EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2023
TEXT: GENESIS 14:18-20
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Key verse: Genesis 14: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Question: Some denominations don’t believe in tithe payment. I want to be cleared Sir. Another thing is that some people pay tithe personally to the minister, is it right?
Answer: Abraham paid tithe to Melchizedek, the priest of the Most High God. We do not have the details of Melchizedek, but Abraham would have known him and would have been convinced about him. Abraham would have been well directed to do what he did knowing that it is to God as a priest, as a minister of God representing God. It means, as the Lord leads you to give tithe to a minister of God, you know the minister; his life and work, that it is in truth and righteousness. You can do that because the Lord has led you to the right place.
That is to say the tithe that you want to give to the minister of God, that person should be a true servant of the God of heaven. Yes, but you may say he is not a pastor over a church. The Bible says, the human body has different members. We have the eyes, nose, ears, hands and other internal members that are not seen. They work together to form the whole body. In the same way, the ministers in the body of Christ do not carry out the same function. There are some that are pastors that gather congregations to pastor them. Some are evangelists and do not have congregations.
Some have prayer ministry, children ministry and different kinds of ministries that may not have a building gathering people, but they are true ministers of God, all working together to produce salvation for mankind. Although the man is not over a church, he is doing a great work for God. That man also need money and he ask of God. The tithe money in your hand as tithe, is God’s money. That man has told God that he is trying to organize a prayer conference. We need money to eat, we need transport money, God, give me money. God can tell you to send His money in your hand to support them.
Thought for the day: Pay your tithes regularly and faithfully.
Song for the day: We bring sacrifice of praise, into the house of the Lord…
Bible reading for the day: Jeremiah 14-16; 1Timothy.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA