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The word and prophecy – Part 15

By Lawrence Achudume
01 May 2022   |   3:07 am
In the book of Leviticus, God encourages farm produce or other materials to be used for tithing by estimating their monetary value.

Lawrence Achudume

In the book of Leviticus, God encourages farm produce or other materials to be used for tithing by estimating their monetary value.

“And thy estimation shall be of the male from 20 years old even unto 60 years old, even thy estimation shall be 50 shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary … unto the Lord, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand.

Then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of thy estimation, even unto the year of the jubilee: and he shall give thine estimation in that day, as a holy thing unto the Lord,” (Leviticus 27:3-4, 14, 23)

Tithe is a debt we dare not continue to owe in order not to err before God and shut heaven against ourselves.

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.

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,” Leviticus 27:30, 32.

Give to God what is right not what is left. To tithe is to honour God and show respect. What happens when I eat up my tithe or spend it on bills? Check the Bible.

“And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof,” Leviticus 27:31.

To Be Anti-tithe Is To Have A Hidden Hatred For God And His Kingdom
People have spoken ill of tithes and pastors who encourage it. People who often speak against tithe in a way lack proper understanding of it. It could also be greed, hidden acts of selfishness, or stinginess manifesting as holiness. Such people are not kingdom-minded.

“(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
And David saith, let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompence unto them;

Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always” (Romans 11:8-10.)
Without recourse to any argument for or against it, what is wrong with giving to God one tenth (10 per cent) of the 100 per cent the Lord has given to you? Why do people speak against the tithe paid in the church and none of the people ask why, or speak against the payment of levies to various social clubs and organisations that they belong to? They pay yearly or monthly dues to remain members of such bodies. They speak harshly against God and his servants. Unknown to them that they are fighting God and His kingdom

“And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutes; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks” (Acts 9:4 -5).

Something is spiritually wrong with the minds that condemn tithing. Tithe is for the expansion of God’ kingdom. The gospel needs a lot of money for it to be taken to where it is needed. Every genuine believer should be for tithe and not against it. We should not kick against the prick nor speak against God.
“Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord … And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered” (Malachi 3:13-15).

• Apostle Lawrence Achudume, Victory Life Bible Church Intl. Km 9, Olabisi Onabanjo Way, Opp. OGTV, Ajebo, Abeokuta, Ogun State. P.O.Box 1537, Sapon, Abeokuta 110001, Ogun State, Nigeria,W/Africa. www.vl-bcinternational.Org.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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