When a Prophet meets the King of the Prophets!

I Love the Word of God!

Prophet priest King

Read with me:

Matt 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
John the Baptist was in prison under Herod, and in the long dark night of his soul, he questioned his sanity, and wanted to be sure that he had authentically heard God in baptizing people and proclaiming Jesus the Messiah. He sent a couple of his disciples to question Jesus, if He was actually the Messiah, and Jesus answer is mind blowing!
I believe Jesus response, was the direct voice of God that had already been spoken to John, that Jesus prophetically ‘read John’s mail’ here, and His response, was exactly the words the Father had been speaking to John.

There could be no greater honor or comfort to a prophet, than confirming to him that he was on track, hearing accurately, and was in the center of the perfect will of God!

Mt 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

John was the greatest of the prophets, greater than Elijah, Elisha, and all those numbered among the prophets, but a new covenant was about to come into the earth between God and man, one where God would no longer merely speak to people, rather would come to live in people.

A redeemed, new species of humanity was about to be unleashed on the earth, the family of God, children of heaven, born-again, Spirit filled believers, walking in God’s power, to change the earth, the least of which was greater than any Old Testament prophet that ever lived!
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That would be you, child of God, and me, and all of us together, growing, preaching, building, and living in the kingdom of the living God!

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‘Let’s pray:
‘Father, help me to flow in the prophetic today, judging the thought and intents of people’s hearts, and walking in love, and laboring in prayer for that which you reveal. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!’

Got Storms? – Look Up! He is Walking towards you!

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Live and love again

Read this verse, and thought about you my friend:

Matt 14: 24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

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We are like these disciples sometimes: when we find ourselves in trouble, and cry out to God, and He actually shows up in power, many of us get scared of the very one who has come to deliver us.


It has been said: If you live in a graveyard too long you stop crying when someone dies.

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I remember after the death of a family member, how I hurt. I had spent months, perhaps years in fervent prayer for their healing, but they died anyway. Inside my heart, I simply gave up. I attended one of myriad conferences down at what was then known as ‘The Toronto Blessing’, and like many times, went for prayer and ended up knocked down on the carpet, as several pastors gently laid hands upon me and were praying in the Holy Spirit. I whispered to the Lord, ‘Lord, I hurt…My heart feels like a stone inside of me” Suddenly, in a vision, Jesus was kneeling beside the pastors that were praying for me looking at me with deep, intense, love. I asked Him, Lord, “Why will you not heal my heart?”
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Suddenly His countenance changed, and He was angry, and He said: ‘Because you will not let me!”, and I suddenly saw it. I had walled Him, and everyone else out of my heart, a prisoner of my own pain. It hurt too much.

Yet He knew! He cared, and like a dam breaking, I began to shake and sob and say, ‘Lord, I’m sorry, it hurts”, and like a rush, His power shattered the dam, and I wept until I could weep no more. Felt like pus being drained from a wound, but the pressure, the pain, was gone. My grief, sorrow, heartache, and ‘clinical hardness’ of heart were washed away. It was such a deep experience, that I went home after the meeting, and slept 12 hours.

Yet, the burden was lifted, I was free to love, to live again!

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Maybe you are right there. Something horrible happened in life, and perhaps for years, you compartmentalized God, keeping Him out of the most painful areas of your life, because it simply hurts too much.

He is coming to you, over the wind and the waves….

‘Jesus, do for them, what you did for me. Give them the courage to receive your love, your touch, your savage inbreaking of your love. Take out the bitterness, the hardness, the trauma, and break down the walls so that we can live and love again, Amen’

Just Saying…

Just Sayin…

Read this verse, and I see it happen in people’s lives daily:

Job 19:2 How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

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Ever been around people that knowingly or unknowingly attempt to destroy your faith? You are carefully learning to use your words with caution, praying, trusting and believing God with ever fibre of your being in your hour of test, and then you discover people who speak, mockingly or contrary to the very thing you are believing for! That’s why the Bible says to in Pr 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

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God knows, God cares, and: 1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

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Let’s pray:
‘Father, we wrestle not against flesh and blood…Help me to not not compromise what I have believed you for, before people, because of people. Help me to guard my heart against negative reports, words, and people, and to love them, no matter what they do. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!’

Speak to Your Mountain!

Mountain Moving Faith! Mark 11:22-25 King James Version (KJV) 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that […]

Mountain Moving Faith!

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Mark 11:22-25

King James Version (KJV)

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Zechariah 4:6-7

King James Version (KJV)

6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Funny how the whole counsel of God comes together! In yesterday’s Bible reading, we read of a prophetic declaration to Zerubbabel, talking about how mountains move when we shout to it!

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What do we shout?

Grace!

Not some kind of sloppy agape, limp wristed kind of greasy grace, but the manifest power of God in the earth.

Jesus told us to speak our faith, to speak to mountains, so let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

Let’s do it!

“Father, you see the adversities I face. Now, I take my place in Jesus, and I speak to poverty, debt, lack, sickness, fear, depression, oppression, and every curse, snare, or hindering or soulical prayer prayed against me, now, and command these things MOVE! In the name and authority of Jesus, Amen.”

Mountain Moving Faith!

Why Should I Start a Bible School?

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Commissioning Angels – Angels on Assignment!

For those of us who love Jesus, there are angels on assignment to help us do the will of God.

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When our ministry finishes – Jesus visits!

When we are done, Jesus comes!

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Matt 11: ! 1 ¶ And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

I love this verse! I see a Word picture painted here for the work of the ministry. We listen to Holy Spirit, and go into all the world and preach and teach the Word of God. Then, after the Word is preached, Jesus, Himself, goes where we have been to preach and teach in the cities where we have been! We prepare the way of the King! He backs up our work, with His presence, power and authority.

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This is the work of the ministry, obeying Holy Spirit to prepare the way for the King.


He commands His disciples, then He Himself comes to build upon our work, establishing His kingdom in power and love!
Let’s Pray:
‘Jesus, mighty God, come and teach and preach in every household you have already sent me into with your Word! May they hear your voice, as you preach, teach, and demonstrate your love, in authority and power! Amen’

Seeking God will Prosper You!

Seeking God will prosper you

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Job 8:5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
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Doesn’t matter where in life you are right now. If you are with God, you are increasing, because He loves you and loves to show Himself strong to His children.
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, you see where I am at, and I am seeking you for increase today, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

There is a Daysman!

There is a daysman!
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Job 9:32 For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.
33 Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
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34 Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:
35 Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

The Word ‘daysman‘, basically means ‘judge’: One who renders judgement, or rebukes.

Job had to look down the corridor of time to One who would come, to judge between us and God, the only true mediator, the Lord Jesus Christ, the only way to God.

In his anguish, he cried out for salvation, for one who could mediate between him in his distress, and a Holy God, but at this point, he sees none. Later, Job discovers him by faith declaring Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
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Now God goes from the feared one, to become our loving heavenly Father, by the blood that Jesus shed for us to provide access.

Maybe God is some strange far off feared being to you today. He does not need to be. He loves you, and has provided a way for you to know Him, Jesus.
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Mt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Mt 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Ac 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Ac 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Let’s call on His name, and receive His kingdom today:
‘Jesus, we call on your name! Come into our lives, and fill us with your Spirit today. Show us your love and plan for our lives, Amen’

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Gods provision – Tithe!

God’s Promise is Basic Provision

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If Jesus is Lord, and we are under a better covenant based upon better promises, then

 

(2 Cor 1:20 NIV)  For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken  by  us to the glory of God.

 

Let’s look at some of the examples of God’s provision in the Old Covenant.

 

We’re not under the law pastor, why not stay in the New Testament? It is written:

 

(1 Cor 10:1 NIV)  For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.

 

(1 Cor 10:2 NIV)  They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

 

(1 Cor 10:3 NIV)  They all ate the same spiritual food

 

(1 Cor 10:4 NIV)  and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

 

(1 Cor 10:5 NIV)  Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.

 

(1 Cor 10:6 NIV)  Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

 

God still wants us to obey Him. Look at the result of obeying God under the lesser covenant.

 

Think of it this way. If you have the choice of receiving a fifty-dollar bill, or a hundred dollar bill, which one will you take? $100? Why? They are both money. Why? Because the $100 bill is more. Think of the covenants of God  this way. The old covenant was good, but the new covenant is more.

 

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

 

28:1 If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

2  All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:

3  You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

4  The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock–the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

5  Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

6  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

7  The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

8  The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

9  The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways.

10  Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you.

11  The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity–in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground–in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.

12  The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

13  The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

  • Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

 

 

Notice here that the rest of this chapter is all the curses that come upon the children of Israel if they won’t obey. But, Bless God, read with me Gal 3:13

 

Galatians 3:13-14

 

13  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

 

You are redeemed from the curse. Some day, for fun, read each verse of Deuteronomy 28:15 until the end, like this. As you read out loud each of the curses, say after each one. Praise God! Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the law. None of this junk can touch me, I’m a child of the king.

 

Let’s look at this curse here recorded in Deuteronomy 28:47-48:

 

 

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

 

 

47  Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,  ( Notice that if you do serve the Lord, you’ll have joy, and prosperity)

 

  • therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until has destroyed you.

 

Do you see it? Who do you know who died on the cross to become a substitute curse for you? He was hungry, He said “I thirst!”, they cast lots for his garment, and…

 

(2 Cor 8:9 NIV)  For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

 

Let’s  look at the words of Jesus, recorded for us in Matthew 6. I call it my “Don’t worry, be happy”, verses.

 

 

Matthew 6:25-33

 

 

25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

27  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?

28  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

29  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

30  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

  • But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Yes, obedience to God will always produce basic provision. Why? God loves you. You are His child. If He created you, he has provided for you. Your job is to pray, obey, and study the word to learn his ways, so that you can have everything He wants you to have.

 

Yet, God wants us to move from the land of almost enough into more than enough.

 

(Isa 1:19 NIV)  If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;

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Tithing

700 years before the Law was given, Abraham paid tithes.

500 years before the Law was given, Jacob paid tithes.

 

Genesis 28:20-22

 

20  Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear

21  so that I return safely to my father’s house, then the LORD will be my God

  • and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”

 

Notice here, what the Bible says about the love of money.

 

I Timothy 6:10-12  — Love of money

 

10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

11  But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

  • Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

 

It’s the root of all evil. It’s Satan’s main root in controlling people. When you begin to tithe and believe God in the area of finances, you attack his main root in the earth. That’s why Paul had to tell us to “Fight the good fight of the faith”, here. The issue is a heart issue. Who is Lord of your money? Where is your trust? Are you trusting God to provide, or are you trusting in your own strength? Remember, Satan steals, people hoard, but God so loved the world that He gave… Giving is the greatest expression of love.

 

When you tithe, it’s an act of war.

 

You see there are three heavens. The natural heavens that we see (the sky and the stars), the third heaven where Jesus lives where there are streets of gold and no sickness, dying or pain, but the heaven we need to look at is the second heaven, where Satan is prince of the power of the air, or god of this world. It is here that the angels and demons fight

 

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

Jesus taught us to pray our Father, that “ your kingdom come, your will be done” where? In the earth, as it is in heaven. Which heaven is he talking about here? Well, the third heaven of course, where He calls home. The place with streets of gold. People say, now gold is bad. God doesn’t hold that opinion.

 

Genesis 2:11  The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

Genesis 2:12  And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

 

Everyone say “good gold”. No, gold is not your enemy. It’s your heart. Where will you place your trust? Is it in God, to give you all things richly for you to enjoy? Or in the beggerly things of this world that are not designed to satisfy the deep things of your heart.

 

I am convinced that tithing is spiritual warfare. Why?

 

Haggai 2:6  For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;7  And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

8  The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

  • The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

When Satan tempted Jesus, he took him up to a high place

 

Luke 4:5  And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.6  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

 

I believe Satan showed Jesus the second heaven, where he ruled as god of this world. Otherwise this would not have been a true temptation.

 

I believe when we tithe, we make a declaration before God Almighty that Jesus is Lord of our provision, and that the victory that Jesus won on the cross, is in force and in place in our lives.

 

Colossians 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

 

Haggai 2:21  Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;22  And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

  • In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

I believe this is a prophetic book speaking not only to Zerubbabel, but to us the church today. God is now shaking the heavens and the earth, destroying the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen. What is the strength of these kingdoms? I believe it is the same strength Jesus saw when tempted by Satan. Devils ruling through the minds of men. We are the church where these gates of hell shall not prevail, for Jesus has come to destroy the works of the devil.

 

The earth is God’s and we are to rule and reign here as His ambassadors.

 

18 ¶ Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

 

Deut 11:19  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

20  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

  • That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

 

See it? If you give yourself totally to God, and His word, and are faithful to walk with Him. He is the same God, His will is for you to experience days of heaven upon the earth.

 

Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

 

As far as God is concerned, your needs have already been provided for you, where? In heavenly places in Christ.

 

How do we get them? Well, Christ means the anointed one and His anointing. It is the anointing that breaks the yoke. How do we generate an anointing that will produce financial deliverance? We tithe, we obey God, and then we exercise faith in God’s word. When you tithe you declare before God, the great cloud of witnesses that went before, and the holy angels, that this world is not your source. Jesus is my provider, and I am no longer limited to this world and my strength to provide.

 

You need to see this as an act of war. God has already provided for you all spiritual blessings as His child. When you tithe and pray, you are simply taking what is rightfully yours. He then shakes the heavens for you, and the wealth of the sinner that is stored up for the righteous, begins to come into your hands.

 

Leviticus 27:30-32

 

On what should I pay  tithes?

 

30  “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.

31  If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it.

32  The entire tithe of the herd and flock–every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod–will be holy to the LORD.

 

 

Numbers 18:21,23

 

Who shall I pay  them to?

 

21  “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the Tent of Meeting.

22  From now on the Israelites must not go near the Tent of Meeting, or they will bear the consequences of their sin and will die.

23  It is the Levites who are to do the work at the Tent of Meeting and bear the responsibility for offenses against it. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. They will receive no inheritance among the Israelites.

  • Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the LORD. That is why I said concerning them: ‘They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.'”

 

Hebrews 7:6  But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Hebrews 7:8  And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

 

The answer to the question as to where we pay tithes is in this verse. You are going to pay them to men that are set apart by God for His work in the ministry. Eph 4, five fold ministry gifts.

 

Hebrews 7:2

 

This verse shows that Abraham paid tithes:

 

2  and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”

3  Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever.

  • Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!

 

 

Luke 11:41-42

 

Jesus told the Pharisees to pay tithes (the only thing he commended them for)

 

41  But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

  • “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.

 

 

I Corinthians 16:2

 

When should I pay tithes?

 

  • On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

 

Malachi 3:8-12

 

What if I do and what if I don’t?

 

8  “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.

9  You are under a curse–the whole nation of you–because you are robbing me.

10  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

11  I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty.

  • “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.

 

Exodus 20:8

 

Remember  the Sabbath day

1/7 of our time; 1/10 of our money

 

Exodus 20:8

 

8  “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

9  Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

  • but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor

 

Notice here. When you tithe, you make a solemn declaration before God, the angels, the great cloud of witness that have gone before us, and Satan and all his evil bunch. Yes, you declare in the heavenlies that this world is not your source. Jesus is Lord of my money. No I’m not trusting in my riches or my own strength of arm to provide for myself, but am taking Jesus as my provider. Jehovah-Jireh, El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough. This is one of the few places in Scripture where God dares us to test Him. I tithe, Karen tithes, and your church tithes on every dollar that goes through the bank account.

 

When to Canada from Tulsa, we had an old car, and pretty much nothing, and we gained  a computer, T.V. , appliances, a satellite dish, and many other financial blessings, all of which are paid for, cash. Why? Because we are tithers and givers, and God supplied for us financially. In fact, we have determined to see how much we can believe God for, so that we can increase our giving. God will do the exact same thing for you if you tithe and obey Him, He is a good God, who loves you, and He is no respector of persons.

 

Homework:

1.Let’s Pray: Father God, I now receive Jesus as my provider, as well as my Lord. I purpose in my heart to tithe and give, and trust you to increase me, as I obey you in this. Amen.’