The Blessings of God is only accessible by Obedience, the Kingdom of God is design in such a way that it obeys certain laws, principles and patterns, and these principles are well laid down in the word of God.
Its amazing, some of these principles contradicts what the world system teaches most of the time, they are not always in agreement, but we know and we are sure, the ways of God is much more dependable and most reliable.
Because our God is “Alpha, Omega”, he knows the end from the beginning, so it really doesn’t matter what the world wishes or what the world teaches, the word of God is the true and only standard of Christians and Children of God.
Today, i want to briefly share with us, on a very important subject, which is “TITHING“.
It is important that we establish the truth and the reality of the fact that, by Salvation, you are enlisted to receive from heaven, everything you could ever need for Life and Godliness, is solely from Heaven, and there are patterns through which, heaven releases our needs, some of them includes, fasting and praying, serving God, outreaches and soul winning endeavors, ensuring the kingdom of God advance continually, giving to the needy and to the church, walking in the ways and fear of God, following every instruction from the mouth of God but today, i want to address, a very vital one, which is “Tithing“.
What is Tithing and Why Should i pay my Tithe?
Tithing is a covenant of obeying God, by honoring him with 10% of our income, We are God’s people and we live and breath by every instructions that comes from him.
Tithing is one of the instructions from God, that is meant to move us forward, both financially and in many wise, as a matter of fact financial prosperity covenant does not respond to praying and fasting, it responds to your covenant practice in consistency as a Lifestyle.
The word of God says; in Malachi 3 : 10;
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Also, let’s look at Deuteronomy 14:22 ;
“You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year.
So Tithing is giving to God, 10% of your increase and profits, from both your business, salary, income and so on, anything that comes in as a reward for the work you have done, 10th part of it, is for God and not for you.
Why Must You Pay Tithe?
- It is instructed by God : There is a song, hymns that we use to sing those days when we gave our lives to Christ, The Lyrics says, “Trust and Obey, for there is no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey, so every Instruction from God is to be strictly followed, this is what makes us children of God. So by Been Faithful in Tithing, you are proving to God that you trust him, and when you do that, you are a true follower of Jesus, you are governed by his word and his ways.
- It is a proof of your Obedience to God : Every Blessings in the Scriptures, answers to Obedience, remember, God does not need your money in the first place, The Bible says; The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. ( Haggai 2:8 ) But when you are obedient to God, you reap the reward of Obedience. As Christian Believers, our Walk with God on the earth is powered by we doing what he says, we should do, The Bible says, ” If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land ( Isaiah 1:19 ).
- It provokes the Blessings of God : You see, Tithing is a covenant and we serve a covenant keeping God, he keeps covenant, Tithe is like a Vehicle, with which, God conveys his Blessings and provision into your Life, when you are a Tither, its as if, you are been blessed with a vehicle filled with food, you offload the food and return the vehicle, so next time when God wants to bless you, he can always use a better and bigger vehicle, knowing fully well, that you are faithful, you will always return the vehicle, but when you refuse to return the vehicle, you are just hindering another food provision from coming from Heaven, ” Malachi 3:8 – Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. ” and The Bible says; Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. ( Malachi 3:10 ). The Blessings that God will pour here, is such a massive one, that there will not be room to contain it, we all know and agree, that the word of God is “Ye and Amen”, and when he says it, he will do it, Blessed be his name forever. To the Glory of God, i can say, that I have been a tither, for a longtime since i got serious with the Lord and my walk with him and i have never regretted it, it still speaks till today. I am blessed beyond measures. The Opening of the windows of heaven and pouring down of blessing here, does not mean, you will find some kind of miracle money or cash at the back of your house, it talks about the rain of divine ideas, that at every point in time, in your Life, Career and Business, you will continually know what to do, you will never be confuse as to what step to take. The Bible says, “The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it. ( Proverbs 10:22 ) “. So when God bless you, no devil anywhere can cause you, God’s prosperity promise and agenda for his people does not respond to prayer and fasting, it practically comes as a product of obedience to God’s word and walking in the covenant of Giving and Tithing.
- It secures your Miracles and Breakthroughs : Every Faithful Tithers are always on time for a miracle, while you are yet celebrating one miracle, another one as come, that is what happens when you are a tither, it provokes the Blessings of God to rest upon you, even when you are in a cursed land, you are bound to be productive and fruitful, because of the Blessings that is at work in you. The Bible says, “And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. ( Genesis 26:12 ). Also We found out in Genesis 39 : 5 – From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. So we saw practically here, the potency of the Blessings of God, and what happens when it is upon the life of a man, God had to bless the Egyptians because Joseph was living there.. That is what happens we walk with the lord in practical covenant practice, The blessings that delivers breakthrough and exploits comes.
- It helps you to put God first : God ought to be our obsession, he ought to continually be on top of our priority, in anything and everything we do, we are to put God first and that is what Tithing, helps us to accomplish. It helps us to obey the law of Loving the Lord our God first, and foremost above other things, no matter how prosperous you are in Business, and no matter the volume of the amount you make as profit, you are to pay Tithe, this is a way of showing to God, that you honor him and he is the first in all you do, and when this is in place, God does not have a choice, than to put you first also in all that you do, when you are a tither, even in your studies,, you are bound to excel, because you will be operating with a sophisticated state of intellectual reasoning, there is nothing that you can not comprehend, because walking in Covenant with God brings you into the realm of having the Mind of Christ and operating by the wisdom of God. The Bible says, “Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws. – ( Psalm 119:99 ). So when you are filled with the knowledge of the laws (ways) of God, you are going to operate with divine intelligence, which use to outrank normal human brain.
One beautiful thing about covenant practice is, it does not expires, it does not lose it validity and potency with time, because God does not dwell in the realm of time, he dwells in the realm of eternity, so when you walk with God in obedience to paying your Tithe faithfully, you are not permitted to go down, your work, business, family, marriage and whatsoever you lay your hand upon is not permitted to go down, that’s the truth, it can only go up, because you now have a divine backing.
American First Billionaire, John D Rockefeller, was an addicted tither, he pays his tithe, give to God and the kingdom of God, God blessed him in Business and he made success in his Business, till he became the richest man, and the first American to become a Billionaire.
There is no end to your rising when you are a faithful, committed Tither, God will never forget you, you will always see his blessings because you dwell under an open heavens, Giving to God, his kingdom and humanity, apparently provokes the heaven to be eternally open over your Life and endeavors.
Prayer : Father, in the name of Jesus, I receive the Grace to be an Obedience, Faithful and Committed Tither in Jesus name! Amen.