Give to God | Rob God, The Signs
of Being Under a Curse!
Because the tithe is to be used for the Lord's personal purposes (in His Name), tithing correctly excites a Christian who truly loves the Lord.
The disciples delivered the Lord's wealth in His Name! Learn correct purposes and how to deliver the tithe in the Lord's name by reading below and watching the tithing and protection section of the movie. Watch the teaching movie.
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Give to God | What is happening when I don't give my tithe or, in faith, give it to a church that is unknowingly spending it for harlotrous purposes?
I heard Morris Cerullo say something like this, "There is going to be a time when God says to Satan (the accuser), "You can't touch my people anymore!" Ladies and Gentlemen, God can not do this until it is legal for Him to do this! It will not be legal for God to do this until the church gets itself right (legally spotless) with God. The first step is to quit robbing Him.
Jesus was very careful not to spend God's funds on something He wasn't supposed to. He made it very clear in Matthew 17:24-27 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. Then Peter heads for the house to get the money from the bag containing God's treasury. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, he prevented him from getting into God's treasury, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Here Jesus sends Peter away from the bag of God's money to get money that's of the world to pay the tribute for Him and His disciples. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. Jesus didn't spend one penny of God's wealth for any purpose other than God's purpose. He used the wealth of the wicked to pay the tribute!
Again Jesus speaks of money in Matthew 22:17-21. The religious people of the time were trying to trick Him. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
The people of the world pay tribute to people and other things by putting images on money. Jesus tells us to render what we should to governments and heads of state (remember Jesus said we shouldn't offend those in government [previous paragraph] ). But He also said, ". . . and unto God the things that are God's." One thing that is God's is His tithe. So if we - give it to a church that is unknowingly spending it for harlotrous purposes - we have robbed God and man, even this whole nation!
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
We are not playing games here! If we rob God, we rob the whole nation because of God's purpose for His wealth. We have robbed our fellow man as it kept God from being able to reveal Himself on a personal basis to them, the way He wants to. You and the nation are under a curse.
You might say, "But we did it out of ignorance and God is a forgiver!" I agree, but let's go on here to see some results, even though He has forgiven you. First, we must see one character of God that is in the picture and that is,"God is a God of absolute truth." He works with truth and only truth. He knows all truth, there is nothing hid. Mount Zion is where God keeps His legal records and we know God does all things legally. It must all hold up in court. Jesus' death at the cross had to legally hold up in the courts of heaven.
Now, what I am going to share from here on about the tithe is not easily digestible in our minds and most certainly not liked by our flesh. So I ask you to prayerfully read all and ask God if what I'm saying is true. A scenario of a pitfall:
Let's say we made a thousand dollars. We know that $100 of that increase belongs to God for His purposes; it is a spiritual law. Now for the purpose of making a point, let's say one dollar of the 100 dollars does not make it to God's specific purpose, because of the lack of knowledge or understanding. What happens at Mount Zion (the place where God keeps His legal records)? What is recorded there, knowing God is a God of absolute truth?
Check list for the 100 dollars:
(This applies for both individuals and the church!)
1. The $100 is recorded as tithe received of God. Yes No
Since God is absolute truth, it must be recorded at Mt Zion that the tithe was not received. To bring this into a clearer perspective, let's say one bank sent the 100 dollars (tithe) to another bank but the other one only received 99 dollars. In all truth, the tithe was not received because the tithe was the 100 dollars. The 99 was not the tithe, the 100 was.
2. It is recorded that this was done out of the lack of knowledge/understanding. Yes No
Of course it is, all things are recorded and God is a God of truth. It is a truth that it was done out of ignorance!
3. It was given in faith. Yes No
That's the truth. Now, we could go on here but let's cut to the core of the matter.
4. It is recorded that a robbery took place. We robbed God! Yes No
Because the one dollar out of the 100 was stolen, it is recorded that we robbed God. One might say, "But the 99 dollars was used correctly and wasn't stolen from God! One dollar will do that?" Yes, if you went to rob a bank and took 50 dollars out of the 500 thousand that was in the bank, they would still be able to legally prosecute you for stealing the 50 dollars. The fact is you robbed the bank. Even if it was only one dollar, it would be recorded that way, legally.
We must also understand that ignorance is no excuse and not reason for not being charged with robbery. Let's say a foreigner came to the states and was driving a car and didn't know what the lights were at the intersections. He goes through them because of ignorance. When caught, he would face being charged with running a red light in spite of being ignorant of what they mean. The truth is recorded!
What has all this to do with robbing God? For one thing, it has to do with the book of Job. Job worked righteousness and feared God. Contrary to some teachings, Job did nothing wrong to have the hedge lifted from around him. God lifted the hedge around Job for a purpose. It was so we could see a picture of the mechanics of the legal system in Heaven.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren. He accuses you before God, the Judge. Jesus is your advocate, or defender. You'll probably say, "Great! Jesus is my lawyer, how could I lose?" The problem with thinking this way is this: God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus work only with truth. They will not lie, connive, use any sleight of hand at your trial on your behalf. Understand, truth is what is known in heaven and truth is what it functions on.
Having said these things, let's look into the book of Job to see some facts about Satan.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Please notice the next thing that happens, God mentions Job to Satan. Satan did not come to the meeting to accuse Job before God! He had been going to and fro in the earth and he couldn't attack Job because of God's hedge and He knew it! One thing we must understand is that Satan is not dumb and would not mention Job to God. He knew he wouldn't win the case; he wouldn't waste his time.
And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Because God had now opened the door to Satan, in the next verses we see Satan seize the opportunity to accuse Job of something not proven - All in the plan of God, all done for His purposes.
Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
We know that Satan was released to attack Job and we can see his works of killing, stealing, and destroying. The point is that Satan was going to and fro in the earth and we know he knew Job was God's man because of his reply to God in verses 9-11, but the point is, he hadn't been able to touch Him.
What did Job have that Christians don't have today? What did Jesus have that Christians don't have today? I have heard Christians testify of victories over the enemy, calling him toothless and dumb, only to be stabbed or attacked from the back soon after. Your shield of faith must be held up between you and the fiery darts that are coming at you. While you are doing this, your back side is exposed. You need someone to cover your backside.
My first introduction to the idea of God covering my backside was when He started teaching me about tithing. The first place the Lord took me in the Bible was to Isaiah 58:6 - 8 where God is talking about fasting. This has not been considered a tithing scripture, but this is where the Lord started me. Why? It is because God is fasting, doing without something that is His, His Tithe, for a purpose which is to let the oppressed go free! He does what He tells us to do!
Isaiah 58:6 - 8
Is not this the fast that I (God) have chosen? (God chose to do without His wealth - tithe) to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy (we are His hands, as a church and individuals) bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward (protection, rear guard).
When the Lord dealt with me about these scriptures, He revealed that we (the church) are God's hands and feet handling His wealth; and we carry out, do what these scriptures say, as a church! I repeat, God is fasting, doing without something that is His, which is the only thing He retained for Himself, His Tithe, for a purpose to let the oppressed go free! We are His vessels to implement this on earth. This understanding of these scriptures is the only picture that allows them to line up with the rest of the Bible. It's the only understanding that "Is not this the fast that I (God) have chosen?" fits. The result of doing these things results in the glory of the Lord being our rear guard, our hedge.
Going back to Job, we see that he was fulfilling the picture given in Isaiah and the result had been a hedge around him and his goods. Job knew what working righteousness was! In Chapter 29 Job is speaking of what he had done in the past.
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Doing all of this had produced a hedge around Job. We should have a hedge also! God told me to be a witness of what I've seen and heard. In obedience, I share with you my first experience where God revealed Satan was taking something from me. I will give only the details necessary to paint a picture the Lord wants us to see.
I was farming and loving it when God called me into the ministry. A few years later I found myself in a divorce situation; my first wife was divorcing me. The divorce occurred and God, by His hand, brought me and my present wife together. He revealed that it was for the work of the ministry. The next thing that started happening was the loss of my farm and house. My present wife was praying about the situation. God gave her a dream.. In the dream Satan's helpers were gathering up my cattle and everything I had. She was told Satan had a right to take my things. We just kind of shelved the dream because we didn't understand and it didn't seem to fit what we had been taught.
Then one night the Lord showed me. that the church is standing under a sign. He showed me they didn't know they were under the sign; and in fact, they were too far under it to be able to read it. In the scene I was up at the top of the sign, very close to it, but from my angle I couldn't read it either. So I asked the Lord about the scene and He took me to Deuteronomy 28:15-46 where God talks about blessings and curses. He is talking about curses being a result of disobedience, and that these curses will happen to you if you disobey His commandments and statutes. I was reading down through the scripture till I came to this:
Deuteronomy 28: 30
Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather grapes thereof.
I thought, "Am I under a curse? That's not what I've been taught!" Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: This happened to me! She was unfaithful. . . .thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell therein:. . . . I had built a big new house and had lost it. . . .thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather grapes thereof. I had lost my farm. I read on into verse thirty one, seeing that it predicted the loss of animals. I had lost my livestock, etc. Then I saw this:
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
My older daughters had left home and the one remaining had gone with her mother and was actually in another state, thy daughters shall be given unto another people. . . . and there shall be no might in thine hand. I remembered the dream the Lord had given my wife; how she had been told that Satan had a right to take my wealth. I kept reading on about the devouring of what one had, but now with a real interest because IT HAD BECOME PERSONAL. Then I came to where He summarizes:
Deuteronomy 28: 45,46
Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee: And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
Then I saw why He had given me the scene in the night of the church being under a sign! And they shall be upon thee for a sign . . . God listed all these things so people could see and understand that if these things are happening in their lives, they are under a curse.
In the Old Testament when a person realized they were under a curse, they would go to the priest, and then the priest would make the appropriate sacrifice to get rid of the curse. That's why He goes on to say . . . and for a wonder. According to the King James Version, another word for wonder is miracle. You see, it was a miracle that God made a way, even in the Old Testament, for a person to become "uncursed," so to speak. That's why Jesus had to become or take on a curse at the cross, so it would be legal for His name to have the power to replace the sacrifices required to rid a person of a curse. In the Old Testament the person who had been to the priest and had sacrifices made was then admonished not to break God's commandments again, so as to stay free from any curses. Jesus did the same thing when He told the woman who had been committing adultery,"Go and sin no more."
And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed forever. I have reinserted what God said to show just how long these curses are to be a sign. It says, "on thy seed forever."
We, the church, are a part of "on thy seed forever." Look around you and read the signs given that tell us we are under a curse. Divorce, sexual perverseness, and all sorts of these signs mentioned in Deuteronomy are very apparent in the churches.
One time I was ministering in a church, talking about the curses and how God showed me I was under one even as a Christian. I sensed these people weren't paying much attention to what I was saying, or the teaching of the Old Testament. After all, they weren't under a curse because of Jesus. What followed was completely out of my character. The Holy Spirit rose up in me, I raised my arm towards them and said something about them not paying much attention to the Old Testament. Then I said something (learned earlier) directly to one of the ladies, "All three of your children died (at different times) within the same mile of road that runs in front of your house. If that's not being under a curse, I don't know what is!" The Holy Spirit moved and this woman came up front, crying, talking to me about how to break the curse over their lives. I didn't know then what I know now. The point is that the Holy Spirit had broken her inability to see she was under a curse. A perfect picture of the church being so far under the sign of being under a curse that they can't read/see it.
Satan is on the move in the churches. Why? Because no one is watching our backside. You see, if the church will start to be a wife to the Lord He will gladly be a husband and protect His wife, but as long as we steal from God, Satan has a right to go to God and accuse us. What can God do, being a just God? It is a legal matter, folks.
The Bible clearly admonishes us to become like Jesus. Jesus was never attacked by the devil because He was under God's protection. Jesus never stole from God, He never broke the law, so Satan could not accuse Him. Jesus was tempted by Satan but Satan could only attack Jesus through temptation and through men. He got nowhere through men until it was allowed by God. Jesus was walking in covenant with God and was reaping the benefits of a hedge around Him. He wasn't spending His time rebuking the devil on His own behalf. The devil knew who He was and most certainly would have attacked Jesus everywhere and every way he could, but He couldn't because of the hedge of protection.
We live under a covenant of better promises, which must include the promises of the old covenants. Under the old promises God said He would rebuke the devourer. Some Christians think it is better that they have the power to rebuke the devourer, rather than having God do it. I can tell you it will take up much of your time. It is better to have God do it; He will cover our hind side by putting a hedge around us, something we can't do. He did it for Job and Job was not sinless. That's not the point. Job feared God and worked righteousness. He simply wasn't robbing God because he was giving much over his tithe to those ordained causes God said to give it to.
The New Testament counterpart to Job was Cornelious. He was also fulfilling Isaiah 58:6 - 8. He also feared God and gave alms to the poor way over God's tithe. It produced a memorial before God. Did it cause God to cover His back side? Did God take care of what Cornelious didn't see and know that was in his back yard? A resounding YES must be given to the covering of Cornelious' back side. God got Him saved unto eternal life! Cornelious didn't know what he needed but God did! If that isn't covering his back side I don't know what is!
In the book of Malachi, God says that if we will bring the tithe into the store house He will bless us. At that time the people in charge were not handling God's wealth correctly, which made them harlotrous/spotted in that area. They were slipshod in delivering and receiving. That's why Malachi gives them correction from the Lord! But look at the promise given to them if they will get it right!
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
God says He will rebuke the devourer! Aren't you tired of gaining something, only to have it disappear/taken away from you? It is the devourer destroying the fruit of your ground/work! The thing that the church must understand is the fact that if you rob or disobey God, you are open bait for the devil to attack you and accuse you before God, Himself. Satan is the accuser of the brethren and he does this in his timing, at his will! Satan is no dummy, he is the master deceiver!
We must understand that basically Satan doesn't accuse you of something you didn't do; he accuses you of something you did do. He doesn't waste his time before God trying to deceive God by trying to convict you of something you didn't do because he knows God knows all truth. There is nothing hidden from God. Now let me give witness of two instances where I disobeyed God and He reminded me of the book of Job. Remember, it is disobedience that brings the curse.
Some years ago the Lord told me to get a different vehicle. I had a van that I suppose I was somewhat attached to. It was a gas guzzler and badly in need of repair. Looking back, it made sense to trade it in for something, as it was expensive to run. But I didn't feel I was in the position to spend money on another vehicle, so I just kept driving the van. Time passed and I even forgot that I was supposed to do something. It was one of those,"I'm not sure I heard God," excuses.
About six months later a vehicle rammed me in the rear, totaling the van. I was left with no vehicle. I went to prayer about this happening to me and the Lord said., "Read Job!" I did, and I realized that God had allowed me to be attacked but had told the enemy he couldn't kill me. You see, I could have easily been killed because the van barely missed a high line pole as it was hurled off the road and out into a field. The Lord got it across to me that the enemy had accused me and the fact was that I had disobeyed God concerning the van. I wondered if he only had a right to attack the van problem because that is where I disobeyed God. No answer. I also realized that the enemy didn't do it until things seemed to be getting better. He doesn't do things for fun. He does them to stop what God is doing. He wants to kill, steal and destroy. He wants to keep you down!
The next incident happened about a year ago. Things were looking better for me financially. It looked like I would be able to lower my debts a little. But then the Lord told me to get a better computer. Yipes, I was going to have to borrow more money to get a better computer? I just kept dragging my feet.
Well, I finally bought one, brought it home, and took it right back the next day (never taking it out of the car) just before the new year. It was a sigh of relief not to owe more money (cares of this world). Soon God was again dealing with me about the new computer. The slowness of the old one was getting to be a real pain.
While all this was occurring the Lord suddenly made it clear through some other people, by a "thing of the Spirit," that I was to get on the Internet. With this information I understood why the Lord wanted me to have a new computer, as the old one could not handle the web. So I was soon the owner of a new computer. When I was doing my income tax, I suddenly realized that I was financially worse off because I hadn't gotten the computer when the Lord had told me to. Now, I was going to owe the government more money because I could have depreciated the new computer!
I was then thinking about my disobedience and what God had already taught me. I asked the Lord, "Did Satan accuse me before God and have the right to attack my finances because I disobeyed You when You told me to get the new computer?" A very clear and surprising response came., "Now you've asked the right question!"
God says, "My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge!"
What is happening when you give your tithe in error, or give it to a church that is unknowingly using it for harlotrous purposes?
1. You are perpetuating harlotry and that makes you part of the harlot.
2. You are preventing God from being able to legally protect you and others!
3. You are robbing God and you leave a wide open door into your back yard for the enemy to pass through at his will!
4. The truth is simply: You are robbing God and under a curse!
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