Moneywise 24: Why giving of Tithe is Spiritual (Q&A for Millionaire Doctor)

Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan, Leader, Celestial Church of Christ, Elisha Parish (Europe & Nigeria)
I
don’t share your view on giving
Question:
I am an ardent
reader of your newspaper. Let me first take this opportunity to commend the
good work you guys are doing. I stumbled on your Moneywise column in January this year when a colleague gave me a
copy of your paper.

Since then, I have stayed glued to the paper and especially
to your ‘millionaire capsules’
. The capsules have been such a
blessing to my finances since I started applying the principles you teach in
the column. But I have a few concerns. I do not share your view that we should
give
10 % of our income to some pastors. How can this be? I wonder if
you know the living standards of some of these pastors. Some of them live in
mansions, ride in state-of the-art cars and savour the good things of life. So,
how do you expect me to give them money again? I also learnt that you gave your
car away! That didn’t make sense to me. Well, I hope you know some of your
readers are nowhere near some of these pastors in terms of financial abundance.
I hope you can convince me otherwise. In any case, I
still like your
column.

Thank you.
Bayo Adetayo,
Lagos.
Answer:  
Dear Mr.
Adetayo
,
“I can’t recollect suggesting in the column that
people should pay money to their pastors. I couldn’t have said that. I have
only touched broadly on the principle of giving which includes setting aside
10% of our income to pay tithes if you are a Christian, or to donate to charity
and generally bless others as God blesses us. The 10% you give is not to the
pastors, but to God who is the Source of all gold. And this has nothing
to do with whether you are a Christian or a Muslim by religion.
Let me restate the principle for the sake of
clarity. I have found out from experience that God built the world on powerful
spiritual principles. Some call it the cosmic laws. And these principles generate
results (positive or negative) anytime they are applied, Irrespective of who
applies them. That is why you don’t have to pray for the Sun to rise and set,
for the stars to appear, for the oxygen to flow into your system and for the
day to break and for the night to fall. That means in effect that success, as
well as failure, is predictable. The problem is that most of us crave for
miracles. God certainly doles out miracles, but we need principles to sustain
the miracles.     .
One of the greatest spiritual principles for
acquiring wealth that is beyond measure is to cultivate the habit of donating
the first 10% of all our incomes to church and/or charity preferably
anonymously.
Doing this religiously is a measure both of our
faith and of the fact that we have forsaken greed. By donating a portion of
your income to a worthy cause, you are committing God to sanctify the rest of
the money. Research has shown that almost all the really wealthy people, dead
or alive, believed in and applied this principle of giving. And that is why
some people say America can never be
poor as a country because the principle of giving is ingrained in the system.
There are about 24,000 charitable
foundations in the U.S.
Ayo Arowolo, Publisher The Millionaires’ Capsules

Combined, they give over $5 billion every year to organizations and groups that are
considered needy. These are foundations set up by wealthy Americans such as Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie, who
are long gone. That means they have even perpetuated their acts of giving.     ;

“It was discovered recently that Oprah Winfrey has consistently given’
away’ 10% of her income anonymously to charity. Her wealth has grown beyond
measure. Giving, rather than reducing what you have, multiplies your wealth
exponentially.

Giving fetches you the best returns you can ever
imagine on any investment. Consistent payment of tithes, for instance, gives
you more than a hundred fold as returns on whatever you have given to God”.

Most informed millionaires do this. It was
discovered recently that Oprah Winfrey
has consistently given’ away’ 10% of her income anonymously to charity. Her
wealth has grown beyond measure. Giving, rather than reducing what you have,
multiplies your wealth exponentially.
Giving fetches you the best returns you can ever
imagine on any investment. Consistent payment of tithes, for instance, gives
you more than a hundred fold as returns on whatever you have given to God. I
found this line from Robert Allen
fitting:  “Many people in poverty
consciousness think that money shrinks when you give it away (100% -10% – 90%).
The enlightened millionaire knows that giving money actually expands in the
spiritual dimension (100% x 10% = 1,000%).
This is spiritual mathematics. Tithing is a money
multiplier, not a money subtracter. It expands, multiplies, and adds value to
all that you do. When you begin to live this law, you will lay claim to a
multiplied harvest of 30-fold, 60-fold, or 100 fold”. Need I add more?
God wants us to be rich. But He also wants us to use
our wealth to glorify Him. When He discovers that we do not use our wealth to
glorify Him and that we use our wealth for ourselves alone, He will organize a
way of escape for the money.
So my brother, when you give out your money, it is
not to the pastor or to the administrator of the charity home, but to God who
is obliged to reward you for your faithfulness and kindness. God will allow an
uncontrollable influx of ideas into your system. And a divine idea executed well
can turn you into a multi-millionaire in a short period of time. Try it out. I
can confirm it works”.
(Excerpts from
the book: “THE MILLIONAIRES CAPSULES” by AYO AROWOLO. Read “Why Mentors are difficult to get
in Nigeria”
tomorrow on this blog)

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