Listennn! I know we don’t talk about this a lot in churches, but uh you need to return your tithes!!
Let’s stop living under a curse (when you don’t return your tithes to God) and receive the divine protection, provision and promise that He WANTS to give to us.
The Bible is clear: When we rob God by not returning to Him what is ALREADY His, we are under a curse. You ask how do you rob Him? In your tithes and offerings. They belong to God and His house.
You might say, well how am I cursed?
Well, let me give you some knowledge that God gave to me:
Have you ever been in a cycle where if felt like you get money and then lose it? Or it just seems like your pockets have holes in them? What about living paycheck to paycheck??
Yeah, those are all curses.
I’m going to be honest, I used to tithe based on if I felt like the church needed it or would put it to a cause that I supported. Like somehow it was hurting them, when it was really hurting me. That was wrong!
When God commanded us to tithe, He didn’t care if you would feel like it or agree with it. He said do it.
It’s a principle!
Wanna know why God said to do? I’ll let you in on another revelation that He gave me.
👏🏾It’s 👏🏾A 👏🏾Test, Y’all!
Tithing is a test from God!
He’s testing your heart. He wants to know if you’ve made money an idol (god). And let’s be honest most of us have.
If you can’t take a trip because you have to check to see if “money” will allow you the freedom to do it, you’ve made money an idol(god).
Malachi 3:6-12 is one of the few times that God tells us to pay our tithes and offerings and then test Him.
God is testing us so we can test Him 😌
We as Christians have done a horrible job of making people believe that we can’t question God.
God says in His word, “lest you change and become little children you will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. (Matthew 18:3)
God wants us to come to Him and ask questions. It is not His desire for us to be confused, in fact He is not the Author(initiator) of confusion, although He will use confusion to bring glory to His name.
So listen, I say all of this to say, you need to return your tithes.
As a matter of fact, it’s not even our money anyways, it’s God’s… we’re only managers of this resource.
So let’s get out of this entitlement and pride spirit and realize that we only have these resources because of the Source: God.
So, I challenge you today:
Tithe 10% of your GROSS income (yes, gross) and everything that come into your hands (bonuses, gifts, side jobs) and then give an offering. An offering is anything above your tithes and then TEST God. (His Words not mine 🤷🏽♀️)
& then He said : SEE, won’t I open up the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Don’t miss out, return your tithes!