TITHING – A SELECTIVE GOSPEL FOR THE POOR

By: Charles Awuzie –

If Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Rothchilds family, Dangote and family, Trump’s family all become members of your church, will you still ask them to sow seeds to prosper?

Will you still threaten them with poverty if they don’t pay tithes?

Do you know that those men have passed the level of accurately calculating their tithes? You won’t understand this one because you don’t know that level of wealth.

Do you now realize that we are preaching Another Selective Gospel – packaged only for poor people?

Will you look Donald Trump in the eyes and tell him that his success is connected to the seed he will sow into your life?

Will you look Zuckerberg’s wife and tell her that for her to have a baby boy, she would need to sow a huge seed into your life? Yes, she doesn’t have a male child yet. (I know how we unfortunately make this male child thing a big deal).

Will you tell Bill Gates that you became wealthy by favor and that if he wants to become wealthy like you, he should sow into your life? Won’t you be ashamed by the little things you have which makes you feel rich? Wouldn’t you realize how poor you are if you sit face to face with Bill Gates?

Can you now see that we have really taken advantage of the poverty of the poor?

Salvation is free. The finished work of Christ as paid for it all. Grace, Truth and Love…

Maranatha!

Understanding The New Covenant Model of Giving


By: Charles Awuzie – 

Understanding The New Covenant Model of Giving

(…in response to the question: should believers ‘pay’ tithe?)

First of all, I want to thank all my regular readers. Your quest for the truth keeps me in my study room for extra hours. Your desire for the light is the reason I burn midnight candles. Your faith in the truth keeps me on bent knees lest the winds of doctrines blow away the sacred truth you’ve found in Christ. To me, Facebook is a pulpit.

The purpose of this post is not to condemn tithing but to establish the model of the New Testament giving.

Let’s go to the bible – ACTS 4: 34-35

“There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.”

That was the First church. If you read  verse 32, you will realize that they gave up ownership of their wealth to the body of Christ. They gave ALL not a ‘tenth’. The first church prospered by free-will sacrificial giving, not tithes and that’s the model. The gospel can not be preached without prosperity in the body of Christ but if we keep teaching tithes instead of free-will sacrificial giving then we will never see the speed that the first church witnessed.

Here is my question: “Imagine that you sold everything you had and took it to church and then the pastor still asks you to pay tithe, where would he expect you to get the tithe from because you’ve given everything you had?” A man who has given his ALL has nothing left to pay tithe from. The problem is that we are not taught to give our all.

The first church understood that God was bigger than a tenth of what they owned…they saw first hand the Jews who killed Jesus pay tithes and they told themselves “Ours is not a tithe unto a Jewish system but a sacrifice unto the God who gave us His only son…” So out of love for the gospel, they gave their ALL…

Now this is hard to swallow…someone reading this is saying “I’m better off paying the tithe if this is the model of the new covenant giving”…lol…

Understand that paying of tithes was not first a law, it was first a demonstration of love and thanksgiving (when Abraham gave King Melchizedek tithes) but in the era of Moses’ law, it became a tradition. Melchizedek wasn’t even a priest, he was a King, something like the president of a country.

In Genesis 14:20, the bible said Abraham “GAVE” him a tenth, the bible didn’t say Abraham “PAID” tithes to him. No! To pay means you are owing, to ‘give’ means it was a free will offering.

Here is my take: I have problem with ‘PAYING’ tithes but I have no problem with ‘GIVING’ tithes. In other words, I have problem with any religious practice that compels a christian to live outside the premises of grace.

I have ‘given’ tithes of all but I will never pay tithe of anything because Christ has paid it all. Hence I am not under any law to pay anything but I am bound by a covenant to give cheerfully to the cause of the gospel which saved me from the weight of the law.

In conclusion, no christian on earth today will be willing to sell everything they own and give it to any church because churches have missed their mission. The early church was a FAMILY. It was not the senior pastor’s family business. It was a common platform to fellowship and commune. Until we go back to the model of the first church then we may never get it right with the model of the new covenant giving.

This is a challenge to every pastor…make your local assembly a FAMILY where everybody is a stakeholder, go ahead and teach them sacrificial giving and watch what will happen…I’ve tried it and it worked.

While serving at Power of faith Commission, Okigwe in IMO State, Nigeria, I taught on this model and we saw people giving up their entire salaries to the cause of the kingdom.

Now tell me, how can you tell someone who gave her entire salary to pay tithes, where would she get tithes from?

In Yongi Cho’s South Korea, women shaved their hair, sold them just to build a church- now that’s sacrifice not tithe.

The death of Jesus on the cross was not a tithe, it was a sacrifice. If we must follow Jesus, He deserves something sacrificial, something beyond tithes.

Have I offended you with the truth? Maranatha!


 

THE MARY OF THE CATHOLIC IS NOT SAME WITH THE MARY OF THE BIBLE – IDOLATRY


Republished by: Izobofolo’s Blog –

The Mary of the Catholic Church is not the same Mary of the Bible…this is idolatry!
Jeremiah……44 :17-18

1. THE MARY OF THE BIBLE WAS NEVER WORSHIP
the mary of catholic is worshiped.

2. THE MARY OF THE BIBLE WAS NEVER CALLED THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN
The mary of catholic is called the queen of heaven.

3. THE MARY OF THE BIBLE HAS ONE FACIAL APPEARANCE
The mary of the catholic has different facial appearance in different countries.

4. THE  NAME OF THE MARY OF THE BIBLE WAS NEVER USED IN PRAYERS
The name of the mary of catholic is used in prayers.

5. THE MARY OF THE BIBLE HAS CHILDREN AFTER JESUS
The catholic claimed that their own Mary had only one son.

Thou shall not worship any graven image!

6. THE APOSTLES DID NOT CARVE THE STATUE OF MARY OF THE BIBLE
The Pope of catholic approved the statues of Mary.

7. THE MARY OF THE BIBLE DID NOT USE ROSARY
The mary of the catholic has rosary in her hand.

So that you won’t get involve in idol worship becareful and repent now…mary is in heaven and like other saints she is not special than others because she gave birth to Jesus…..she worship Jesus and did not see her self as special of as queen……the only place their is queen is second heaven where Satan dwells…………read JEREMIAH  44  17-18 MARANATHA.

8. MARY OF THE CATHOLIC IS SAME AS:
Queen mother
Dianna
Jezebel
Holy Mary
Ashteroth
Isis
Me domina
My Lady
Venus
Our lady Fatima
Madonna

This message is for those who want To make Heaven.
You can politely ask any questions on this message?


REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE! YOU CAN’T BE SAVED WITHOUT COMPLETING THE RACE


By: Clement Utokogu

Many Christians has been deceived by the false  preachers by the means of miracles they perform. Most people measure the “greatest” of men by the miracles they perform. Miracle, therefore, is the only way to determine the true “men of God”.

As a result, these false preachers and prophets are deceiving people, telling them that once they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour, they are “born again” and no further efforts are required.

If no further efforts are required, why did Christ said, “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32). This is because there are possibilities to miss the target any time. Remember, Lot’s wife had already escaped the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were under destruction and yet she perished right outside the cities (Genesis 19:16-29).

Christian life is a continuous struggle that must continue till the end: “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13). Can’t be save without completing the race.

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” (1 Corinthians 9:24‭-‬27).

“And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully” (2 Timothy 2:5). You MUST follow the BIBLICAL TRUTH before you can be save!

“Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32) she was out of the cities under destruction and yet was not saved!


 

MAN HAS GONE BACK TO NAKEDNESS?

 


By: Clement Ntukogu

GOD CLOTHED THE FIRST MAN AND WOMAN:

The Bible says in the book of Genesis that after the fall of man, their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apron (Genesis 3:7); but God made “coats of animal skins” and clothed them.

Therefore, clothing started about 6000 years ago, when God clothed the first man and woman with “coats” made from “animal skins” in order to cover their nakedness. “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” (Genesis 3:21).

APRONS WAS NOT A PROPER DRESSING FOR THEM

Since they had already have aprons as their clothing (Genesis 3:7), why did God made “coats of animal skins” to cloth them again? (Genesis 3:21). Was there anything wrong with the aprons that they had? Yes! After clothing themselves with aprons, they were still naked. That was the reason Adam hid himself from God. “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10).

Therefore, aprons were not a proper dressing to cover one’s nakedness. For this reason, God took away their aprons and clothed them with coats of animal skins in order to cover their nakedness properly. This shows us that God wants all His children cover themselves properly.

CLOTHING IS TO COVER ONE’S NAKEDNESS:

“I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10). Clothing primarily, is to cover our nakedness! Therefore, it is a SIN to expose one’s nakedness for others to see. In Genesis 9:21-26, when Noah got drunk and was naked, one of his sons, Ham saw his nakedness and he was cursed.

In Matthew 5:28, Jesus said it is a sin for a man to look on a woman and lust. Therefore, it would likewise be a sin for a woman to deliberately dress and expose her nakedness for a man to look.  In Luke 17:1, Jesus Christ said, “… offences will come; but woe unto him, through whom they come”. So, those that deliberately expose their nakedness or any part of their private parts for others to see, are under a curse.

TODAY MAN HAS GONE BACK TO NAKEDNESS:

Unfortunately, after about 6000 years that God clothed first man and woman with coats of animal skins, in order to cover their nakedness, man and woman has deliberately gone back to nakedness again.

Today, men and women are walking on the streets completely or partially naked. And many are attending church services with dressings that reveal some of their private parts (nakedness); that is outright disobedient to God’s Will for clothing the first man. And most of our pastors and preachers are not saying anything about it! Look at our sisters in the church today, are they still dressing like Christian women? No!

TELL THEM THE TRUTH:

These ladies are comfortable in our churches because “HOLINESS” is no longer our watchword. We are only interested in adding members to the church. And most pastors and preachers are more interested in money than the soul of their converts, that is the major reason why they can’t tell them the truth.

Tell them the truth, if they want to leave the church, let them leave. This is what Christianity is all about (John 6:66). How can you call a harlot a Christian  and even accommodate them in the church? Tell them the truth, that could save their souls!

DRESSINGS FOR A HARLOT AND FOR A CHRISTIAN:

Today, after about 6000 years that God clothed the first man and woman, we are still debating on how a woman should dress? What a shame! Well, the  Scripture clearly says that there are dressings meant for harlots and there are dressings meant for Christians.

“And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart” (Proverbs 7:10).

“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works” (1 Timothy 2:9-10).

“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” (1 Peter 3:3-4).