The Lord Jesus called me as a teen in a home where we were raised as believers of the Gospel Of Jesus. Our Grandmother took us to Church sometimes and taught us The Lord's Prayer; From then on I wondered as a pre-teen "why are we not going to church and serving someone who died for us to save our souls"? A few years later I asked my parents if I could go to the Baptist Church on our street. Me and 2 of my sisters were Baptized in Water and sang in the Youth Choir, but the Lord continued to deal with me as a teen to seek Him more, I prayed often and asked God, "where is the truth taught"?
I heard so many conflicting doctrines from aunts, cousins, and schoolmates, so I prayed again "Lord, where is the truth taught, show me"? The next morning was Sunday, I always had my radio alarm on a Soul Music channel, but this particular morning a Church was on the air, saying "This is your glorious Church of the Air where the truth is taught...the feast of the Lord is going on...".
I jumped up, got ready, and caught the bus to Church just in time, I was still hesitant over some differences between this sanctified Church and the Baptist church doctrine, and prayed again and was drawn to a similar Church from a TV broadcast, which didn't say exactly the thing I questioned about the deity of Christ and God's Name, but I went up to be re-Baptized this time calling on the Name of Jesus and attended Bible Class where I sat with a Deacon-Minister who showed me and my sister where in the Bible it says Jesus Is Christ and God, and how we can have the evidence of the Holy Spirit's infilling. I listened, I believed and received the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and spoke in a new language (only after I stopped listening to doubters that it's "not for us today".) The Holy Spirit comes to those who Believe in Him and His infilling which IS for us and ALL whom the Lord our God shall call.
There is much controversy also on the "Giving of Tithes". I've been giving Tithes since 1979. I've never "really" believed Titheing was required of New Testament believers because of Malachi ch 3 referring to farmers, but I gave faithfully anyway out of commitment, Love for the House of God, and after reading that "The Tenth is Holy unto the Lord" and some things God said in the Old Testament will never change, such as what is Holy, Godly, Sanctified, and what is an abomination or sin.
I remember one day when my car wasn't running right and all I had was $100 and I was looking for a repair center but the 2 places I went to said $212 and $239 was the least I would find, as I was sadly going home a voice said "pull in here" I pulled into a new repair garage and a mechanic with an accent says, "I do for you only $89.95 if you tell friends and family I do good work and give you deal", I was in shock cause just the day before I gave a tithe in Church of $89.95 cause my gross check was $899.50. From that time on I've never questioned what to give, it should be even more than the 10th in these last days with all that God has blessed us with.
The Tenth will Always Be Holy.
Scriptures on Giving Tithes/Offerings
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