FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-5
Can we offer an offering in righteousness? If we can, the God of War is ready to manifest in any area of our lives! Every one of the areas of life is covered in verse 5. What does it mean to offer an offering in righteousness? First of all it means to offer obedience in covenant. God established the covenant of the tithe, and He will direct us as to where to put it. Offering an offering in righteousness means we are walking in covenant and we are obedient to His voice, to the voice of the Spirit. If we are obedient to the voice of the Spirit and we do not have sin in our life, we can offer an offering in righteousness. The Holy Spirit is faithful. If we ask Him to reveal sin in our life, He does. All we must do is ask. He is faithful. Every Christian can offer an offering in righteousness. Many do not. There is a whole section of teaching today trying to dissuade people that the tithe is not New Testament. The only problem with that is, God gave the tithe as a Covenant of Salt forever to the Levites. The Levites were gifts to the High Priest. In Ephesians 4, fivefold ministry is a gift to the New Testament Aarons of God. Every person, in Christ, stands in an Aaronic position. God has never broken a covenant! To try and teach people that the tithe is not New Testament is inaccurate and spiritually debilitating. If the tithe is not New Covenant, then God is a covenant-breaker. The Bible portrays God as a covenant-keeper, not a covenant-breaker. Even when Israel broke covenant, God initiated a new one, then promised to graft them in. You cannot find God as a covenant-breaker anywhere. If we are not offering an offering in righteousness, we should be. Become a tither and become obedient. Reign in your flesh. Possess your vessel in sanctification and honor. Yield to the Holy Spirit then every offering you give will be an offering in righteousness. This is not rocket-science. This is whether or not we want to embrace the cross. We cannot represent Jesus the Judge if we cannot offer an offering in righteousness. It is a choice. Make a choice to be a believer. Make a choice to possess your vessel. Make a choice to walk in the Spirit. Make a choice to obey. And the God of War may start laying people down at your side, in front of and behind. No one will able to stand against you and survive. You will finish your race in the last days.