DONT TAMPER WITH YOUR TITHE THIS FESTIVE SEASON AND MAKE SURE YOU GIVE TO THE POOR
THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU ARE PAYING FOR TITHE IS NOT THE ISSUE, THE FAITHFULNESS IS THE ISSUE
SERVE GOD WITH YOUR MEANS, TIME AND ENERGY NOT YOUR LEFT OVER, ANY SERVICE WITHOUT YOUR MEANS IS FAKE
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO YOU KNOW THAT THEY CANNOT AFFORD CHRISTMAS RICE GIVE THEM, DON’T WAIT UNTIL THEY COME TO BEG YOU, NO THAT IS NOT CHRISTIANITY
I AM NOT GIVING BECAUSE I HAVE THE BIGGEST CASH IN MY HAND, I AM GIVING BECAUSE IT IS MY LIFESTYLE
JESUS GAVE HIS OWN LIFE TO YOU, GIVE SOMEBODY SMALL RICE
-Pastor David Ibiyeomie
You cannot rebuke the Devourer, God said I will rebuke it not you, your prayer cannot rebuke him, it is a covenant, pay your tithe God will rebuke him, you do not pay your tithe then God will not rebuke him, is that in your Bible? The Bible says you will not cast your young, that could mean Local Government will not close down your shop, they won’t sack you, some people when they sack them, they say: God remember my tithe, if they sack you what will you say, God remember how I have been eating it.
In the day of your trials there has to be a testimony and he says Lord remember my tithe and he was called back to the office, whereas you’re there saying Lord remember how I have been cutting the tithe and now still show me mercy, thank you, your condition will not change if you don’t change, is that clear? I know many of you don’t like hearing this kind of message but I better tell you the truth.
A young man who was a spy police was travelling from Port Harcourt to Owerri and armed robbers told them to come down, a true-life story, he didn’t wear uniform he was on casual wears as they came down, he was the only one that they broke his head and a voice said to him your tithe, I can’t protect you because you ate it, he said he heard God saying I can’t protect you; his treatment was more than his tithe.
Another life story permit me, one of our Pastors when he newly became born again was to pay #50 tithe, the amount of money you are paying for tithe is not the issue the faithfulness is the issue, he said #50 is too small and he refused to pay and so he was driving his Father’s car and the engine caught fire and he said God told him that the #50 you refused to pay, pay it here.
When you see where you begin to waste money, check where you have opened the channel for the devil, don’t go about saying all this anointing, what is stealing all my children. The one you pay as a result of disobedience is always more than the tithe, nobody escapes it, let me tell you the truth you cannot escape it, if you don’t pay you will still pay, nobody escape tithing, you cannot be smarter than God, the Devourer will come, he will say God this man is owing you, you cannot rebuke him, you know Satan has a way, therefore don’t start quoting all your services in Gods house, the devourer comes in various ways, he can come via tire leakage on the road, mechanic will also eat your money, may God deliver you. So, serve God with your means, time and energy not your left over, any service without your means is fake, don’t be proud and arrogant.
Another thing that preserves your life is giving to the poor, after your tithe this period and beyond, please give to the poor -Psalms 41:1-4, The Lord will preserve the man that considers the poor and keep him alive, if you want God to preserve you after your tithe, this is a family, look at your home cell for instance, there are people who you know that they cannot afford Christmas rice give them, don’t wait until they come to beg you, no that is not Christianity, in your little way say this is what I have, chicken is #3500, even if is #10,000 even if you cannot afford chicken buy whatever you can afford, and say take this small amount buy small rice and cook, do this at your respective levels, give somebody something, are you hearing me?
Bless somebody, you cannot be eating alone. They gave me cow and 15 bags of rice yesterday, I told them to give everything out, I told them to give some people who cannot afford it, give it some satellite church, most times the rice and the cow they kill in the headquarters here is not from church’s purse is from me, I instruct it to be given to those that cannot afford it, look I am not giving because I have the biggest cash in my hand, I am giving because it is my lifestyle, I know some people who has money but they are stingy to their bones.
I am completely dead to money, I am not just preaching it, I have no value for money, in this life you will go and if your children are bad children, they will finish all your money in 1 month, you won’t have bad Children. So, the way we attach our lives to money as if money is everything, I have seen people who attach life to money and they are not here today, please don’t live your life like that, money is not everything, to part with money is difficult for some people, you will see some people struggling before they part with #10,000, whereas the man has money. No don’t live your life like that, give somebody something this time, are you hearing what I am saying?
Jesus gave his own life to you, give somebody small rice, look at somebody and buy him 1 bag of rice, there even if it is 10kg bag of rice that is affordable and give a family if that is what you can afford.
Take this #5,000 cook any type of stew, won’t you be happy that somebody is eating food from you, instead you are the only one sitting on a big table eating chicken, your table is full and you say that how you like to eat, Every Sunday, not church money, I give personal money for people to feed, the food you see them give at the headquarters is not church money o, don’t mind people saying follow me is my church, it is my money, there is no Sunday I have not given money for people to feed, not everybody can afford it, it has not made me poor, why will only you be eating and this habit is from childhood, when I was in school, my corner was the most busiest corner, I have come to discover that giving is not something that your learn overnight, all those who went to school with me will tell you, my hand was free from childhood, in boarding school my provisions will finish before any other student.
If you ever open biscuit from the back you are very sting, Can I ask you something? You bought new clothes, how many of you bought new clothes? This is Christmas how many have you given out? How many clothes have you given out? And when you want to give, it is the one you don’t want to wear again that you give out, the ones that are tired and have faded, carry good clothe and give somebody, just look inside the church and look at somebody who cannot afford it and give it to them, the person might be able to tell you thank you.