To wait on God’s promise, what it means, and who it pertains to frequently becomes misconstrued by today’s prosperity-based Bible teachings—Thus confusing people from the excessive outside noise. Whether it be the glamorized mega-churches and Pastors who twist the scriptures to become wealthy, persuading the congregation to give from their poverty; therefore, the increase in the speaker’s success offers hope to the people that one day soon they, too, will be in the same boat.
These teachings are catastrophic to the faith of those who trust these types of falsehood, and it grieves the Lord. At the same time, Yahweh’s anger mounts with every passing day that his creation has fallen so far.
So the questions remain who is waiting on the promises of God, and which biblical teachings are accurate in believing? Is it safe to say that everyone waiting on a specific pledge from God will receive it? How do we know? By what premise do we have to compare, and how can we be sure that we have kept our end of the bargain?
In reality, the questions are endless, and with every concern, you bet Satan is out to confuse the Saints with doubt and at the same time bewitch others, to believe they are in line for blessings not lining up biblically, nor did they give from a sincere heart but to gain by giving.
Are we to think it reasonable to believe that men or women have the final say in what is owed to any particular person by God?
Firstly, to feel God owes us anything is mistake number one and with reason means to conclude with sound judgment. Therefore to believe half of what we see and hear today from church leaders is foolish.
The Bible, however, is accurate, and after thorough study, we find over eighty-three verses about God’s blessings. At least to my knowledge, that’s where I stopped; I’m sure there is more. Leaving us the answer to the most crucial question are God’s blessings accurately detailed and genuine, and the answer is yes.
Our brother, Jeremiah tells us in Jeremiah chapter seventeen, verses seven to eight,
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
We are speaking on blessings, so it is with the accurate judgment that we are to believe that God is truthful but are we the problem? It’s not a matter of questioning God but ourselves to see if we are in line with God’s blessings.
Jeremiah said but blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, mentioning nothing of men, whose confidence is in Him, no one else.
Confidence is the feeling or belief that we can rely on something as accurate. Do you rely on the pastor? How about religion or theology that teaches to tithe is God’s present law?
If you do, this area is the precise point to stop and be concerned about. What does the word of God say, and who and what was the appropriate tithe, and who received it?
Against popular belief, the modern churches of this age believe and teach. The tithe means the ten percent that was commanded by God to give to the Leviticus priests in agriculture and livestock, as referenced in Leviticus 27 and Deuteronomy 12. Let’s take a look.
Leviticus 27:30-32 (NIV)
30 “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. 31 Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it. 32 Every tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod—will be holy to the Lord.
Deuteronomy 12: 11-13 (NIV)
11 Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name–there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD. 12 And there rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites from your towns, who have no allotment or inheritance of their own. 13 Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you, please.
God specifically commanded the tithe to Israel and not a global practice in monetary support to any one church or person. It was meant for the land of Canaan and not in America or anywhere else.
God’s word is appointed to be divided rightfully. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and God’s anointing, it’s possible. The truth of scripture has been manipulated by men and set off a chain of false beliefs, so billions are deceived, including the pastors.
What does the Bible say today, and in the new Covenant of Christ, on giving?
Brother Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times, having all that you need; you will abound in every good work.”
To give cheerfully meaning, happily, and with good intent, and purity without motives or agenda. It’s God’s love for those who love Him purely to give from all they have the reason God promises He is able and willing to bless us.
Going back to the preaching of prosperity, and tithe blessings or, as some false Apostles do, preach a bewitching word that we open up and unlock and unleash supernatural favor by giving to anyone, pastor, the speaker is devilish, not biblical.
Those called to the ministry live by the Gospel truth plainly and to give from all we have is righteous yet seen as foolish by those living a lie. What does the Bible say?
2 Corinthians 4:2 (NIV)
2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly, we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
The blessings of God come in all shapes and sizes both Spiritually and in the natural, prosperity is biblical, yes, but when twisted it becomes Satan’s theology. The reason many congregations are filled with the lost, and having a religious mindset that they are somehow superior to others who have less materially.
Still the good news is ABBA Father is not slow in keeping His promises to those who repent and begin to live according to God’s word and priniciples to not be deceived, and therefore be blessed.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.
In Proverbs 11:24-31(CEB) it speaks clearly of those who give generously, even to the point of lack, yet in time will reap the benefits of the blessing while waiting, and so the acquisition comes full circle in character and wisdom. I know this all to well, the fruit ripens openly before others even when the drought seems like it’s end is nowhere in sight. We trust in God’s word anyway. Praising Him throughout the testing, expectant for the promises yet understanding God owes us nothing.
Proverbs 11:24-31 (CEB)
24 Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy. 25 Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. 26 People curse those who hoard grain, but they bless those who sell it. 27 Those who look for good find favor, but those who seek evil—it will come to them. 28 Those who trust in their wealth will wither, but the righteous will thrive like leafy trees. 29 Those who trouble their family will inherit the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the wise gather lives. 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more do the wicked and sinners?
The Bible says the last will become first, and the foolish confound the wise in Yahweh’s wisdom. There is no more tremendous blessing than salvation through Christ and the knowledge of God to pour out over man, and as you can see, this includes ABBA’s chosen women. These are a blessing worth more than paper and coins.
Now the question remains, who is waiting on blessings? Does it mean those who have tithed will not be blessed? No, it doesn’t necessarily mean that if they were deceived into believing and gave cheerfully thinking they were blessing God, they, too, will be blessed.
Although, now you know and should move forward and stop living disobedient to the word by tithing, the ten percent no longer required, never meant for the House of God. You may give what you want, but either way, the scriptures never speak to pay the Pastor and build them empires.
I encourage you to come out of agreement with any man, woman, or church teaching the devil’s doctrine to guilt-trip you and your families to tithe the ten percent. It does not belong to the house of God but to the Ancient Israel Levitical priests.
We can be sure if we have a pure heart, serve honorably, and live biblically to the best we can, and God will bless those who bless Him.
Remember, to be blessed is to receive, and it does not always mean money but healing, peace, calm, joy, wisdom, influence, etc.
Our Father knows we have to make an income to live, yes, and if, like myself, He asked you to give up your life for Him and give all you have to those in need, one day, He will bless you with prosperity in the means of a way to earn, a home, and the things He knows that we need.
“For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees, and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.”—Deuteronomy 30:16
In Proverbs 16:29, we are promised, “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.”
“How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.”—Psalm 31:19
And to those who wait in faith, having left homes, families, jobs, and careers for the Ministry calling. Stay vigilant in love and stay in the word to not lose hope and heart in the promises God spoke to you prophetically.
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”—Luke 6:27-28
“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”—1 Peter 3:9
“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”-Proverbs 11:24
I have come to live the fact that, like David, Joseph, Abraham, and Job, the blessings often take years to come to fruition, and yet the fruit ripens, and the tree grows. It’s hard to see the seedling at first, but many cannot ignore the size of the tree today.
If you are willing and OBEDIENT, you shall eat the good of the land.”–Isaiah 1:19
Be kind during every trial and the waiting. It all has a significant purpose to the results we have yet to see.
Sinner Saved By Grace, Servant, Prophetess