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TITHING & BEYOND


We don't worship money, but we do worship God with our money.  Tithing encourage us not to spend all of our income on ourselves but to consistently, faithfully and joyfully give a percentage or part of it to extend the kingdom of God through the Church.  


WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES

  • Nobody needs to live in spiritual poverty, for Christ has paid the perfect price for deliverance and redemption. Jesus redeemed mankind from the curse of poverty. (Gal 3:13-14)
  • The blessing of Abraham includes spiritual and financial prosperity.       (2 Cor 8:9)  
  • Shaddai means:  The Lord thy Providence, the All-Sufficient One. (Phil 4:19; Mark 11:24). God is your source of provision.

SEVEN REASONS TO TITHE

  • Tithing honours an Old Testament principle of how God provided for the ministers He called and the expenses of their ministries. (Nm 18:20-21; Mtt 23:23; 1 Cor 9:13-14;Hb 7:8;Lk 11:42).
  • Tithing is honouring the Creator as Owner of all.  (Ps 24:1).
  • Tithing is the antidote to covetousness. (Lk 12:15; Col 3:5; Hebr 13:5).
  • Tithing govern our ever-expanding spending.
  • Tithing is God’s way of bringing about good deeds. (2 Cor 9:6-8)
  • Tithing is God’s way of providing for you. (2 Cor 9:6-8; Mal 3:8-12; Lk 6:38)
  • Tithing proves and strengthens our faith.  (Hebr 13:5; Phil 4:19).

What tithing boils down to is a faith issue.  Do we trust God’s promises?

 

EVERY BLESSING = CONDITION

  • If someone needs forgiveness, he must confess his sins. (1 John 1:9)  
  • If someone needs healing, he must forgive. (Mark 11:22-26)  
  • If someone wants to be financially blessed, he must give. (Luke 6:38;  Matt 6:33; Mal 3:10)

 

WHAT IS A TITHE?

  • The Lord said to bring the whole tithe into the storehouse.  It is a tenth of the first fruits of your income.  If your income is R100; your tithe is R10.  If your income is R1 500; your tithe is R150.  (Do not deduct the rent or house payment from the income before you calculate the tithe).  
  • "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse so that there is food in My home", says the Lord. Food for whom?  So that God can open the windows of heaven to pour a blessing on you; this is food for you and your family.

 

PEOPLE HAVE SO MANY EXCUSES

  • Some claim that tithing is under the Law. Abraham tithed about 500 years (evidently as a token of gratitude to God who had just given him such a great victory, thus not stirring God to act but responding to God who has just fought for him and given him victory and great blessing) and Jacob 250 years before the law was instituted.
  • Malachi gave instruction at the end of the Old Testament. To whom? To everyone - New Testament believers included.
  • There are people who say they rather give their tithes to struggling churches, missionaries, other organizations and family and friends who suffer, etc.  The Bible says:  "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse."  (Mal 3:10; Deut 26:12).  Where a person receives spiritual care is where he should bring his tithe faithfully.  
  • Read 2 Cor 9:6-11 carefully.  It proves that it is not the nine-tenth that are left that God multiply, but the tenth he sows.  
  • Nobody can afford not to give his tithe.  By giving it creates an opportunity for God to shower blessings upon him.  (Prov 3:9-10)
  • In addition to the financial prosperity that tithing holds, there is great spiritual blessing and growth involved.  In Mal 3:18 the Lord speaks of those who fear Him by giving tithe.  "Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who serve Him not."
  • As we give generously, man receives the money but God receives our heart of honour towards Him.

 

HOW WE GIVE

  • Decide in your heart what to give and then implement your plan.
  • Thanks to technology, most people give via an Electronic Funds Transfer.

                  Bank                         ABSA

Account Name            VEK Eloffsdal

Account                     Cheque Acc

Account Number         630-169-496

Branch Code               632005

Reference                   Name/Surname

 

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