Bring the whole tithe to the storehouse, so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this,” says Yahweh of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you an overflowing blessing. I will rebuke the devourer for you; it will not destroy the fruit of your soil; your vine in the field will not be unfruitful,” says Yahweh of hosts. “And all the nations will call you blessed because you will be a land in which one takes joy,” says Yahweh of hosts. Malachi 3:10, LEB
Building Financial Security Structures Through Tithing
Wednesday Health- Financial Security Health Check: Dear friends, I trust you are all fantastic this day and are looking forward to our Wednesday health check. This morning, I encountered a situation at the petrol station that led me to write about a tithing topic, a taboo for many Christians.
For some reason, this month of November has been the most turbulent month for me, but today I found myself testing God in His word. The carwash people had just finished washing my car, and I asked my daughter to take my bags to the car while I pack up my laptop. She accidentally locked the keys inside the vehicle, and I had to call the locksmith company to open the vehicle.
While I was waiting, I began to pray and told God that I am a tither, and I did not understand why He would allow a devour to steal my finances in that manner. I asked Him to rebuke the devourer. And a few seconds later, as I was still praying, another man from the car wash approached me and told me he knew a mechanic nearby who would help me. In a few minutes, he brought that man, and indeed he came with his tools and unlocked the car free of charge, and I had to cancel the call with the locksmith company. From that moment, I started praising and thanking God for keeping His other end of the bargain.
From that point, the Holy Spirit began to minister to my spirit. How as a church has neglected this important topic, without realizing that is the foundation for our financial security. That is the only time in the word of God whereby He permits us to test His faithfulness. We have developed a habit of robbing God with our tithes and offerings and misinterpreted the word of God under the new covenant.
Father Abraham Paid tithes to the High Priest Melchizidek.
The Holy Spirit took me back from the beginning; Abraham, who was the first person to receive the gospel of the good news of the new covenant, paid his tithes to the high priest, yet, most Christians in the church refuse to pay their tithes because they say it was under the law. Abraham and his family and generations that came after experienced sound financial security even before the statute of Prophet Moses. Because of tithing, they prospered even during times of famine. They were never affected by the recession; God always made way for them because they were faithful in paying their tithes. Genesis 13:2, Genesis 14:20
There was a famine in the land, as bad as the famine during the time of Abraham. And Isaac went down to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, in Gerar; Isaac planted crops in that land and took in a huge harvest. God blessed him. The man got richer and richer by the day until he was very wealthy. He accumulated flocks and herds and many servants so much so that the Philistines began to envy him. Genesis 26: 1, 12-15, MSG
Isaac was faithful before God as His father was, and God prospered him in an unfavorable season, as we read from the scripture as mentioned above. God is calling us today to be faithful in this matter and not rob Him, and He has committed to protecting all that concerns us. He has promised not only to protect our finances but to protect everything that pertains to our lives.
Tithes and Offerings
The church needs our tithes and offering during this time to provide for those who are in need. Church pastors and leaders are carrying a heavy burden; they need those in a better financial position to pull through for the kingdom of Christ in this era. There is a high calling to advance the kingdom of Christ. The church needs to strike a balance; as we meet God’s people’s spiritual needs, we also need to avail ourselves to meet the physical conditions; that could only be possible through our faithfulness in paying tithes and giving offerings.
God is saying this day, “Test Me and see if I will not swing open the floodgates of heaven and rain a torrent blessing over your life.” Today, in a little encounter I had, I saw that God means it when He says these words, and besides this short encounter, I have seen God taking care of my family and me in the most unbelievable manner because we set our hearts to obey. You have to start wherever you are right now and allow Him to lead the way, one step at a time.
It’s time for the church to build sound financial security structures, and one of the proven ways is through tithing. I have never met a poor tithing person; I have never met a poor giver, as quoted in the book of Psalms chapter 37, verse 25 below. May I encourage you to also excel in this grace of giving and paying your tithes, the same way you excel in your faith as per Apostle Paul advice:” You do well and excel in every respect—in unstoppable faith, in powerful preaching, in revelation knowledge, in your passionate devotion, and in sharing the love we have shown to you. So make sure that you also excel in grace-filled generosity.” 2 Cor.8:7.
I was once young, but now I’m old. Not once have I found a lover of God forsaken by Him,
nor have any of their children gone hungry. Instead, I’ve found the godly ones to be the generous ones who give freely to others. Their children are blessed and become a blessing.Pslm.37:25-26 TPT
May God help you strive to be faithful in little things. May tithing become part of little things you learn to practice faithfulness. May God rebuke the devourer over your finances as you trust Him with your finances. May He protect all that concerns you and your family in your spirits, souls, and bodies. May God bless you and your children’s children, and your generations to come.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read; I hope you found encouragement to be faithful in little and more significant things of God, especially tithing. God loves you; He is with you and for you. Many blessings to you.