You can tell me that everyone loves money but my answer is No, because everyone does not love money but everyone needs money.
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There is a big difference between to love money and to need money. He who loves money will never be satisfied because he is totally dependent. In fact, he becomes a slave of money and can never please the Lord. Then come, follow me" Matthew The young man was very disappointed to hear such words and the next verse says: "After hearing these words, the young man went away sad; for he had great possessions " Matt Here I have to say that Jesus is not against the rich but he is against greed.
If you are rich, do not think that Jesus asks you to sell everything you have to distribute to the poor and follow him, but he does not want to see greed in you. Zacchaeus was rich and he was enriched by stealing the people's money, but after his conversion, Jesus did not ask him to sell all the property because he had been generous when he said, "Behold, Lord, I give to the poor half of my possessions, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I restore him fourfold " Luke 8. He who loves money could not take such a decision.
Jesus finally said, "Today salvation has come to this house.
In the fourth part, we will see that it is not enough to confess biblical verses to become real. The fear of the law of tithing Part 4. Verse of the Day: Philippians 4: 19 "And my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus". Most Christians know the verse of the day by heart because it is very encouraging and offers hope to those who are in material need.
It tells us about God who is ready to supply all our needs according to his riches. We all take it as a promise and constantly confess it by faith but the problem is that sometimes our needs are not provided despite this good promise. I'm afraid to disappoint you because this promise only concerned the Philippian church or those who are like them because of their generosity to the work of God. In writing this letter to the Philippians, Paul praises them in comparing them to the other churches that have done nothing to him when he was with them and only the Philippians assisted him even when he was in other cities like Thessalonica.
One may wonder why the Thessalonians did not financially assist him while working at their home and had to wait for donations from the Philippians? It has been a while since I have learned that every biblical promise is followed by a condition We can see that churches received money but ignored Paul even though he served the Lord through them and his support had to come from Philippians for he says: " for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need" Phil 4: It is precisely this account that I will talk about.
Some are creditors while others are unfortunately debtors. As I said in the beginning of this teaching, many Christians feel guilty because they are unable to pay monthly tithes and when they come to church on Sunday, the preacher informs them that in the eyes of God they are thieves and they will live a cursed life. I talked to many Christians who may lose their faith and are desperate because they fail to repay every month they did not honor the payment of their tithes.
This is why in the next six parts I will go into details so that God's people understand what He thinks of tithing in the New Testament. To be continued. The fear of the law of tithing Part 5. Yet you rob me. The teaching on tithes and offerings sow confusion in the Church of Christ.
We will move forward step by step in order to discern the mind of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, tithing was not a choice but a duty or more a law. A few years after my conversion, I felt in my heart that something was not right regarding the teaching on tithing because a preacher could spend more than an hour to condemn those who do not give tithes in charging them to a terrible sin to the point that some could even not pray because of guilt. These teachings gave an image of an angry God with a rod in hand to punish all those who rob Him by not giving their tithes.
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What was the result? They gave their tithes by pressure and not by love and very few people could give them regularly. They did it by terror and not by faith, and if unfortunately someone was over a month without paying his tithes, he could lose himself in guilt before God and his Pastor because many Pastors closely follow the payment of tithes. They know those who regularly pay and those who do not as it should be because in some churches they have one book reserved for the payment of tithes in which are registered the names and the amounts paid.
In other churches they simply write the name on an envelope and precise that the money paid is for tithing. Therefore, I spent some time to meditate and I asked myself the question to know why in the New Testament we do not talk at all about tithing? From the Gospel of Matthew to the book of Revelation, you will not find anywhere that Jesus and the disciples taught about giving tithes except the case of Melchizedek in Hebrews 7 but it was not the Law of Moses, and it was not an order. If the non-payment of the tithe was a serious sin as claimed by most preachers, why neither Jesus, nor Paul, nor the apostles never spoke or warned the people of God on the subject?
Our meditation begins with the revelation of Jesus when he said he did not come to abolish the law, but he came to fulfill it Matthew 5: If you do not understand this sentence, you cannot understand this teaching because today one does not need to be circumcised in order to ally with God and All Christians agree that eating pork meat is no longer a sin, while the Law of Moses in the Old Testament forbade! Many Christians are working on the Sabbath Saturday without feeling guilty and apparently the new covenant New Testament is very different to the old covenant and yet Jesus said that he has not come to destroy the law?
In Part 6, we will see how we can put ourselves under a curse by focusing on the works of the law. The fear of the law of tithing Part 6.
Verse of the day: Galatians 3: 10 "All who are of the works of the law are under a curse ; for it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, and does not put it into practice ". In the verse of the day, Paul was writing to the Galatians who were puffed up with pride by touting within the law.
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He reminds them of a law of the Old Testament that says " Cursed is anyone who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out " Deuteronomy When talking about the Law of Moses, many think of the Ten Commandments, but the Law of Moses consisted of commandments including payment of tithing.
The same law said that if someone does not practice ALL the commandments, he was under a curse. Even if someone managed to observe commandments and failed on one, he became guilty of all and fell under the curse! In short, NOBODY even Moses has managed to keep the law as it should, which means that everyone was guilty and that is why Jesus came on earth to save the humanity. Back to the tithe: Tithing is one of the commandments. If someone faithfully tithe by touting himself within the law but continues to work on Saturdays the Sabbath day or keeps eating ham or meat from pork, he is automatically under a curse because he is attached to the law the tithe as I pointed out in the verse of the day, it is clear that those who are of the works of the law are under a curse.
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The bible clearly says in Colossians 2: "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths: which are a shadow of things to come , but the body is of Christ ". All the law is a shadow of things to come but the body is in Christ.
It means that all the law spoke of Jesus Christ. When you see the shadow of someone, you cannot discern his true face but when you discover his body, everything becomes clear. This is exactly the case with the law: It was a shadow of what we have to live in the New Testament.
That is why Jesus said he did not come to abolish the law, but he came to accomplish it Matthew 5: He had to come so that we may be delivered from the curse of the law to live by faith in Him. Today many continue to focus on the law and, therefore, they live under the curse despite the blood of Jesus. In the same chapter, Paul wrote to the Galatians, saying: "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith" Galatians 3: Paul described the law as a teacher who had to lead us to Christ to be justified by the law but in the following verse, it clearly shows that through faith in Jesus, we do not need to be under the teacher law Here's the big question: How should we give in the New Testament?
You will have the answer in the seventh part. The fear of the law of tithing Part 7. In all the New Testament they talk about sowing give in order to reap, but Paul was more explicit in the verse of the day 2 Cor 9: 7 because he says that everyone must give as he has decided in his heart which was not the case in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, God is interested in the heart and not the acts. In the verse of the day, we see two conditions to give: The joy and the freedom of giving. Today many Christians give under the pressure of pastors and with sadness but I remind you that we have just read that God loves a cheerful giver, which means that God does not love the one who gives sadly.
If you give your money to the church against your spirit, by fear of the pastor or anything else, the bad news for you is that God does not like your sacrifice because He ONLY wants what comes from a joyful heart! Tithing is mentioned in the New Testament in three connections. Hebrews 7 simply recounts the story of Abraham and Melchisedek, without reference to any duty in this matter accruing to others. Jesus states that they should have done both i. It is not surprising that advocates of tithing do not make much use of these New Testament verses.
Spiritually, you get your feeding from your local church. Therefore, God commands you to give ten percent of your income to the church of which you are a member. Anything over that amount that you give is not your tithe, but an offering. The only thing wrong with the above argument is that there is not one legitimate scriptural point contained in it. The storehouse refers to the storage rooms in the Jerusalem temple Neh.
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They ate it there, and any surplus was given to the poor Deut. Further, it is not a given that every Christian gets his primary spiritual feeding from his local church. It is the very negligence of such feeding by the churches that has led to the proliferation on non-ecclesiastical ministries sometimes called parachurch to make up for this deficiency. Finally, nothing in the passage is addressed to New Testament believers. The ceremonial law served as a foreshadowing of the Christian revelation.
He is not in a partnership with God in which God holds 10 shares and he holds In coming to Christ, the repentant sinner surrenders everything to God, and claims ownership of nothing Acts Those seeking to reserve a share of their lives for themselves need not apply Luke What would God spend His money on?