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The Deck Is Stacked (Tithing)
The Deck Is Stacked (Tithing)
Grace be unto you kingdom citizens and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our King Lord.
Today we are going to continue to flow in the grace bestowed upon us through Jesus Christ by looking at life as a deck of cards. The abundant life that Christ gives us via His blood is the deck of cards that God gives those of us who are “In Christ Jesus.” Of course these are not ‘real’ playing cards so please bear with me for a bit. When God gives you a gift, revelation or insight it is loaded and it’s always for your good.
In our podcast series “The Deck is Stacked” we looked at the fact that Jesus is the acceptable year of the Lord. He is our Jubilee. He is the in between the Amen and the ‘there it is!’ This revelation is stacked with blessings. Once you truly realize that the One who died for you and was buried for you was raised up to be your Jubilee that should empower you to take courage that everything will be alright. What is the Jubilee you ask? Great! I hoped you would ask that. The Jubilee was the 50th year where God would allow His people to be released from any debts. It was the time when God would tell the people to rest their land by not allowing them to till or harvest the land during the whole year of Jubilee.
Sanctify the fiftieth year; make it a holy year. Proclaim freedom all over the land to everyone who lives in it—a Jubilee for you: Each person will go back to his family’s property and reunite with his extended family. The fiftieth year is your Jubilee year: Don’t sow; don’t reap what volunteers itself in the fields; don’t harvest the untended vines because it’s the Jubilee and a holy year for you. You’re permitted to eat from whatever volunteers itself in the fields. “In this year of Jubilee everyone returns home to his family property. Lev 25:11-13 (MSG)
And if anybody would ask “What shall we eat if we don’t plant in the year of Jubilee?” The Lord said that He would command a blessing on the 6th year and cause there to be enough for 3 years so that His people had enough to obey the law of the land.
“And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: Then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store.” Lev. 25:20-22 (KJV)
Have a look at this same verse from the Basic English bible.
And if you say, Where will our food come from in the seventh year, when we may not put in seed, or get in the increase. Then I will send my blessing on you in the sixth year, and the land will give fruit enough for three years.” Lev 25:21 Basic English Bible
Jesus said in Luke 4 that the anointing from God was on Him to do just this for us. Let that sink in for a minute. I told you the deck was stacked in your favor. We no longer have any excuse not to tithe or give. Jesus says don’t worry about not having enough to get by because I am anointed to see that you thrive not just survive!
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” Matt 6:25-26 (KJV)
Maybe some of you who are reading this didn’t even realize Jesus was your Jubilee. He is if you proclaim that blessing for yourself. Jesus is your personal Savior and King. You must confess Him as such or salvation will not be yours in reality. The same with the Jubilee. It’s to everyone but it’s only on the believer. Jesus will keep you up during the sowing time and make what you have be enough, through whatever means necessary, until the reaping time. He is the Alpha and Omega and everything in between because Jesus is the acceptable year of the Lord. How loaded is that? Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus. He thought it not robbery with God to be equal with God. This is family not religion! This is God’s supply and demand economic plan. This is about a government taking care of the people in it. Your children don’t wonder if there will be a meal, they just want to know what’s for dinner.
I can hear some of you saying “What about the starving people in India and Africa? Where is their Jubilee?” The answer is the same. Jesus is your Jubilee and He is their Jubilee. Just like you didn’t know about the Jubilee until you were told, no one else will know it either until someone tells them. Which is worse? The guy who knows about the Jubilee and doesn’t proclaim it or the guy who doesn’t proclaim it because he knows nothing of it? Why worry about the person who hasn’t heard of the Anointing of the Jubilee. You partake of the Jubilee and then help others to do the same. All the blessings of God in Christ Jesus are ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen.’ Who says yes and amen to them? We do. We are the establishing witness. That’s why Jesus said for us to “Go Ye..”
Most of our prayer life has to do with what we will wear and what we will eat and where will we live. Jesus came to change our prayer life. Yes we seem to know that God is good but how to translate that goodness into reality seems difficult for us.
“Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” Ps 31:19 (KJV)
Here the Word says that God has goodness laid up for those of us who worship Him and that the goodness is worked out for those who use their faith without questioning God before people.
Now we can tithe as we ought to because Jesus has told us that He will keep us up while our seed is sown. No fear here. He has removed the fear and has given us great confidence that He will not let us down. Why would God ask for the tithe and then leave you hanging on a rope without a landing? The ones that say that tithing is not for today don’t know God as Father but as God of the universe who is not touched by the feelings of their infirmities. Jesus is our Jubilee and faith is the currency of His kingdom. Simply use your faith in His willingness to be our Jubilee and it will unleash the blessing that will last you between the time you planted the seed and the harvest you reap. Again I ask….How loaded is this card?
This revelation is definitely one your enemy (religion) doesn’t want you to know about. The devil already knows that we have power to tread on him and his ability so if you’ve gotten this far then he’s not your biggest problem...religion is. Religion has to keep you in a little fear so that you will tithe only where your membership is. Religion tries to keep you bound to their rules and regulations. That’s why religion has the bible and in addition their manual of membership.
There is a big difference between religion and kingdom so make sure you know what you are investing in. God says that He watches over His Word to perform it. He didn’t say he watches over religion to perform that. Who are you with? The God of the tithe and the Jubilee or whoever the head of religion is?
My wife Loretta and I speak the Word over our lives daily and we say this over our finances. This is tithing the tithe.
“We declare that the devourer is rebuked and that the windows of heaven are open and the blessing is poured out from YOUR vast resources into our present. Jesus as High Priest after the order of Melchizedek has promised that our 100 fold harvest is assured, and that He is our High Priest and our JUBILEE. Thank You LORD for everything and we plead the Blood of Jesus over what you have put in our hands to manage and we declare the decree that what we possess is Yours.” Confessions from Paul and Loretta’s prayer life.
I trust that this Word of the kingdom message has been a blessing to you. Pass it forward to increase your harvest of hope and expand the kingdom territory. Loretta and I love you and thank God for your praise reports and seeds of faith-giving into this ministry. If your Holy Spirit has spoken to you about partnering with this ministry, simply visit Kingdomtimeministries.org, click on the Become a Partner tab and follow the prompts. This is a way to make money work for the king and for you!
2018: Paul Gamaliel & Loretta Williams-Kingdomtimeministries.org
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:14 KJV