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Paradigm Shift #1 – TITHING (Part 4)

Today and tomorrow’s post will be shorter than usual, but they are both relevant and important postings…

1.       Well, I tithe in the way I want to (give to the poor, sponsor kids in third world countries, provide for siblings that have lack, etc…), and I believe that is good enough!  Again, let’s go back to Malachi 3:10.  There are many scriptures in the Old Testament and New Testament that drives home the point that tithes and offerings are meant for the church (“with a physical address”), but we have enough contexts here to draw a solid conclusion.  God admonishes that we bring the tithe so there might be “meat” (substance), in my “house” (House of the Lord “physical address”).  God is a spirit (John 4:24), therefore God has no literal need for our “substance”, but the priestly office of God’s government (Pastors), must keep the lights on so that we can worship!  They must fund outreach ministry, pay the mortgage, pay for media, pay for evangelism advertisement, fund different auxiliaries within the church, build up the benevolence fund for families that are financial destitute, pay all utilities, pay for internet, pay for insurance, etc… These things don’t just appear out of thin air, the people of God must keep the ministry going.  As the ministry builds new churches and facilities to positively impact the community (schools, day cares, senior citizen homes, etc…), it takes our hard earned money to get this done… I pray for the day when the Church would get back to tithing correctly and giving to the Kingdom of God, to the point that the ministry has to turn away the offerings, because it’s overwhelming (Exodus 36:5-6)!  We must get back to the place where we’re sowing into the ministry God has placed us under…  And no one can say that God has not called them to serve within the body (Hebrews 10:25), and the number of so called “bible study groups” that won’t submit to a Pastor are really getting out of hand, if God called you to be a Pastor be a Pastor, but all the rebellion because the Church isn’t perfect, has to stop! You’re not perfect, I’m not perfect, only Jesus Christ is perfect, therefore let’s strive together and stop all this separation non-sense.  Plus, every Pastor that I know, has another Pastor (Spiritual Father) that they’re accountable to, so if the title of Pastor isn’t enough to “do your own thing”, then what gives us the idea that we don’t have to be submissive to the man of God?  Stop focusing on what other people are doing, and focus on what God mandates that you do!  If your Pastor has been exposed for his lack of integrity when it comes to God’s money, then pray and ask God if your under the right spiritual covering, but don’t be shallow and label the church as heathens or money hoarders…

For the record, there’s nothing wrong with giving to the causes mentioned above (give to the poor, sponsor kids in third world countries, provide for siblings that have lack, etc…), but let’s make sure we are taking care of “God’s House” first…

Okay… I thought today’s post would be shorter, I guess not… 🙂  I’ll try to stick to my word tomorrow…  Take Care and God Bless!

Assignment of the Day: Research the matter for yourself… Make sure to use reputable sources, and pray to the Lord for revelation and understanding.  Also, if you’re bold enough, post any questions you would like addressed in the comment section below.

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