I am doing a new series today called The Glorious Power of the Tithe. These messages are going to inspire Christians to do one of the most fundamental things in the Christian life, tithe and give offerings. These could also be used as short offering messages in church services.
In Hosea 8.7 we are told if you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.
Imagine knowing that, still when the offering bucket passes them by, some Christians actually put nothing more than wind in the bucket. They put wind in the offering, wind in the church bank account, it’s all wind. There is no money, no seed, no honour. I know people who have been in our church years and never given a single penny. They have sown the wind, and they will reap a whirlwind. A wild wind. They sowed nothing, and literally nothing itself will come and find its way to them. It’s not God judging them, it’s just the wind they sowed finding its way back to them.
Really all Christian abundance and success in life, in family, in church, in business, in ministry comes from sowing a seed and then having a harvest for that seed. The most basic level of sowing is financial. Jesus in fact said if you are not faithful in money, you will never be trusted with spiritual things. I know people who want to be elders, want a pulpit, want to preach and see miracles but they do not tithe. It’s like they have never read the words of Jesus Himself! They want a glorious harvest by sowing wind.
Can you imagine a farmer actually sowing wind in his fields? The next harvest season it would be the same results as if a whirlwind devastated his fields – no harvest at all. That’s the results a non-tither will get. And pastors – never appoint a non-tither as an elder. They are unfaithful people, and they will be unfaithful to you and to their service.
Listen if you are not tithing – you harm your finances because you are harming your coming harvest. You are sowing destruction into your future. Do not do that!