“Right now I want you to click on that button, and I want you to honor God with his first fruits offering. If God doesn’t divinely step in and intervene, I don’t know what you’re going to face – he does.”
– Paula White, Donald Trump’s “personal pastor”, in an email asking followers to send her a donation of USD 229, they will get “prophetic instruction” on how to attain victory over their “enemies.”
White claims the $229 fee is “in accordance with 1 Chronicles 22:9, and that it is “a specific seed” because “numbers are important to God.” Those who can’t manage the $229 for prophetic visions are encouraged to send $31 – the sum of 22 and 9. Now, isn’t that clever? But she insists the full $229 is needed to “break any chains.”
To the religiously curious, 1 Chronicles 22:9 reads: “But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign.”
I don’t see anything in there about giving money to a man who inspired “The Joker” character and his gal-pal who’s in desperate need of a dye job.