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  1. There are many questions going through the hearts of many Christians, and one of them is: are we supposed to pay tithe at this present dispensation? Tithing is a spiritual law of God that is recorded in the bible. The doctrine of tithing is a topic that many of us would not want to discuss. But it is one topic you are supposed to understand well enough and decide whether to obey it or not. 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 to the LORD. And concerning the tithe of the herd or of the flock, of whatsoever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.– Leviticus 27:30, 32 (NKJV) Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings – Malachi 3:8 (NKJV) But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone – Luke 11:42 (NKJV) What is tithe? Tithe is ten percent of all your increase and it belongs to the Lord. It is holy to Him (Leviticus 27:30). In the time of the scriptures, the occupation of the people was mainly farming, both of crops and animals. As a result, the tithe was described based on seeds and livestock. However, the principle remains the same: tithe of all your increase (Deuteronomy 14:22). So, if you are a salary earner – ten percent of your salary; a business man; – ten percent of your profit; and a farmer – ten percent of your yield or increase in livestock. If it is changed into money, it is still acceptable (Deuteronomy 14:25) Your tithe is either ten percent of all your increase or it is not tithe at all. Anything less than ten percent is an offering. Origin of tithing: The first place that tithe was mentioned in the bible was in Genesis 14:18-20, where Abraham gave Melchizedek king of Salem a tithe of all, after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him. However, this spiritual law was made clearer under the laws of Moses (Leviticus 27:30-32). And more lights were shed on it in Malachi 3:8-12. The Old Testament truly has most of the scriptures on the spiritual law of tithing but the New Testament also has some scriptures that back it up. As a matter of fact Jesus Christ approved of it in Luke 11:42 when He was rebuking the Pharisees. He said to them that they should have attended to justice and the love of God without leaving tithing undone......CONTINUE READING http://www.everydaywiththelord.com/2...-blessing.html
  2. [h=2][/h] [h=2]Meeting the real Creator will give our spiritual life a shock but it may well prove also to be our salvation. To remind us of the kind of God we serve, Amos in his book described Him as The Lord Almighty. Amos 4: 13 “ He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth- the Lord Almighty is his name.” The best way to overcome any tendency to limit or minimize God is to recall His incomparable, awesome creativity. Magnificent mountains and heavy storms and winds tell us of the God who forms and creates. He gives breath of life to every living creature. Threatening, this God can decreate as well as create, plunging the day into darkness with the shadow of His justice. This is the Lord of all nations, the Lord God Almighty. He lives up to his name in every respect.[/h] This God is slow to anger. He moves gently in a wide orbits out of sight and sound, but His reach is long and His justice, like Mercy......CONTINUE READ MORE... http://www.everydaywiththelord.com/2016/08/a-vision-of-god-who-is-god-to-you.html
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    Only if you obey

    Why should we Christians obey God? This is more like asking, "Why should a son love his father?" There is no WHY to it. The love simply happens because of the relationship. Can we say the same thing about our relationship with God, as our Heavenly Father? Instead of asking WHY we should obey Him, like it is some kind of imposed obligation, I’ll show Us WHY we must obey Him. Sometimes we act as if God is at our disposal, rather than we at His. Obedience is better than sacrifice, in fact, it is a fundamental part of our Christian walk. YOUR OBEDIENCE TO GOD LEADS TO ....continue http://www.everydaywiththelord.com/2016/08/only-if-you-obey.html
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    The gift of giving.

    I learnt how give from my Dad while I was growing. All we need now is to teach our children to be GENEROUS in a greedy world.
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    Applying the Gospel to your marriage.

    You're welcome ... find time to read the article, it really helped me.
  6. I'm not a good writer but I hope you guys can manage me. The article is very long but i'll drop the link to it. Life in this end time is becoming difficult, it’s so bad that only few are standing for God. We are in a time when the INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE has been thrown away, even MARRIAGE. Every day we wake to see evil and wickedness around us. We are in the era of homosexuals and lesbians but as a believer what will you do? Will you conform to this world? For those who are Christians and who firmly believe in God's word, His standard of one-man, one-woman marriage, please meditate on this Bible verse: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”. ( 2 Ch 7:14 Kjv) The institution of marriage was established in Genesis 2:23-24 "The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." God created man and then made woman to complement him. Marriage is “fix” by God for ....continue please http://www.everydaywiththelord.com/2016/08/the-beauty-of-marriage-applying-gospel.html
  7. Giving is one of the most powerful gifts of the spirit every child of God should have. The Lord gives without considering the cost or volume. All thing are His to give. And what He gives to us, we are free to give to others. Like the famous saying GIVERS NEVER LACK. See what the scripture said "Freely you have received; freely give." (Matthew 10:8 NIV). Our work is to give as He gives to us, without counting the cost. That means that we give all things: material possessions, spiritual wisdom/insights, His peace, and His joy. We didn't pay a dime for them, and we are charged with giving them away that His work may be multiplied. It is a continuous chain of sharing. Support God's work today through giving and you'll be blessed.
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