Monday, 26 March 2018

HOLY SPIRIT INFORM OF A WINE---Part1.


Him and His disciples including His mother were invited to the wedding of a poor tax collector in Cana. While they were at the wedding reception, the wine finished. The poor tax collector was so ashamed of himself but couldn't help the situation. He looked round but still didn't know what to do.

The tax collector was very close to His mother and when the mother came to ask him what the problem was, he told her the wine had finished and he had no more money to buy wine for his guest. The woman was moved with compassion, looked at the large crowd that graced the occasion of a poor tax collector.

Among them were gossips, mockers, demons, wicked personality, those who were jealous that the couple got married. The tax collector, looked at the woman and said please if you can cover my shame, do it. The woman could not hold back because of love. She understood what the tax collector was going through at that moment. As a very close friend, whatever shame that would fall on the tax collector would stain her too.

What would she do? She had no money with her. She was also very poor. Then she realized that of a truth, she has no money. She is poor. But God gave her a Son who is bigger than the world. A Son that has all powers. A Son that can wipe away shame and reproach not just from her but away from anyone who believes.

Without wasting time, she got the attention of all and the people followed her to her Son. When she got there, confidently she said to Him, "Son there is no more Wine." I can understand her point. Letting the Son knows that this tax collector is my friend, our friend, please don't let him be put to shame.

Her Son looked at her and said "woman what have I with you, my hour hasn't come." Her Son wasn't rude to her. Rather He said that in a cheerful manner because He meant Mother, you just want people to know who I am and what I can do when the set time for manifesting the Promise of my Father hasn't come.

He looked and said to Himself my mother is right. I can't disobey my mother and I can't allow my poor friend to be put to shame when I am here. There are mockers, gossips, haters, demons, and what have you on earth here. Then He commanded, get jars and fill them up with Water. Very simple instruction. But the most interesting part is that the people obeyed Him.

When they finished filling the jars, without saying a word, just right in front of everyone He turned the water into Wine. The crowd were all amazed and the gossips, mockers, haters, were confused because they were all disappointed. While the demons that came were cast out immediately.

When the coast was clear, free, the guests drank, had enough and were rejoicing. Everyone was happy and the news went round the city and beyond that the Tax collector's wedding was the most exclusive wedding they ever attended. (John 2:1-11).

What Jesus did when He turned Water into was that He introduced the Holy Spirit to the people. The people that attended the Cana wedding were the first to experience an overflow of the presence and manifestations of the Holy Spirit because they got drank an overdose of the Holy Spirit. This wedding ceremony is a very significant one because it illustrates the mission of the New Covenant.

Jesus turned Water into Wine. He did not turn alcoholic drink to Wine. Water is a representation of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus met the Samaritan woman by the well and said to her "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life(John 4:14).

In reality, anyone who drinks an alcoholic wine and gets more than what he should take, will get drunk and end up misbehaving. Drunkenness according to the Scripture is a Sin. (1Corinthians 6:9-10). But following the Biblical Wine, if you get an over dose of the Holy Spirit you will begin to Merry. The Merry here stance for Manifestation. The Wine is a symbol of the introduction of the Holy Spirit to those that believes in Christ.

When Holy Spirit is in you, purpose begins to unlock. Reproach, shame, failure, fear, demons, unproductive, and what have you will move out of your life and out of the way. An overflow of the Holy Spirit brings an outburst of celebration and happiness. Jesus looked at His mum and said mother why do you want me to introduced the Holy Spirit now, when it wasn't yet time.

He was saying to Mary that the time for the Holy Spirit to be given to the people will be after He had ascended back to heaven. But Mary interceded for the poor tax collector and said Son, you said "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"(Matthew 7:7). You didn't tell us when to ask and because you didn't give us a specific time to ask, it means we can ask anytime.

I love it when Jesus said "My hour hasn't come" and Mary looked at the people confidently and made them realized that He will do it. She said "Stay with Him. Whatever He ask you to do, do it." Friend, what is your situation? What is that things that is killing you slowly? I have come to tell you to stay with Jesus. Whatever He says you should do, do it.

If the people that Mary gave instruction, didn't believe, when Jesus said bring jars, fill them up with Water, it would have sounded ridiculous to them. But they believed. They accepted Christ immediately after Mary had preached to them.

Mary did evangelism in the wedding ceremony of the tax collector and told them the awesome power of God even when Jesus had not started performing miracles. Come drink of this Wine. The wine that brings forth merriment. The Wine that changes all things in the life of man.

Is there no more Wine in your situation or occasion? Let Jesus step into your occasion today. Let the power of God move into your life and every situation, will begin to form divine manifestation. You allow your situation belittle you, if you limit the power of the Biblical wine. The Wine is the Living Water. Jesus said if you drink of it, you shall taste no more.

The tax collector had the most exclusive wedding party because he believed the evangelist that preached to him. He believed Mary when she told him about what God can do. The people that came also believed Mary when they heard her preaching to the tax collector. When they heard her said to him that "Fear not, all is well. The King of kings is among us."

The people never doubted. They accepted Jesus. Then Mary prayed, father you said this signs will follow them that believe.(Mark 16:17-18). Immediately there was an overflow of the Holy Spirit upon them. They believed without even seeing signs like the people of today are after. They believed without even knowing who Jesus is. They've not heard of Him before. Neither have they seen Him perform miracles. Yet they believed and accepted Christ with all their heart.

No matter what you are passing through right now. Look up to Jesus and pour your tears on His feet. Don't let anything discourage you. Focus! Keep moving further and don't be carried away by any negative side attraction. Jesus loves you and He is ready to give you an overflow of the Holy Spirit.

The only way to get the Biblical Wine(Holy Spirit), you must first believe. Accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. You shall be save. The is the week that symbolizing the Passover of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a week of an overflow of Wine. Don't let the flow pass you by. God loves you and He is interested in you. Peace!!!

I am Evangelist Juliet Amos. A Prisoner and Bondservant of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

THE SITUATION IS A TEACHER NOT AN ENEMY


Many people today have erroneous views about life. Some see it as a place of fun, some believe that they have the right to their decision and choices; so, they live the life the way they want without acknowledging the Creator. For some, it is a place of frustration, pains, curse, and sorrow.

Preachers and motivational speakers have been teaching so many how to overcome life challenges and to see things positively. Yes, that is good. In fact, it is the very important way to make things better.


But have we ever wondered that with all the motivational trainings and all that in life, people are still dying, suffering, committing murder, confused, frustrated, the world is in so much confusion and unfavorable to many. People find themselves moving in the detour of life with situations getting worse by the day.

Life is beautifully created for the children of God to subdue and have dominion but there are some factors that makes life dramatic in events. The scriptures says that "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places"(Ephesians 6:12).

There are things that walks into a man's life and begin to program certain things in the life of the individual. Challenges, like people would call them, are not physical things but spiritual. There are times we go through a test in life and easily overcome. But there are times we go through tough and challenging moment that either leaves us confused, frustrated or may even claim life.

However, during challenging times, if you set your mind and attitude right, certain virtues are built and developed in individual. By working to overcome despite the shocking situations encountered, if you are patient and display the right attitude towards life, it will make you courageous, determined, resilient, perseverance, focus, fearless and teaches you how to set goals and learn to hand them over to God.

A lot of people fail today because they do not recognize God In their lives. Life is unpredictable. We plan, we hope, we believe, yet no matter how a man plans and work hard, if you do not know how to hand over your goals to God, you might just be in for an unexpected event.

The Scriptures says "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy"(Romans 9:16). "O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps(Jeremiah 10:23). So many are victims of external factors. No man can direct his own path or determine what life has In store for him.

God allows these challenges not to discourage you but to help you identify certain things around you and about yourself. Sometimes challenges snare our lives because of the things around us and until those things are disconnected from us, we might never realize what the problem is.

One thing is for sure, that God did not let you die in that daunting situation is because He has a beautiful and glorious purpose for your life. Maybe you are fighting with the feeling of failure, you've been ridiculed, belittled, mocked at. Hay listen, every situation is naturally characterized by something unpleasant.

I have realized that we face the most daunting challenging times when Purpose is calling or when your are Ignorant of who you are. When purpose calls, the atmosphere will begin to fight your existence because it's in need of your services. On the other hand, we go through tough challenging times when your purpose is undiscovered or unrealized. In this aspect, forces begin to frustrate you and to ensure that you don't get to know who God has created you to be.

Discovering Purpose, a vital stage in life and period of transformation, marks the period of transition from ignorance of one's ability to knowledge of one's ability. When purpose is calling and you are not paying attention, the whole world would seem like is about collapsing right in front of you. Now, a lot of people die not trying because they couldn't understand that "Many of life's failure are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison.

Giving up in is the worse decision any living being can make in life. When you are afraid of failure, the spirit of limitations, shame, fear, guilt, will snail into your life gradually without you realizing it. One way to overcoming daunting challenges is to 'Have The Right Attitude Towards Life.' Most importantly, look up to God.

You have to learn to look up to God. Trust Him for everything and anything. Believe that whatever you have handed over to Him is settled and secured in Him. The truth is, there are two sides to life. The Physical and Spiritual side. Life is more spiritual than the physical.

A lot of people die because they lack knowledge of the spiritual side of life. When you let God into everything, He helps you settle the seen and unseen. We see people struggling with things in life. They struggle to make ends meet, they struggle to settle with a job, they struggle with everything and yet non seem to be working out.

Friend, fight the battle with your knees on the floor. There is a battle to be won and that battle is not physical. There is a price to be paid for greatness. Every great destiny has a Lion in the way, a Bear in the street, and Goliath on the road to discovering purpose. All these barriers must be pull down before you can be a winner. There will be a fight before a champion emerges. Don't entertain fear of fronting your challenges. Confront that challenges  physically and spiritually.

Physically, don't get discourage. Keep pushing and moving with you dreams. Discover where you belong and what you need to do in life and run with it. Yes, it might be tough and rough, don't look back. Spiritually, pray, it works! Pray always and involve God in everything and anything. Let your knees and mouth do the spiritual battle. Pray, it works!

The situation is not the enemy, the enemy is the unknown and unseen. Only God sees the secret things and know where they are coming from. There is a need for you to let go and let God into everything in your life.

One thing attracts the Lions, Bears, and Goliath to you, and that is called STAR(DESTINY). But one thing opens the door of your life for these things to have full access into your life and that is SIN. The enemies will always fight destinies because they are destinies killers and thieves.  But Sin makes it easier for them to manipulate.

There is only one way out of all these problem and that way is JESUS. Repent and be saved. "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call"(Acts 2:39). The best miracle anyone can get is Salvation. Salvation is free and secures your destiny in Christ.  Jesus loves you!!!


Sunday, 11 February 2018

HOW TO FIND PURPOSE

Do you feel lost or as if something is missing in your life? Maybe you want to make a decision that will change your life and your world but you aren’t sure how. So many of us walk through life, feeling numb and desperate for a deeper connection, but aren’t sure how to get it. 
If you find yourself in so much confusion, just click on the video below and learn how to really find purpose in life. 


Monday, 5 February 2018

MIND YOUR BUSINESS

It can seem very impossible to truly mind one's business. There’s a vortex of gossip surrounding us every day. Even when it’s not about people we know personally, there are always elements of others’ personal lives within earshot.

Often times people become so preoccupied with the opinion of others that it limits their potential in any given situation. What people choose to do is their opinion and no one else’s business. Making people feel bad for their personal decisions is selfish and complete wickedness.

People who are unable to mind their own business are most likely fighting with fixing themselves somewhere in life. They always find faults within others just to make themselves feel better and make the person in question feel less important.

Don’t worry, minding your own business doesn’t mean ignoring everyone else’s existence. But it does mean you get to control how you give and what you allow to come into your space. Also, you get to control what you give so that it is conscious, not masochistic affliction.

We seem to be enmeshed and suffocated in comparison. We can’t seem to understand who we are or where we are in and sometimes confusion set in this attitude in us and we want people to think or feel that we are better. Below is a short skit that really illustrated what it means for us to always learn to mind our Business. Enjoy and please like, subscribe and don't forget to share with friends.


Thursday, 11 January 2018

DON'T LOOSE CHRIST BECAUSE OF MARRIAGE.

In MARRIAGE the first and most important question to ask is 'why am I in this'? Now, do you sense there is a greater reason for being but don't know what it is? Have you had enough and you are tired? Does your marriage feel like grind? Do you feel unfulfilled and feel like quitting?
Asking these questions marks the beginning of your search to finding fulfillment in your marriage. The truth is that marriage is PURPOSE and you can not afford to miss it. Some people identify themselves when they are in marriage. When they get into it with the right mindset and right perceptive, purpose begins to unfold. It's more effective when you get hooked with the right partner.

I have heard people say that there is no Mr or Mrs RIGHT and my question is usually this, Who is a Mr or Mrs Right? It is important you become self-aware so you can recognize the point of realization. A Mr or Mrs Right is someone that compliments you. Someone that suit you. Someone that completes you. A person that helps you to be you.

Everywhere today, people are searching for meaningful marriages. The story of romance continues to be taken for granted by millions and a lot of young marriages are suffering due to this misconception. What exactly is the joy of marriage if homes keep suffering and experiencing divorce? Is it the SEX or the SIDE CHICK?

More than ever, this is the time to come back to understanding of what the INSTITUTION is really created for. But we must start with knowing ourselves first, then see how we can encourage and walk with the other person involved. The fact is that when you fail to make your marriage work, you might probably be committing sin. Don't loose Christ because of your marriage.

MARRIAGE is a journey of love. In this movement you must first JOURNEY into yourself. Know why you are getting into it. Understand the duties in it. Then journey into your partner. Find out why he or she wants it. What his or her goals are and see how you can marry your goals and aspirations together.

Marriage is an institution that I see as something meant for irresponsible people. What do I mean? Understand that HAPPINESS does not come from the marriage. Happiness comes from finding your PURPOSE. If you can get this right you will understand what I am talking about.

Marriage is the coming together of two different people not just for the purpose of reproduction but for something more deeper than that. IRRESPONSIBLE people gets married but RESPONSIBLE people stay married.

Irresponsible in terms that two people from different back ground, culture and tradition or different ideology, met themselves, and liked each other, does not MEAN that they are responsible for each other. They become responsible when they get married and more responsible when they stay in the marriage. Irrespective of the ups and downs they would experience.

Being married means you have asked EACH other all the hard questions and you are ready to do it TOGETHER, no matter what. Getting to know the way to be in a better marriage, is learning to understand God and His PURPOSE for establishing the institution, both PHYSICALLY and SPIRITUALLY.

Marriage lived for the GLORY of God. It is important you know that in marriage there is an order of PRIORITY. The scripture of Genesis made us understand that God created Adam later on, He saw that the man was alone and He felt that it is not good for the man to be alone so He decided to create a woman to be a help mate.

Following this, YOU should know that there is an order of decision and ultimacy. The woman is to be a help mate for the man not the helper. God is the HELPER which made Him the Ultimate being in the marriage. Marriages are suffering today, because a lot of homes have LOOSE Christ completely because of lack of UNDERSTANDING. People see the husband as their happiness and completely forget the place of Christ in their homes.

When God is no longer the Ultimate in a home, there will definitely be a problem. The thing is this,today, a lot of homes are under evil manipulations. Yet PEOPLE don't seem to realize it. It may look physical but most time it is not physical. MISTAKES are not physical things. The good news is that there is a way out. There is still hope. You can still get your marriage back. You can make it work! All you need to do is to involve the Ultimate and then Strategize.

Wisdom comes by instruction and consistent learning brings understanding. Understand what the Bible says about MARRIAGE. The book of Proverbs says "A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:"(1:5). When you read or hear something, there is a need to put the word of the Bible into practice.

Is your marriage experiencing pains, sorrow, hard times? Listen, somethings look physical but they are not physical. Sometimes we see things and take them for granted and before we can ever realize it, it's out of control. A lot of manipulations are going on in the spiritual world. There is a need to STAND and fight to make your marriage work. Physically and spiritually fight it out!

Marriage is an institution that represents Christ and the church. For this reason, the devil is fighting so hard to SEE that homes are being destroyed. I am saying this to you today, because I believe in YOU and I know you can make it work. Fight for it. The real problem is the devil. Kick him out of your HOME and let Christ take His place in your home.

Some marriages are suffering today, because of cheating, poverty, lack of understanding, domestic violence, and many more. These are evil and wicked plans of the devil to destroy homes and cause pains in the lives of people. Nobody is responsible for making people do the things they do but there are TRIGGERS that make some people do the things they do. The devil is the real enemy and the cause of every mistake or confusion.

Below are points listed that can help you manage your marriage.

1. Position Yourself.
Most times, women seem to complain more than the men because they are the victims. Maybe there is a side mistress somewhere. Do you have to compete with her? No, not at all. All you need to do is to position yourself. How do you position yourself? Ensure to know what triggers your husband. What does he like most? Is he the type that admire slim ladies? If he is, make sure you don't get fat and if you are fat, start an exercise class and watch your diet. Always listen to the comments he makes. Don't use it against him, rather walk on yourself to be what he is always talking about. However, if they are negative comments be very careful. Don't over do it. Just adjust and try to be happy and make him happy too. If your husband is the type that love talking, always make yourself available for him. Create exclusive time for him. You can even create time that you can take a walk with him while discussing. Share his ideas with him. You have to be submissive to your husband completely. Submission is a very important tool to maintaining a healthy marriage. WIVIES be submissive! It makes love blossom and ever green.

2. Adore Your Husband.
"For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement"(1Peters 3:5-6). If you learn to obey the word of God, you will not only experience peace in your life but you will experience peace all-round. We live in a generation where women can not do certain things because  they equal themselves with their husband. You must learn to adore your husband. Make him feel like the King that he is. For instance, maybe your husband comes back from work and you served him his food, well prepared with beaf meat and he liked it and said 'baby the food is nice but I wish there is goat meat in it.' Listen, don't waste time at all. Ensure you decorate the soup with goat meat so that the next time you serve him the food, it will look very fresh. Trust me that would do a lot of things to him psychologically. Make him feel special all the time. When you maintain submission in your home, you will keep Christ in that home. Christ is the symbol of the husband and wife is the symbol of the church. As the church is submissive to Christ, the wife must be submissive to her husband. Try this if you've not been doing it. I belt, you will testify.

3. Pray, it works!
Prayer, we all know is the master key. Pray always with your family. A family that prays together, stay together. The truth is that you can not separate Christ from the Church. Marriage is a symbol of Christ and the Church like I said in the previous paragraph. Once Christ is not in your home, there will always be crises. Pray before the wedding. Pray after the wedding. Pray in the marriage. If you are experiencing strange things in your marriage, Fight the war on your kneel. Prayer can never be a waste. Pray always, it works!

I hope this help your marital situation. You can make it work. Let's say no to divorce and embrace perfect love. Christ is the perfect love. Stand with him and He will guide your path. This is a fresh year. I wish you a very beautiful year ahead. Welcome to 2018. You can make it work! Happy new year.




Wednesday, 27 December 2017

REBIRTH- IF YOU KNOW THE GIFT OF GOD


"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God"(John 3:3). "If thou knewest the gift of God"(John 4:10).

It's that time of year again. The season that come with all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? When we take out the Mas, we have the Christ left. It simply means that Christ is the reason for the season.

There is a rebirth. Christ is not going to be born the second time but Christ can be reproduced over and over again. Indeed it's a season of Love and we can see that love is all over the air. Christmas is a period to extend love but is love meant for just the Christmas Day?

The Bible says that "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"(John 3:16). God first loved and gave us a gift. Jesus(the gift of God) got to Jacob's well, a woman of Samaria came to draw water and when the woman saw Christ she couldn't just understand why a Jews will asked her for water.

But Jesus responded and said to her, "if you know the gift of God and the person who sat In front of you asking you for water, you won't ask questions at all." Today I am telling someone out there that if you know the Gift of God, you will not ask too many questions. That gift that God gave in order for man to be saved from death. For us to be reconciled back to God. For us to have sufficient grace. That gift who came and decided to pay the price for us all.

Today we celebrate Him even though we don't know the actual day that He was born. However, one thing is for sure, there is a birthday. Everyday is the birthday of Jesus Christ. Jesus answered Nicodemus and said unto him "except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God." I tell you this today, the day a person gets Born Again, there is a REBIRTH. Because Christ is being conceived again and when the believer begins to manifest the purpose of God in the world, delivery has taken place. It simply explains a child is born.

For the devil sinned from the beginning and fixed the world in the law of sin and death but for the birth of a Son, a purpose was manifested. A begotten was given and He died and saved the world from Sin and Death. Every birth has a purpose here on earth. If you have missed your path, you can always come back to the womb and be reborn again. Jesus said "Except a man be born again, he can not See..."

If only you know the Gift of God. If only you understand He whom God gave to us freely, without any obligation. The angel of the Lord said to the country shepherds "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ The Lord"(Luke 2:10-11).

The day a person is born there is celebration all over. Why? Because Jesus is born. God created us in His own image, it means that we all look like Him. Again, "we are formed in Him before the foundation of the world." It means that He is us and we are Him. But if you have missed your steps, there is an avenue for a Rebirth. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new"(2Corinthians 5:17).

The day a person gets born again, and allows God to manifest through him, he becomes a Saviour because for the purpose of destroying the plans and agenda of the wicked and the devil, a Son was manifested. If only you know and understand what God gave to us in Love, you will not wait a second to embrace the precious Gift.

Christmas is not crucifying Christ the second time. Christmas is about celebrating the Love of God. Celebrating Christ is about taking Christ out on the street. For the Blessings are by the way side. The most beautiful thing that can happen is sharing Christ with people who do not know Him.

There must be a rebirth in a day like this. You must ensure to save a captive soul by leading the Person to God through Christ Jesus. Anyone who is not born again, the person can not see the kingdom of God. Jesus said "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again"(John 3:7).

Accept Jesus today as Lord and Personal Saviour and you shall be saved. I don't know what you are going through right now. I don't know what the season brought to you. What I do know is that "All powers belong to God." If only you can accept the Gift of God. For with God, nothing shall be impossible.

You want to be saved from sickness, nightmares, shame, reproach, confusion, promise and fail, delays, lack, diseases etc. Come to Jesus. Jesus can do all things. He can save You. He can turn your situation around. He can help you get your centre right and fix you back into God's original purpose for your life.

If you have not yet accepted Jesus or You missed your path at some point in life, you can come to Him now. Now is the time. Tomorrow might be too late. Start the new year a brand new You. Rebirth... You can say this prayer.
Lord have mercy on me. Forgive my sins and blot out all my iniquities. I accept Jesus as Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe that Jesus died and rose the third day. Show me your lovely kindness and renew the spirit within me through Christ Jesus. Amen.

If you just said that prayer, congratulations. Christ who sees the secret will visit you. God bless you and His peace be with you all the days of your life. Merry Christmas!!!!



Tuesday, 19 December 2017

THE LAW(COVENANT)

People have been sending the Scripture of Hebrews chapter number seven for me to read as a reason to know why pastors should not collect tithe and offering. A lot of them also talked about The Law been abolished. The truth is that "for everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil"(Hebrews 5: 13-14).


Before doubters can understand Tithing they need to first understand certain things in the Bible. The issue here is that an ordinary man can not come fully into completeness of the things of God. I pray God give you sense to discern both right and wrong. It is important you know that God at different times gave Laws and Commandments to different prophets regarding the situation of things.

For this reason i am going to take this lesson in six different parts. 1. The Law, 2.Tithing, 3.The Law of Sin And Death, 4.The New Covenant(Grace), 5.The Importance of The Holy Spirit, and 6.Giving.

THE LAW
There are various Laws that God gave to Moses at different point in time in his time as a prophet. However, Christ came and made it easy for us all. Some of these laws  are Covenanted Commandments and Laws. The ones Christ refined has nothing to do with the regular Tithe and Offering.

The Law that Hebrews Seven referred to is the law that originated from the book of Exodus 12. During the Passover of the Lord that He had with the children of Israel in Egypt, the Lord gave Moses Laws that has to do with the killing of Lamb etc. After that God said to Moses that the sign of His Passover shall be a Feast that the Israelite would keep through out generations. (Exodus 12: 1-13).

In Exodus God by Himself set the Israelite free from the hands of the Egyptians. When the people saw that they had been delivered, they forgot all that the Lord  did for them and continued in Sin. The children of Israel always sinned against God immediately after a sin is been forgiven, another would take place.

This act became their life style because they understood that God is a covenant keeping God. The way to blot out Sin then was by the shedding of blood. They would kill a Lamb, goat and all that, and present a Sin offering, Burnt offering, before the Lord asking God for mercy. It became a usual life style for them. They were never appreciative to what God was doing for them. Always rebelling against God.

At a time God kept correcting them yet they kept rebelling and the Lord said to them in Isaiah "The Lord said, “Earth and sky, listen to what I am saying! The children I brought up have rebelled against me. Cattle know who owns them, and donkeys know where their master feeds them. But that is more than my people Israel know. They don't understand at all. You are doomed, you sinful nation, you corrupt and evil people! Your sins drag you down! You have rejected the Lord, the holy God of Israel, and have turned your backs on him. Why do you keep on rebelling? Do you want to be punished even more? Israel, your head is already covered with wounds, and your heart and mind are sick. From head to foot there is not a healthy spot on your body. You are covered with bruises and sores and open wounds. Your wounds have not been cleaned or bandaged. No medicine has been put on them"(Isaiah 1:2-6).

This Law gave the children of Israel willingness to keep rebelling because they know that God is a merciful God and He does not break covenant. The law could still not implant the word of God in the mind and heart of the people. They don't ever remember what God said to them. And at that time, God uses a Vessels to speak to the people.

That could even be one of the reasons the people found it very difficult to keep and obey His laws. The law could not bring the people into completeness of the word of God. Why, because without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of Sin. "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission"(Hebrews 9:22). The blood of Lamb, goat, bulls, etc could not bring remission so there was a need for a New Covenant to be established.

This New Covenant came not to abolish the Laws and Commandments of God according to what Jesus said "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill"(Matthew 5: 17). Jesus came to fulfill the law by canceling the one that couldn't save mankind and replace it with the one that will bring Salvation to mankind. The Laws that have to do with the Shedding of Blood of bulls, lamb, and all that, couldn't save mankind instead it brought them into The Law of Sin and Death.

The truth is that, you can not read Hebrews Seven without reading Eight and Nine through Twelve. Infact you have to read it from chapter one. Apostle Paul in Hebrews Chapter number Six, told us about how Jesus was made an High Priest after the order of Melchizedek(Hebrews 6:20). Then in Chapter Seven Apostle Paul went further explaining to us who Melchizedek was and made us to realized that he had no mother, no father, no brethren, no sidlings, Infact, nobody knew the beginning of  Melchizedek and his end. But he was known as King of Righteousness and the kind of Salem meaning king of Peace.

This Melchizedek was a man Abraham paid is tenth of all the things recovered from war to, as a sign of Testimony and Appreciation for what God has done, after he defeated Chedoraomer King of Elam and other kings who kidnapped the people of Israel including Lots and took also the belongings of the Israelite.  Melchizedek met Abraham when he came back from war and gave thanks to the promise who is the creator of heaven and earth that delivered their enemies into their hands(Genesis 14:19-20).

Apostle Paul after explaining and letting us know who Melchizedek was, from his explanation, one can liken Melchizedek to be Jesus.(Hebrews 7:1-3).  Apostle Paul also explained to us how Tithe was been paid during the days of Abraham. He went further to let us know that even the Levi's were receiving Tithes in the days of Abraham according to God's commandment.

When the Levi receive Tithe they also pay Tithe out of the Tithe that was received to Abraham been the High Prophet then and Abraham would pay his Tithe to Melchizedek, the King of righteousness and King of peace(Hebrews 7:5-9).

Following the above explanation I would say that Tithing is to be paid to Pastors and as a person, if you can not pay your Tithe to your pastor, look for God and pay the Tithe to Him directly. God's Laws and Commandments must stand. Tithing didn't start from the days of Moses. Tithing started from the days of Abraham. It has nothing to do with Blood Shedding and killing of goats, lamb, and bull. It has nothing to do with the Law that Jesus came to cancel.

Apostle Paul still explained to us in Hebrews Seven that because the Law couldn't save the people their was a need for a new Covenant that could bring man into the completeness of God's will and purpose. The Lord already told the people in Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah."

Another reason was that of all that Moses gave he said nothing concerning the house of Judah and Jesus came from the house of Judah. Jesus became a High Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec(Hebrews 7:10-28).

After the whole matter, the better understanding came in Hebrews Eight "Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more"(Hebrews 8:9-12).

This Scripture takes us back to Exodus 12. How God by Himself saved the children of Israel yet they refused to keep His covenant. Now, the new Covenant God decided to implant His laws and Commandments in our heart so we will know Him for ourselves. You do not need anyone to tell you about Him. This is to bring us into completion of the will of God according to Ephesians 1:4, "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:"

This new Law cancelled the Shedding of Blood of bulls, lamb, goats, and all that, because Christ Shed His own Blood for us for the remission of Sin. "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"(Hebrews 9:12-14). In order for us to walk in Perfection. In order for us to be presented back to God in holiness, love and without blame. Jesus placed the Law in our heart in order for us not to forget the Laws and Commandments of God.

In all, it means that the Grace is bigger than the Law. For the grace is not cheap. By implanting the Laws, every man must work out his own Salvation. You don't need to wait for anyone to talk to you about Christ. You must know Christ for yourself. The new Covenant made the Holy Spirit available to all. The Holy Spirit is to bring us into remembrance of all that Christ has thought us.

With the new Covenant all that the Prophets thought us and that Jesus also thought us will be explained to us easily through the help of the Holy Spirit present in our lives. Indeed Jesus didn't abolish the Law and the Prophets as He said in Matthew 5:17, but He actually came to fulfill them. The Covenant cancelled the Shedding of Blood and Christ gave us His own Blood that will speak for us till eternity and made the Laws and Commandments of God to stand.

Every man must obey God. Live a holy life and be without blame. That is the essence of the new Covenant and even the old Laws is bonded on obedience to God which the children of Israel failed at all times. "For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation"(Hebrews 9:26).

Christ said "I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God"(Hebrews 10:7). Anyone that must come under this new law must be Born Again.(John 3:3,7). For the Grace is not cheap and does not dwell in Sin. The grace helps you to know all about God the father and Christ our Lord. Hebrews 10:28-29, made it very clear to us that "Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?"

It is important you always remember that the Lord said "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it"(Isaiah 55:11). God is not a man that He will lie. He is the Lord, He change not.(Malachi 3:6).

I will continue with Tithing in my next post.