Magazine message tithes and offerings come before giving to the poor.

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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. Matthew 19: 21  Luke 12: 33

Jesus did not mention give to a church or himself

 

The Word of Faith magazine Jan 2012 page 17

 

Proverbs 22: 16

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

The message in this magazine has surely oppressed the poor making them last priority in giving here.

..Zacchaeus .. said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; ..Luke 19: 8

Zacchaeus knew where Jesus wanted us to give.

... he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; ..., Luke 4: 18

 

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? James 2: 15-16 sorry man tithing and offerings come before you

And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Mark 7: 12-13 Mom and Dad appear to be poor here!

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1 Timothy 5: 8

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? James 2:5- 6

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits Matthew 7: 15-16

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4: 1

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17: 11

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8: 32
 

Tithe what is it?  It is the increase we received from God!

We are to eat our tithe; it is a blessing to us from the Lord his banquet to us!

Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.

And you shall eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always. Deuteronomy 14: 22-23

Stranger, fatherless and widow are to eat the tithe; it is a blessing to them from the Lord!

At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 14: 28-29

It mentions to turn the tithe it into money if the place set to eat it is far and when we get there to buy what ever we like to eat. That is awesome! Deuteronomy 14: 24-26

To monopolize on (Deuteronomy 14: 24-26) They turned the temple into a business, inc.  John  2: 14-1

Malachi 3: 5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3: 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Malachi 3: 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Deuteronomy 14: 29 stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, .., shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

Out of not knowing people give to the wolves in sheep clothing and think they are blessing God.  Matthew 7: 15-16

Jesus warns us to beware of them; their father is of the Devil.

Get into the Word of God search and you will find the truth through his holy spirit.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11: 6

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