Is there a difference between the thinking of a 20- or 30-something-year-old single male and a 40- or 50-something never-married single male about getting married? I will address that in the next article. In the meanwhile, first, view the video on the “HIS” Webpage. After that, view the response from her HERE of the marry-me-or-don’t-bother-coming-over ultimatum given by her. This film clip is from the movie “Picnic,” which was released by Columbia Pictures in 1955.
God wants to bless you above what you want or have need of. According to 2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” God is a loving God and you are His child: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:” John 1:12 (NKJV). He wants to meet all of your needs and does not want the enemy to steal what is yours. God has laws put in place to help you have your needs met and to keep the devourer from taking what is rightfully yours.
This month, I am going to share with you God’s Word/promise of sowing and reaping, the benefits of tithing and how to protect what is rightfully yours.
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Often the 10%, tithe, mentioned can be considered a stepping off point/beginning point. It was good enough for Abram to give to Melchizedek before the Law was implemented. (Genesis 14:18-20 after Abram rescued Lot from his captures—“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ And he (Abram) gave him a tithe of all.” In this instance Abram did not keep any of the spoil for himself. Abram/Abraham was blessed.
“‘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. 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; ‘And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,’ Says the Lord of hosts.”
In reference to tithe, Jesus was recorded as saying: “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 (the tithe) you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone” (Matthew 23:23).
We have a covenant with God through Jesus. Hebrews 8:6 tells us “But now He (Jesus) has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” God said if we bring our tithe and give it to Him He will open the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing that we don’t have room enough to receive it. What type of blessing will we receive? Whatever you need, plus some. Does God lie? He cannot lie. In Hebrews 6:18 the born-again believer is encouraged “…that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,…” Immutable here in HELPS Word-Studies is translated as follows: 276 ametáthetos (an adjective, derived from 1 / A “not” and 3346 /metatíthēmi, “to change position”) – properly, no-change-of-position (form); hence, immutable, unchangeable, (unalterable). (https://biblehub.com/greek/276.htm)
Additionally, Numbers 23:19 states “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.”
Now according to Psalms 103:20 NKJV it says, “Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.” This verse says that the angels obey the Word of God. Also, in Hebrews 1:14 we read of the angels, “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” You have scriptures that the angels can hearken to. Phil. 4:19 & Luke 6:38 are scriptures you can confidently stand upon. Now say this, “According to Philippians 4:19 it says ‘And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,’ and according to Luke 6:38 that says, ‘Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.’ So I send my ministering angels out right now to bring that money in for (fill in the blank) _______ in Jesus name.”
One other thing to consider: Do not ignore the instructions from Jesus that the thief will come to steal from you. It is what he tries to do. John 10:10 shares, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” It is his M. O. (Modus Operandi). The key for the believing one lies in the rest of that verse, “I have come (Jesus speaking here) that they (those who come to Christ) may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. So then, stand your ground (Resist him, steadfast in the faith 1 Peter 5:9a) as you sow in faith you will reap a harvest.