1st and 10 Week 2

1st and 10
Week 2

Stewardship is the job of utilizing and managing all resources God provides us for His glory.

The most common Greek word for “steward” means “manager” or “administrator”. God is the owner and we are the managers.

Luke 12:42 NKJV
42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

A good pastor isn’t in it for the income; he’s in it for the outcome.

Tithing is an eternal principle of God’s word. According to the Bible, the practice of tithing began over 400 years before the Mosaic law was given.

Genesis 14:18-20 NKJV
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; 20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.

Genesis 28:20-22 NKJV
20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. 22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

Genesis 31:41-42 NKJV
41 Thus I have been in your house twenty years; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times. 42 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.”

Matthew 23:23 NKJV
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

Do you think that Jesus would’ve said they should tithe if He wasn’t tithing himself?

Hebrews 7:8 NKJV
8 Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

I hope you realize that tithing didn’t begin or end with the Mosaic law, but it is a fundamental principle of God’s word and applies to all believers in all times.

I Corinthians 9:14 NKJV
14 Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.

For those of you that don’t believe in tithing, that’s your problem. You’ve got to believe the Word. Let’s put God to the test.

Malachi 3:10-11 NKJV
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts;

Jacob’s word and vow to tithe thousands of years ago made a tither out of Kerr and caused millions of dollars to be given to the Kingdom of God.

Do you have a financial fear?
Are you afraid to give?

I challenge you to let the Lord give you a release from the fear of financial failure. Put God to the test and see for yourself the supernatural power of tithing.

For some of you, your faith is rising and your expectation level of what God can do in your life is increasing… your excitement about proving God and His word has caused you to be filled with faith.

The two major rewards:
1. You release the windows of heaven to be opened. The word is “floodgates.”
2. You activate God’s rebuke against Satan—the one who devours or steals from you.

John 10:10 NKJV
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.


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