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How to Deliver the Lord's Tithe!
Because the tithe is to be used for the Lord's personal purposes (in His Name), tithing correctly excites a Christian who truly loves the Lord.
The disciples delivered the King's wealth in His Name! Learn correct purposes and how to deliver the tithe in the Lord's name by reading below and watching the tithing and protection section of the movie. Watch the teaching movie.
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The Disciples Knew how to Deliver the Lord's (King's) Treasury!
We as individuals, and the church, must understand that we serve a King. Not only a King but the "King of Kings." God put the picture of the King, and the Kingdom of the King in scripture, not only because that is the way it is, but because we as Christians need to see the picture it presents to us.
The disciples believed Jesus was their King, their prophesied King of Kings. Can you imagine being with and serving the King of Kings? There is something about being around a king, a reverence, a respect for the office that just seems to exist no matter who it is, but this is true only to those who know this person as a king. I can tell you, that when things are in right order, you do nothing to distract from a King, and neither does His wife (the church, the Bride).
If you were a servant, a liaison to a King, how would you act and handle His business? If you were told by the King to deliver a car, or money to someone for him, what would you say when you delivered it? You would say, "The King sent this to you" or, "The King said to give this to you." If you just gave it, you would get the credit and not the King. Jesus gave to the poor all the time and when a disciple delivered this wealth to a widow, the poor, or the oppressed, they would say, "The Lord said to give this to you." They gave the Lord's wealth in His name because they believed He was a King. If you, or a church, uses the King's treasury in your/its own name, who gets the credit? You, or the church, not the King you're supposed to be serving.
Years ago when the Lord started dealing with me about this, He kept repeatedly showing me checks in the night.. These checks were all signed by Him and in the upper left-hand corner where the account owner is designated was the name "Jesus Christ." In the lower left corner where you have a memo of what the check is for, it also said "Jesus ." I did not understand all of this and it took quite sometime for me to realize what the Lord was really saying. These checks were all made out to various people for various amounts; but all the information, the signature, the account that it was from, and its purpose, was for "Jesus." At first I was wondering why none of these checks were made out to me, since I was a believer. I was disappointed. Obviously I had the wrong mind-set. But as I began to see the picture, I became extremely excited in my spirit!
Do you want to change lives? Does your church want to change lives? Well you can't, and neither can the church! Jesus is the true life changer and you (the church) can only open the door for Jesus to really change lives, by letting Him become one-on-one with that person. Taking His wealth to them, in His name, allows this to happen! It's like introducing them to Jesus, face to face, and it doesn't matter where they are, what they are doing, or what their relationship is with the Lord at the time. Scripture says Jesus is the author and finisher of people's faith, not the church, not you or me. Delivering the Lord's treasury in His name lets the Lord work on that person's faith.
Jesus dealt with a doubter by letting him feel or touch something tangible of Himself. This particular doubter (unbeliever) had heard the greatest sermons ever preached. He had seen the dead raised, and other various miracles, yet he didn't believe. His name was Thomas.
Then saith he (Jesus) to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Jesus just let Thomas feel something tangible of Himself to help Thomas' unbelief. Thomas became a believer! To give an example of the ability of the Lord to change and impact lives by the correct deliverance of His treasury, I share an experience of a fellow pastor. When the Lord was teaching me about being His deacon, I had been sharing my experiences of taking a living Jesus to people. I knew the Lord wanted to teach others what I was experiencing. Finally the Holy Spirit told a fellow pastor to take a certain amount of the Lord's treasury to a particular person. The pastor was excited and was looking forward to being able to impact this person's life for the Lord. When he entered the house of this person and handed her the amount of money the Holy Spirit had instructed, saying something like, "The Lord said to give this to you," she started cursing and swearing all manner of things. It was the exact amount she had prayed for. At this point the pastor's experience didn't appear to be uplifting at all. You see, she was living a lesbian lifestyle and had told the Lord she would change and start going to church if He would provide the funds she was asking for. The important thing was that the Lord was able to impact that woman's life. She was not ignorant of the gospel and must have believed there is a God, or she wouldn't have prayed to Him. (She now has a little girl!)
What really happens when the Holy Spirit instructs you to take, let's say $850.00 from the Lord's bag of money to an atheist, a doubter, or a back slider? You say, "The Lord said to give this to you," and it turns out to be the exact amount needed by that person. This person had previously heard the gospel preached and rejected it. Now what happens? The Lord showed me that the least that happens is that you crack the hard shell of unbelief because you have taken a living, loving Jesus to this person, instead of words or testimonies this person has already rejected. Jesus wants to become real to people, no matter what their belief, or situation.
In regard to an atheist, one would accomplish nothing by reading him the scriptures from the Bible, or testifying of their personal experience. The atheist has already rejected the gospel and those witnesses around Him.
The woman who broke out swearing already knew she was living wrong, or she wouldn't have promised God that she would change. So, presenting scriptures, telling her she was living wrong would do nothing because she already knew that. She needed a living Jesus to love her, to touch her, in her situation. He personally was able to meet her in her need, only because someone listened to the Holy Spirit and delivered the Lord in His love, the tool being His tithe. That someone was a go-between, a liaison for the Lord, not the church.
When God was teaching us how to be deacons (His hands) delivering Him (His love) through His wealth this way, we experienced many wonderful situations. Knocking on the door of a widow and handing her the Lord's money, saying, "The Lord said to give this to you," brings a connection between her and the Lord that can not be obtained any other way. Finding out that the widow had been praying fervently to God to provide the funds to pay that month's bills is a very uplifting thing, even for the liaison of the Lord. The widow, finding out that the Lord told someone to deliver His money to her, thus answering her prayer, has her faith increased. The Lord is pleased, as He was able to fulfill His word to widows. Lots of great reasons here!
Delivering the Lord's treasury the right way opens doors that no other way can. It lets the Lord deal with a backslider one-on-one. It always cracks a door open for the Lord. It, almost 100% of the time, opens the door of opportunity for the securing of a person's salvation, provided the deacon understands the mechanics of salvation. What a position to be in!
Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, delivering the Lord's tithe the right way helps eliminate the problem of being conned by the people who go through the country conning the church, while pretending to have a problem. Let me put it this way. When the Lord was teaching me to be a deacon and He was dealing with me concerning this problem, He asked ., "Can I be conned?" I knew He couldn't be! You see, if you say, "The Lord said to give this to you," and it has actually come from His tithe, He has a legal right to deal with them anytime and anyway He wants to.
Giving a street person, who has an alcohol problem, of the Lord's treasury saying, "The Lord said to give this to you," is a better way than controlling and trying to help them by buying them a meal. The latter is good, but it doesn't let the Lord work. It brings attention to the person or organization who bought the meal rather than the Lord, Himself. Of course, we need to be tuned into the Holy Spirit in all situations, for instruction, as every situation is different. The Lord did tell me this though., "What makes you think I can't deal with them if they drink My money up? Don't you think that drink will burn in their stomach if I want it to?"
When you deliver the Lord's money, it's not up to you, it's up to Him. The only thing you are to make sure of is that you are delivering it in His name, the rest is up to Him. You are not to tell anyone where you go to church unless they ask. You are not to try to influence the person with scripture. If you do, you have distracted that person from the one-on-one relationship that has just been established with the Lord. You are to take the Lord and His love, and that's all. Trying to influence someone to come to your church is a harlotrous act in this situation, because you are bringing attention to the church, rather than the Lord, Himself! That's what a harlotrous wife does. She tries to attract men to her rather than her husband, the Lord. He is the True Life Changer, not her!
To understand some more about the church "attracting men" to herself, rather than the Lord, let me paint a picture of something that happened that really seems "good" to the church and the world. I was watching a newscast doing a story on the cathedral that sits between the rich part of New York City and the poor part of New York City. It was started years ago and was about to close when another man was sent there to lead the people. He is a very able person, as the place is packed out, and now they are starting to finish this huge building, spending millions. The media revealed how they were building housing for the poor, etc. In the interviews of the people, they were talking about their church and all the good this man has done. I could not help seeing that the church and the head man were getting all the credit, all the praise, not Jesus. By the testimonies of the people, you could tell they were spending Jesus' treasury and He wasn't getting the credit. This is a harlotrous act for a wife, a church, of Jesus Christ.
I was reminded of what the Lord told our group when He brought us together. We were doing the normal church things and expected to do more. The Lord said, "What you are doing is good, but it is not of Me!"
What I was watching about this cathedral brings what I've been telling you to light in a big way. Who was getting the credit on the newscast? The man who had come and built the congregation up, and the church. No mention of Jesus, Himself. Wouldn't it have been better to have had the people being interviewed say, "The Lord did this for me," rather than the church. What a witness! Witnessing for the church, as these people did, makes it very plain who was getting the credit and it wasn't the Lord.
If all those millions and millions of dollars had been delivered to those specified, in the Lord's name, it would have built personal relationships with the Lord in thousands of people. It would have built the Lord's kingdom, not the church's kingdom. If you will step back and really get honest here, you can see the kingdom of this cathedral. Going further with this picture, you can also see all the kingdoms of every denomination and religion in the earth. Look at all they do, in their name! Every kingdom does what it does in its name, so if the church is to build the Lord's Kingdom it must do it in the Lord's name, not their own.
Besides salvation, a personal touch from Jesus, on a one-to-one basis, is the most important thing there is in this life, on this planet! Think of the lives that could have had a one-on-one touch from the Lord had that money been delivered in His name, rather than the cathedral's. Most people say, after being blessed by a church, that "Those people over at that church sure are nice people," and go on with their lives. That doesn't happen when you deliver the Lord's treasury in His Name, the right way! The Lord gets to deal with them personally. Glory!
You may be saying that it looks like too much of a job, it can't be done. The early church did it and changed the then known world over to Christianity. Let me ask you, "Do you really care about the unbelievers who have rejected the gospel, who need something tangible like Thomas did?" Jesus did, and He cares enough to do it now with His tithe. He just needs our hands!
Remember the testimony of the Holy Spirit giving that pastor the figure, of the right amount of the Lord's treasury, to take to the woman living a wrong lifestyle? This proves that Jesus cared about her, and all those like her. Do we? Do we really care about people meeting the Lord on a personal one-on-one basis? Do we care about the oppressed, or the orphans, enough to let them know that Jesus loves them enough to give to them out of His treasury in His name, rather than a church, loving them in its name? We have ignorantly done things in our name instead of His. Who do we really love here?
You may not have a heart for what I'm saying. You may not care enough to change, but let me say this with all the love I can muster through these words. As a man who has already stood before the Lord in heaven, I can tell you that when you stand before Him, "You will care!"
When it comes to delivering the treasury of God the right way, we should get excited to see how the church can serve the Lord in a much more fruitful way. Fruitful for Him and consequently the church, in that order. There is a thought pattern in the world today that is the reverse of what I just said. That being, make the church fruitful, consequently the Lord. Just the opposite, isn't it?
3.What does God say His treasury is to be spent on?