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