How You Can Receive Finances from God

By Roger Hicks

God’s plan for “Finances” defies natural reason. The “Tithe” is recognition of God’s ownership of everything.

“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1)
Everything that exists belongs to God. The Tithe is our acknowledgment of that fact.

“And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.” (Genesis 14:20)
We are to pay “Tithes” of all.

“And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.” (Genesis 28:22)
Here is a commitment to pay the “Tithe” on all future earnings. The “Tithe’ is defined as the first tenth of what God gives us.

“And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.” (Leviticus 27:32 & 34)
The “Tithe” is described as Holy unto God.

“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.” (Leviticus 27:30)
The Title is Holy unto the Lord so that means it belongs to Him. That’s why He said withholding the Tithe is … stealing from Him. (See Malachi 3 below.)

“Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.” Numbers 18:26)
The Tithe is, by definition, the first tenth of a person’s increase.

“And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.” (Numbers 18:21)
The Tithe is God’s way of providing for those in the ministry, and His covenant with you … to provide for you.

“And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.” (2 Chronicles 31:5)
Again, the tithe is defined as the firstfruits of our increase, not that which remains after we’ve taken care of all our other obligations.)

“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, (John 10:10 & Hosea 4:6) and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Malachi 3: 8-12)
Things were not going well for the peoples of Israel. They didn’t understand why. Finally, God explained to them that they’d broken their covenant with Him by stealing “tithes and offerings” that rightfully belonged to Him. He told them that the only way things would improve is for them to return to His principles. Many people today don’t have the blessings that God wants them to have, because they don’t honor Him with their Tithes and Offerings.

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matthew 23:23)
Jesus commended these leaders for paying their tithes, but rebuked them for not operating in judgment (judging themselves), mercy, and faith.

“For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.” (Hebrews 7:1-4)
Abraham met Melchisedec (who was an Old Testament manifestation of God the Son (note that He was the King of Righteousness and also the King of Peace, and had neither earthly Father or Mother but was God in the flesh) and Abraham paid tithes of all.

And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren … And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him”. (Hebrews 7:5, 8-10)
God’s plan for blessing both you and those who He has called to minister to you … is for you to pay tithes to those in the Ministry. But it’s important to note that when you pay those tithes (here) to a man who will die (just as you will) … (there—in heaven) Jesus Christ (“of whom it is witnessed that He liveth”) receives them, just as though you’d personally handed them to Him!

“Tithes” acknowledge God’s ownership of everything, and gives us the right to operate in His kingdom. When we plant “offerings” (above the “Tithe”), they become the “seed” that the Lord multiplies to bless us.

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.” (Genesis 26:12)
Isaac received a hundred times as much as he had sowed, and the Word of God tells us that God is “no respecter of persons.” (Romans 2:11 & 1 Peter 1:17)

“And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” (Matthew 19:29)
The Word clearly teaches that when you give of houses (measures of material wealth) for the gospel, you will receive one hundred times as much in this lifetime, and you’ll have eternal life because you made Jesus your Lord …rather than make money your God.

“And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” (Mark 10:29-30)
Jesus taught that any person who gave of houses or lands (again, measures of material wealth) for His sake and the gospel, would receive one hundred times as much in this time (this lifetime) and in the life to come, they’d have eternal life.

When we operate according to these financial laws that the Lord instituted, then He’s pledged to rebuke the devourer (Satan) and pour out blessings (as a result of our offerings) that we’ll not have the capacity to receive. (Malachi 3)

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Father, I thank you for providing for my financial wellbeing. I thank you that you have instituted a plan whereby if I honor you with my Tithes … and sow offering seeds, you have pledged to “rebuke the devourer for my sake, and pour out upon me blessings of such magnitude that I’ll not have room to receive them”. I now honor you with my Tithes and plant offering seeds in your kingdom, and I thank you that you always honor Your Word. By Faith, I receive your blessings and thank you even before I see them. Amen.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent (or change His mind): hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 3:19)

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