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DO YOU HAVE VICTORY IN YOUR FINANCES?

THIS IS THE "god" WHICH IS ON THE MONEY OF AMERICA
it's enough to make ya sick - hugh?
THIS god IS PAINTED ON THE CAPITAL CEILING IN WASHINGTON

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BEATING THE SPIRIT OF HERMES


James 2

1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

8If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. "


RESPECT OF PERSONS / FOUNDATIONAL CHARACTER

 

Notice how the Holy Ghost through the Apostle contrast this attitude with the "keeping of the law." And isn't it so true? That those who are concerned with such things as "who sits where" are actually "judging the hearts" of those they are telling where to sit and not to sit. How small a matter the Holy Ghost picks up on. God is telling us in this passage that if we are telling people to sit in a certain place, that we have become the "judges of evil thoughts." Now, no doubt this is speaking of the assembly for worship. The Jews in their "traditions" had seating arrangements. Men on the inside, women outside, and they had rules for the "order" of service. The church system today has adopted its "form" of service from the Catholic church and bits & pieces of "moves of God" here and there through history. But nowhere in scripture are we given any order for "performing a service." We are instructed on tongues and how they should come to us and be interpreted among us, and we are told to keep meeting and not to break the habit of meeting together, and to have order among ourselves. Saints, should we be SCRIPTURAL or TRADITIONAL? Does God honor our traditions?

 

Matthew 15

1Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."

 

James is actually calling those who "keep the law" hypocrites. Seating in the assembly was a JEWISH TRADITION, and James, like Jesus, is saying in his letter that those who keep this law...are hypocrites. Now, what is a hypocrite?

 

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hupokrites

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From G5271; an actor under an assumed character (stage player), that is,
(figuratively) a dissembler ("hypocrite"):-hypocrite.

The hypocrite among us is one who is ACTING AS A STAGE PLAYER. Hypocrite = PLAYER. Players love THE LAW.

3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye." Matt.7:3-5

As long as we are taking care of our own eyes first, then we can see CLEARLY to help our brother. We must be attentive not to become a respecter of persons.

RESPECT OF PERSONS

The word for "respect" here in the Greek is:

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prosopolepteo

pros-o-pol-ape-teh'-o

From G4381; to favor an individual, that is, show partiality:-have respect to
persons.

James is saying that even if you show "special seating" to one person, you have committed sin and are favoring that individual. And by going by the THE LAW the law is dealt to you.... 10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. " James 2

If you use the law in church to be a hypocrite, then the law speaks to you and condemns you of being guilty of all. No one can keep the law. No one. Amen? Peter pointed this out...in Acts.

7And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 8And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 9And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Peter tells us here, that not even THE FATHERS were able to bear the YOKE of the law. (Only in this discussion, Peter is fighting circumcision.) There are many issues alive in the church today, that are connected to the law, but we as Christians are under grace and not the law. Many leaders really do not yet understand this freedom in Christ. Who were the FATHERS?

THE FATHERS

Some passages describing "the fathers."

5Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." Deut.9:5

The Fathers which Peter was speaking of were the fathers Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob (Israel). Correct? Now we want to be SCRIPTURAL and not TRADITIONAL. Amen?

 

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A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote
application:-chief, (fore-) father ([-less]), X patrimony, principal. Compare
names in "Abi-" In the Greek....Abba.

15And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." Exodus 3:15

16Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:" Exodus 3:16

5That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee." Exodus 4:5

 

GOD HAS NAME CHANGE BUT SAME COVENANT

13And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?" Exodus 3:13

14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations." Exodus 3:14-15

 

3And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them." Exodus 6:3

10And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,...." Deut.6:10

13That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob." Deut.29:13

20That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them." Deut.30:20

2And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods. 3And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. 4And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt." Joshua 24:2

18O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:" 1Chron.29:18

SOME REFRENCES TO THE THREE FATHERS

 

11Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:"Numbers 32:11

8Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them. Deut. 1:8

27Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:" Deut.9:27

4And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither." Deut.34:4

AN ACTUAL TITLE OF GOD

36And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word." 1Kings 18:36

6So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria." 2Chron.30:6

THE COVENANT WAS WITH ALL THREE FATHERS and is also law.

24And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob." Gen. 50:24

24And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob." Exodus 2:24

8And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD." Exodus 6:8

 

13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever." Exodus 32:13

BELOW : MASONIC SQUARE AND COMPASS SYMBOL
are you making any connection here?
THEY BOAST OF BUILDING CATHEDRALS ON MONEY!!

1And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:

Exodus 33:1

 

42Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land." Lev.26:42

23And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet." 2Kings 13:23

16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 17And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land...." 1Chron.16:16

9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:..." Psalm 105:9-10

2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. Is.51:2

26Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them." Jer.33:26

31Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more." Jer.31:31-34

19And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: 20That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God." Ezk.11:19-20

26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 28And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God." Ezk. 36:26-28

 

WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS OF THE FATHERS

1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;" Matt.1:1

9And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 10And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." Matt.3:9

John tells the people, that the ROOT is getting ready to be cut off. That answer is in response to their claim to the root of Abraham.

Jesus tells the people that there will be many in the church / kingdom but those who are of Abraham only, will be cast out.

11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matt.8:11-12

28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out." Luke 13:28

23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame." Luke 16:23

Jesus confirms the title of God as "God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob"

31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Matt.22:31-32

Jesus confirms Abraham as a father of the lost sheep of Israel.

39They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abrahams children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham." John 8:39-40

THE JEWS USE ABRAHAM AS FATHER AS THE BEGINNING OF THEMSELVES ...AGAINST JESUS

52Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. 53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?" John 8:52-53

Jesus claims to be the God of Abraham

57Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." John 8:57-58

WHAT THE APOSTLES SAY OF ABRAHAM

He was the father of the Israelites.

2And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran," Act 7:2

The covenant was given to the fathers Abraham, Isaac & Jacob

8And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs." Acts 7:8

This was a proper title for God.

32Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold." Acts 7:32

Paul calls Abraham father.

1What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?" Romans 4:1

12And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised." Romans 4:12

 

PAUL CONFIRMS THE CHANGE OF COVENANT THROUGH ABRAHAM by the body of Jesus Christ.

1.

13For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,..." Rom.4:12-16

2.

7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." Hebrews 8:7-13

3.

9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." Hebrews 10:9-10

15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin." Hebrews 10:15-18

The Bible clearly teaches Christians that they are "under grace" and not under "the law" due to the fact that the covenant has been changed with the death of Jesus Christ our sacrifice.

9So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them." Gal.3:9-10

 

What Paul is actually saying, or to simplify the same statements, we can see that those who practice the law must CONTINUE IN ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAW if you are going to have both covenants. And if you do this, Paul says that you are UNDER A CURSE. For to be in Christ is to be free from the law and ITS PRACTICES.

We saw earlier how SPECIAL SEATING was a practice of the law and the pharisees and how James quoted the law to condemn the practice by this one principle:

10For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." James 2:10

Many people claim that the covenant and the law are two separate institutions given at two different times. This argument is answered by Paul in this passage:

17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise." Gal. 3:17-18Here, Paul says in the same breath, "...the covenant....the law."

Since the covenant and the law are the same (further proven by Psalms 105:9-10) this means that their practices are the same.

One of the practices that the Apostle Peter spoke of above (At.15) was the YOKE OF CIRCUMCISION. And the other yoke of the root of the covenant is the tithe.

 

Hebrews 7

1For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 3Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. 4Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 5And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him." Hebrews 7:1-10

1. Tithing was "according to the law." Verse 5 shows us clearly that the priesthood took tithes of the people "according to the law." Now, since the change of covenant has taken place, there has also been a change of priesthood (one of the practices of the law.)

11If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 13For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 14For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 15And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 16Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 17For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 21(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) 22By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 23And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 24But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 26For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the peoples: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore." Hebrews 7:11-28

SO HOW DO CHRISTIANS GIVE TODAY?

9For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." 2Cor.8:9

6But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 12For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;" 2Cor. 9:6-12

And for the Pastors and leaders who need faith for more than what the church has to give...verse 8 -12 should be your meditation and where your faith should be.

 

 

HOW SHOULD LEADERS BE WITH MONEY?

1. THEY MUST REALIZE THEY ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER FAITH.

2. THEY MUST PUT THEIR FAITH IN GOD, AND NOT THE PEOPLE OR WHAT THE PEOPLE GIVE.

3. KNOWING GOD HAS TOLD YOU TO DO A CERTAIN THING WHICH TAKES MONEY, LEADERS SHOULD BE PATIENT FOR GOD TO MOVE
THEM TO THAT PLACE, WITHOUT LAYING A BURDEN UPON THE PEOPLE (see At.15:9)

4. REAL SHEPHERDS LEAD CONCERNING FINANCES AND NEVER DRIVE THE SHEEP. GOATS ARE DRIVEN. SATAN DRIVES. BUT THE SHEPHERD NEVER DRIVES OR USES PRESSURE TO MAKE THE SHEEP GIVE. THE SHEEP MUST GIVE WILLINGLY NOT GRUDGINGLY.
IF YOU DRIVE THE PEOPLE TO GIVE WITH A BAD ATTITUDE, GOD WILL NOT LOVE THEM, FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.

5. LEADERS MUST SEE GOD AS THEIR SOURCE.

6. Those who will not follow the SCRIPTURES concerning finances cannot be expected to be faithful over the true riches.

Luke 16

1And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. 3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5So he called every one of his lords debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? 6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. 8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another mans, who shall give you that which is your own?

13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 18Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich mans table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my fathers house: 28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."

7. If God cannot trust a leader to lead His people by the SCRIPTURES and be faithful, God will not open to that leader any revelation of His Word. If a leader cannot see and understand foundational principles how will he lead the people into the deep things of God? The fact that the covenant has been changed with its priesthood and practices are foundational. Its what really separates us from the Jewish Traditions and the law, and the covenant of Abraham.

 

Jer.31:31; Ezk.11:19; 36:26-28; Deut.9:5 Heb.8:7-13; 10:5-18; 2Cor.3:1-18

I. THREE AREAS OF GIVING
A. Sowing and Reaping or Seed Time and Harvest

B. Tithes & Offerings 10%

C. Inheritance

II. THESE LAWS OF GIVING OPERATE SEPARATELY
A. Sowing & Reaping
1. As in the leadership ministry, so is the principle of "telescoping" truth.
What is telescoping? This is a slang term to describe how one truth fits inside another truth. Each law is contained in another law (unless changed by the Word itself).

Sowing is the lowest form of giving. It takes very little from an individual to sow.

26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how." Mark 4:26-27

Jesus here is pointing out this principle. He admits that the Kingdom of God operates in this principle. Notice that men DO NOT KNOW HOW the principle works. It just does. Not much commitment, not much responsibility. But it still works. You could say that this is Gods default program for giving. You could drop a seed in the ground by mistake, and it will grow.

B. Tithes & Offerings

The word tithe means "a tenth part" or 10% of everything you give.

Thats what a lot of Pastors dont understand (or teach) about the law of tithing. It is required as 10% of everything, not just finances!!

The tithe is a responsibility. If you tithe according to the law of Malichi 3 you will give an account to that law.

 

Galatians 5

1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. " Gal. 5:1-4

Notice that the Apostle Paul is explaining to those who desire to be circumcised, that if they do so, they become a debtor to the WHOLE LAW. The reasoning here being that if you operate within ANY PART OF THE LAW, YOU CANNOT HAVE CHRIST!

This is what Paul explains in Heb. 7:5 when he says...

5And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

11If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 12For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law." Heb.7:5-12

Paul says here that the sons of Levi recieved tithes from a commandment of the law. Moses formerly gave the law at Mt. Sinai. But verse nine says that Levi PAID TITHES IN ABRAHAM, before he was even born. God is saying that the law of the tithe was established IN ABRAHAM BEFORE MOSES at Sinai. Paul is saying that the people RECIEVED THE LAW by the levitical priesthood, and not that the levites established it. Because the covenant / law was not made with the levites, but with the fathers, Abraham, Issaac, & Jacob.

So then, if you are circumcised (Paul says in Gal.) which was before the people RECIEVED THE LAW, they are still debtors to the whole law, because circumcision is the sign of the covenant and law. But the sign of circumcision was before the reception of the law at its establishment with father Abraham. So if you were to practice circumcision by the law, you must do all the law, Paul says. And if you do that, then the blood of Christ is no effect to you, if you are justified by the law.

The same stands for your giving. If you operate under the law of the tithe in Malichi then the blood of Christ is not protecting your giving, in fact the opposite is true. Seeking to not have a curse through the law, you are under a curse without Christ. For to operate by the law, puts you into a curse...

10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a mans covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. 16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise." Gal.3:10-18

8. Notice its says that the covenant IS THE LAW in verse 17. Listen to the

wording. "...the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law..." then it describes the period of time that Abrahams seed was to be in bondage before they RECIEVED the law through Moses. "...was four hundred and thirty years AFTER, cannot disannul..."

9. After what? After God had ESTABLISHED His covenant with the fathers, the first of which was Abraham.

18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 20And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:" Heb.7:18-20

You see, there is a disannulling. But the law was not disannulling the promise, but the promise of a better hope did. What does it mean to disannull?

G115

P

athetesis

ath-et'-ay-sis

From G114; cancellation (literally or figuratively):-disannulling, put away.

The law cannot cancel out the promise, but the promise can "put away" the law and the first covenant (wherein is contained circumcision and the tithe) for they are the same.

Remember, Abraham only had two sons. Not many sons. This shows us that there have only been two covenants with the people of God as a way of salvation and not many. Nor do you come through the covenant of your choice when you are born again. Listen to the Gospel according to the Apostle Paul.

21Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 24Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 31So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

One is mount Sinai. The one at Sinai Paul is saying is the same as the one God made with Abraham in Gen.12:1-3 and 15:1-21

Genesis 12

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will show thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

Genesis 15

1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

2And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."

7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 9And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant." Gen.17:7-14

Here we see the Lord tell specifically to Abraham that He will ESTABLISH His covenant with him, and his seed after him and the Lord tells him specifically who they are...the ones going into a nation that is not theirs and will be afflicted 400 years and will come out great substance. Now the only people that I know of that fit this prophecy was Moses and the children of Israel or Jacob. For he was one of the fathers of Deut. 9:1-5

What was the other covenant? Paul said it is from above.

26But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now." Gal.4:26-29

You see, Jerusalem from above is heaven. Paul is saying that the covenant that is now in effect has done away with the first one made with the fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The first is old and has been nailed to the cross.

6But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away."

Heb.8:6-13

14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:" Eph.2:14-16

This is the heart of the Gospel. The New Covenant, the New Man. To operate in the law of the tithe as LAW is to be against Christ. You see, those who press for obedience to the tithe as expressed in Malachi are the real anti-Christ...for they are against (anti) the anointing (Christ).

28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now." Gal.4:28-29

Those who are really of Isaac, are after Christ. But those of the law, are the ones who PERSECUTE them that are born after the Spirit. You see the real anti-Christ wants to sell you that the anti-Christ is some green-eyed monster that is yet to come, when they are controlling many churches today.

Deception is when you dont even know you are deceived. If the bull knew that his problem was the bullfighter and not the cape, the battle would be over.

Notice Paul says in the New Covenant...even so it is now. As Isaac was hassled by Ishmael, so those who are free and do not tithe by the law are persecuted by the Ishmael Pastors who use the law of Malachi to press us into their giving laws. Those who press for the tithe as law, and say that you are going to be cursed if you dont, have the real anti-Christ spirit, "...3For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. 5For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. 7Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 8This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. 9A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. " Gal. 5:3-9

Pastors who are pushing the tithe on you as law, "and if you dont you are cursed..." are cursed themselves, Christ is become of no effect unto them. The law of the tithe, is 10% of EVERYTHING, NOT JUST MONEY!!! Or "the law of the tithe" will not work AT ALL.

Christ has already borne the curse.

6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. " Gal.3:6-14 Notice it says, faithful Abraham, not Lawful Abraham. Notice again that it says, the law is not of faith. So tithing which is of the law takes no faith to operate it.

This is our next point about the tithe. Tithing takes no faith, for you are depending upon the default program to kick in for you, called the law. Pastors teach you, that if you give according to the tithe that your giving is in accordance with that law. What is the measure? That the windows of heaven open up and we receive a blessing that we cannot contain. Whats wrong with that? Lets point out three:

The tithe as law is nailed to the cross, and therefore cursed (Gal.3:10).

The windows of heaven speak of being "outside" of Christ, not in Christ.

The blessing is based upon law and not faith, and it takes faith to please God in the New Covenant. Thats why Abrahams faith is what justified him and not circumcision or his tithing.

Romans 4

1What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

9Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 10How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all," Rom.4:1-16

6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Heb.11:6 Our next point you can see it coming. The law works wrath and Paul says that 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Rom.1:18

19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." James 1:19-22

9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him." 1Thess.5:9

5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6For which things sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them." Col.3:5-7

The wrath of God is revealed from heaven. How? In His Word. Wrath does not work the righteousness of God. Law does not work the righteousness of God. Idolatry is in the person who will not let you give scripturally. And because of this, the wrath of God comes upon that person who holds the truth in un-righteousness. Its the love of money that is the root of all evil. Merchandise was the fall of Lucifer into the enemy Satan. The law works wrath, but faith works the righteousness of God.

1Brethren, my hearts desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3For they being ignorant of Gods righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them." Rom.10:1-5

Ignorance brings on self righteousness and self effort to establish your own righteousness through the law. Why? Because this kind of person has not submitted themselves to Christ. For Christ, the anointed one, is the end of the law for righteousness. Or you could say, where Christ begins is where the tithe ends. Because the tithe came from the law. Heb.7:5 Now if God tells you to give 10% then you should do what He tells you. But dont give according to the O.T. law of the tithe, give it because Jesus wants you to. Next week it may be 35% or it could be 7% or maybe nothing. When we come into Christ, circumcision and the tithe according to the law, go out the door.

6For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love." Gal.5:6

16This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law." Gal.5:16-18.

24And they that are Christs have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another." Gal.5:24-26

THIS SHOWS HOW MINISTRIES MIS-TEACH ON THE TITHE
they don't teach that it is 10% of EVERYTHING!
IT IS NOT OUR COVENANT TODAY IN CHRIST!!!!!

III. IN ADAM IS THE SAME AS IN ABRAHAM

9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Heb.7:9-10

This is called the "lump principle" taught by the Apostle Paul. To be outside of Christ, is to be "in Adam." Positional teaching.

Romans 9: 6-33

6Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. 10And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

14What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 15For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 16So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. 17For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

25As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. 26And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. 27Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: 28For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. 29And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

30What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 31But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; 33As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed."

You cannot seek Gods righteousness through the works of the law. And the tithe is a work of the law.

Law produces wrath. (Rom.4:15)

56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law." 1Cor.15:56

When you sin you die spiritually and are separated from the life of God. The law makes that separation from God strong and produces the wrath of God. The law was a 6 ft. Standard of measurement to show man that he was only 5 ft. 10 in tall. To show man that he didnt measure up.

When Jesus died, the law (Abraham's covenant) was nailed to the cross.

14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:" Eph.2:14-16

With the law destroyed in the death of Jesus on the cross, then we were set free from sin and its sting, death, and the wrath of God was taken care of in the death of Jesus.

7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom.6:7-11

14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid." Rom.6:14-15

Should we go on practicing the law of the tithe, or follow grace? The tithe is under the law.

5And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:" Heb.7:5

Listen to the Apostle in Rom.7:1-6

Romans 7

1Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter."

WE CANNOT SERVE IN THE OLDNESS OF THE LETTER.

The tithe is the oldness of the letter. The tithe was just a tutor until we were to "grow up."

The law of the tithe is a school master.

23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Gal.3:23-26

2. The tithe works against the doctrine of the adoption of sons. Adoption is a doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit in our prayer life. How can you follow that which is "done away" (the tithe as law) and still be led by the Spirit of God? You cant. Listen to the Apostle Paul again... Galatians 4

1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

8Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain." Gal.4:1-11

We are to grow up in our giving. We have reached the place in Christ where we are to listen to the Holy Spirit on how much to give. If someone wants to tithe according to the law, Paul is saying that your status before God is still a servant or slave, and you are not even a son. There were three ways to be a slave in Pauls day.

                                        a.) By capture

b.) By birth

c.) By sale, self sale.

Christians as children of freedom are not enslaved to the law by reason of their birth and must not behave as though they were.

21Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 22For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 23But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 24Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 25For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. 26But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 31So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free." Gal.4:21-31

The woman here Paul alludes to is the Word of God...for he says "from heaven" and Jesus says we are "born from above."

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mothers womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?" John 3:3-12

Those that are "born again" are not in bondage from Hagar the covenant from Sinai, but are the children of promise and can give what ever their heart desires to give.

7Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." 2Cor.9:7

Why would someone want to live in a grave yard? Why would you want to play football in 1999 with rules from 1929? If those rules for the game were "done away" with, why stay in something no longer recognized by the referee? Thats what the rules on tithing would be. You the running back, running with your money to give (score a touchdown) but the referee (God) is blowing His divine whistle, telling you there has been a penalty paid in full by the coach (Jesus) and you need to now re-play the down.

The meaning of "done away" is G2673

katargeo

kat-arg-eh'-o

From G2596 and G691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), literally or
figuratively:-abolish, cease, cumber, deliver, destroy, do away, become (make)
of no (none, without) effect, fail, loose, to be inactive, inoperative, to make barren, pass away, to be severed, discharged from, terminate.

"6But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away."

What does "not grudgingly or of necessity" mean?

G3077

lupe

loo'-pay

Apparently a primary word; sadness:-grief, grievous, + grudgingly,
heaviness, sorrow.

 

G318

P

anagke

an-ang-kay'

From G303 and the base of G43; constraint (literally or figuratively); by
implication distress:-distress, must needs, (of) necessity (-sary), neededth,
needful.

The inheritance is in Christ, and the tithe is in Abrahams covenant, the law.

Remember, Abrahams blessing comes not by the tithe within the law, but by faith. The law of the tithe is not pleasing to God, for it requires no faith, the just shall live by faith.

11And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased." Gal. 5:11

or you could say, since they are equal under the same covenant...

11And I, brethren, if I yet preach tithing why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased." Gal.5:11

Why? Because... if ye be a tither Christ shall profit you nothing. 3For I testify again to every man that is a tither that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace." Gal 5:2-4