Not Paying Tithe As A Christian? I Really Pity You Part II
Jesus speaking to his disciples in Mark 4:11 “And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables”
From the above scripture, it is our heritage as a Christian to know the mysteries of the kingdom yet many Christians choose to wallow in ignorance. That is why Bishop David Oyedepo said: “there is no mountain anywhere, any man’s mountain is his ignorance.”
It is ignorance that causes men and women, sincere Christians even men of God to be stagnant in life. One major reason is that they lack the knowledge of faith and true knowledge to operate one of the major pillars of kingdom prosperity which is the tithe.
In this kingdom, there is no man that can truly command kingdom prosperity without commitment or obedience in operating the covenant of tithing. The devil knew it and that is why he uses ignorance to blindfold many Christians from obeying God through tithing.
For avoidance of doubt Hebrew 11: 6 said “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”
I wish to ask you a personal question, “are you a Christian, do you really know God? I mean if you have a real relationship with GOD? If so, do you have faith in GOD because if you not, the bible said that without Faith it is impossible to please GOD?
The evidence or proof that you have faith is known by your obedience to GOD and your obedience to GOD should never rest on what any man dead or alive said on any issue but rests on inner witness of the Holy Spirit.
That is to say that your obedience to the issue of tithe either paying or not paying if it rests on what men or women said proves that you don’t have real faith in GOD. In all you should question your understanding of Almighty GOD, you lack faith in GOD.
If you do, let take a look at Malachi 3 from verse 10 which is the simplest scripture about tithe. It says from verse 10 “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.
Problem with many Christian is that many try to claim the promises of GOD without fulfilling their own part of the bargain. For every promise of GOD, there is a condition attached. That is to say that if you want to see the promises of God fulfilled in your life, you must ensure that you play your own part of the bargain.
In other words, the issue of a tithe is where GOD really gave us the opportunity to prove Him. If you are a Christian and still struggling to pay your tithe, it means that you have never proved GOD. If you do, no man or woman will ever persuade you never to pay your tithe.
It was Bishop Oyedepo that said, “It is foolishness to be ashamed of what is gainful”. If for instance, your life is radiating because the blessings of GOD is upon you because GOD had open you the windows of heaven, and poured you out blessings, that there was not any room enough to receive it.
He (GOD) has also rebuked the devourer for your sakes and had not allowed it to destroy the fruits of your ground (your business is booming and you are enjoying relative peace with your career because you are obediently paying your tithe. Then comes Daddy Freeze who come and asked you to stop paying your tithe that it is not scriptural.
Won’t it be said that you are the greatest fool if you stop tithing by reason of the words of Daddy Freeze? That is to say that as the issue of tight controversies rages on that only those who had not proved GOD that is those that gives heed to Daddy freeze words.
Those who had proved GOD in tithe and offering all are saying that Daddy Freeze words are from the pit of hell out to rub them of their blessings. So if you are tithing but are not seeing the effect or result of your obedience, please stop there is a problem somewhere that you need to find out and resolve.
In other words, nobody is begging you to pay your tithe if you are not persuaded. As for those persuaded, no man or woman should ever persuade them not to pay their tithe. As a guide, if you are not seeing the effect of your tithing, stop and find out if you are doing it correctly and with your whole heart. You should be persuaded and not be coaxed to pay your tithe.
Finally, I join Bishop Oyedepo to say “pay your tithe or become a permanent beggar”