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The Truth About Tithing

The far majority of Christians have been wrongly taught that they required to PAY tithes to the Lord. They are brainwashed to believe that if they faithfully tithe God will bless them, but if they don’t they are robbing God and He will curse them. Tithing is certainly biblical, but it is not dispensational truth for this present age. It was required under the law, but the Body of Christ is not under the law (Rom. 6:14; 7:4-6). 
The instructions for tithing are found in Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. I don’t know of anybody today who believes in tithing that actually follows the clear instruction of the law. Tithing is also mentioned in the books of Genesis, 2 Chronicles, Nehemiah, Amos, Malachi, Matthew, Luke, and Hebrews (none of which are to us or about us). The apostle Paul never mentions tithing in his thirteen epistles to the Body of Christ. He taught grace giving, which is very different from tithing (2 Cor. 9:7). This simple truth clears up all the confusion about tithing.…

Ephesians 6:10-24

[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  [11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 
As Paul concludes this great epistle, he warns us about the spiritual warfare we face as members of the Body of Christ. If we are going to serve God, we must fight the good fight of faith as a good soldier of Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 1:18; 6:12; 2 Tim. 2:3). We are not to be focused on fighting against flesh and blood enemies. Satan uses men (Eph. 4:14), but we must see beyond the people he uses and understand what he is doing in opposition to God’s purpose and plan. There is a vast spirit world that is invisible (Col. 1:16) to our physical eyes, but we can know the truth about it from the word of God. The principalities (territ…

Ephesians 6:1-9

In the latter part of chapter five, the apostle Paul dealt with Christian marriage, and now in the beginning of chapter six he deals with the relationship between children and parents in the Christian home. I believe it is given in that order on purpose. The best thing we can do for our children is have a strong Christian marriage. It is very sad to think about the fact that most children today, even in churches, are being raised in homes that do not have both a godly father and mother. 
[1] Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.  [2] Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)  [3] That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.  [4] And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Children (vs.1-3) The children were in the assembly with their parents because Paul speaks directly to them knowing that they would be present when this epistle was read …

Ephesians 5:22-33

[22] Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  [23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.  [24] Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.  [25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  [26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, [27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.  [28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  [29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:  [30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.  [31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unt…