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Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ecenter: 8:22pm On Sep 23, 2011
Today we are going to see the Benefits of Paying your Tithes. Let us start this topic this way.

1. What is Tithe?
Tithe is a biblical word for the giving to the church or charity organizations the one out of the Ten or your salary, profits, or property that God blessed you with. We can see it in the book of Malachi 3:8-11.

2. The second question is, Why should you pay Tithe? [/b]The reasons why you should pay your Tithe are:
   [b] A. It is commandment  by God to the Children of Israel in the book of Levi 27:30-32; It reads:

''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.'' (KJV)

Paying of Tithe is never an option but a commandment from God to all. Your tithe belongs to God according to the scripture we just read in Leviticus 27:30. It is true that you worked for the money but bear in mind today that God is demanding that you should give His portion of the blessing which is the Tithe.
If you look at the whole story God is not even demanding too much from you He just said that you should give one of the Tenth and live on with the rest of  the money or proceeds. So if you  have not been paying your tithes start today to do so.
 
B.The second reason why you must pay Tithe is because it was practiced by the people of old. Let see one example from the Bible.Let us see Father Abraham. The book of Genesis 14:18-20 says:
v18: ''And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.'' (KJV)
v 20: ''And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.'' (KJV)


The scripture we just read tells us about Abraham paying Tithe to a high priest Melchizedek the priest of Salem. Abraham paid him Tithes of his substances. So Tithes is a commandment.Therefore the saints of old practiced it.So you too should be ready to practice paying of your tithes from today.
During the time that Abraham paid Tithe, the law had not been given.So those who said Tithes are for the old Testament should note that Abraham paid Tithe before the giving of the law to Moses in Leviticus.

Now having seen Why we must pay our Tithes, let us see:
3. How Tithes should be paid.

   A. When paying of Tithes ensure that you pay the complete Tithe. Don't be like those who pay their Tithes after they must have removed their expenses for the month, then the remaining money they remove one tenth and pay their Tithe. That is not Tithe. Doing so is not paying of Tithe but you have just given an offering. Offering has no conditions attached to it like Tithe. In offering you pay any amount you choose to pay. But in Tithe it is the one tenth of your profit or salary.And you must remove your Tithe first before spending the money for your needs.

4. Where To Pay Your Tithe. I hope your are following the lesson? We have seen How to Pay our Tithes Now let us see where the Tithes should be paid. The Tithe should be paid to the house of God. The local church where you worship is the right place to pay your Tithe. Look at Abra
ham , He paid his tithe to Melchizedek the priest of Salem. In other words Melchizedek is a type of Christ the High priest of our salvation. If Abraham recognized the office of Melchizedek to pay his Tithe to him you and I should recognize the pastor of our local church who is just a steward in the house of God to pay our Tithe to Him too. When I mean pay your Tithe to him I mean pay it to the church where your local Church  pastor is .
All Tithes should be paid to the church. And who eats it is not our focus of discussion.

5. The consequences of Not Paying Tithes. At this point we shall be looking at the consequences of not paying Tithes. What we mean is the punishment that comes for not paying Tithes.
   A.The first consequence is that you are a Thief in the sight of God. In the book of Malachi 3:8-9
v8: ''Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.'' (KJV)

v 9: ''Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.'' (KJV)

Have you seen it in the two verses just quoted in the book of Malachi. It says that those who are not paying their Tithes are spiritual Robbers. It means that you are not different from physical thieves that our Government is looking for a way to eliminate out our country. In that case God is also not happy with you. That takes us to the second consequence:
B. You are cursed by God.

v 9: ''Ye are cursed with a curse, '' When a man is under a curse he cannot know any blessing in his life. He will  be struggling when others are succeeding. Poverty will be written all over his life. To such a person his problem is not capital or lack of job opportunity. Even if you find him the best job or give him  millions of Naira to start a business because he is under a curse he cannot prosper.
So the alternative is to start paying your tithe so that you will be ushered to the next and final point in the lesson which is:

6. The Blessings of Paying of Tithe. In conclusion to our Topic: The Benefits of Paying Of Tithes.

  A. The windows of Heaven will be opened to you.

v10: ''Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.''  (KJV)


God promised to pour His blessing to you, by opening the windows of Heaven. When your heaven remains open you will struggle less. little effort will yield bountiful harvest.  Opportunities will be staring at you even you are not there the opportunity will still be waiting for you.

My humble advice is that for you to still enjoy God's  blessing at the remaining months of this year try God and pay your Tithes; you will discover that God does not tell lies, your life and business will have a drastic turn around.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Jenwitemi(m): 8:35pm On Sep 23, 2011
The benefits of paying tithes can only be expressed - with great pleasure and joy - by the recipients, THE PASTORS. They are the ones always smiling to their banks. grin wink
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Fhemmmy: 8:40pm On Sep 23, 2011
It is not about who smiled to the bank . . . But about the law of give and will be given.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ecenter: 8:45pm On Sep 23, 2011
Yes it is true that the pastors stand in the best position to express ,or enjoy the Tithes payed,however, for your benefit pay your Tithes and leave the issue of who smiles to the Bank.
God will richly bless those who pay their Tithes promptly.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Odunnu: 9:02pm On Sep 23, 2011
We christians spend so much time, knowledge and energy in analyzing 'benefits of thithing' all in the name of encouraging us to give.
Its a shame that our muslim brothers are far ahead of us,these dudes are way ahead, they dont deal with zakkat,its not an issue for them anymre. They recognise the benefits of giving and adhere to it religiously. As a matter of fact, they are now in the dimension of sacrificing their lives all for the conviction and progress of their faith.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Jenwitemi(m): 9:24pm On Sep 23, 2011
Yeah, right. I know who else make such cynical promises, brethren. THE FOOTBALL & HORSE-RACE BETTING OFFICES or THE CASINOS do.
Fhemmmy:

It is not about who smiled to the bank . . . But about the law of give and will be given.

But, of course! The tithe payer will get his/her reward from God when they get to heaven and not here on earth WHERE IT ACTUALLY COUNTSgrin cheesy
ecenter:

Yes it is true that the pastors stand in the best position to express ,or enjoy the Tithes payed,however, for your benefit pay your Tithes and leave the issue of who smiles to the Bank.
God will richly bless those who pay their Tithes promptly.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ichuka(m): 9:39pm On Sep 23, 2011
@ecenter,are we(christains) under the Law or Grace?i would really love 2know the dispensation we are in
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ecenter: 2:52am On Sep 24, 2011
Actually according to[b] dispensational Theology[/b] we are in the dispensation of Grace.[/b]When Jesus came His death terminated the [b]dispensation of Law and ushered in the Dispensation of Grace.

Now concerning the issues at hand- Tithe, let me still say something about it for more clarification:

Tithe paying started before the dispensation of law. Abraham who was the first to pay Tithe paid his Tithe to Melchizedek the priest of Salem. And it was at the dispensation of Promise he did that.(Gen 14:18-20.)[/b]The dispensation of promise came before the law.

Although the new testament didn't talk much about Tithe because it wasn't challenged by the Jews who were paying Tithes. ( Lu 11:42)

The Christians of those days were Jews who were converted into Christianity. So they understood the doctrine of paying of Tithes.

However, even though the New testament didn't speak much about Tithe paying , we have only one place that the issue of Tithe came up; that was in the book of Hebrews. [b]Heb 7:1-6  2 ''To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; (KJV)
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ogajim(m): 3:54am On Sep 24, 2011
@OP

Could you give Biblical instances where tithes were collected either by Paul or our Lord Jesus Christ who fed thousands without passing the basket around.


I am sure you are a "double/multiple ID type" who is just assuming another false identity on NL to spread your FALSE teaching.

If you really are a Christian, you ought to let us know as well if you are a pastor or a foot soldier.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ecenter: 8:22am On Sep 24, 2011
I am a christian and also a bible scholar, teaching in three bible schools. The issue of Tithe is controversial, very many people don't believe in paying of Tithe while good numbers of Christian not only pay Tithes but teach the payment of it.
This subject does not warrant insult or proving who knows the bible or not.
I said that during the time of Jesus because Tithe to his audience being the Jews was not a problem, they knew they should pay it, therefore Jesus didn't feel like over flogging the issue. See that in Luke:18:12 I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get.

In this text it was a Jew speaking about his Tithe payment as part of his religious rites.

Still apostle Paul preached about tithe in the book of Heb 7:5 And they indeed of the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though these have come out of the loins of Abraham:

Heb 7:6 but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.

Heb 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there one, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

Heb 7:9 And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;
(ASV)

So with all these my fellow forumites this issue is meant to teach us God's principles and to make us quarrel. I still love you all. I will be glad to receive a better teaching , I mean Biblical teaching that will prove that paying of Tithe now in this dispensation is obsolete.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by mabell: 8:35am On Sep 24, 2011
You mean they left suppossed spiritual laws for suicide bombing!
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by PastorKun(m): 9:00am On Sep 24, 2011
@ecenter
If you honestly want to know the truth as you claimed then you would have read the hebrew 7 passage you quoted properly. In verse 10 and 11 of that passage, tithes was annulled for christians and verses 18 and 19 described it as a weak useless and unprofitable practise. That is apart from the fact that the modern day practise of tithing from monetary income is a fraudulent manipulation of the biblical tithing from agricultural produce. Remember it is a sin to change or twist even one letter of God's word.

Also the apostles especially Paul preached the gospel to several non Jewish communities that could not have been conversant with the Jewish doctrine of tithes and they never deemed it fit to teach tithing to the new non Jewish christian converts then. Tithing as it is preached today is nothing more than a fraudulent manipulation of scripture being perpetuated by a greedy clergy.

Also the example of the one off tithe by Abraham of war booty does not suffice and bears no semblance to the weekly/monthly monetary tithes being fleeced off believers today.

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Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Enigma(m): 9:30am On Sep 24, 2011
@ ecenter

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Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ichuka(m): 11:05am On Sep 24, 2011
@ecenter,
in d old testament the isrealites paid there tithes 2the priest(the levites)in these dispensation of Grace we(christains)are all priests.
Rev1:6and has made us to be a kingdom and PRIESTS to serve his God and Father, in 1peter2:9, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD,a holy nation, we(Christains)can come,pray,worship,praise,give thanks to God directly now.d earlier we Eradicate these Judaism form of worship from the church the better.wat is Judaism?it is been kept away frm worshipping God in a direct way.btw God and man there was the need of a priest(PASTORS) to serve as an intermediary class,in Catholicism,Protestantism even most pentecostal churches there is also the intermediary class.God is on the top,and the membrs are on the bottom,in between the two are the so called Priests/Pastors.monopolizing spiritual things/matters which belong 2everymember.peter said we re ALL royal Priesthood(1ptr2:9)john also said that every Christain is a Priest(rev1:6)we hve 2go back 2d early form of worship in the book of Acts of the aptles.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by ogajim(m): 2:42pm On Sep 24, 2011
@OP

The Levites were the tribe TASKED with collecting the tithe, calling people to the OBEDIENCE of the LAW, civil administration, etc.

If there is anywhere in the Bible where the tithe of the PRODUCE & LIVESTOCK was paid to anyone other than the LEVITES, do tell.

The LEVITES in turn paid a TENTH of the tithe they collected to the PRIESTS (the Priestly office was mostly ROTATIONAL in those days), show instances of Tent makers, Fishermen, and other tradesmen paying tithes under the LAW or under GRACE.

As Kunle rightly pointed out, why did Paul not collect TITHES instead of FREEWILL offering in any of his missionary journeys? Paul collected DONATIONS to help other developing Churches not himself or Timothy because they actually had side gigs instead of relying on the faithful to fund their lifestyle which is not even close to the EXTRAVAGANT/Jet set "pastors" we see today in Nigeria, UK, and US for the most part.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by dorox(m): 8:14am On Sep 25, 2011
Jenwitemi:

The benefits of paying tithes can only be expressed - with great pleasure and joy - by the recipients, THE PASTORS. They are the ones always smiling to their banks. grin wink
How very true, couldn't have said it any better.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Azibalua(f): 9:53pm On Sep 25, 2011
What bank?
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by wetu: 12:46am On Sep 26, 2011
If Jesus and the apostles didn't teach tithing because the Jews knew about tithing, why didn't the apostles teach tithing in ACTS 15:

Act 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Act 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by PastorKun(m): 6:44am On Sep 26, 2011
@Wetu
The apostles didn't preach tithe because it was clearly not a christian doctrine or requirement. The truth is that most learned pastors know this but they have been blinded by greed and the love of money.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by 2goodbobo(m): 2:52pm On Sep 26, 2011
Hello house, please i need someone to put me through on this tithe discourse.i always prefer giving my tithe ie ten percent of my salary to my friends in need.pls is it wrong?or is it only recognised as tithe only when i take it to the house of GOD?tnx as i wait your responses.
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by olubuffett: 6:13pm On Sep 26, 2011
The Truth About Tithing:listen to this http://www.xpmedia.com/bNLAX8eHxfLX
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by semid4lyfe(m): 8:24pm On Sep 26, 2011
Hmm. . .deepest thing I've seen Odunnu post on Nairaland. Just had to quote it for posterity grin

odunnu on September 23, 2011, 09:02 PM:

Posted by: Odunnu ]
We christians spend so much time, knowledge and energy in analyzing 'benefits of thithing' all in the name of encouraging us to give.
Its a shame that our muslim brothers are far ahead of us,these dudes are way ahead, they dont deal with zakkat,its not an issue for them anymre. They recognise the benefits of giving and adhere to it religiously. As a matter of fact, they are now in the dimension of sacrificing their lives all for the conviction and progress of their faith.

Cutie pie, how body nah? E don tey wey I see you for class abi you no dey do tutorial ''under'' prof anymore? grin grin
Re: Benefits Of Paying Tithes by Odunnu: 9:09pm On Sep 26, 2011
Deep?how do you mean deep?
Lets meet in class for a better reply on why you dropped out of school

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