Healing from a Tithing Sermon

August 2013

As most of you know, I believe totally in Tithing to the church and I love doing so. With the many miracles that I have received from tithing (see Miracles of Tithing and Tithing from Gross Income) and the many lessons I have learnt over the years, I could not help but preach about it, if only to share the power that lies in tithing. 

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to preach about it. Like usual, and is commonly expected, a sermon on tithing is to encourage people who do not (yet) tithe to tithe - or for those who are already tithing to continue to do so. I have seen many different kinds of miracles happened to people who have responded, but never in a million years have I ever heard or witnessed someone being healed from a tithing sermon.

The story is quite simple, yet powerful. A man was suffering from depression after losing his job. He had been faithfully tithing all the time he was working. He tried so hard to get a new job, but kept getting rejections and so he started to blame God for not being faithful back to him. He had the attitude that God should be good back to him after all his tithe giving. 

During the sermon, he realised that he had the wrong attitude - tithing is giving back to God (not giving to God). God doesn't owe anybody anything, His blessings are given out of grace. In fact, it is a privilege to be able to give back to God who already has everything (for He created and owns the universe). The man prayed to God about his depression, the man asked for peace and proceeded to remove the conditions of his giving. Suddenly a peace came over him (just as he asked) and God lifted his depression. For the first time in a long time, he felt happy, so happy and was excited that God had healed him from depression.

Tithing and healing are two completely different topics, yet God used tithing to heal. Only God can do this, all praise and glory be to Him!

Isaiah 6:10
          ... Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”