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Charlie Daniels has a stroke….

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Posted Jan 19th 2010 10:51PM by TMZ Staff

Country music icon Charlie Daniels was rushed to a Colorado hospital Friday after suffering a mild stroke while snowmobiling, this according to his rep.

We’re told Daniels — the guy behind “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” — was immediately treated at a hospital in Durango … but was soon airlifted to another hospital in Denver.

The rep tells us Daniels was released from the hospital on Sunday and is currently resting at his home in Colorado.
 

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 20, 2010 at 8:23 AM

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False Prophets

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False Prophets: Chuck Pierce, Kim Clement, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Peter Wagner, John Paul Jackson, Paul Keith Davis, Jim Jones, Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, David Kersh, and many leaders in government and throught out the Body of Christ.

The Lord Jesus summed up His discourse on the End Times with an all-inclusive statement, which forewarns believers that ‘…when you see all these things, know He is near, even right at the door’. [Math 24:33]. This is one of the most powerful verses in the Bible summing up a believer’s ability to have 100% confidence that Christ is truly near in His virtual return. Today, ‘all these things’ are lined up as all final Bible prophecies for the End Times are spring-loaded to be quickly fulfilled at this inevitable time.

Christ’s term ‘all these things’ directly refers to the many TOPICS, which He had just finished talking about. One of those crucial KEY TOPICS is: Chuck Pierce, Kim Clement, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Peter Wagner, John Paul Jackson, Paul Keith Davis, and Paul Cain.

Jesus repeatedly highlighted this aspect in the final generation’s scenario emphasizing its vital importance to the body of Christ. He said that ‘many false prophets will arise and will mislead many, even the elect, if it were possible.’ [Math 24:24].

Yet today, and like the topic of ‘Bible prophecy’, the topic of ‘false prophets’ is literally UNMENTIONED amongst 99.9% of today’s TV Christian ministers and popular Church leaders across America. NOT 1 WORD ABOUT THIS TOPIC is heard on the Christian TV Networks except maybe in passing.

If there are any books or teachings on this subject they have been completely thrown out of today’s popular Christian culture, TV Christian networks and TV ministries in exchange for the ‘Entertainment Tonight’ worldly format seen dominating the TV religious airwaves. However, this does NOT IN ANY WAY change the crucial nature of this topic of ‘false prophets’ within today’s End Times. In fact, it is more imperative than ever to bring this topic to the forefront within the Spirit-filled body of Christ.

At this time prophetically, since judgement begins with the household of God, then IT IS TIME NOW for a serious spotlight of truth to shine on the prime batch of false prophets mingling within the body of Christ today.

Namely: Kim Clement, Chuck Pierce, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Paul Keith Davis, Paul Cain, C. Peter Wagner and John Paul Jackson. These 8 are the most recognizable self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ today carousing amongst today’s Evangelical TV airwaves and body of Christ who hold themselves up boldly as ‘seers’ and ‘apostles’ and ‘prophets’.

Countless other ministers are also associated with or influenced by these 8 men and mostly fit into the exact same profile and criteria laid out in this letter. The website Elijah List.com by founder Steve Schultz is a prime place to locate the entire list of today’s self-lableled ‘prophets’ and ‘seers’.

As many will ‘see’ by God’s word in this letter, these 8 self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ are, in fact, no prophets at all. But, they are total false prophets, completely. Plain and simple. Whatever ‘seeing’ abilities they demonstrate are totally blind to today’s MAJOR PROPHECIES shaped up today of which Jesus instructed His followers to be keenly on guard to watch for. All of these facts are detailed in depth here for the body of Christ’s under- standing.

In fact, if their self-labeling of ‘prophet’ were stripped away, then at best, they would be immature believers with arrogance since they ‘think more highly of themselves than they ought’ [Roman 12:3] and whose ‘prophecies’ are mostly empty and grasping ramblings. Numerous other key requirements for God’s true prophets are itemized specifically throughout this letter showing the obvious disqualifying of these 8 men as ‘prophets’ as they’ve boldly claimed for themselves.

From God’s perspective and shown by His Word presented here, these 8 men fit precisely into the Lord’s profiling of ‘false prophets’ who ‘mislead’ and fool the Spirit-filled Christians in today’s End Times, God’s very ‘elect’.

The ‘Bulls-Eye Profile’ of God’s true 5-Fold Ministers

What is written here will be new to some Christians and hard to accept for others regarding today’s ministers and these 8 false prophets. Why? One reason was just mentioned. That is, today’s lack of discussion in the body of Christ or from today’s ministers themselves. Plus, the lack of knowledge amongst believers about Biblical requirements for God’s true ministers opens the door for God’s people to be fooled. [links, 2nd page]

Most assuredly, if God’s people do not ‘know’ God’s Word re-garding the actual ‘bulls-eye profile’ of a true leader of God, then how can the body of Christ be sure of any minister’s qualifications? Or, the real status of any particular minister who holds himself up behind the pulpit? They can’t.

In fact, today’s lack of knowledge about Biblical Leadership Requirements has allowed today’s Christian churches and TV ministries to become a total mess. Why? The root responsibility of today’s spiritual condition falls NOT on the body of Christ, the sheep, since they are innocently following. But, it is the Shepherds who lead who are responsible for today’s mess.
It is today’s 5-Fold leaders themselves who over the last 30 years since the early 1980’s have completely let their guard down when it comes to the high standards and strict requirements set forth by God for His true bonafide ministers and leaders. The result today is what we see dominating the Christian TV programming which has become ‘slop Christianity’. Is it no wonder people do not go to church and why they see Christians setting double standards.? From what they see and hear, Christians are no better then they are when it comes to Jesus and they are totally confused.

Biblically, no other leadership type in the world carries as much responsibilities, strict requirements and high accountability directly to God Himself being the Judge, as do these 5 types of Biblical Leaders: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. This is why the Bible calls these spiritual offices the ‘high calling of God’. [Philippians 3:14, Ephes 4:11; Ephes 4:1].

Their responsibility of standing upright before God as His bona-fide and chosen Leaders PLUS their responsibility of ‘over- seeing’ God’s people are their greatest commands. These 5 spiritual Leader types are more important to God’s people and in the earth, than any other type of leader on earth including a king, a military commander, Prime minister, President, etc.

But, which of the 5-Fold Leaders carries the responsibility as a ‘seer’ to watch over and guard the camp of God’s people? Even ‘seeing’ things in advance to help and lead God’s people and even other leaders too? That would be the ‘prophet’.

This brings us right back to today’s mess in America within the Christian communities. As just emphasized, the 5-Fold leaders themselves, particularly the ‘prophets’, are accountable as being the ‘root’ cause on this matter.

This leads now to being even more specific about today’s so-called ‘prophets’ in the Christian circles today in America.

Why is this important, to specifically name these men and to describe their patterns? So that the body of Christ will not be fooled and misdirected any longer by these 8 men, nor by any of their kind in the future.

And, so God’s people can immediately begin grasping the clear requirements and qualifications in God’s Word which frame the ‘bulls-eye profile’ of His true 5-Fold Leaders. Then, the body of Christ can recognize and sharply discern ‘who’s who?’ stan-ding at the forefront in these End Times. This kind of sharp discernment in recognizing false prophets is vital today and was emphatically forewarned by the Lord Himself and the New Testament Apostles, over and over. [Math 24:4,11, 24]

A whole generation INDOCTRINATED today

The accurate prophetical overview just described is NOT heard from 99% of today’s Christian ministers or TV ministries, if at all. In fact, today’s so-called ‘prophets’ themselves have FAILED to publicly announce nor acknowledge the ‘mess’ specifically laid out in this letter. This is because they’re blind to it and are part of the ‘root’ cause of it.

This is ironic and a massive failure on the part of these 8 men since they, as so-called ‘prophets’, are the prime 5-Fold ministry type responsible to ‘see’ it and then correct it in the House of God.

But, like the bulk of today’s TV ministries and Church leaders in America, these 8 self-labeled ‘seers’ and ‘prophets’ are proven to be more concerned with their own status and self-serving nature rather than watching out for God’s children as required of every true 5-Fold Leader as top priority.

Today’s popularized TV ministers, Church Leaders and so-called ‘prophets’ themselves are actually responsible over the last 20-30 years now for having brought a great reproach upon the Lord. They’ve so misrepresented true Christlikeness and also have so twisted the proper order of things in God’s House in America that they’ve virtually indoctrinated a whole generation to believe that what we’re now watching on America’s TV air- waves is ‘true’ Christianity and true Christlikeness.

But to the contrary, it is nowhere close to the true order and true Christlikeness shown clearly in the scriptures.

Some believers in America have understandably sat themselves on the sidelines and withdrawn from attending ‘church’ by recognizing the difficulty these days in finding any Church leaders to submit to who are truly Christlike, above reproach, and preaching the End Time truths under an anointing of power with signs and wonders following.

Yet, 99% of today’s TV ministers and all so-called ‘prophets’, including these self-sent 8 false prophets, continue in exalting themselves and convincing believers with their elementary ser-mons, ear-tickling preaching and false prophecies.

Also, today’s younger generation of about age 30 or younger have now become spiritually blind and worldly believers. Why? Because they’ve been indoctrinated their entire life to believe that the blind and worldly ministers and Church leaders seen dominating the TV religious programming in America for the last 20-30 years represents true Christianity, which it does not. By and large, the ‘standard of excellence’ emphasized by the Apostle Paul for God’s people and leaders is nowhere to be found in America’s Evangelical TV ministers and ‘prophets’.

Worse, is today’s TV 5-Fold ministers and ‘prophets’ including the 8 men above, have wrongfully labeled today’s younger 30 year old followers as the ‘new prophets’ and ‘ministers’ in the body of Christ. This is exactly why we see in the churches today and on the Christian TV programming countless new converts to Christianity who, just like their mentors, already ‘think more highly of themselves than they ought’ and believing themselves to be ‘prophets’ and already ‘in the ministry’.

This younger unsuspecting generation today can be seen playing their ungodly hip-hop, rap and heavy metal ‘worship’ music in churches and on the Evangelical TV programs every day. Again, today’s blind ‘prophets’ and worldly TV ministries wholeheartedly applaude it, since it’s their spiritual offspring.

However, scriptures are crystal clear that no man can take the first step into ‘leadership’ even as a ‘deacon’ in the church unless he is ‘above reproach’. [1Timothy 3:10]. This strict requirement disqualifies countless TV preachers and Church leaders today in America from even taking a ‘deacon’ position, not to mention standing in the forefront as many unqualified men and women have done over the last 20-30 years. Still, the so-called ‘prophets’ we see today leave it all unchecked, being more focused on being exalted as ‘prophets’ and receiving the applause from God’s people.

A Word by the Spirit to Believers in America:

A major example of today’s self-serving Church Leaders, flashy TV ministries and failed ‘prophets’ is now occurring in America. Since the economic collapse 14 months ago in Mid-Sept ’08 many of today’s ‘money-changer’ TV Ministers and Church leaders are having their ‘tables turned over’ in losing their church buildings and even their congregations.

Why? Because many of America’s Ministers, church Pastors and so-called ‘prophets’ have borrowed from the BANK over the last 20 years to ‘buy or build a church’ saying ‘God told them to’.

However, God did NOT ‘tell’ them this as they claim. Why? Because it completely opposes His clear and fundamental word
NOT to have ANY ‘borrowed debt’. [Deut 28:1-15; Prov 22:7; Rom 13:8].

Worse, is America’s indebted-to-the-bank 5-Fold ministers and church leaders then placed that yoke and burden of their own wrongful DEBTS upon God’s innocent children, the body of Christ, to pay it off ! This is scandalous on the parts of today’s ‘prophets’ and ministers and is framed as a ‘hireling’ accor- ding to the Lord. One of their favorite phrases refers to that minister as ‘good soil’ to plant your tithes and offerings into. As it turns out, many ‘money-changer’ ministers are being exposed today as having been ‘bad soil’.

Brothers-sisters, God is not mocked. More ministers in America will have ‘their tables turned over’ in 2010, being left with no ‘church building’, no congregation, but still left with huge existing BANK DEBT(s) attached to their name. Also, ministers with personal BANK DEBTS [for their homes, autos, toys, etc] will reap the same kind of consequences and difficulties.

Prophetically at this time in America, the Spirit of God intends to remind every believer NOT to engage in ANY more borrowing, at all. Do not be persuaded any longer by today’s ‘good soil’ ministers and ‘prophets’ who push believers to ‘give’ while that same church leader or minister has BORROWED himself into BANK DEBT, even living lavishly.

Has God turned His back on His believers in America who made this error of BORROWING from the bank ? Absolutely not. But, the Spirit of God is intending for His people to learn RIGHT NOW from this error, and NOT repeat it. Repent from it, and move forward.

A prime example of today’s arrogant and blind ‘bad soil’ preachers and false prophets who STILL CONTINUE to fleece the flock since Mid-Sept 2008, aired on TBN recently in 2009.

This Pastor boasted about stopping the BANK from repo- ssessing his church buildings because of his inability to pay back his massive 1st borrowed DEBT. How did he do it? He orchestrated a 2nd BANK DEBT. Again, this manipulator continues to disobey God’s Word which instructs NOT to be ‘enslaved to the lender’ [Prov 22:7], and then worse, places his wrongful errors and huge burdens of DEBT upon God’s innocent children to pay it off.

This is an exact example of what the Spirit of God is alerting His people now to watch for in today’s hirelings. These blind ‘money-changers’ and hirelings who continue in these schemes will be accountable to God and be exposed in the days ahead as fleecers of the flock and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Here again, America’s 5-Fold ministers and these 8 so-called ‘prophets’ themselves have failed to warn God’s people of ANY of this, including God’s clear Word which instructs NOT to engage in DEBT.

Instead, they have persisted in preaching their ‘prosperity’ message for the last 20 years while leaving out the required balance of ‘obeying God’s word’ and ‘seeking Him first’. [Math 6:33; Deut 28].

Their negligence, as ‘prophets’ and ‘seers’, has helped steer the great losses, confusion and trauma we see occurring un- necessarily today amongst God’s people and families in America.

Only false prophets would be this blind and disobedient to God’s clear Word and then boldly continue to misdirect the body of Christ in the same way.

Yet, America’s Christian TV ministries and these 8 false prophets are STILL heard TODAY filling the body of Christ’s ears with their same false prophecies saying ‘This is the season of prosperity’ and ‘America’s greatest prosperity is THIS year !’.

This is now proven as total false prophecy which these 8 men and countless other TV ministers and church Pastors have been delivering each year since about 2000. When it didn’t happen in each year, these 8 false prophets simply re-applied their pitch to the next year, and the next, and right up through the summer of 2008.

Then, just months before the economic collapse in Mid-Sept 2008 Kim Clement stood boldly on TBN ‘prophesying’, ‘There will be NO RECESSION!’. But, within months, America’s biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression kicked in, proving AGAIN, Clement’s and all of the other false prophets’ major folly pertaining to this particular false ‘prophecy’.

Today, after 14 months of economic turmoil with NO relief in sight for America, what can these 8 false prophets and countless other false prophetical voices amongst Evangelicals be heard ‘prophesying’ to America now?

Have they identified to God’s people the error of ‘borrowing into DEBT’ as just mentioned? NO. Have you heard any of them from the TV airwaves announcing by the Spirit to ‘NOT go into DEBT anymore!’ ? NO. Have any of these ‘prophets’ given the true word of the Spirit in the last 14 months that ‘Believers must learn from this mistake of ‘borrowing’, RE- PENT of it and NOT repeat it’ ? NO.

TO THE CONTRARY.

In fact, what you’re hearing for the last 14 months is the EXACT SAME ‘prosperity’ message except with their craftily-adjusted phraseology saying, AGAIN, that ‘2009 is the year God will restore what has been lost!’. Like always and as of this writing [ Nov ’09 ] these 8 impostors are already re-applying their phoney ‘prosperity coming to America’ message to 2010, since it has clearly, again, not happened in 2009. These are complete false prophecies.

The ElijahList.com site shows Clement himself simply ‘changed horses’ right after the Sept ’08 economic collapse with his ‘new word’ for America saying ‘restoration is coming quickly to America in 2009!’. He also suggested that his ‘No Recession in 2008!’ prophecy ‘failed’ because of unbelief and/or sin on the body of Christ’s part from ‘not believing the prophet’.

This is as desperate and manipulating as it comes. Why? Because it falsely accuses the brethren as being the blame for Clement’s own failings and false prophecies. In fact, Clement’s countless failed prophecies talked about here were not spoken by him ‘conditionally’. But, were black and white unconditional forecasts under his prime guise as a ‘prophet’.

Clement’s recent implying that ‘believers’ might be faulted for his failed prophecies matches today’s ‘money-changers’ who, after wrongfully going into DEBT, also cast their self-created financial burdens upon God’s innocent people.

Once again, I have to say to you, “You are the only one responsible for your salvation. Read and study your Bible. Show yourself approved before God. Depend on no man for your salvation regardless how nice or holy he seems. After all, he is also just a man”. Just like the scriptures I post here on Kick Acts. Check them out for yourself and come to your own understanding and establish your personal relationship with God.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 20, 2010 at 12:01 AM

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Orange Hour show Clearwater Florida !!!

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Orange Hour show

If you have never been to an Orange Hour show then you are missing out, and
if you have been to one of their shows, the melting of the face will stop
soon…I promise. You see what happens when you go to one of their shows is
you get torn up. If it’s not Nick beating you with his awesome rhythm and
clear beats, or Taylor dropping you to your knee with his awesome bass, then
it’s Darrell and Hugh melting your face with Darrell’s voice and Hugh’s
mastered guitar melting ability. Yes after the show you will not know
whether to try and keep your face from falling off your head or to scream
for more.

Seeing these guys live is phenomenal and I tell you when I heard them for
the first time I knew I was going to like them. Their style is hard to guess
since they are talented enough to jump from one sound to the other with no
problem.  From jazzy to alternative and in between, these guys know how to
get down.

Not many have heard from them, and there is a good reason for that, they’ve
been together for only a short period of time, and that’s what makes them so
good. You can tell musically they go together like coke and rum. One thing
you readers will learn about me is I don’t back something up that I
personally wouldn’t listen to myself. Speaking of which, Darrell I’m still
waiting for that cd.

Author’s note: You can see these guys every Friday at the Velvet Lounge in
Clearwater With ladies drinking free and guys you only got to
pay $3. You can also  Check them out at Orangehourmusic.com, or look for
them on myspace.

CE: Jon Tucker

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 19, 2010 at 12:51 PM

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Concert Report: Chet & The Molesters Southside II, Boonville, IN – Jan 16, 2010

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When Kevin (Book) had announced on Band Nut earlier about doing some reunion shows of Chet & The Molesters, I checked my band schedule and  finally I had the chance to hear these guys after 20 years. Back in their heyday (1989-93) I was playing 6 nights a week at 3 different Executive Inns or chasing around an 8 year old son.  A little after 10,  the balls to the wall, in your face, full throttle rock & roll that is Chet & the Molesters, kicked off the first set.

By 10:25 if you weren’t there already, it was standing room only, [ club owners take note: hire these guys and make a lot of money w/the bar take], and remained that way while I was there.  Chet is a drummer that I really admire for his chops and solid groove, Kevin is laying down the bass, and is THE rock vocalist around here with the pipes to hit the upper register notes, Nick is one shredding guitarist, replicating Slash, Eddie V/H, Jimmy Page with ease, Jimmi the only band member I’ve never met, is also the other guitarist that kicks ass. Nick and Jimmi compliment each other well, switching between rhythm and lead breaks.  What I like about this band is the is no lag between songs, no one is standing waiting for someone to call up a song, unlike some bands I’ve been in myself.  All I can say now, is that this is my favorite local band, and I hope to catch another show soon.  They have the stage presence, sound, talent to play anywhere, and have to be one of the best bands I’ve seen, and I’ve seen many.  Oh and if it’s too loud, you’re too old…Part song list 1st set, that I recall…Black Dog / Nothin’ but a good time / Interstate love song / Mr. Brownstone / Limelight / Life in the Fast Lane / Ain’t That a Shame and an original song “Gone Fishing”…

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Posted by Allen D. Tate - January 19, 2010 at 8:42 AM

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What happened? Mystery Visitor Fails to Show Up at Edgar Allan Poe Grave

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BALTIMORE —  Is this tradition “nevermore”?

A mysterious visitor who each year leaves roses and cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe on the writer’s birthday failed to show early Tuesday, breaking with a ritual that began more than 60 years ago.

“I’m confused, befuddled,” said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum. “I don’t know what’s going on

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 19, 2010 at 8:33 AM

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 19, 2010 at 7:06 AM

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Tithing

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Did you know that the Creator has a financial law that is applicable to true Christians today, and that Almighty God will bless those who are willing to obey this law in faith?

An Economic Train Wreck?

What does the word “tithe” mean? Is the law of tithing in force today? Did Jesus Christ Himself indicate that we should tithe?

The answers to these and other related questions are important to understand, especially since the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia will soon be punished for carelessly disobeying the law of tithing—and many other laws of God. We have been physically blessed above all peoples on earth because of a promise God made to Abraham millennia ago. But now the British Empire is no more. Even its prestige in the Commonwealth is fading. And, as you will observe over the next several years, America’s national “pride” and prestige will plummet.

Although America is still the world’s most powerful nation, it is also the world’s greatest debtor. We owe other nations far more than any nation has ever owed in human history. And although its debt is smaller than ours in dollar amounts, Canada’s debt is bigger in proportion to its population!

The time will soon come for all of us to “pay the piper”! Many respected economists have been warning for years about this growing problem. As the San Diego Union-Tribune stated on November 22, 2000:

“Many private economists say the deficit may have reached a level that could pose a risk to the overall economy if foreigners, who have been eager to sell their products and hold dollar-denominated investments, suddenly decide to dump their U.S. holdings. That could send stock and bond prices plunging.

“The inevitable question raised by huge and growing trade deficits is whether this situation represents a train wreck waiting to happen,” said Ken Mayland, economist with Clear View Economics in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

An economic train wreck “waiting to happen”? Why?

Because our peoples—individually and collectively—have forsaken God and His laws, He is beginning to withdraw His blessings from us. That is the actual reason we are the world’s “greatest debtor.” That is the reason increasing millions of Americans and Canadians are seeking relief from mounting personal debts by declaring bankruptcy.

Yet even in the traumatic years preceding the Great Tribulation, God will protect and bless those who serve Him and truly obey His laws—including the law of tithing.

What is a tithe? The word “tithe” is simply an old English word meaning “tenth.” It refers to the giving of a “tenth” of one’s income to God or for other charitable purposes. And Almighty God directs that this tenth be given to Him—to His true ministers to do His Work—not just to be handed out anywhere.

The law of tithing simply means that the Great God who made us—who gave us our life, our talents, our minds, the strength with which we work and the very land and materials which we employ in our work—requires us to pay Him the first tenth of our increase or income.

As far as the direct matter of tithing is concerned, God does not consider that we are “giving” anything—but are paying our Creator a very nominal amount that He requires as our Maker, our Sustainer, our Landlord, our Protector and our God!

Nevertheless, the Almighty promises: “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9–10).

Yes, if you are faithful in obeying God and paying Him the first tenth—or “tithe”—of your income—He will bless your life in many physical and material ways. He has promised—and God never breaks His Word!

In Malachi 3, speaking to modern-day Jacob or Israel (v. 8), God declares: “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.” God here indicts our modern English-speaking people for robbing our very Creator and His work today! No wonder there is so little true religion left on earth today! No wonder there is so much confusion and deceit going about in the name of Christianity!

God continues: “You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation” (v. 9).

Then God promises in His Word: “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this, says the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (v. 10).

Here is a blistering challenge from Almighty God!

God says He will bless you if you begin tithing—as He commands—through faith in Him and in His Word. Literally hundreds of case histories may be cited to show that God certainly does bless the tither even in material ways. He may not always do so immediately. You may have to obey Him and exercise faith for a while. But as you serve Him, obey Him and trust Him, God will keep His part of the bargain.

The tithe (10%) is brought forward from the Old Testament. Basically the only ones that tithed were the sheepherders and farmers. From all the festivals they celebrated, they actually paid around 33%.

What does the New Testament say about tithing?

We can conclude from reviewing the New Testament scriptures that
although there is support for the sharing of material wealth with the
ministry, there is no conclusive proof in the New Testament to support
the inclusion of the Old Covenant tithing principle in Christian
teaching.

About the only thing I can find in the New Testament regarding tithing is, “Give unto the Lord with a good and cheerful heart”. What this means to me is if an individual only has a dollar, and he gives that dollar freely, he will be more blessed then the rich man that can give $500.00 but only gives $50.00

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM

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“Joke of The Day” Submitted by David Burris

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A son asked his mother the following question: ‘Mom, why are wedding dresses white?’ The mother looks at her son and replies: ‘Son, this shows your friends and relatives that your bride is pure.’ The son thanks his Mom and goes off to double-check this with his father. ‘Dad why are wedding dresses white?’ The father looks at his son in surprise and says: ‘Son, all household appliances come in white.’

(They are still looking for dad !!)

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 18, 2010 at 11:21 AM

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Tiger shark spotted in South Florida

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Just a warning to all the ladies who may be heading to Florida this vacation season.

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Posted by Allen D. Tate - January 18, 2010 at 10:28 AM

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Beverage of the “Weak” from Jon Tucker

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When I was first told about Bavaria I thought my friend was talking about a region, but then he quickly informed me he was talking about a brand of beer. I’m always excited about trying a new beer so I figured “what the hell”. I was told this is the type of beer that isn’t usually found at bars, so we went to a beer and wine store little ways from my house. We bought a 12-pack (which surprisingly wasn’t that expensive, or maybe even cheaper than what you would pay on most 12-packs), packed in the car and drove home. My friend urged me to try this beer for the first time in a pilsner glass to give me the experience of drinking a fine beer. I poured, waited for the foam to go down, and took two very nice, and very large gulps. It was amazing. I could definitely taste the hops. It wasn’t overpowering, but it sure made itself known. The malt was at a nice level, and it had a Grolsch taste but it was much cleaner. This lager is a must try must buy in my book. That’s why it made the choice of the week.

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