“And he (the father) said to him (the older son), ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found,’” Luke 15:31-32. “All that I have is yours,” meaning that the older son own his father’s entire domain. His brother would not share it.
“And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him,” Ephesians 6:9.First, soon after our resurrection, we are all going to be judged for the choices made throughout our lives, the good and the bad will be rewarded accordingly. Acts 10:42, 2 Timothy 4:1.
“Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing,” 2 Timothy 4:8.
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward,” 1 Corinthians 3:9-14.
“So then each of us shall give account of himself to God,” Romans 14:12.
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown,” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25.
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown,” Revelation 3:11.
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name,” Revelation 3:11-12.
“and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen,” Revelation 1:6.
“And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth,” Revelation 5:10.
“Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” James 2:5.
We are sons of God, therefore free from tithing... However, the commandment of sharing your wealth was never abolished. Much more is expected from you as Jesus taught. It is part of being a good steward. As steward, you will grow in faith and responsibilities. There will be some circumstance in life that you will likely give much more than you would in tithing.
Stay away from all TV evangelist. Be cautious of Web site with a ‘donation button’, which entail you to give “ if you are lead by the Holy Spirit.” Stay away from any ministries of any kind and anyone asking for money claiming that in return God will fulfill your unanswered prayers, especially healing. You cannot buy favour from God. There is a reason God doesn’t answer your pray. “Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that at the right time he may lift you up,” Peter 5:6. Stop sinning and repent. Unconfessed sin hinders your relationship with God. Blessing is being held back.
Paul teachings have nothing to do with tithing. If it is in your heart to give a tithe in offering, do so by understanding that it is your choice to do so. It could be more it could be less. It is a scam to use these verses to implement tithing doctrine and offering from Christians. Those who do are lying to Christians are stealing from them. These verses have everything to do with applying the rule of good stewardship and nothing to do about giving to the church. We share all things with the needy within the church and with unbelievers. It serves the purpose to shine our light and to confess the gospel. It is to prepare us for our destiny to reign as kings and priest in the Kingdom of God. Therefore, let us shine in this dark world. If your desire is for a renewal and healing for your nation, this is the way according to the rule of good stewardship.
“Sharing the gospel is important, the where, the when and to who that is where Christians turn out to be confuse the most... “Be ready”.... that is how simple it is.... 2 Timothy 4:2, "Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season"... We are not to make a living out of preaching the gospel... be ready for an occasion.... "always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear," 1 Peter 3:15... God is doing the calling...let Him bring them to you.
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