Tithes and offerings are the means that God has set forth to bring financial blessings into our
lives. There are some churches that are afraid to talk about money. But Jesus evidently wasn't
afraid to talk about money and riches. He spoke more about the use, love and power of wealth
than He did about Heaven and Hell. Jesus knew that money or wealth can be such a powerful
influence in a person's life and how they handled that wealth many times, would determine their
eternal fate. Jesus said that one cannot serve God and mammon or riches. Tithes and offerings
is a way we proclaim that we will not serve mammon but that mammon serves us.

We at Word of Grace believe that tithing is not an Old
Testament or a New Testament principle but one that
began in the Garden of Eden and will be in force
throughout eternity. Abraham tithed before the law was
given. Hebrews the seventh chapter, verse seven,
indicates that receiving tithes on this earth is done by
giving tithes to men. But in reality, Jesus who is the High
Priest of these days that we live, is still receiving
them in Heaven. Melchisedec received tithes in
Abraham's time. Aaron the High Priest in Moses' day and
the law, and Jesus Christ the eternal High Priest today.

The blessing statement that follows is a prayer statement that we proclaim over our lives
and church. We have testimony after testimony of the blessings that God brings into our
church family.

Blessing Statement (author unknown)

Heavenly Father, thank you for your many blessings and I thank you that as I give tithes and
offerings, I am believing the Lord for:

Jobs and better jobs, raises and bonuses, benefits, sales and commissions, favorable settlements,
estates and inheritances, interest and income, rebates and returns, discounts and dividends,
checks in the mail, gifts and surprises, finding money, bills decreased and bills paid off, blessings
and increase.

Thank you Lord for meeting my financial needs that I may have more than enough to give into
the kingdom of God and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Raise your hand and say, "It's true, it's for me, and I'm a giver. God has given to me and I am
not limited by the world's economy. Heaven's economy is mine."

Thank you Lord for your many blessings. They come in from every direction and I bless the
name of the Lord Jesus who made it possible for me to return to what God intended me to be;
full of authority through His name and very blessed.

Thank you Lord, in Jesus' name.


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