Saturday 18 July 2020
GoodNews Bible Church
Apostle George Amandi
SCRIPTURE: Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse… 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. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes…” Malachi 3:10-11
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The tithe is what secures the balance of the money in your hand.
The tithe is the 10% of whatever income or money that you earn. Giving this 10% of your income to God is called tithing.
Against the diverse misconceptions from different quarters,”it is important to know that the tithe is not a church doctrine; it is a blessing covenant connector. When God says, bring ye all the tithes… (Malachi 3:10-11), He is saying that you should give Him a portion of what He gave you so that the rest can be secured.
Bishop David Oyedepo said that his grandmother taught him the principle of tithing. He said that every time he saw the elderly woman with money, for instance, ten coins, she would pick one coin out of it and say that it is for God and it is called the tithe. He asked the grandmother, why the tithe? And she said that the tithe is what secures the balance of the money. That is, the one she gave as tithe was what made the balance of the money in her hand useful.
The tithe is what makes the balance productive. Some people say the tithe was an Old Testament practice. It is not true. Hear what Hebrews 7:8 has to say: And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. The Bible says in essence that a pastor who is a mortal man or an usher may collect tithes from your hands but there is a heavenly High Priest who receives it.
So, the tithe is still on record in the eternal archives of Heaven and it is what God uses to rebuke the devourer.
Beloved, make up your mind to secure your resources and open heavens by the covenant practice of tithing.
Remember this”: The tithe is what secures the balance of the money in your hand.
1. Make demands on the grace to be faithful in tithing.
2. Refuse to spend your income without removing your tithe.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to be faithful in tithing. Arrest every devourer around my resources, Lord in Jesus Name.