WHAT IS A TITHE? It is 10% of the gross.
The tithe belongs to The Lord. It is sacred. It is not supposed to be touched by us. (Lev 27:30) And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S: it is holy unto the LORD
Kadash is a root word that means to set apart, to distinguish, to sanctify, or to hallow. Kadash connotes that which belongs to the sphere of the sacred, and thus is distinguished from the common or profane. Other words that use this root include: sanctified, sacred, consecrated, set apart, holy.
Have you been hurt by the church scamming you for money? You are not alone. But that should not be a reason to be turned off. That is exactly what Satan wants you to do; to react and not act as God has promised.
Many people are very skeptical of churches. They think all they talk about is money.
Preachers have abused, manipulated and hurt people with money messages based on greed and manipulation.
But at the same time, churches need to talk about money for many reasons:
1. Many church people have real financial struggles. We see it on the altars, the many prayer requests asking for God to help with money and the fact that many marriages end in divorce for the reason of money.
2. Many people’s financial problems are due to poor financial stewardship. There is a real problem of a seed eating mentality.
3. We all spend over 40 hrs. each week working for money. Money is not evil. It is a weapon and a means of making a difference. The love of money is the root of all evils…not money itself.
Don’t put this message off. Let God use it to heal you. Let God be true and every man a liar!