I saw this story on CBS News website tonight and watched the video. When it comes to money and people, greed doesn't want to give God his 10% (tithe). That is really want it comes down to! We have tithed our whole Christian lives. A tenth of your increase BELONGS to God and you give that to whatever church you attend regularly.
Some want to say that they think the Pastors or the church leadership is handling the money wrongly. Well, you know what....if they are, then GOD will handle them! You are just required to pay a tenth of your increase and God will handle the rest. If Benny Hinn and all the other false prophets are taking these people's "tithe" wrongly.....they will be judged. I mean its not like they are going to Heaven anyway! If a man robs God, either by not paying his tithe or stealing from his church members tithe, he isn't a Christian! PERIOD.
In the video, a lot of scripture was taken out of context and that just irks me to no end, but you know what, that is the way of the world and those that look at it from a theological view or a "religious" view and not a spiritual one. The Born-Again believer has an insight that a unsaved individual does not have!
God has blessed us over the years. There were months in the past years that it was either pay our tithe or buy groceries. And guess what we did.....WE PAID OUR TITHE! And wouldn't you know it, God made a way and something came up and it ALL WORKED OUT! We have never been without our needs; shelter, food, etc. God provides for his children!
Ever feel like you have holes in your pocket? Like it seems like you aren't getting anywhere financially? Well, the first place you need to check is your giving. Are you paying your tithe? Are you giving freewill offerings as the Bible directs to the Lord? If not, do these FIRST and the rest will fall into place! It's a win - win situation!!
Bottom line -> A Christian will want to do all that God says to do in his word! For you "all I got to do is pray and its over folks", that's called OBEDIENCE! Things you do after you pray, you know.....Walking in the Spirit and NOT sinning. It doesn't end at hello! A real born again Christian will have good works because he is a Christian. He has faith....YES, but his faith without his works is dead. So get to working.......walk in God's word and pay your tithe! And if you still whine about paying it.....get saved and it won't be hard anymore! ; )
Ok lesson over, class dismissed. ~stepping down off of soapbox (for now)
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