Bishop (Dr)S.I. Okelezoh
TEXT: Matthew 5:17, Col. 1:15-18, Acts 20:35, Hebrew 7:8, Matthew 7:1, Deut. 14:22-26, Amos 4:4-5
PRE-EMINENCE OF CHRIST
Ten is the power, law of light (Matthew 5:17). Jesus came to fulfil the law of Ten i.e. one tenth to ten tenth. Christ came to fulfil titheology. The law, commandments contains 10 prominent doing-points Christ did, fulfilled every and each of these 10 (Col. 1:15-19). Christ is the first born, so he has the pre-eminence over all things. Nothing can rule over Him.
MELCHIZEDEK THE TITHER
Melchizedek the receiver of all tithe is not only a receiver but first the giver. Before he started receiving, he first gave. Christ Jesus who is made after the order of and like unto Melchizedek revealed this eternal secret of His father the GREATEST “It is more blessed to Give tithes than to Receive”.
Melchizedek’s Ordinance, Covenant, Grace of tithing is of Endless life and eternal tenure that cannot be annulled, dismissed or abrogated by any spirit, angel, Satan, demons, priest, true or false prophets. Every tithe is ordained. Tithe is first started on Heaven before Earth.
Melchizedek the eternal lives in heaven and these who have gone to heaven testify that they are still paying their tithes and they have also witness that Melchizedek is still receiving the tithes from the church on Earth and Heaven. Even in the Afterlife, payment of tithe continues (Hebrew 7:8).
COVENANT FAMILY OF ABRAHAM ENTERS THE PROMISE LAND
God wants to check our tithe whether they are tithe worthy. Tithing is an elementary way to show that we fear God. God set the following conditions.
• Those who Abraham has blessed are obligated to bring blessings or in return bless Abraham and on the basis, God bless those families or persons.
• Those who have been blessed by Abraham and in return refuse to pay tithe, bring offerings to Abraham i.e. reverse the blessing which means curse Him: God will curse those who curse Him.
WHEN CONVOKE IN THE FEAST OF THE LORD
• Those who desecrate God
Drink wine and strong drink and earn such ignoble behaviours as Noah’s to be naked for worshipers to look upon to revisit further curses upon Him. Drink to consciously or unconsciously introduce the spirit of error (Isaiah 28:15).
• Those who fear God
Learn the fear of God sanctification, faithfulness, disciple of the nobility of the house of the Rechabites in prophet Jeremiah’s time (Jeremiah 35:1-19).