Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Week 2- THE BLESSED LIFE- “The Blessed Test”

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MONEY PROMISES WHAT ONLY GOD CAN PROVIDE... SECURITY, FREEDOM, POWER, SIGNIFICANCE
“No one can serve two masters...You cannot serve both God and Money.” Matthew 6:24 (see also Ecclesiastes 5:10)
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

"The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives." Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB

WHAT IS TITHING? "Tithe" means "a 10th part" & is an act of WORSHIP.
WHERE SHOULD I TITHE? WHERE I WORSHIP
"Bring your whole tithe to My Storehouse (Temple) ..." Mal. 3:10
WHEN SHOULD I TITHE? CONSISTENTLY
"On the first day of every week, set aside some of what you have earned and give it as an offering. The amount depends on how much the Lord has helped you earn." 1 Cor. 16:2 (LB)
WHY SHOULD I TITHE? TITHING TEACHES YOU TO PUT GOD FIRST.
"The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives." Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits (first part) of all your crops (income); then your barns will be filled to overflowing…”. Proverbs 3:9-10
"A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD." Leviticus 27:30

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

Tithing releases the work of God through His CHURCH.
“10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.” Malachi 3:10

Tithing teaches you to TRUST God.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse... Test me in this...” Malachi 3:10
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much... if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” Luke 16:10-11 (see also Matthew 6:24, Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Tithing releases all of HEAVENS provision into your HOUSE.
 “... Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." Malachi 3:8-10 (NIV)

Are you ready to trust?