are abomination in the presence of God. But for those who celebrate with the Fear of God they always receive abundant blessings after harvest.
A bastard will not know the value of what his father left behind for him; he will throw away his inheritance. The legacy given to Celestial church can never be found in any other church. We should jealously keep them and pass them to the generations to come, as our Father Oschoffa and Abraham did.
May the Lord of Celestial give us the mind to know him. Please be careful, worship God with Humble mind and you will have rest for your soul. Please preserve the legacy of your fathers and hand it over to your unborn generations.
You are blessed and the truth shall liberate you in Jesus Name, Amen.