It seems controversial Nigeria OAP, Daddy Freeze, has a problem with himself and still thinking of how to fix himself in line. I am not surprised because a lot of souls are lost in this unguided world. Amazingly, Daddy Freeze is one of the many unguided lost souls. My question is, Have You Ever Seen Where a Blind King lead a Nation or People?
I can't remember God telling anyone that He has appointed an assistant Judge In the world. If Daddy Freeze thinks that he understands the word of God so well, instead of battling those who are already trading on purpose and discharging assignments why not raise a standard for the people to follow. Standard in line with God's will and purpose and if he want to do otherwise that is his biz. There are serious things to deal with then to fight over people's money that is not yours.
I am not surprised at his actions. I know a lot of people are fighting to make name for themselves but they lack direction of what to do and how to do it. However, the main point here is Tithe and Offering. I am also going to take my points from Daddy Freeze analysis. I think most of these unguided entities need someone to put them in order. You can not give what you don't have. Also, you can not explain what you don't understand.
According to Freeze, "we have been miseducated in so many ways." Following this statement, the only miseducated is Freeze and his likes. The Bible says "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children"(Hosea 4:6). Knowledge in this context is understanding. If a man has decided to FOLLOW a particular path, why border others on their own LANE.
The question here is, how can a sinful MAN understand the Word of a Holy God? A sinful man can not interpret God. "The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant"(Psalms 25:14). And nobody can question That. Jesus said remove what you have in your eyes first before removing for someone else. Has Daddy Freeze been saved by Grace? Because that young man is not far from SINFUL nature knowing the fact that he can encouraged people to use tithe to buy strong drink and bring to the house of God. I will say this with all confidence that No Man Can Understand the Word of God in Sin.
They master minded these things in the spirit realm and bring it onto the physical. If you are living in sin, if you like be a church goer, as long as you allow SIN to dominate you, You don't know God. "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God"(1John 3:8-9).
Now tell me how a misguided person can interpret a God he has no relationship with. If Freeze is not paying tithe, let him keep shut because the Moneys that are been paid as Tithe and Offering are not his. As long as he is not obeying God, he does not have the right to interfere. Whoever that does not Pay TITHE is a DEBTOR. Tithing is an act of Giving and a Commandment by God. What is Giving? Giving is having the tendency to give. When you give, you do it because you want to without any obligation.
Giving of Tithe and Offering in church. We should understand that nobody forces anybody to bring out money or give out money. Giving is free will. No obligation like I earlier said. We give because we want to. And for the records, giving is a gift. Not everyone has that gift of giving. If one is rich is because God want you to be rich. If one is poor, God still has reasons for that. Non of these things will stop God from undoing what He has already done.
The Word of God is not academics friend. The Word of God is God Himself which is meant to be understood through the presence of the Holy Spirit in man. The greatest blessing to humanity not just Christianity is the gift of God which is Jesus Christ. Christianity is just a word. The word Christian means follower of Christ. When you become Christ like that is when you can be called a Christian. It has nothing to do with RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY or CULTURE. It is about accepting Jesus and deciding to be like Him.
ORIGINATION OF GIVING.
Giving originated from God when He first asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. "And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him"(Genesis 22:1-3). Mark the words 'Burnt Offering.' Isaac was taken as an offering to God.
"And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son"(Genesis 22:7-13).
What transpired in this part of the Scripture was a practical illustrate of what God did in the New Testament. Isaac was a symbol of Ransom. Why he was the main establishment of God's covenant. It is for you to know that the price had been paid already in the Spirit realm before it manifested in the physical. Christ Himself is the Ransom. The symbol of the lamb that was used as a Burnt Offering to free the hostage.
Still on the journey to Tithing, Abraham paid the first tithe when he had just returned from defeating the armies of the four kings, rescuing his nephew Lot, and reclaiming his possessions, and he’s met by an enigmatic priest of God Most High named Melchizedek. The priest attributes Abram’s victory to God—possessor of heaven and earth.
Genesis explains Tithing to be a way of appreciating God for what He has done. The truth is, everyone that pays Tithe in the old and present generation does it because of God's blessing and they understand what tithe and offering entails. We appreciate God when we get a gift from someone, salary from your company, you made profit in your place of business,etc, knowing that every good thing comes from God. I don't know why a person would come out and argue what he does not understand.
Jacob was another person in the Old Testament that vowed to build an altar and give God a tenth of his belongings in exchange for God’s care and provision. "And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee"(Genesis 28:20-22). People pay tithe when God provides and cares for them. When you are asking God to do something for you and He eventually did it, why won't you show appreciation?
Do you know the covenant people paying tithe entered with God? Do you even have an idea why most people do the things they do? Have you seen a person paying tithe when he has nothing? You pay a tenth of what you get as a blessing from God or when you are believing God to do something for you. And if you believe that your possessions are not blessings from God, you can keep your tenth to yourself and wait for the consequences. Instead of trying to instigate a war that you can not explain. Do not mislead others when you are even blind to what you are teaching people.
Tithing was introduced as a Law in Leviticus chapter 27:30-34. Moses made them understood that the first 10 percent is called “holy,” or set apart, as belonging to God. The Israelites were to return to God what was already his, and in doing so, recognize the Almighty’s provision. "And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's: it is holy unto the LORD. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed. These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai." Everything about Tithing is still talking about appreciating God for what He has done. When you pay your Tithe you appreciate GOD for providing for YOU.
TITHE AND OFFERING WAS COMMANDED TO BE GIVEN TO THE LEVITES AND PRIESTS.
Tithing was established for the Levites because they served a special function in Israel; they ministered before God as Israel’s priests. At God’s command, the Levites didn’t share in the other tribes’ inheritance because they were full time ministers. The Lord was their portion and inheritance and the only way they can have possession and food is for the people to bring a tenth into the store house. This inheritance GOD gave His SERVANTS and Their HOUSEHOLD Forever. "All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee. 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. 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"(Numbers 18:19-21).
It may interest you to know that TITHING is a Covenant and as you know God does not break Covenant. He said it very clearly, 'From generation to generation. Meaning Forever. It is mandatory to bring to God through the priest a Tenth of what you gather. If you are a worker, you receive salary, a tenth of that is your Tithe. Whatever you sell, if you don't want to bring the goods you can convert it to money and pay you Tenth from it.
If you don't PAY Tithe you are disobeying God. It is very important you know that God will never change His standard for any man. His covenant He will never break. Even the devil understand that God is a covenant keeping God and that is why he has decided to USE people like Daddy Freeze against GOD. "Get Understanding" in all things. Don't die in ignorance because Heaven is Real and Hell is Real! Be careful of the things you allow into your life. Don't let any man deceive you.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FIRST FRIUT OFFERING, SEED OFFERING, AND FREEWILL OFFERING.
In the book of Deuteronomy, the paying of OFFERING, TITHING, VOW OFFERING(SEED OF FAITH), FREEWILL OFFERING, FIRST FRIUT OFFERING, TITHING FOR ORPHANS, WIDOWS, AND SOJOURNERS was clearly defined. "Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always. And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee. At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest"(Deut 14:22-28).
Look at the Scripture very well, Moses stated it clearly that wherever you will pay your TITHE and OFFERING must be a place God chose for you. It means that whatever tithing and offering you must bring, must involve God. Is where God say you should go or do with it that is what you should do. That is on CONDITION, only if your place of WORSHIP is far from you. Moses also said that wherever you get to, DO not FORGET the Levites(Priests) because that is what they depend on. They are not might to work but they must live on OUR TITHE and OFFERING. It is also important to know that some of these things that Moses told the people he added his own out of anger because the people were too stubborn. So if Moses told them to use their Tithe and Offering to buy strong drink, it is very possible he did that because of their misconduct in order to punish them. But he still made know that they MUST not forget the Priests and Levites.
Still journeying on Old Testament, let's take a trip to the book of CHRONICLES. This very Scripture pointed to us how TITHING became a COMMANDMENT. Because we trade almost exclusively in currency, it’s fascinating to consider what it would be like in a largely cashless society. How do you tithe when tithing means setting aside 10 percent of your grain, wine, oil, honey, and produce? In a Society that operate more in Currency as far as I am concern, tithing should come in form of CASH and if you have any other way to give TITHE find, it's very okay. Again, God commanded that the portion of the Priests and Levites should be given to them.
"Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the LORD. And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly. And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps. In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month. And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and his people Israel. Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store"(2Chronicles 31:4-10). Please take note of this, "Zadok answered him and said, Since the people began to bring the Offering into the HOUSE of the LORD, we have had ENOUGH to eat, and have left PLENTY: for the Lord hath BLESSED his PEOPLE." That was the Chief Priest(Priest can be a Pastor as long as the person is Shepherding a Church).
God established properly the paying of FIRST FRUIT through Nehemiah and he made it mandatory for them. He told them it has to be paid YEARLY to the PRIESTS and LEVITES (MINISTERS OF GOD) "And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD: Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God: And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage"(Nehemiah 10:35-37).
HOW TITHE AND OFFER BRINGS BLESSING.
Still on the road, the book of Proverbs explains the relationship between Tithing and Blessing."Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine"(3:9-10). You can also see this principle of receiving BLESSINGS in (Deut 15:10 and Proverbs 11:25).
PAYING OFFERING WEEKLY OR MONTHLY.
The idea of Paying TITHE and OFFERING every Sunday or whenever the Church gathers was commanded in the book of Amos. "And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD. Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD"(4:4-5).
The truth is, you can decide to save up your money for three years and pay it at once if you are okay with it. It's a personal decision. But if you feel it will be too much on you because we are humans and we have expenses to make and duties to meet up with you can decide to break it monthly as you receive your income or as you make PROFIT. Three years, to monthly is the same thing.
The BENEFIT and CONSEQUENCES of paying and not paying TITHE, and the promises of paying TITHE and OFFERING are clearly stated to the people through Prophet Malachi. Because at a point, they had people like Daddy Freeze fighting for what they do not understand and misled the PEOPLE. They suffered for their disobedience and after crying out to God, answers came through Prophet Malachi that they ROBBED God by not paying Tithe and Offering and that made the PRIESTS and LEVITES went hungry. This act is also a reflection of what took place in the time of Prophet Amos and when the people starting bring in tithe and offering and other FREEWILL offering, there was plenty in the house for them.
"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 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. 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. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?"(Malachi 3:7-14).
The truth is that a spiritual blind person can not understand these words because it will seem to them as historical. They read the book as if they are reading Novels. Without any spiritual understanding and they always want people to support their misguided SERMONS. Of what use is a teaching if is going to CAUSE harm to the PEOPLE and damage in the SOCIETY?
If a Daddy Freeze can publicly encouraged people to be drinking strong drink, and even take it to the house of God, you can easily tell is personality. He needs to be guided and to be prayed for. Even a mad man knows that YOU can not take strong drinks to church because he will realize that the church is the house of God. Some of these things are master minded in the evil world and then an agent will come out and propel himself or herself as an angel of light deceiving the people of God. God is God. Jesus said "when I say to one, I say to all." And if you read the Scripture above very well, you will notice that TITHING is from generation to generation. God will not break His covenant because of a Freeze that has no respect for GOD. If a man allows the devil to use him as an instrument against God, it means he is a Captive of the devil.
The power working inside Daddy Freeze has decided to hold him for as long as. Have you asked yourself why the LAW of SIN and DEATH have a strong hold on the people that made God gave Christ as RANSOM to pay for the freedom of mankind? Speaking of big big grammars or reading too many books does not mean you know God. The only passport to know and understand a Holy God is to be BORN AGAIN. "Except a man be born again he can not see the Kingdom of God"(John 3:3). God is too holy for a Sinner to understand is mystery. In order for anyone to understand Him, you must be holy for He is holy.
"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned"(1Corinthian 2:7-14).
Is it not amazing to notice that a lot still did not understand that Jesus spoke in parables? Most of the things He said are what the Jews asked Him. If they had asked Him about Tithing He would have lectured them what it stands for very well. So for anyone to unlock some of these mysteries, you must establish a SONSHIP relationship with God. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit"(John 3:6). To the natural man, TITHING is not mentioned in the New Testament but to the Spiritual man who understand the things and Word of the Lord, TITHING is clearing stated in the New Testament. What everyone must understand is that God's LAWS and COMMANDMENTS must stand.
I hear Church goers and even so called Preachers emphasizing so much on the payment of the Law of Sin and Death without proper understanding of what the Bible is talking about. If you think that the LAW is the LAW that God gave His Prophets from the Old Testament, my friend, you better have a rethink because if you dwell in that you might just send YOURSELF to Hell ignorantly. God's Laws from the Old Testament is totally different from the LAW of SIN and DEALTH. Jesus paid the price and freed us from the LAW of SIN and DEATH and not from the His LAW and COMMANDMENT.
Jesus came in case you don't know, not to abolish the Laws and Commandments but for these Laws and Commandments to be made manifest. You need to Understand the difference between God's Laws and Commandments that must be obeyed and the Law of Sin and Death that Jesus paid for. Again, the topic here is TITHE and OFFERING, let's finish with that.
WHAT DID GOD GAVE FREELY?
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"(John 3:16). Whoever believeth in Him whom God gave... Shall live. Not only live. Will do great and mighty things because that person will see the Kingdom of God. Divine gifts will be unlock unto that person. Jesus made his disciples(Ministers) realized that the GIFTS of the HOLY SPIRIT is free and freely He has given, freely give. People are not meant to pay for Healing, Deliverance, etc. Everything that has to do with the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. It has nothing to do with tithe and offering. When God heals you or does any deliverance in your life, there is a need for you to show appreciation. Now, that is where Tithe and Offering comes in. You must pay tithe for everything you get and you pay it to the Priests(Ministers of God).
When Jesus healed the leper man He told him to go to the Priests and offer gift unto them as Moses Commanded as a sign of TESTIMONY. "And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them"(Matthew 8:4). Jesus did this because he want us to know how important it is to appreciate God whenever He did something for you.
Leprosy in those days stands as an act of Sin and for any leper to be cleans of leprosy, the leper would bring to the Priests two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. (Leviticus 14:1-4). The cedar wood comes from a very tall tree, while hyssop comes from a plant that is close to the ground. However, both of these come from the same earth. This may picture that God’s judgment of sin involves all who are found in this world, whether they be high or lowly. Hyssop is also a picture of cleansing, as we see from Psalm 51:7, “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” Scarlet is a picture of sin in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Jesus cured the man without any of the law of birds, cedar wood, and hyssop because He has paid for it already with His blood. "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission"( Hebrews 9:22). Reason Prophet Isaiah prophesied about how we have been saved by Him. "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed"(Isaiah 53:5).
The world saw Him but they knew Him not. Even the Jews were angry at Him for boycotting most of the laws because they didn't understand that what happened with Abraham, Isaac and the Lamb was a symbol of sacrifice. Yet Jesus knowing that the law of shedding of blood had been paid for still asked the leper to go and give gift to the Priests as a sign of Testimony(appreciation).
Doing that today, we see people come to testify with whatever they want to bring to God. From the above scriptures, your Tithe, Offering or Seed Offering is used to show appreciation to God for what He has done and you Must pay them to the Ministers of God. It is a MUST. Whatever you give to widows, beggars, orphans, or any other person at your own FREEWILL. But TITHE, OFFERING must be given to the Ministers of God. It is a Commandment by God.
JESUS EVALUATE GIVING.
Jesus sat at the temple looking at the people paying their Offerings. God who knows the heart of man, knew that so many people who usually pay Tithe, Offering and Seed Offering, are bunch of HYPOCRITES. They most times pay tithing and offering for people to see them and Jesus saw a woman who had nothing, yet brought all she had. Jesus evaluated the offerings and realized that the woman was the only one that gave with an unshakable FAITH. "For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living"(Mark 12:44).
For those who always complain of the poor paying tithe and offering should learn to understand what FAITH is all about. A poor woman might be paying tithe and not receive physical cash but her children doors will opens for them. How many blessings can we as human count or talk about. Is it the blessing of sleeping and waking up? The blessing of life and sound health? How many can we count.
The widow might woman paid that offering with a great FAITH knowing that God will do it for her and God saw her heart. The pureness and her sincerity. She gave FREELY not minding that she had nothing left to eat at home. But God saw her and for Jesus to commend her effort it means SHE got plenty of BLESSING in return. I am just laughing because I can't imagine a person that is not paying TITHE and OFFERING fighting. What is your business?
HOW PAYING TITHE BRINGS BLESSING.
Tithing is giving. Whether you see it as that or not. It is giving and anyone that gives must receive in return. The truth is that GIVING is an act of LOVE. For God so loved the world that He gave... God first gave freely. Now, if you LOVE God you will keep and obey His Commandments.
Whiling teaching on Giving, Jesus made the people realized that GIVING is a major way of RECEIVING. He said to us "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"(Luke 6:38). Whatever you give, do it with all your heart and believe in God.
The receiving in this context is a SPIRITUAL thing. When the Spiritual receiving has taken place it manifest in the physical because the Spiritual controls the physical. Every person, even successful business people knows that the best way to be happy and be appreciated is to impact into the lives of people. In whatever way, as long as it has a positive effect on people and the society.
When you give it is a must for you to receive from God. But your giving must be with FAITH and sincere. You must believe in God that He is able to do all things. I say again, of what used is a SERMON if is going to destroy the lives of PEOPLE? Telling people to buy strong drink with tithe and offering, is he not indirectly encouraging people to become a drunk? What will be left of a Nation if all the her people becomes a drunk?
Christ is REAL and on that great day ignorance will not be an excuse. You must be careful of the things you do as not to put yourself to eternal condemnation. People paying tithe are not complaining. I don't know why someone will be complaining for them. However, Christ can help you get your centre right. All in the quest of making name for yourself, don't do stupid things. Destiny is in Christ Jesus. You can discover yourself in Christ.