Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Saturday, 30 November 2013


The first man to gave tithes was Abraham. No one taught him this truth. Obviously, he learned the grace and glory in giving when the God of glory appeared to him (Gen 14:18-20).

Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek, the priest of the most high God. We should give tithes to Melchizedek, ie, the priests or ministers who have consecrated themselves after the order of Melchizedek - “without father, without mother, without descent, etc.” Jesus taught this consecration to His disciples - “If any man come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife and children and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple” (Lk 14:26). THOSE WHO HAVE NOT CONSECRATED THEMSELVES (AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK) ARE NOT SCRIPTURALLY FIT TO RECEIVE TITHES.

Before Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek, Melchizedek gave Abraham bread and wine (which is a type of giving Holy Communion). This shows that tithes should be given at the place where a believer worships and takes Holy Communion. Some think that tithes can be given where the need is most. But the Word of God says, “Unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose… thither ye shall bring your… tithes” (Deut 12:5,6).

Before Abraham gave tithes, he was blessed - “Blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.” Our giving tithes a sign of gratitude and an acknowledgement that God has already blessed us and given us victory over our enemy, the devil.

One old man testified that the Lord blessed him so much after he started giving tithes that he gradually kept increasing his giving to the Lord from one-tenth to nine-tenths! “Bring ye all the tithes… 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” (Malachi 3:10).

– Taken from Morning Manna - Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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