For your own good. I have NEVER asked you to tithe to me or to our church. You should tithe to your local church where you worship. Never attend a church that you can’t entrust your tithe. You’ll never be blessed by the anointing that you do not honor. The Lord has COMMANDED you as a follower of Jesus to support the Gospel – it’s not a suggestion, it’s not a request, it’s a COMMAND.
1 Corinthians 9:14 – In the same way, the Lord has COMMANDED that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
Personally, I do not receive income from our church. I will humbly say this for the sake of your learning – I’m the main giver in our church – I have reluctantly written these words – not to show off – but to help you appreciate that I only teach you this topic for your own good. I fought tithe for years. When God opened my eyes, I began giving more than 10% – and He has blessed me in ways I never dreamt possible.
As I’ve told you severally, every kingdom has its own principles. I’m not writing these words to the world – but to those who profess their faith in Jesus. The money you give to the poor is not tithe. I practice what I teach you. My Mercy and I support a couple of families in Africa. But we still tithe.
Tithe was not introduced by the law of Moses. So, the law of Moses cannot abolish tithe. Tithe simply means God first. Tithe is a divine revelation of putting God first. Tithe demonstrates that everything you have belongs to God. Abraham tithed to Jesus long before the Law of Moses (Genesis 14:18-20).
Hebrews 7:2 – And Abraham gave him a TENTH of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”
Jacob tithed long before the law – Genesis 28:22 – And of all that you give me I will give a FULL TENTH to you.
Jesus said we should tithe without neglecting justice and love – love is the greatest command.
Luke 11:42 (NLT) – What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.
You cannot rebel against God and expect Him to answer your prayers. Tithe puts your heart in the right place – God first. Jesus said, “Where your money is, there your heart is – Matthew 6:21.” Tithe is the only area God asks us to test Him for our financial breakthrough.
Malachi 3:10 – Bring the WHOLE TITHE into the storehouse, that there may be food in my 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.
The enemy wants you to continue arguing about tithe and remain stuck financially. I humbly urge you to sincerely seek God in prayer concerning this matter. Create time and listen to my sermon dubbed – YOU SHALL PROSPER – available in my YouTube Channel, DR. K. N. JACOB.
DR. K. N. JACOB