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#253078 Will A Man Rob God?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 04 September 2010 - 01:16 AM

This is why it is important for each and every person who has been adopted into the family of God by faith in the substitutionary blood of Jesus Christ on the cruel cross of Calvary to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Jesus said in John 17 during His prayer to His Father acknowledging all that the Father gave Him these wonderful words that we all need to embrace and realize that He wants us to study diligently; “Sanctify them through Thy Truth; Thy Word is Truth.”

Once we learn that it is God’s Holy Word that sanctifies, that sets us apart from the world, that separates us from false teachings, then we have a responsibility to study that Word and begin to apply its truths to our walk. When we walk according to the Word of God, we will not be so easily swayed

by every wind of doctrine.

Besides the thread itself, I wanted to say - how true it is that God's Holy Word sanctifies us and sets us apart. Amen. God bless you.

#253002 Will A Man Rob God?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 03 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

My experience is God has not blessed my giving whenever I have put it under a law because the law is cursed. I also believe God has been showing me specifically not to be under any type of babylonian captivity.

Some people already know and have taken God's word, and some people are scoffing, but the truth is just what it is.
God loves a cheeful giver, and that is the gospel. Anyone that wants to put themselves or me under bondage of men for their
own private gain, church made politics and witchcraft, I avoid. That particular verse along with some others was given to
me by brothers who loved me many years ago, and its from the Lord who loved us completely:

2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

#252094 Will A Man Rob God?

Posted by MaxKennedy on 26 August 2010 - 08:43 PM

Actually, a tithe isn't that much money. But we are under grace, not law.
"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity;
for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Putting people under a law is taking away the love and cheerfulness and is not God. As
pointed out earlier, God looks at the heart - the widows mite in example.

I remember when I was around twelve, someone tried the tithe of mint and rue and every
kind of garden herb on me. I looked at the verse, and said there was one problem with
it. "What?" They said. "I'm not a pharesee" I said. I got a good laugh at that from the
crowd - and its a reminder. I've been getting this type of grief in churches for
a long time - and so has every other blood bought believer in Christ, because they
did the same thing to him.

The full verse:
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass
over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

The real problem with verses isn't just the legalistic amount from the old law, its who we're
suppose to pay it to. There are no more priests. We are all the priesthood of believers,
and in Acts the church held everything in common. The intent is not to just "tithe" an
amount to God, but for the individual believer in Christ to give up his right to be a priest
and use it under the direction God gives him. If God gives you direction to give to a local
ministry, then do so. But if He gives you direction to give otherwise, follow God. Thats
the intent of the tithing ideas - to set up a priesthood other than the priesthood of believers.

The other problem with tithing doctrines is the prosperity ministers. They are robbing God.
You can't worship both God and money. While they intently claim that the tithe is from
a harvest of money, my bible says God's harvest is a harvest of souls. They have robbed
God, teaching money and not soul winning.

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