#548 - Joseph Prince - God's Plan To Prosper You In The End Times - Highlights
Whatever it is, that you give 10%, money, if your first fruit is holy, guess what happens with the 90%? It becomes holy.
The Pharisees are tithing legalistically, right? So the grace people say, "See, even the Pharisees tithe," but Jesus is saying they tithe for the wrong motives. They don't have the love of God compelling them. If I bestow my goods to feed the poor, even, and I don't have the love of God motivating my heart, amen, it profits me nothing. So you ought to have justice and the love of God. Justice can do with the poor, helping the poor, amen.
Do it with the right reasons. Let the love of God motivate your heart. And there are those who, "Well, in the New Testament there's nothing about the tithing". I just showed you the first fruit is holy from the New Testament and then, not just that, also the principle of the priesthood of Jesus is Melchizedek. The most quoted Old Testament verse of Scripture in the New is actually, "You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek," what the Father said to the Son. Jesus is a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. And you all know the story of Melchizedek. Abraham came to him. He brought bread and wine. That ministers health, right? And Abraham responded what? With a tithe. It's long before the law.