1/26/07 Wisdom Given to Timothy
For a Sister in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Abraham gave a tenth of all he had to Melchizedek, king of Salem; and later a portion was also given of the tribes of Israel to the Levites, so they may serve God without hindrance.
Yet today the voice of God is not with His people as it was then, for it is written: The heart of this people has waxed gross, their ears are very dull of hearing and their eyes they have shut, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, and be fully converted, and I should heal them, says The Lord.
Therefore give directly to the poor, as your heart leads you, for this is well-pleasing to The Lord. For no servant of God shall profit by monetary means, but shall profit only by that which The Lord gives. And what He gives is true, and in no wise is it of men or mammon.
For thus says The Lord: Beloved, I delight in that which one gives to another in My name, and by the works of their own hands and feet in all righteousness; this is the tithe in which I delight most.
Therefore if one comes to you, saying, “Give me a cup of water,” give them a drink in My name. And if another comes, saying, “I need clothes, for I am cold and naked,” clothe them, and give them your coat also. And if this same one asks, “Will you walk with me this far?” Go with them double.
Therefore tithe not only of your money
And material possessions, but also
Of your strength and your time,
As one willing to give up
Their life for My sake...
For this is to truly know Me...
This is to walk in Me, in My very footsteps,
And to love your neighbor as yourself,
Says The Lord YahuShua.