It is a blessing to be back home after a wonderful season of Give Thyself Wholly Conferences in the South African cities of Soweto and Cape Town. What a blessing! Today, I would like to go back and continue sharing on the greatness of Abraham for the final week.
You are going to experience the greatness of Abraham in your life! The Bible says that we are the seed of Abraham. Therefore, as the seed of Abraham, we are blessed with the blessings of Abraham. The blessings of Abraham are so great that there are even songs that speak of his blessings being ours. What a blessing it is to be part of the seed of such a blessed individual! Abraham is so great that so many individuals claim him. At least three world religions claim Abraham as their father: Christians, Jews and Muslims. When you are great, everyone wants to claim you. Galatians 3:29 says, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” So rest assured, as a believer, you are an heir of Abraham.
It is important for you to know the steps Abraham took to become such a great blessing. When you go to school, it is expected that you will hear many logical things. These things will have explanations. However, when you come to church, you must expect to hear things that you must believe. Like it is said, this Christian walk we are in is by faith and not by logical explanations. One of the great things about Abraham was his ability to tithe. “Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises” (Hebrews 7:4,6). Those who say tithing is under the Old Testament law must read this verse properly. Abraham lived long before the laws given by Moses. Long before the laws, the father of faith practiced something which you and I must practice. I want to teach you how to practice these things as a young person. Many things that you do as young person, you find it much easier to continue doing for the rest of your life. Even with evil, when you start at a young age, you find it difficult to stop it. Sometimes, purity is not about a lot of “dos” and “don’ts”. Sometimes, it is about abstaining from them as a young person. That is why it is better to know God early and as a young person. As you grow up, it is far easier to abstain from sin if you abstained from them as a young person. It is difficult to reintroduce new things to an older person. All sin is the same. Once your flesh learns it, you may be surprised that it is not easy to obey God’s law. This same principle works on tithing. People who do not pay tithes as young people struggle with it for the rest of their lives. If you learn it now, you will never calculate your money without excluding God’s tithe. When it comes to your life, learn things as a young person. Learn tithing from today! As a young person, you can also fall but you must fight back. Fight to abstain from sin today. Fight to practice tithing from today!