Understanding 4 Types of Financial Giving
The Tithe - Malachi 3
belongs to God. The tithe is 10% of your Gross Income - personal, business, ministry, gifts. It is Your Covenant Responsibility to the Lord.
The First Fruits - Exodus 23:19
is sown into a Ministry or Minister God places on my heart, one time and each time, as God increases me in my finances. It's a sacrificial git - sacrificing the very first increase of it's kind that the Lord has blessed you.
Freewill Offerings - Exodus 35:20-29
are unto the Lord as He directs you to WHO, What, When, and Where.
Alms Giving - Proverbs 19:17
is sown in secret between you, the Lord, and the person or people receiving the blessing from you. Almsgiving is redeeming justice to the poor on behalf of God.
Impacting the World
This year has been a remarkable year for Advancing the Kingdom of God. Thousands of lives have been impacted by the Gospel message that we have delivered. Although the Lord sent us, He also provided for the ministry to go through each of YOU! Thank You for understanding Partnership with the Lord.
Your decision to Partner with the Lord is both serious and holy unto Him... and precious to us. Every seed you have sown into us, and our ministry, has been held up to the Lord as an offering unto Him, for Him to sanctify it for His purposes, and we've asked Him to multiply it back to you, and bless you with increase in every area of your lives, your families, your businesses, your ministries.
Your Partnership with the Lord is based upon the word of God, prayer, and works.
The Apostle Paul encouraged the Corinthians to THINK about their giving into the GOSPEL, and then tell GOD what they are willing to set aside to give, and then the scriptures reveal this truth immediately after that DECISION: It was the LORD who supplied their seed for sowing and the Lord who supplied their bread for eating. The Lord is just waiting on us to decide on our giving and THEN he will supply it.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 NLT ~
"Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”[c]
8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”[d]
10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity[e] in you.
11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
12 So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem[f] will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.
13 As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ.
14 And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.
15 Thank God for this gift[g] too wonderful for words!
Your decision to Partner with the Lord, your decision to designate an amount, and your decision to bring the Gospel Message to forefront through us has direct benefits for you. The anointing upon our lives comes upon you. The reward in Heaven for reaching and helping bring in this great the Harvest will accumulate to your Heavenly Account. The Living GOD of the Holy BIBLE will honor your decision and your faith and multiply the fruit of your righteousness and increase your seed for sowing.