BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director of Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY MAY 27, 2019
Malachi 3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offering"
Many people do not understand why God says those who do not pay their tithe and do not give Him offering are robbers.
i. They are wicked: because they do not pity their fellow men on their way to destruction.
ii. They are selfish: because they think only of themselves and care not for other people around them.
iii. They are rebellious: because God gave them money and material possessions so that they would give back to Him for His glory, but they turn these things to their glory and reject the glory of God.
iv. They are ungrateful: because they refuse to express praise and gratitude to God with the money and material possessions He has given them.
v. They are unreasonable: because they do not realize that they are strangers in this world who brought nothing to it and will carry nothing from it.
vi. They are useless: because God cannot put their money and material possessions into honourable use for the glory of His name.
vii. They are wretched: because they have no eternal investment in the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, God has cursed them with a curse! The God who placed a curse on Cain has placed a curse upon them, for refusing to honour Him and promote His course and glory on earth through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is placing a curse on tithe defaulters because they have robbed Him of power among men and sided with Satan to strengthen his hand against the Kingdom of God.
Thought for The Day:
The rule is … Pay your tithe and be blessed or withhold it and be cursed..
Song for The Day:
Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure … and running over.
Bible Reading for The Day:
1 Chronicles 20-22; John 10 22-43
PASTOR PAUL RIKA