The issue of Tithe or tithing perhaps is one of the Biblical principles that is mostly misunderstood, and most abused, as it always goes with a lot of controversies.
Some believe that it is for us today to practice, while others believe that it is an Old Testament obligation meant for the Jews alone.
I am sorry to say that one of the reasons why there is a divergent view about tithe is the result of the level of knowledge and understanding of the subject.
Also, I am sorry to say that many people, including many Men Of God, are ignorant of the meaning and essence of the tithe. That is the reason they view the tithe as an avenue to raise money and put food on their table and clothes on their body.
I will start by quoting John chapter 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. I want you to ponder over this, “the only way truth shall be able to set you free is if and only if you know the truth”.
What you don’t know you will never practice, and what you don’t practice will never profit you. God lamented in Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.
A tithe is a spiritual matter or issue and I wish to say that such a spiritual matter, it is absolutely wrong for some people to use their natural understanding to interpret it. They are exposing their spiritual ignorance, trying to use their natural understanding.
Some men of God, instead of going to God to help them understand a subject, trash an issue with their natural understanding. In essence, you should ask yourself, what is truth and what happens when what you earlier knew, held, and practiced as the truth are nothing but half-truths or lies from the devil?.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. You will never know the truth of an issue which you don’t seek to know and understand. It is my prayer that GOD will destroy your ignorance permanently so that you move forward in pursuit of your destiny.
So forget about what you think you knew about the tithe and put aside your mindset about that subject as I am presenting to you the raw truth about the tithe.
Also, I wish to point out that the issue of tithing should never be a subject of a vote. Rather, it is what you need to fully understand and be fully persuaded in your life as a Christian. You should never pay or not pay tithe based on popular or minority votes.
Having said that, I wish to point out again that tithing is one of the pillars upon which kingdom prosperity stands, that is, tithing is one of the spiritual keys to accessing the kingdom’s prosperity. The devil knew this very well, and that is why he is using his agents and followers to distort the real truth about it.
His plan and essence are to prevent people from having a real understanding of tithe, so as not to practice it. Those who know and had correct knowledge and understanding about tithe never joke with it and are enjoying the blessings that go with it.
Those who don’t have the understanding are busy making a mockery of tithing and equally talking and writing against it. It is, therefore, a matter of whom you chose to believe his report, whether the report of GOD or the report of the devil.
Coming to the subject of tithing, we shall seek to understand it by looking at it under the following major headings: (1) What is tithe or tithing, and when did tithing start in the Bible? Is tithing a law or commandment?
(2) Who should pay tithe, and where should we pay tithe? Is tithing for us today?
(3) Does tithe involve only money?
(4) Do men of GOD suppose to pay tithe?
(5) Finally, we shall equally look at the principles and practice of tithing, both in the Bible and today.
If it is your desire to have true knowledge about the tithe or tithing, then watch out and move on. To read part two of the series, CLICK HERE