"WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP."

    GALATIANS 6:7

 

 

The Other Night.

I was at Church the other night where the Pastor asked the congregation to

come forward, to give their tithes and offerings.

I was amazed at the crowd of people who had come to gather this Sunday

evening, to worship the Lord.

But then I was appalled at the number of people who went forward to the

little boxes, to deposit their coins.

I stood there in shock as the few out of the multitude, dropped in their money.

I quickly gathered my wallet out of my purse, and took off toward the little box

to give my worship to the Lord.

My heart was so saddened by the burden I know this Pastor is under, to support

all the financial and spiritual needs of this Church.

But what is so scary is the fact that the people are not given the full message of

money, and giving to the Church.

So let's get started.

 

Money.

God created the financial system.

The Bible tells us, that God makes rich and God makes poor.

1 SAMUEL 2:7

"The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up."

 

The Church.

The Bible tells us that God made the Church.

1 TIMOTHY 3:15

"The Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."

God has erected and established his presence and truth in the earth,

through his Church.

His Church consists of his people - they are called Christians.

Christians are followers and obeyers of Jesus Christ, and The Holy Bible.

Some Christians have been chosen to work in the Church, these people

are called Ministers.

 

The Workers in The Church.

God has placed people within the work of the Church, to bring people

to the knowledge of the truth, so they may be saved and developed into

maturity.

1 CORINTHIANS 12:28

"And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets,

thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments,

diversities of tongues."

EPHESIANS 4:11-15

"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;

and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the

edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the

Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the

fullness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried

about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning

craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which

is the head, even Christ."

 

Differing Functions in The Ministers.

God has made all the workers in the Church different and unique.

God has then placed the workers in the Church, as he sees fit.

1 CORINTHIANS 12:18

"But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body,

as it hath pleased him."

 

God's Design.

God has designed life to include Laymen and Ministers.

God has instituted the fact that the Laymen are to provide for the Ministers,

from their income.

NUMBERS 18:20-21

"And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land,

neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance

among the children of Israel.

21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an

inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle

of the congregation."

1 CORINTHIANS 9:13-14

"Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the

things of the temple? And they which wait at the altar are partakers with

the altar?

14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel

should live of the gospel."

 

How Much Money Are The Laymen To Give, To The Church?

God has instituted that Laymen are to give 10% of their gross pay,

and offerings.

Laymen are to set aside 10% from their gross pay, plus include an offering.

The 10% and the offering is God's property.

The 10% goes to the Church you attend.

The offering goes to Ministries.

The Lord will lead you in the amount of the offering, and to the Ministry

of his choice.

DEUTERONOMY 12:5-6

"But unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your

tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and

thither thou shalt come:

6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and

your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your

freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks."

 

Jesus commanded all people to give their due both to the Government,

and to God.

MATTHEW 22:21

"Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things

which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's."

 

Jesus commanded people to tithe.

MATTHEW 23:23

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint

and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law,

judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave

the other undone."

LUKE 11:42

"But woe unto you, Pharisees! For ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of

herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have

done, and not to leave the other undone."

 

Thieves - The Cursed.

If you do not obey God in the area of giving, you are a thief.

All thieves are under God's curse.

MALACHI 3:9-11

"Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

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.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy

the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the

time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts."

 

All Thieves Are On Their Way Into - The Eternal Lake of Fire.

God has stated that no thief, will enter into The Kingdom of Heaven.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters,

nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,

shall inherit the kingdom of God."

If Eternal Life is your goal, you must obey in giving.

 

Obedient Givers - The Blessed.

God blesses the obedient giver.

MALACHI 3:10-12

"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.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy

the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the

time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land,

saith the Lord of hosts."

LUKE 6:38

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and

shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.

For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to

you again."

PROVERBS 3:9-10

"Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine

increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst

out with new wine."

 

Do Ministers Tithe & Give Offerings?

Yes.

Ministers should pay 10% and an offering, for all income received into their

Church or Ministry.

Ministers should pay 10% and an offering, for all salary drawn from their

Church or Ministry.

NUMBERS 18:25-32

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the

children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your

inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the Lord, even a

tenth part of the tithe.

27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were

the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.

28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the Lord of all your tithes,

which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the Lord's

heave offering to Aaron the priest.

29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the Lord, of all the

best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof

from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the

threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.

31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your

reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.

32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the

best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye

die."

 

There are no exceptions, to any commandment.

ROMANS 2:11

"For there is no respect of persons with God."

 

Your Choice.

God has given to every person a free will.

The choice to obey or the choice to rebel.

God will reward you for your obedience.

ISAIAH 1:19

"If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land."

God will curse you for your disobedience.

ISAIAH 1:20

"But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the

mouth of the Lord hath spoken it."

This is life.

 

My Prayer For All.

I pray you choose obedience.

I pray you to choose to be blessed, beyond description.

You will be, if you obey.

EPHESIANS 3:20-21

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we

ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages,

world without end. Amen."

 

ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

ANN ELIZABETH

REALORON FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

REFERENCE: THE HOLY BIBLE (KING JAMES VERSION).

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