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We will not talk about the typical tithing issues such as: the tithe not being money, or the tithe not being mandated by the New Testament.

This study will deal directly with 'What God says about giving' or the 'Giving that God Honors'.

Truth #1: God does NOT honor institutional giving.
Truth #2: God honors giving to communities & people.

If you give money to an organization, it is NOT the same as giving money to an organism. For example: giving money to PETA (organization), is not the same as giving money to your neighbor who owns a dog (person).

The real church is made up of humans or people. And a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charter is given to people by the government to form a business entity. Giving money to a business entity does NOT equal giving to the church. Hence, giving to a non-profit or for-profit business entity does NOT equal giving to God

The Lord Jesus Christ created, ordained, and called the real church. In contrast, the Federal Government creates, exempts, and regulates the Non-profit or For Profit Business entity (which operates under a fictious name, e.g. Faux Church).

You may be saying to yourself; "God doesn't care about who I give to, He just cares that I give". Not to fast! That thought might even be valid if Jesus Christ didn't leave us with the Gospels.

Matthew 7:9-11 "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"

Anyone can give money, gifts, and things but that does NOT mean that your are in the will of God nor that your are righteous. In Matthew 7th Chapter, The Lord Jesus Christ clearly states that EVIL people can give good gifts.

There are only two options at this point: Either we believe what The Word says or we believe our own preferences.

****Warning: We are about to show you what The Word of God actually says...if you have no reverence or respect for The Word or you want to keep believing fairy tales then please stop reading....

Mark 12:38-13:6 & Luke 20:45-21:8

Mark 12:38-13:6:

"And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers : these shall receive greater damnation. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in , than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance ; but she of her want did cast in all that she had , even all her living. And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down . And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately , Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled ? And Jesus answering them began to say , Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying , I am Christ; and shall deceive many"

In this passage of scripture it is clear what The Lord Jesus Christ means, he is condemning the institutional religious leaders for exploiting people financially, and he uses the widow as a live example. This live illustration is NOT a positive teaching moment. This moment is shameful and hurtful to the heart of God. The Institutional Temple leaders were convincing and tricking the poorest, most vulnerable people in the community to put their money into the temple treasury. The widow was one of the most extreme examples of what The Lord Jesus revealed about the institutional leaders.

Just as it was 2000 years ago, so it is today. Religious institutions and Corporate "church" leaders have fooled us (just like the widow) into thinking that we have to put money onto a altar, basket, offering plate or envelope in order to get blessings from God or that somehow it is our spiritual duty to support a business entity. God does NOT glory in you putting "All your living" into a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Treasury. When the people who make up the Body of Christ get hurt, it hurts God also.

The Lord never said anything about the widow being blessed for giving into the treasury nor did he say that he was pleased with her actions. God cares about how we give, what we give and who or what we give to. God also concerns Himself with how institutions treat the people and whether or not justice is administered from these corporations. We cannot find God accepting institutional giving as honoring Him.

In Matthew 22, The Lord was asked about paying tribute or taxes. Jesus makes sure that the people understood that there was a DIFFERENCE between giving to God and giving to an institution (The government). Caesars name was on the coin, the coin was issued by the state. Therefore, God does not honor the tender as a "tribute" to Him but to the state. The Federal Government blesses instituions like 501(c)3 non-profit organizations with special taxs breaks.
If Jesus Christ says that your taxes are supposed to go to the government, then why would God want you to use your tax dollars to pay Him??? Why would God want you to get a "tax break" in order to pay Him tribute? If the government takes their taxes up front and leaves you with net pay then why would you pay 10% of Caesars portion (gross pay) to God???

Luke 6:38

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

If God is fair and Righteous (which He is), why would he make men or PEOPLE give back to you if you ONLY gave to a business entity? If a farmer sows a seed in the soil, the same spot that he planted the seed in will bring forth a plant. But evil coporate "church" leaders have twisted the laws of nature and The Word of God. If a ministry is "soil" then your "harvest" should come directly from that same soil, that same place. This is only fair and righteous, this is how God created the universe to work.

What Jesus Christ said makes perfect sense; when you give to PEOPLE you recieve an abundance back from PEOPLE (but maybe not the same people you gave to). The Lord's heart is for the PEOPLE not for the institution.

Luke 12:31-33 "But seek the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms....."

Matthew 19:21 "Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and follow me."

Notice that Jesus Christ did not tell people to SELL all that they had and pay a "tithe", tribute, offering, nor to sow a seed or to give money directly to Him. But he told them to give the proceeds to PEOPLE. God understands that money needs to go to PEOPLE who need it, not to corporations that will give money to OTHER corporations.

God tells the people to bring the tithes & offerings into the storehouse, so that there will be FOOD or MEAT in the storehouse. Well...who is going to eat that FOOD or MEAT??? Obviously, the people will eat the meat, and when there is no food in the storehouse people go hungry. When God's people go hungry because the evil leaders do not make sure that the storehouse is stocked up, God becomes angry. God promised the people in Malachi 3:11, that he would even make sure that the supply of food would not be eaten by pests and that the ground would yeild a great harvest every year. All of these promises BENEFIT the people, if the people will BRING the FOOD to the STOREHOUSE. God wants the people to give so that the collection can be distributed amongst His people.

God's doesnt want His people to give so that, corporations can deposit the collection into a corporate account from which they'll pay utilites, insurance and buy office supplies.

Acts 4:32-35 "Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them. Nor was there anyone among them that lacked; for all who were possesors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and ladi them at the apostles feet; and they distributed to each as anyone that had need."

In this great historical account, why were there none who lacked? Was it because they rebuked the devil? Was it because they gave a tithe to an institution? Was it because they "declared and decreed a thing"? NONE of these! It was because they gave to PEOPLE (the Apostles) and the Apostles distributed the collection among the people as they had need. The purpose of GIVING is to meet the needs of people. God wants us to forgive people because He forgave us . So it is only righteous that God wants us to give DIRECTLY to people because He gave DIRECTLY to us! (John 3:16)

In Luke 19th Chapter, Jesus went to Zacchaeus's house, and the rich man was convicted, he proclaimed "Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor". And what was the response that The Lord gave: "Today salvation has come to this house..." Here we have an Example of Jesus Christ saving a man and the words out of the mans mouth are words that are about giving BACK to the people. Take a minute to read over this list of scriptures:

  • Matthew 5:42
  • Matthew 10:8 & 42
  • Luke 6:30
  • Luke 18:10-14
  • Acts 3:6
  • 2 Corinthians 9:7
  • 1 Timothy 6:17-18

I hope and pray that you will understand that God wants to bless you BUT you cannot expect God to honor your giving when it doesn't DIRECTLY bless others. Sending an email to the International Bible Society requesting them to send a Bible to someone is not the same thing as personally handing someone a Bible. We have to do the work! God expects us to give and He calls us to give according to HIS will not our own. You can keep giving to your local 501(c)3 non-profit organization if you want to, that is your choice. But do not say that you are giving to GOD when you give to an institution and do not have an expectancy of blessing. The REALITY of the Scriptures: God wants us to do HIS will, NOT our own.........RESISTANCE is Future (Jas 4:6-10)