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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Topic: THE NECESSITY OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Bible Reading: Genesis 27:1-4
📖1….”And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.
📖2….And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
📖3….Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
📖4….And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.”
🔥Indeed, the things that are written in the Scriptures are for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness to perfect the child of God in good works… 2 Tim 3:16-17. But whoever doesn’t meet up with the doctrines and instructions, is always left behind. Our anchor text quoted from Genesis 27:1-4 above, shows how a father wanted to bless his first son on the premise that the son first fed him with the type of meal that he liked. But the first son failed, and the second son that was able to feed the father, was blessed; while the son that failed to feed his father was expunged from the family history.
🔥🔥The tithes, offerings, vows, seed faith, and so on, that Christians give to God through the Church, are avenues to give God the meals that He loves. Isaac made it very clear to Esau in Genesis 27:3-4 that, he should go to his working place, hunt a deer and use the meat (venison), to prepare the kind of meal, he, Isaac, loved, before he would bless him. Our tithes, offerings, etc, carry the same grace that the venison required by Isaac from Esau, carried. The word of God reiterated it in Proverbs 50:14-15. Even in Acts 4:36-37, such giving earned Joses the title of Barnabas, while refusal to give faithfully killed Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-10.
🔥🔥🔥The Church is always criticized today by people who are neither Christians, nor do they know Jesus and the doctrines of his Church. Yet, some naive believers go with the critics and their critiques. There is nothing they don’t criticize as an error in the Church, except when the Church either prays for them, or gives to them. Yet, when Jesus was teaching the benefits of the law of reciprocal in Luke 6, he said in verse 38 that whatever you give out, comes back in greater measures. Beloveth, those our tithes and offerings, are meals God loves us to give to him, so he can bless us. Feed God with them today, and become the head.
🙏O Lord, as I hold on to my faith in you, may no other person subvert my opportunity to feed you for my blessings, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Heavenly Father, may your work on earth feed on my tithes, offerings and vows, so that I will receive your blessings that are associated with them, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Thank you Father, for covering my heart from the criticisms of unbelievers against your Church, in Jesus’ name.
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