The Power of Secrecy, Release & Focused Giving

The Power of Secrecy, Release and Focused-Giving

Your giving is sacred and therefore should be kept secret. It is wise to give quietly with no strings attached, regardless of the amounts involved, not referring to them again. If large tithes are involved, it is sometimes necessary to emotionally release them and continue to do so until one has a sense of freedom from them. There should be no sense of possessiveness about the tithes one shares, regardless of their size, since all we receive comes from God and is not ours to permanently own. In tithe-giving, we are only returning to God a portion of all He has already given us. So, if you resent your giving, then the practice of release is in order.

It is wiser to give the tenth systematically and freely than to give much larger amounts spasmodically. Tithing is not a “get-rich-quick” scheme by which you can force your good. Instead, the act of tithing is a process of growth by which one evolves into larger giving (and therefore larger receiving). Remember that God is your business partner. You don’t pay your partner sporadically do you?

to give and then make demands on the recipient of your gifts is like a bribe, not a tithe. The conscientious tither does not give for “show” or “publicity”. the recipient of your tithe should also be equally quiet about the gifts. Otherwise it is easy to dissipate and “talk away one’s good”. There is prospering power in both secrecy and then in release.

                                             

 

One of the “sins” of many tithers is that they tend to scatter their tithes, giving to many causes. Scatter tithes tend to bring scattered ineffectual results, both for the giver and the recipient. Scattered giving to many causes does little to help any of them. Your generous concentrated tithes can be “manna from heaven” assuring financial stability to a single cause. Never be afraid of giving big tithes to one or two causes, if you wish to reap big results in your own life. You should never be afraid to give too much either. That is a limiting thought for everyone involved. One businessman said “I became a millionaire after I first heard about tithing 15 years ago. Later, when I decided I was giving too much, I stopped tithing. Soon, I went broke. I learned an expensive lesson, so I am again tithing my way to wealth.

Terrie

Where You Give is Very Important

Where you give is very important

If you want to receive the greatest advantage from tithing, you need to give to the point or points where you are receiving spiritual help and inspiration. That does NOT have to be a church. It could be a church but it could be a minister, spiritual counselor, teacher or practitioner. Your tithes will enrich the recipient. This will then help them (an organization or individual) reach financial freedom from financial strain. This enables them to fulfill their high mission of uplifting mankind, unhindered by the material cares which can be so burdensome.

Offerings can make you a pauper while tithes can make you prosperous

While it is better to give meager of spasmodic “love offerings” and voluntary pledges to God’s work, than to give nothing at all, the voluntary offering plan has so often been the unintentional cause of making millions into paupers. Why? Because lack of systematic giving leads to lack of systemic receiving for all concerned. This is probably why freewill offerings, given over and above tithes were considered incidental in Biblical times.

As Kahil Gibran wrote in “The Prophet”, “It is good to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

What About Charity Giving?

Is giving to charity or community events the same as tithing? No. In Biblical times the Hebrews became wealthy when they gave their first tithe impersonally to their priests and places of worship. Their second tithe was a festival or retreat tithe. Their third tithe was a charity tithe. They also shared “the first fruits” of their crops, and many other offerings, totaling about one-fourth of their annual income.

If you are giving more than one-tenth, then you should feel freer to share your second- or third- tenth with charity or other humanitarian causes. The first tenth must go to spiritual work or workers whose philosophy is uplifting and helpful to mankind (and one with which you agree). If enough people did this, there would be less humanitarian causes in the world. Those needing charity donations would be learning how to help themselves through the prosperity and success principles. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

For those individuals who have no spiritual inclinations or interests, giving to various charitable, cultural, educational or humanitarian causes is most commendable. It is a great step forward in the development of their prosperity consciousness of sharing. However, according to the ancient laws of tithing, this is a secondary form of giving, rather than the highest.

Think about this for awhile! Where does your first-tenth (your tithe) go?

Terrie

Should You Tithe on Gross or Net?

Should you tithe on “gross” or “net”?

First a short explanation on congestion and circulation.

There is basically one problem in life: congestion.
There is basically one solution: circulation.

Systematic giving is a powerful practice that blesses every phase of our lives, as it keeps us attuned to the wealth of the universe. Otherwise, through lack of circulation and the resulting congestion, our lives can be thrown out of balance. Then the problems begin.

It becomes evident when people who have been tithing stop- they see their prosperity dry up.

Should you tithe on your gross income or your net income?

Strictly speaking, biblical tithing consisted of “a tenth of all” (Genesis 14:20).  If you’re not ready in your thinking to tithe from your gross income, you may want to consider tithing from your net income. However, you will want to invoke “ten, the magic number of increase” to some degree.

Simply put – tithing is an act of faith that influences the substance of the universe to make you prosperous as well as expanding your world within and without in ways you would never have dreamed possible. Don’t try to reason through it. Just accept the fact that tithing releases a mystical power for your prosperity.

When you systematically tithe FIRST – before paying bills or meeting other financial obligations, you will find that the remaining 90 percent of your income goes much further. You’ll be helped in many unforeseen ways. Once you make a habit of tithing, you’ll never miss those tithes! The very act of tithing will provide you with a sense of security and guidance in a way that nothing else can.

Next we’ll get to another important aspect of tithing – where you give!

Terrie

Tithing Brings Definite Financial Increase

Tithing Brings Definite Financial Increase

Great stories from folks just like you on how tithing has brought them prosperity:

Maine: “I have been tithing for two years. Not only has it done wonders for my prosperity consciousness but it has loosened my grip on money so that it could grow and flow.”

I think this is an extremely important point – once you stop holding on to your money and being “tight” with it – especially if you feel you just don’t have enough” – money will not only flow out of you but it will reciprocate and come right back to you – and many times over.

Ohio: “This morning I put my tithe check in the mail. It was for $59. The postman later brought me two checks totalling $669.54. How’s that for fast action from tithing?”

Oregon: “On the same day I released my tithe check, I received $2000. Tithing DOES prosper.”

North Dakota Teenager: “I started tithing three months ago. Before that I had little income. Since my first tithes, money has come to me from every direction: First came a babysitting job. Then some friends gave me clothing. Next, my grandfather gave me almost double the amount of money he usually sends me for my birthday. Also, other lovely gifts I can use were given me. I now have a complete new wardrobe. If this can happen at sixteen, I may be a millionaire by the time I’m twenty-one.”

Europe: “When I founded my business over a year ago, I could not have imagined that within the first year I would be writing an invoice for $60,000 worth of business from just one client! I attribute my success to tithing from my business income, as well as from my personal income.”

New Mexico: “I had recently felt that life was passing me by; that I was not in the best job for me. Yet I could not see, humanly, how anything better could come, nor how I could last until it did. Nevertheless, I began to tithe in faith. After writing my first tithe check, I had only $48 left until payday.

Almost immediately I was offered a job of reporter for the local newspaper. My starting salary is $12,000 per year- far more than I was previously making. within 90 days my annual salary is due to go to $15,000, with a possibility of another raise within another 6 months. I would suggest to people in a  similar “no win” situation that they begin to put God first financially, then relax and watch what happens.”

The most important thing I take from this story is that we have to put God first. That should be our primary thought whenever we get paid or have any type of income – “what part of this is owed my business partner (God).”

California: “I released my first tithe, and three days later I sold fifteen acres in the beautiful California “high desert”. that land had been for sale for more than two years. the sale came when I released those tithes for universal good.”

Check out this story about why tithing had NOT worked for this woman in Ohio: “In the past I tithed in a haphazard manner so I received haphazard results. I became bitter and decided that tithing was not working for me. I now see it was the manner in which I tithed, and the limited state of my thinking. More recently I have begun to tithe faithfully with love and appreciation for what I have to share. Even though I began tithing only from my net income, the results were tremendous. This prompted me to begin to tithe from gross income, and from savings. I now plan to begin tithing from an annuity, tax returns, and interest earned. I am delighted with the expanded life i am now leading. This practice has enlarged my spiritual understanding as well.”

This story about tithing haphazardly gave me another analogy for people who are involved in Internet marketing. One aspect of Internet marketing is affiliate marketing. Your affiliates would not stay with you if you paid them in a haphazard manner. Think of God as an affiliate and then know that you are to pay them right on time!

Terrie

What's Behind Your Resistance To Tithing

What’s Behind Your Resistance To Tithing?

Even though in ancient times, tithing was a part of life and was ingrained as the first thing to consider in someone’s life. However, in modern times, people have sometimes have a psychological block against tithing. This is probably because the church leaders have tended to emphasize what tithing will do for the church, instead of what it will do for the tither.

Look up tithing promises in the Bible (e.g. Malachi 3:10). You’ll discover that the Bible assures you that it is the individual that will be prospered, protected and blessed through tithing. It really is all about the tither, not the recipient of the tithe.

Most people have not been taught that tithing is a dynamic personal prosperity method. Once you look at that and not as a “burden” or a responsibility inflicted on you by the church, your prosperity will flourish.

One man and his wife in Texas learned this success principle when the man was out of work and had several children and his wife to take care of. They only had $50 left but they decided as an act of faith to write out their tithe check for $5.00.

Almost immediately he found a position with an engineering firm.  They continued to tithe over the next few years and amazingly his career turned to the oil business. New opportunities presented themselves in abundance. In less than ten years they went from their “last dollar” to a net worth of well over one million dollars.

Another man in Montana reported: “I had been practicing all the laws of prosperity – except total tithing. I had felt I could not spare that much. But from my recent studies, I realized I could not afford NOT to give God His full tenth of everything I received, if I wished to permanently prosper. Since I have done this, I have been blessed far more than I could have ever thought possible.”

Look around you – if you have friends or acquaintance that are completely/totally prosperous ask them if they tithe. Are there others you know who do NOT tithe – look at the various areas of their lives. It’s important for you to overcome any resistance you may have to tithing. Perhaps it’s been this “obligation” as opposed to being something you choose to do.

Look at your limiting beliefs. Is resistance to tithing based on a limiting belief!

Terrie