God Will Multiply Finances and Resources
If Believers will honor God in the Tithe and then sow finances into the Harvest, we can expect Him to multiply our resources. The order for giving and supernatural living is first the tithe and then offerings. The tithe we owe (designated by God) and the seed we sow (designated by us). This lesson, is on the Lord’s tithe. Next month (Part 5b) will be on offerings.
Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10 NKJ)
The tithe is the first fruits of all your increase and you honor God by giving it to Him.
God said, “Those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.” (1 Samuel 2:30)
The tithe is called the Lords tithe because it belongs to Him. God does not want our left overs, He wants the first fruits, that means we pay the tithe first and then spend, not the other way around. The tithe is fair to everyone, we can all give the same percentage (10%) of our income. If you want God to honor you give Him what is His. When you honor God in this way, He says He will honor you. How does God honor you? By answering your prayers, by giving you favor and multiplying your resources, and in countless other ways.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground… and all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land.” (Malachi 3:10-12)
The tithe is our covenant connector and activator that opens up the windows of heaven. The tithe is not merely a financial transaction which takes place, but a covenant transaction. Our part of the covenant is to pay Him His tithe, His part is to open up for us, the windows of heaven and pour out to us such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive.
God’s blessing includes an empowerment that comes upon us that causes us to prosper and succeed in what God has called us to do.
"It is God that gives you the power (favor, ideas, health and strength) to get wealth that He may establish His covenant” (Deuteronomy 8:18).
Three reasons why the devil doesn't want you to give:
1. The Church will have enough finances to do what it’s called to do.
2. The Devil will be rebuked by God, from destroying your business and it will prosper.
3. You will be blessed. God will open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. Wow!
When William Colgate was about to leave home to become a soap maker. His dad said to him, “William, someone has to be the best soap maker in America and it can be you, if you will work hard, serve God faithfully and pay Him His tithe.” William Colgate became one of America’s great, godly businessmen, he created the first bar of soap, was the first one to put tooth paste into a tube. His business spread around the world and his tithe alone was a major boost for any church or movement. A modern day William Colgate could be in your church! …and all the pastors say, “Amen!”
John D Rockefeller a Northern Baptist became the richest man in the world. He kept a little black book and in it he kept record of his tithe. He showed it to his pastor, the first entry was $5 earnings and 50 cent tithe. Rockefeller, later in his life said, “it paid to tithe.”
God says, “prove Me in this.” Very rarely does the Lord say to prove Him. If you haven’t been tithing regularly, try tithing consistently for one year. Put God to the proof and see what happens! “God is not a man, that He should lie” (Numbers 23:19a).
Yours for the Multiplication of Resource for Gospel Globalization,
Dr George Hill
Victory Churches International