Presentation on theme: "1 Activating the Return on Your Tithe… Learning to Open the Windows of Heaven… Scripture Refs: Deut. 26, Heb. 7:1-8, Heb 3:1, Psa. 105:37, Zech.8:12, Gen."— Presentation transcript:
1 Activating the Return on Your Tithe… Learning to Open the Windows of Heaven… Scripture Refs: Deut. 26, Heb. 7:1-8, Heb 3:1, Psa. 105:37, Zech.8:12, Gen. 26:12-14, 27:27-29, Isa. 45:1-6 Prepared by David M. Humphrey of The Warrior’s Agenda Min.
2 What Do You Think About When You Tithe? Do you have a clear focus and intent for your giving? Do you have a clear focus, understanding and expectation for your Return? Or, are your thoughts focused on what you don’t have?
3 What Do You Believe When You Tithe? Do you actually choose to Believe that things will get better for you and your family… Or Are You Left Just ‘Hoping’ That They Will Some How…
4 Finally, What Do You ‘Say’ When You Tithe? Did You Know That The Bible Actually Requires You To ‘Say’ Something When You Tithe? –Deuteronomy Chapter 26 lays out a Basic pattern for us to use in Tithing, and viewing it in light of the New Testament, we can follow these Principles and apply them in our lives and activate and receive the Abundance of it in our lives—today…
5 The Bible Says That We Have a High Priest… Heb. 3:1: Let us consider, Jesus the Apostle and High Priest of Our Profession…* What is the ‘job’ of a High Priest? The job of a High Priest is to worship God, and specifically worship God with the ‘Sacrifices and Offerings’ of the People. * From the Grk word ‘Homologia’, and it means ‘Confession’, to ‘say the same thing as’, the Lord, the Father, the Holy Spirit, and The Word.
6 The Lord Jesus’ Job as High Priest is to Worship The Father with Your Tithe and Your Words About Your Tithe… Deut. 26:3 “…And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God…” So, again, what are you thinking, saying, and Believing when you ‘Tithe’. We must be aware of this and act accordingly if we want the full Return that He Promised. You’ve got a partial return, and so have I. But our Father is not satisfied with that partial Return—so why should we be? Partial Obedience=Partial Return.
7 Tithing is More Than Just Dropping Your Envelope in the Basket… It is What You Say to The Lord as You Submit it. It is What You Believe as You Submit it. It is What You Think as You Submit it. It is Even How You Act (Carry Yourself ) as You Submit it… Just Like David Did Before Goliath, You Must Speak and Act in Confidence. Why?
8 Because God, Your Father, Jesus, Your Lord, High Priest and Savior, and Even the Devil is Listening to HOW You Speak Over Your Tithes… And What You Believe God is Going to Do, with Them… –God Said He Would Open the Windows of Heaven and Pour You Out Such a Blessing There is NOT Room Enough to Receive It All. SOME body Has Got to Believe Like That, Think Like That, Act Like That and Speak Like That—And Not Merely for 10 Minutes, (Then Forget it as Soon as They Reach the Parking Lot!) –God said, That He will Rebuke The Devourer—For Your Sake. But What Have YOU Been Saying About That? –What ELSE did He Say? _____So, What Are You Saying ?
9 God Has Said a Lot For You and Over You—The Catch is, It Doesn’t Work Unless You Say It And Believe It Too … Deut. 26:4 “And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God. 5 “And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God…” Num. 14: 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
10 And What About After You Tithe… You Again Must Be Mindful of How You Think, Talk, Act and Speak! Because Your High Priest is Still Listening! And Because Your Words ‘Water’ Your Seeds and Your Spiritual Crops!
11 Not Just Any Ole Water Will Do, You Must Use Fresh Water To Produce Fresh Fruit and Produce—A Good Crop ! Just Because You Think About Your Return is Not Enough—How Do You Think About Your Return. How Do You See it Coming? –Because Not Just ‘Any Ole Kind of Water’ on Your Plants Will Do! Rusty Run-off from a Junk Yard is ‘water’ alright, But How Will it Affect Your Spiritual Crops?
12 You Can’t Live Off of Rusty Water, So How Can Your Spiritual Crops Live off of Negative Words and Thoughts? Note the Plants Around the Hydrant, Lack Lustre and Dry—Half Dead.
13 Just Like You, Your Crops Must Have Fresh Water—Daily God’s Word, Coming of Your Mouth in Confidence, Determination, Love and Faith Directed At Your ‘Seed’ (What You Have Given) is Fresh Water!
14 Fresh Water Produces Fresh Fruits, Crops and Strong Vibrant Plants!
15 **Your Words, Thinking And Resultant Actions Water Your Life and the Seeds You Have Sown In It… And They Either Make Sickly Results… Or Strong Powerful Crops… **
16 And You Control The Results! And Don’t Worry About Getting Your Seed ‘Dirty’. Water Them Well!.
17 Believe, Act, Think and Speak… Just as Strongly After You Tithe, as You do Before You Tithe, And Who Knows, One Day We May Hear You Tell Your Story of Abundance and Wealth…
18 Activating the Return on Your Tithe… On The Larry King Show When He Comes Out of Retirement…
19 Activating the Return on Your Tithe… Take Some Time to Tithe—Don’t Just Rush Through It Do it the night before, or even a day or two before, do it as a family, if you can. Or as a couple, or if you must, even by yourself, but the Lord is there and remember—you are speaking directly to Him, and then to the Father. So, you are not really alone. Tithing is first personal. It is between you and God. Here’s a sample…
20 Activating the Return on Your Tithe… “(I) We profess this day unto the Lord God that we have come into the Inheritance which the Lord swore to give us. We are in the Land which You have provided for us in Jesus Christ, the Kingdom of Almighty God (Colossians 1:13). We were sinners in bondage by and to Satan; but we called upon the Name of Jesus and You heard our cry and delivered us from the power and authority of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of Your Dear Son."Colossians 1:13 "Jesus, You are our Lord and High Priest, we bring the Firstfruits of our income to You and worship the Lord our God with it. We rejoice in all the good which You have given to us and our household. We have hearkened to the voice of You, the Lord our God and have done according to all that He has commanded us. Now, look down from Your holy habitation from Heaven and bless us as You said in Deuteronomy 26:14,15 and Malachi 3:10,11."Deuteronomy 26:14Malachi 3:10
Activating the Return on Your Tithe… The 7 Promises of God to the Tither… 1.Bring ye all the Tithes into the Storehouse that there may be meat in my House, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of Host if I will not 2. Open you the Windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing and there shall not be room enough to receive it. 3. And I will Rebuke the Devourer for your sake 4. And he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground 21
Activating the Return on Your Tithe… The 7 Promises of God to the Tither … 5. Neither shall your Vine cast forth her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord. 6. And all Nations shall call you blessed 7. For Ye shall be a Delightsome Land saith the Lord of Hosts… I avouch You to be my God, and You avouch Me to be Your son/daughter … We Prove you now here with and apply Isa. 45:11. Open unto us the Windows of Heaven Blessing –Now, in Jesus Name! 22
23 Activating the Return on Your Tithe… And When You Come to Church to Speak Quietly Over Your Tithe and Speak in Faith… Your Combined Faith Adds Additional Power and Strength To the Words You Speak. The Result for Jacob was, That in a Year That Was Full of Famine for the World, His ‘Crops’ Grew and He Reaped 100 Fold in the Very Same Year… Keep Your Crops Watered…