This is the second part of our discourse on “exploring the reasons some Christians are poor despite that they are faithful in paying their tithe”. I hope that you have read part one for a better understanding? Please GO HERE to read part one.
In part one, we saw the major reasons, some Christians are poor even though they are faithful in paying their tithe. That major reason is their having a wrong mindset and their failure to access or take delivery of God’s blessing that God poured out to them through open windows of heaven.
We equally saw, in part one, the two ways God manifests his blessing which such Christians ought to access that could lead to their having financial freedom. It is the knowledge and understanding of the ways God’s blessing manifest that enables us to know what to do or access it.
In this segment, we shall continue to explore ways God manifests His blessing and how we Christians can access the blessing. I equally wish to point out that the level of our knowledge and understanding determines our level of assessment of the blessing.
It is for that reason that you see someone struggling to pay tithe out of #100,000 income, but another person will pay #100,000 as tithe. It is our level of knowledge and understanding that influences our actions and lifestyles.
Coming to the ways God could manifest His blessing, one of such ways is through destiny helpers. One of the reasons some fail to recognize destiny helpers that God brought their way.
One instance in the Bible, we can see the destiny helper in action is in 2 Kings 5 which gave the story of Naaman. It says now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper.
It happened that the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back a captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife.
Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” In that story, it was the divine information given by this house help that eventually led to the recovery of Naaman of his leprosy.
There are situations that some Christian despise their destiny helpers that would have brought certain ideas or help that would have launched such Christians to their next level. By failing to utilize their destiny helpers, they get stagnated in life.
God could as well give a man or woman special wisdom that could lead to the person being sought after. For instance, see what happened in Daniel 5:8-12. In Daniel 5, there was a handwriting on the wall in which all the king’s wise men came, but they could not read the writing, or make known to the king its interpretation.
As a result of no man being able to interpret the handwriting on the wall, King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, his countenance was changed, and his lords were astonished.
However, the queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change.
The queen further told the king, saying, there is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him;
And King Nebuchadnezzar your father — your father the king — made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.
The said this of Daniel, inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.”
As a Christian, even if you pay 50% as tithe, but behave so foolishly, you may die in poverty because men/women will avoid you. Remember what Ecclesiastes 10:15 says, “The labor of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city”.
Finally, Deuteronomy 8:18 says, “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
God gives us the power to get wealth. However, if a Christian even though he is faithful and obedient in paying tithes, if he fails to utilize the power God gave to get wealth, he may live and die in abject poverty.
In conclusion, there is every possibility that Christians, even though they are faithful in paying tithe and offering. They may still be poor and die in poverty if he fails to access the blessing God poured out from the wisdom of heaven. Shalom!