Giving is of God. Giving is an act of worship. It is a portion off the top of our wages earned in the workplace...
Malachi 3:10 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be food in My house. And try Me now in this, says the Lord, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it." II Corinthians 9:7-8 "So let each one gives as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." Proverbs 19:17 "He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord. And He will pay back what he has given." Giving is of God. Giving is an act of worship. It is a portion off the top of our wages earned in the workplace. We cannot out give God. He keeps record in the Bank of Glory. It is our best investment for souls, the Kingdom and eternity. God is faithful! We reap what we sow! So sow plentifully!
Prayer"Dear God, Make me a cheerful giver of all my tithes and offerings. I chose to receive all of Your promises and blessings as I am obedient to Your Word. Help me to remember the poor, knowing that I am lending to You and You will repay. Let me give with an attitude of gratitude and worship. I have nothing without You and I will take nothing out with me--only souls. I love to give! Help me to hear the exact amount and to whom to give of my offerings. In Jesus' name. Amen."
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Visitor Comments (7)
prayer for a job
Posted by RENDS • Thursday, October 25, 2012
please pray that God bless me with a job as he promised that when i tithe he will bless me
Posted by GARYARNOLD • Thursday, February 03, 2011
Don't confuse giving with the Biblical tithe. They have nothing in common.
NO ONE, absolutely NO ONE pays the Biblical tithe today.
Leviticus 27:30-33, Numbers 18: The First Tithe - a tenth of crops and animals and commanded to take the tithe to the Levites.
Deuteronomy 14:22-27: The Second Tithe aka The Festival Tithe - a tenth of crops, plus add to that the firstborn animals, and take for the yearly feast.
Deuteronomy 14:28-29: The Third Tithe aka The Three-Year Tithe aka The Poor Tithe - a tenth of crops, kept at home, and invite the Levites, widows, orphans, stranger to eat.
Now, tell me. Which of the above three tithes commanded by God does anyone follow today?
The ONLY people in the Old Testament that were commanded to tithe were those who INHERITED THE PROMISED LAND WITH EVERYTHING ON IT. They got the land, house, animals, crops, etc. ALL FREE AND CLEAR. No mortgage payment or rent to pay. And THEY were commanded to tithe on the crops and animals and take it to the Levites who INHERITED the tithe INSTEAD OF the promised land with everything on it. No one else tithed. Wage earners did not tithe. Jesus didn't tithe. Paul didn't tithe. Peter didn't tithe.
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THAT WITH CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE TO PAY THEIR MORTGAGE PAYMENT OR RENT, INCOME TAXES, PROPERTY TAXES, SALES TAXES, ETC?
There is no way to justify making some "principle" out of the Biblical facts and then apply it to Christians today. It is just flat out wrong and makes no sense at all.
The New Testament teaches generous, sacrificial giving, from the heart, according to our means. For some, $1 might be a sacrifice, while for others, even giving 50% of their income might not induce a sacrifice. In the Old Testament, ONLY the farmers tithed, and it was equal percentage (a tenth). The New Testament teaches the principle of equal sacrifice instead of equal percentage. Equal sacrifice is much harder to achieve, if not impossible, than giving ten percent.
Posted by ANGEL • Wednesday, December 01, 2010
please pray that god will touch me deeply to be a faithful tither,please please pray or me. iam convince that God will bless me i i do. I have too much debt but i do think if i tithe God will be see me through.
Posted by PEARL_VALENCIA@YAHOO.COM • Friday, May 21, 2010
I am so thankful of the kingdom principle that is giving the portion that is for God. It really works in my life. May it physically,financially and even in protection.God is really faithful in His promises in giving the 10th portion of all the blessings and many grace I received from him. Specially the time I lost my job and suddenly you will be called and hired for another job.Amazing.At my age that I am suppose to retire but still I have given the opportunity to work as I am not depending to my brothers & sister.Living alone.Praise God.thanks for His goodness.Pearl..
Posted by CAROL BEATTIE • Saturday, October 24, 2009
God is always faithful-thank you for the scriptures and the prayer.
You can test God with this
Posted by CHECACORNER@YAHOO.COM • Wednesday, September 30, 2009
God is really amazing. In the bible He said that we can't ask for proof about Him as its a sign of unbelief but with respect to giving and tithing, He told us that we can test Him in this. Truly, God is amazing. His grace is always sufficient to our needs. He has come so we may have life and that we may lived a life of abundance. God, you are great and awesome!
Posted by DAVID • Sunday, December 07, 2008
Yes, I tried God by giving my tithe Praise God!! He really blessed me and my family financially and physically and most of all spiritually.
UnderstandingYour Spiritual Authority and Responsibility
When Adam and Eve were created, God gave them authority to manage all matters on the earth. "The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; but the earth He has given to the children of men."111 Their sin in the garden represented a rebellious heart that desired to move from manager to owner. Satan convinced them that God was holding out on them, and he appealed to their pride to be all knowing like God.112 Each of us has an innate sin nature that wants to be the boss, not just a steward of what God has entrusted to us. However, stewardship is man's role, to represent His interests and to execute His will on earth.
"So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord God (Ezek 22:30-31). (This is an excerpt from a new manuscript by Os Hillman).
Because we've been entrenched in the "secular versus sacred" model for so long, it can be difficult for us to view our work as a ministry and workplace believers as missionaries in the 9 to 5 Window. However, God tells us clearly that we are to glorify God in all that we do (see Col. 3:17,24). One way we can do this is through intercessory prayer, which can be characterized as an intense type of prayer for others (see Eph. 6:18; Col. 4:12), the priestly calling of all believers (see 1 Pet. 2:5; Exod. 19:6) and the Holy Spirit praying in us (see Rom. 8:26-27). Having people pray for us to fulfill our purpose and calling in our workplaces is consistent with the will of God for every individual.