There are four major or principal areas we can use in giving, or making deposits in heaven. Tithing, giving to the poor, investing in the gospel and lastly giving as a praise to God.
I am so touched and so excited anytime I have the opportunity to speak on the subject tithing as there seems to be a whole lot of confusion with it and the seemingly and constant bashing and false information thrown out there by people who don't believe in tithing including some believers. Well they are not to be blamed as the lack and insight of revelation from the word makes it so.
Tithing is the most familiar financial subject to Christians and mostly all of us are aware of the practice of tithing, but very few actually realize its true significance and the potency of its ability to deliver results for those who know how it works.
Tithing is a tenth of whatever you receive as income or a gift received to God. Now most people always link the subject of tithing to the Israelites as part of their laws and commandment received from God. Well those who do that are not wrong at all but the only mistake they are doing is to short change themselves with limited benefits it comes by linking it to the commandment God gave to the children of Israel. I would not like to go too much detailed pertaining to the Israelites.
So then where and how must the believer pay tithe and where do we link the subject of tithe in the old testament books
Verse 19``And he blessed him, and said , Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth.''
Verse 20``And blessed be the most high God which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Now few things to note than;
1. An important personality mentioned here Abram
2. A priest called Melchizedek
3. The word tithes of all mentioned as well
Now the question here is why Abram or Abraham
Lets take another look a scripture in Galatians 3:8-14 and I quote `` And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham saying, in thee shall all nations be blessed.
Verse 9 ``So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. Now let me jump to verse 13 and 14 because of time and I quote ``Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree
Verse 14 ``That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith.
Now every born again christian is a spiritual seed of Abraham and not a physical seed and therefore is not entitled to whatever blessing and promise God made to the children of Israel based on their laws and commandment.
Second the Abrahamic blessings was only made accessible to the Gentiles through Jesus Christ( This is the reason why being born again is so so important) and can be received through the spirit of faith and not just laws and commandment.
This therefore tells us that Christianity is more than a religion my dear brothers, sisters, parents and mother's in Christ. The life of the christian is a life of faith; he walks and lives by faith backed by works in line with the word.
Now if so much of Abraham's blessings is hinged on his tithe to the priest of God; how much more we of the seed of Abraham by the spirit being born again through Jesus Christ how can we live and acts differently from the tithe giving lifestyle of Father Abraham.
The believer who runs away from tithing hasn't yet understood the word or is unlearned and untaught in the word
Tithing is not an offering we give to God; its actually a payment and not a gift and the only people mandated to receive tithe are the priest God has ordained in the church to take care of the flocks on behalf God himself.
If you want to display the riches, the virtues and excellency wisdom of Jesus Christ you got to be a tither. Don't be deceived we don't pay tithe so God can bless us or deliver us from danger. The blessing is already poured out on us through Jesus Christ. What then is the main reason for paying of our tithe; it is simply so that we might fulfil and manifest the promises of God right here on planet earth.
I just want to encourage and strengthen the believers out there that through this article God will enlighten you more with revelations from his word to take your rightful place and a be a blessing to the world. God richly bless you as you comment and share for others to be equally blessed as you have blessed. Thank you.
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