On various occasions, I heard some men and women of God say that as a Christian that if you fail to pay tithe, your life will be tight. This is true, but not the whole truth because there are faithful Christians who are paying tithe but are living in penury, as their financial lives are tight.
In other words, there are Christians who are very poor despite that they are faithful in paying their tithe. In fact, there are situations in which the financial lives of those who are not paying tithe are better off.
It is for that reason that some Christians are in agony financially, having to part with 10% of their income in the name of paying tithe. Some ignorant men and women of God are not helping matters as they are continually coarsening their members to pay their tithe.
Please, the first thing I wish to point out is that many Christians are poor because they have the wrong mindset about paying tithe. Again, ignorant men and women of God are responsible for this wrong mindset.
One of the wrong mindsets is the impression that once we are faithful and obedient in paying tithes, God will surely prosper us. Some Christians are therefore grieved when they are not seeing prosperity in their lives.
I sincerely wish that you correct this wrong mindset. God never promised to prosper us because of our obedience in paying tithe. Please get this very right to avoid dying in penury even though you are faithfully paying tithe.
God is too faithful to fail, please let us go back and read the book of Malachi 3:10. Yes, God in that verse did ask us to prove Him now herewith, if He will not open us the windows of heaven, and pour us out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Obviously, and as I said, God is ever faithful in keeping the above promise, but the problem with many Christians is that they lacked the relevant knowledge and understanding of how to access or take delivery of the blessing God had poured out.
In other words, those Christians who are still poor despite that they are faithful and obedient in paying tithe are because they failed in accessing God’s blessing. As long as they failed to access the blessing, they may die in penury even though they are paying tithe.
In Africa and other countries regarded as the Third World, even though they are highly religious, they ignorantly thought that they can use prayers to access the blessing. For that reason, you see them bombarding heaven with prayers, for God to prosper them.
While God has poured out blessings to them, and if they could access the blessing, that could lead to them becoming prosperous. Please, the onus is on Christians to gain the knowledge and understanding of how to access the poured out blessing.
For that reason, I counsel you first and foremost is to try and understand the mystery of the blessing. Please listen to these teachings:
When you understand the mystery of the blessing, you will be in a position to understand how to access or take delivery of the blessing. Please never think that you will translate prayers into abundance or access the blessing using only prayers.
God has set out principles and only those who follow the principles that can receive to proceed. Most Christians are following the person of Christ, but ignored the principles of Christ, while some non-believers who understand the principles are diligently following it and are reaping to proceed there off.
Those Christians that are poor even though they are faithful in paying their tithe are because they lacked relevant knowledge and understanding of how to access or take delivery of God’s blessings that are poured out from the window of heaven.
This is really pathetic, especially among Africans and my countrymen and women in particular who have a lazy mental attitude, but they celebrate their ignorance while they claim to know it all.
Their ignorance is a result of their laziness to empower their mental capacity to access the blessing. Such Christians hate reading relevant books and magazines. Even relevant articles on the net, as they avoided sites that are not into entertainment.
My dear, I want you to know that God is too faithful to fail in His promises. If you are a tither and kingdom investor, the onus is on you to learn to access or take delivery of God’s blessing that comes from God’s open heaven.
Before you learn to access the blessing, you should know how God’s blessing manifests so that you learn how to access it. First and foremost, please realize that God can never throw you out of money from heaven.
Rather, God’s blessing can come in the form of divine ideas, but if you fail to utilize the idea, you will still die in poverty. Most people, even non-believers, are enjoying influence because they utilized only one divine idea.
Christians that pay their tithe should enjoy God’s divine idea more because they have the Holy Ghost in them. Apart from divine ideas, we must be diligent in what we do.
Solomon said in the book of Proverbs 10:4, saying that he who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. Also, the book of Proverbs 22:29 says, “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
In other words, Christians who have Slack hands, that is, who are lazy, may still end in penury if they are lazy. As said earlier, many Christians think that they can compensate for their laziness by becoming a prayer warrior.
The end of part one. We shall continue our discourse next in part two, so keep a date with us. Shalom!