Here’s what the Holy Spirit just revealed to me… Still meditating but I just want to share it with you quickly.
That Abraham did not give the tithe because of financial prosperity or blessing!
After Abraham had rescued Lot and his possessions, those things would have become his; the king of Sodom even said to Abraham, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.” But what did Abraham do? He said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’.”
Abraham tithing was not in anyway connected with his “finances” or “prosperity”!
Here’s another proof… When Melchizedek met him, the Bible says “Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ And he gave him a tithe of all.”
It had nothing to do with finances; Abraham even swore not to take a thread lest they said that they made him rich! It was about God delivering his enemies into his hand!
Why’s that important? When New Testament believers have been wrongly taught based on the Laws of the Old Testament, they tithe in expectation of financial miracles and prosperity; not realizing that they are already blessed! Jesus became poor so that we through His poverty might be rich! Bible called it “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ”!
Listen to me people! We have been blessed already – not by works, but by grace! Stop trying to impress God! You have been blessed already with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ! Revelations 5.12 says: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Christ received all these, including riches, for the Church, while we were yet sinners!
This is the truth!