Tithing is done with the mouth from a heart of faith. The tithe is the money or the gift. We must be watchful to not be influenced by tradition and just thoughtlessly put our tithe into a bucket in church because it is expected.
Deuteronomy 26 gives specific and powerful instructions on what the tither is to do and say before The LORD. It says to bring the firstfruits of your increase, put them in a basket, and take them before the priests that shall be in those days. (Verses 2-4) In these days of the new covenant, Jesus is our High Priest, and you and I are priests under His command. Revelation 1:6 “and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.” We must be aware that here on earth ministers receive our tithes; but in heaven our High Priest receives them. Hebrews 7:8 “Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.” Each time we bring the tithe before The LORD, we are further developing our faith in THE BLESSING and strengthening our faith in God’s provision.
Genesis 26:4 “I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of the heavens and will give your descendants all these lands. By your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed.”
Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
Galatians 3:8 “And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand saying, “in you all the nations shall be blessed.”
Bring your tithe before The LORD before you ever get to church, if that’s where you give your tithes. Turn to Deuteronomy 26 and look at the commanded confessions there. Since Jesus is the High Priest over our confession (Hebrews 3:1), take your tithe in hand, lift it before The LORD, and transfer the words in Deuteronomy 26 into the new covenant. Where it speaks of the children of Israel being in slavery in Egypt, remember how The LORD saved you out of the slavery of sin and translated you into the kingdom of His dear Son. Colossians 1:13 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.” Begin to build, from the words of Deuteronomy 26, your profession of faith in Jesus and in His WORD. Increase your faith in THE BLESSING.
Declare, with rejoicing, that you are BLESSED. Let the tithe become a tool in worshipping The LORD. Then be quiet, and listen for what your High Priest has to say. That’s when anointings from heaven come; messages from Him, the start of the healing process in your body, or the start of your financial turnaround. Your great High Priest has received your tithe and taken it before the Father to worship Him with it, just as the earthly priests did in the old covenant. Jump up, and praise God. Dance around a little while, praising your great High Priest. Say ‘Thank you, LORD, that the devourer is rebuked for my sake. Malachi 3:11 “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.” The windows of heaven are open to me! I’M BLESSED, I’M BLESSED, I’M BLESSED.
Word of Faith Study Bible, Kenneth Copeland
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 “Now it will be, if you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I am commanding you today, then the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings will come on you and overtake you if you listen to the voice of the Lord your God. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the field. Your offspring will be blessed, and the produce of your ground, and the offspring of your livestock, the increase of your herd and the flocks of your sleep. Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way or flee before you seven ways. The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you set your hand to do, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. All people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord and they shall be afraid of you. The Lord will make you overflow in prosperity, in the offspring of your body, in the offspring of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your father to give you. The Lord will open up to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, you will only be above and you will not be beneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe and to do them. Also, you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I am commanding you today to the right hand or to the lift, to go after other gods to serve them.”