YOUR FAITH

Be faith­ful with your tithe to ex­pe­ri­ence the full­ness of God's prom­ises

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Apos­tle Xoliswa Denise Twala

ONE af­ter­noon in the 90s when I was still a young woman in the Lord, I had a frank con­ver­sa­tion with God about tithing, sow­ing seeds and why I should be do­ing this as a child of God. I wanted to un­der­stand the essence of what I was do­ing spir­i­tu­ally. The book of Ex­o­dus 29:18, reads, “Then burn the en­tire ram on the al­tar. It is a burnt of­fer­ing to the Lord, a pleas­ing aroma, a food of­fer­ing pre­sented to the Lord.”

A PLEAS­ING AROMA TO CAP­TURE HIS AT­TEN­TION

When you bring your tithe and of­fer­ing to the al­tar of God and at the feet of His throne, He re­ceives it as a pleas­ing aroma.

A pleas­ing aroma at­tracts the kind of at­ten­tion we seek from God. One day I was at an of­fice park to run some er­rands. As I walked in, my fra­grance caught the at­ten­tion of the receptionist, who was fac­ing the op­po­site di­rec­tion. She smiled and asked how she could as­sist me.

Whether you are in China or Jo­han­nes­burg, when you bring your of­fer­ings to His al­tar, God pauses what­ever He is do­ing to come to you and give you His full at­ten­tion. Your tithe places you in a po­si­tion where you can con­fi­dently ask God for what you want.

IT IS WOR­SHIP­PING AND OBEY­ING GOD

In Psalms 100, David says we must en­ter God's gates with thanks­giv­ing and go into His courts with praise. At a thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion, we come bear­ing gifts to show our grat­i­tude and we give praise and thanks.

Praise moves God's heart, ex­cites Him and makes Him dance and when the Lord moves, His pow­er­ful foot­steps open heav­ens to re­lease a flood­gate of bless­ings, heal­ing, de­liv­er­ance and joy.

A DIVINE IN­SUR­ANCE POL­ICY

I call tithing a divine in­sur­ance pol­icy be­cause in Malachi 3:11, He prom­ises us, ”Then I will re­buke the de­vourer for you, so that it will not de­stroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the Lord of hosts.

When you take on an in­sur­ance pol­icy, your in­surer states the terms and con­di­tions. God’s divine terms are the covenant of bless­ings He prom­ises us when we keep to our end of the covenant, which is to tithe.

Apos­tle Xoliswa Denise Twala of King­dom Ex­plo­sion Ministries, which is based in Mdantsane, East­ern Cape. She can be reached on 078 519 4841

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