1. Tithing~ First, you must honor God with the tithe. A tithe is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a voluntary contribution, usually to support
a Christian organization. Abraham realized great wealth through putting his faith in God and honoring God by tithing. Proverbs 3:9-10~ 'Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits [tithe] of all thine increase:
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Malachi 3:10-11 'Bring you all the tithe into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith,
saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither
shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. Many modern- day believers expect to experience the same wealth Abraham experienced, but they refuse to tithe, These believers argue that we are no longer under the Law of
Moses, but under grace; tithing is no longer necessary [Galatians 3:6-29]. However, they do not take into account that Abraham and Jacob both honored God with the tithe (tithe) long before Moses was even born, much less
the Law of Moses instituted [Genesis 14:20], [Genesis 28:22]. 2. Giving and Receiving~ Many Christians love to quote Philippians 4:19 'But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus'. But they don't quote this very quotation in the context that it was written. The Apostle Paul is giving this promise
to a group of believers who were operating in God's principles of "giving and receiving" and "sowing and reaping". Paul, in Philippians 4:19 is reiterating what Jesus says in Luke 6:38:
"give and it shall be given to you." Paul said to the Church at Philippi, "no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only [Philippians 4:15]". Paul then said, " not because I desire a gift:
but I desire that fruit may abound to your account [Philippians 4:17]". The NASB, read, "I seek for the profit which increases to your account [Philippians 4:17]". If you follow God's
principles, he will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 3. Be Generous, not Greedy ~~Give of your resources in addition to your
tithe. The tithe belongs to the Lord [Malachi 3:8]. Follow the principle of "giving and receiving" and "seed time and harvest" [Philippians 4:15, 2 Corinthians 9:6].
~~Luke 6:38 ~Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. ~2Corinthians
9:6 "But this I say, He who sows sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver [2Corinthians 9:7]. Proverbs 11:24,25 "There is one who scatters,yet increases more. And there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made
rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself. [see also 2Corinthians 8:15] Proverbs 19:17~ He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, and He will pay back what he has given [see also Psalm 41:1]. 4. Respect
God and Possess Humility: ~~You must possess a reverential fear of God and stay humble, accurately recognizing that it is God that has given you the power to obtain wealth. Here we are but stewards!
The earth belongs to the Lord. Biblical humility does not carry the same connection as the word humility does in modern America culture. Most people believe humulity is having a feeling that one is unimportant, weak,
or poor. This is not Biblical humility. Biblical humility is not a feeling. It is independent of the opinions (good or bad) of others, and it is not measured by comparing ones self to others [see Luke 18:9-14]. Biblical humility is simply and honestly recognizing
ones dependence on God. Proverbs 22:4~ By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life. Deuteronomy 8:17-18~ And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the
Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Psalm 112:1-3~ Praise ye the LORD. Blessed
is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Psalms 118:25~ Save now, I pray,
O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity. Please, LORD,please save us. Please, LORD, please give us success [NLT]. 2Chronicles 20:20 " Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so
shall ye prosper. 5. Wisdom and Righteous Living~~Proverbs 3:13-16~ "How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit
of silver, and her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and
honor [Proverbs 3:13-16]. 6. The Choice is Yours to Make~ "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing.
Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live" ~Deuteronomy 30:19.