Having Therefore Boldness Part 5: The Bold Tither – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)

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Scripture References: Hebrews 10:19 (TPT); Malachi 3:16-18 (AMP); Malachi 3:13-15 (ESV); 2 Peter 1:4 (KJV; AMPC; MSG; TPT; NLT); Hebrews 7:8 (WNT); Genesis 7:11,12 (AMPC); Malachi 3:10-11 (KJV); Malachi 3:11 (TLB; MSG); Malachi 3:11 (WYC; YLT); Romans 4: 17-21(MSG; TPT); Malachi 3:10

Good morning, Heritage of Faith congregation. Assembling together this morning in this way. Once again, it really is wonderful to be with you. I’ve been just sharing with some people that it really is so real to me every time I speak, even though it is speaking into a camera, I am so aware that you are there and you are listening and that you are receiving. Because Pastor John and I are going about seeking the Lord, as we always would.

Even if we would physically be together on a Sunday morning, seeking the Lord for messages, from heaven for us. We continue to put our foot in the message; meditating on the scriptures God is bringing us and the words that He is speaking to us, wonderful words. So, we thank you. Let’s just pray.

Father, we thank You that today, our hearts are so alive and ready to receive Your Word. Your Word to us, is so precious, Lord. Father, I thank You that Your Word comes through me today in simplicity and clarity, but in great power, Father, to activate every hearer to go to new levels of boldness and authority and faith for victory in You. In Jesus’ name, and we all say, “Amen.”

This is part 5 of Having Therefore Boldness series and today’s message title is The Bold Tither. The Bold Tither. So our key scripture that we are using and I am reading it out of a different translation to you this morning. Hebrews 10:19 says, 19And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family, because of the blood of Jesus. And He welcomes us to come right into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm. Boldly, and with no hesitation (Hebrews 10:19, TPT). So this is a time for us to be bold.

So this is not the first time that I’ve ministered to you about the tithe. You will remember that I ministered to you a few years ago on Tithing the Tithe and I also ministered to you on the tithe in Fear Me Here First. It took many of us to new levels of faith and trust in love with our God.

And I’m not bringing this message to you today by way of appeal, just because of the time we’re in. No ways. I’m bringing this message to you through sheer joy and absolute delight in this greater light He is bringing to me personally on the supernatural blessing of the tithe. I’m so touched by the Lord personally in what I’m giving you this morning. I’m in a state of gratitude that is tremendous. It is overflowing. I can only give Him great praise and thanksgiving continually. May what is in my heart fully come to be in your heart from today in a brand-new way through this new open door with supernatural increase. My heart is truly singing.

I must tell you, people, when the Lord began to speak to me about, to me personally, about the great blessing to the tither I just, I just can’t help it; it’s the state that I’m in. So, my heart is truly singing as I share these words that the Lord has brought to my heart. Let your heart sing with me today, oh faithful tithers. Let your faith in what His promise is, regarding His tithe, soar to brand new heights. May your love of His ways make a new highway in your hearts today. Come with me as we get into this message. Sing with me and love Him deeply with me right now and during the week as you meditate on this message.

He spoke to me on Saturday the 18th of April, which was last week, 2020 during my lockdown with Him. So, remember what I spoke to you about in my last message. My previous message to you; faith is precious, it’s personal and it’s powerful. Keep the precious and the personal and the powerful in mind throughout this morning’s message. See the preciousness; see the deeply personal with God and with you. See the power. Let this revelation, this morning, become your conversation, and continue to move you into action.

So from my journal, I’m just reading from my journal, as the Lord gave it to me; Oh the rights of a faithful tither. My faithful tithers. Exercise your rights. They are recorded in My will, My testament, My covenant. I gave you your rights. I gave you the right to enforce your rights. All My promises about everything and anything are your rights. I know all My faithful tithers, I know them by name, I know them personally. It is personal, you know. They are Mine. In this day and at this time I will publicly recognize them. I will openly declare them to be My jewels, My special possession, My peculiar treasure. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.

Now at this time, you will see the difference between the righteous, that’s faith, and the unrighteous, that’s without faith, between him who serves Me and him who does not. The New English Translation says of this part, you will see that I will make a distinction between those who serve me and those who don’t. So He’s talking here about those who tithe and those who don’t. You will see that I will make a distinction between those who serve Me and those who don’t.

This is such good news for the tither because He makes a distinction. He made a distinction when the people were living in the land of Goshen. He was making a distinction between His people that were living in the land of Goshen and those living in the known world at that time.

Yes, I hear those who fear Me. They talk often to one another about their joy of faith in My covenant. Their joy in the knowledge of My blessing for the joyful faith tither. I have heard, I’ve recorded every word. They reverence My covenant.

So I turned to the scripture because, of course, I know where this discourse He was having with me comes from. It comes from Malachi 3:16 to verse 18 from the Amplified Bible which I know very well, so He was, I knew where He was quoting to me from as He was speaking to me. 16Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced {and} worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name. 17And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize {and} openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. 18Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him. (Malachi 3:16-18 AMP)

So, this verse is beautiful in the conversations of our hearts that we have and even the conversations we have with one another about the tithe because this is all from Malachi 3. And then the proceeding verses are people, God’s people, of a different conversation that they have. Malachi 3:13 to 15, the English Standard Version says this; 13 “Your words have been hard against me, okay so God’s just got through saying, “I’ve heard different kinds of words and these are they who fear Me” but then He speaks to this group of people; 13Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’ 14You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts? 15And now we call the arrogant blessed. Evildoers not only prosper but they put God to the test and they escape. (Malachi 3:13-15 ESV)

Hard words, God says, “They’re hard words against Me. That you don’t bring your tithe to Me and you put your trust and you’re saying that the evildoers prosper and they get away with things and they don’t have to tithe, and they escape and we are all mournful because we have to bring our tithes.” It’s two different sets of people, different sets of conversations.

He said to me; so I have heard and recorded every word. They reverence My covenant. Then the next statement He made to me was; My exceeding great and precious promises, My exceeding great and precious promises. Now, we are going to look at it in the light of the promises that He has given to the faithful tither, but He wanted us to hear this; My exceeding great and precious promises.

2 Peter one to four, the King James says; 1Whereby, are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises (2 Peter 1:4 KJV). The Amplified Bible says; 4He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises so that through them, we can escape by flight from the moral decay and the corruption and the rottenness that’s in the world, because of covetousness and lust and greed, and become sharers and partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4 AMPC).

The Message Bible says; 4Absolutely terrific promises (2 Peter 1:4 MSG). The Passion Translation says; 4Magnificent promises that are beyond all price. (2 Peter 1:4 TPT) The New Living Translation is beautiful as well 4And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises, these are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human greed. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises (2 Peter 1:4 NLT).

So then, God continues with me. Bring all the tithes, it continued out of my journal, bring all the tithes – the whole tenth of your income into the storehouse; the storehouse of heaven. He took some time here to speak to me about this storehouse; this is My heavenly storehouse, Sharon. Your tithing is a spiritual action. Just like your prayers come straight to My throne, to My attention, so do your tithes.

I had never seen that before, it gave me such light. So, I’ve always seen this, that as I’ve prayed, I know where my prayers go because the Bible tells me in the book of Revelation, it goes into the golden bowls of heaven, goes straight to the throne of God. But I never saw my tithes going there. It’s almost, okay her tithe is in, his tithe is in, her tithe is in. It’s come up before Me. And I saw my tithe going into His Heavenly Storehouse. Not just a place where God’s people are assembled, yes it goes there, but it goes to the Heavenly Storehouse.

Your tithing is a spiritual action just like your prayers comes straight to My throne, to my attention so do your tithes, Philippians 4:18, says they’re a vital fragrance. They are a vital fragrance to Me. They are the fragrant, my tithes, your tithes are the fragrant aroma of an offering and a sacrifice which I welcome. He welcomes it. Oh, here comes a tithe. Oh, it is a fragrance and an aroma to Me. I welcome it. It says I welcome it and in which I delight. I receive them personally, Sharon. My response to the faith of the faithful tither; I see to it personally to liberally and supernaturally supply all of their needs, all of the time according to My riches in glory by Christ Jesus

Hebrews 7, He continued to say to me because He knows I know Hebrews 7 and Hebrews 7 is connected to the tithe. Hebrews 7:8 says, 8Moreover here on earth frail men received tithes, but there one receives them about whom there is evidence that He is alive perpetually. (Hebrews 7:8 WNT) That’s the Weymouth translation.

This is Jesus, He continues to say to me. You and He have a personal connection with your tithe. And then in that scripture, He’s called King of Salem, King of Peace and that’s what you will have Sharon. You will have perfect peace in Me and you will have nothing missing and nothing broken and nothing lacking. So, He continued; Look at these promises and prove Me now by it, if I will not, number one, look at this; If I will not, if we bring all of our tithes to His Heavenly Storehouse even though we give it to frail man, there He receives it. I will open for you, number one, the windows of Heaven.

This is also fresh from God for me. May it be fresh for you in your heart and new today. The windows of heaven. God opened windows of heaven and the earth flooded. The windows of heaven are mentioned here, I’d like to actually read this to you, the windows of heaven, in Genesis 7 verse 11 it says this,  11in the year 600 of Noah’s life, in the seventeenth day of the second month,  that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and burst forth, or broke loose and the windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12And it rained upon the earth forty days and forty nights. (Genesis 7:11, 12 AMPC)

The windows of heaven, in another place the Bible says, “that He opened the windows of heaven and manna came out of heaven.” The Hebrew word for the amount of manna that actually fell, that was available to the children of Israel, was masses and masses of manna that fell. There was just an overabundance of supply and every day it came through the windows of heaven like that. The windows of heaven speak volumes to us of supernatural abundance and increase.

Windows of heaven are symbolic of abundance. It represents increase beyond human comprehension, beyond containment. The windows of heaven represent an outflow of God’s blessing showering you in every part of your life. It’s God’s response to my obedience and my faith and my trust in Him when I bring my tithe.

This is something Brother Jerry said, and I really think it’s appropriate for me to say this here; Local church members who don’t tithe don’t lose their membership, but they do lose massive blessings. Tithing is not a sacrifice, he said, it is a privilege. It is a way for me to give back to God in honor of the goodness He’s bestowed upon me. 

So prove Me now by it, we’re looking at the promises to the tither, that we’ve got to be bold with. We’ve got to be bold to lay hold of the promises; we have a right to these promises. I will pour you out a blessing (Malachi 3:10 KJV). I will pour you out, I will open up for you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing. The literal translation of this I will open the windows and pour you out a blessing, pour, pour you out a blessing means this: He will empty out to you, holding back nothing, and giving you fully. Right, that’s number one promise that we can stand on and be bold about and have the force of faith rise up in us to lay hold of and lay claim to that promise. 

Number two, 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes. Number three, and he shall not, he shall not, he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground. Number four, neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field (Malachi 3:11 KJV). So I’m going to be reading from different translations so that you can get a full picture, we can get a full picture here this morning together, Heritage family. 

11Your crops will be large (Malachi 3:11 TLB) this is the promise that we can stand on. I thank You, Lord that my crops will be large. I thank You, Father, that You’re opening up the windows of heaven, that You’re emptying out to me, that You’re holding back nothing, that You’re giving me fully. 11That my crops will be large, or my harvest will be large, or that my increase will be great, for I will guard them from insects and plagues (Malachi 3:11 TLB). When you’re flowing in faith I’m telling you that God answers your faith and He sends angels to make sure that things are protected for you.

11Your grapes won’t shrivel away before they ripen, says the Lord Almighty (Malachi 3:11 TLB) that’s the Living Bible. The Message Bible says, 11you bring your tithes into My storehouse, For my part, I will defend you against marauders, protect your wheat fields and vegetable gardens, or your sources of income, or your ability to be productive. I will protect your wheat fields and vegetable gardens against plunderers (Malachi 3:11 MSG). The Wycliffe Bible says, 11I shall forbid the pests, for your sakes, and they shall not destroy the fruit of your land; nor shall there be any barren vines in your fields, saith the Lord of hosts (Malachi 3:11 WYC)

The Young’s Bible says, 11And I have pushed for you against the consumer, What a picture I got as I read that scripture. I will push for you against the one that wants to consume your things. I will push for you against. That’s a promise I can lay hold of. I thank You, Father, that right now You are rebuking the, right now You seeing to it, that You’re pushing against the consumer. You are doing that in the realm of the spirit that I cannot do, Father. You push for me against the consumer, Lord. And He doth not destroy to you the fruit of the ground, Nor miscarry to you doth the vine in the field, Said Jehovah of Hosts. (Malachi 3:11 YLT)

So the force of faith that I’ve been teaching you on can be released from your spirit for many things, all the promises. The force of faith can be released from your spirit for all the promises, any of the promises, all at the same time. Oh, you have such capacity as a new creature, to have many promises being fulfilled all the time. To be letting your mouth and your heart be full of all the promises, as many of the promises of God that you can put in your heart and believe and receive and let it continue to come out of your mouth, in every and any area.

But today, God is speaking to the blessing and the boldness of the tither. He is speaking to us tithers today. So, the force of faith, release the force of faith now in the absolutely, terrific promises that God has made to us concerning our tithes. Release the full force of it. All these promises, these four that I’ve just spoken to you now, don’t hold back, don’t draw back in fear. Do not consider your inability, your impotence. Do not look at the winds boisterous like Peter, do like Abraham. Do like Abraham with these personal God-given promises.

In this Malachi 3 chapter, God is being very personal with His people. He is saying, “I’m hearing all of your conversations.” All the unrighteous and the righteous conversations. He is being very personal with us about it. So, do like Abraham with these personal promises that God is giving us. This is what Abraham did; Message Bible, Romans 4 God himself said to Abraham, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!” 19-25Abraham didn’t focus on his own impotence and say, “It’s hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child.” Nor did he survey – he didn’t focus and he didn’t survey. He didn’t survey the circumstances. He didn’t survey the natural realm. Nor did he survey Sarah’s decades of infertility and give up. He didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously sceptical questions. How can, how can this be, I don’t understand He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. (Romans 4: 17-21 MSG)

The Passion Translation reads like this; 17I have made you the father of many nations. Abraham is our example and father, for in God’s presence he believed that God can raise the dead. You’re in God’s presence every day. You’re in God’s presence right now listening to this message. In God’s presence Abraham believed that God can raise the dead, and call into being things that don’t even exist yet. 18Against all odds, when it looked hopeless, Abraham believed the promise. (Romans 4:17 TPT)

God is expecting you to believe the promises that He makes to you as a tither. He expects you to receive them and believe them and release the force of faith out of your powerful spirit, new creation spirit-being. It says here, Abraham believed the promise and expected God to fulfil it. He took God at his word, and as a result he became the father of many nations. God’s declaration over him came to pass: “Your descendants will be so many that they will be impossible to count!” 19 In spite of being nearly one hundred years old when the promise of having a son was made, his faith was so strong, this is still the Passion, his faith was so strong that it could not be undermined by the fact that he and Sarah were incapable. (Romans 4:17-19 TPT)

God knows what kind of faith He has put in you. It’s the God kind of faith and it is capable. It is capable of becoming so strong that it cannot be undermined, cannot be undermined by facts, cannot be undermined by circumstances, cannot be undermined by the natural realm of reason, relevance, and reality – cannot – your faith can become so strong because you hear. Faith comes by hearing and hearing what God’s saying and hearing what’s God saying, hallelujah.

It says here 20He never stopped believing God’s promise (Romans 4:20). He did not tell the time, he did not say, “It’s been a year now Lord and it hasn’t happened yet.” No. His faith could not be undermined. 20He never stopped believing God’s promise, for he was made strong in his faith. And because he was mighty in faith and convinced that God had all the power needed to fulfill his promises, Abraham glorified God! (Romans 4:20 TPT).

So action the force of faith in these promises, receive them, welcome every promise into your heart believe each one of them. I will empty out to you; promise number one, I will empty out to you, holding back nothing and giving you fully. I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, of course, you’re with God in this rebuking because the authority of a believer now rebukes Satan. You rebuke him and once you’ve rebuked him the Bible says, “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” So once you’ve put your personal authority into play then God sees to it. He sees to it in the realm of the Spirit and He sees to it in the realm of the natural to orchestrate things and to cause things to come to you. Cause the abundance to come to you, cause the promise to keep flowing to you, blessing without end.

He wants you to action the force of that when you rebuke the devourer that he is rebuked and God sees to it that your fruit of your ground and the fruit of your hand he shall not destroy and neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time. You will not miscarry the promises of God, not one of them. So, release the words of these promises from within you, release them out. God works with your faith. He is the Lord of Hosts. Angels go to work on your behalf; they minister the covenant, they minister the blood covenant on your behalf. They minister for us.

The giving of your tithe to God is a natural action, but then He does the supernatural, He opens up the windows of heaven and He pours out on you such a blessing, such a blessing, you have every right.

Let me just read this to you in closing. See if I, from different translations, see if I will not open the flood gates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure. 10I am the Lord all power full and I challenge you to put Me to the test, bring the entire ten percent into the storehouse so there will be food in My house and I will open the windows of heaven and flood you with blessing after blessing. Pour you out a blessing even to abundance, try this test, one tenth of your things, bring one tenth of your things to me, put them in the Treasury, bring food to My house, test Me if you do these things I will surely bless you good things will come to you like rain falling from the sky, (Mal 3:9-11)

The heavens opened and emptied themselves, open heaven to flood and good things will come to you like rain falling from the sky. You will have more than enough of everything a blessing until there is no more need, I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need, blessing without measure, flood you with blessings, more blessings than you have room for, for you an overflowing blessing, a blessing so great you won’t have room enough to take it in, blessing until it overflows. Yes, I’ve emptied, I have emptied on you a blessing until there is no space.

 

Receive these declarations, believe these declarations today, Heritage of Faith people. This is a time where the tither will shine because remember what He said, He hears, He remembers, He will spare you. Not only will He spare you but you are His jewel, you are His special treasure, you are. He knows you by name, faithful tither. So be bold in your tithing and the promises that He has made to you for it in Jesus’ name. Bless you all. Love you all. Thank You, Father, for Your blessing that You are pouring out upon your people. Blessed coming in, blessed going out, blessed in all things in Jesus’ name. Bye.

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