Malachi 3;8" Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings."
And if you only pay your tithe sometimes and not all the time;if you only pay it when you feel you have less responsibilities requiring money,you are still a thief.Tithe must be paid ALL the time.Its a command from God and attracts a curse when you break it.You won't only live with a curse here on earth but when you die,you can't enter heaven and will go to hell for being a thief,stealing from God.
And if Jesus comes back while you are still stealing the tithes and offerings,you will be left behind.Not paying tithe is not a small issue,its very serious to God.Make things right with God,repent of your stealing and bring the tithes and offerings to God.Tithe must be paid in church,not given to the poor.
The reason why you can't give the tithe to the poor is because the tithe belongs to God,its God's money.You can't give away money that's not yours.If you want to give to the poor,still,first bring the whole tithe to church,then you can give the poor from what you have remaining.It must be brought to God's house.The 10 percent belongs to God,not to you.
Malachi 3:9-12 "9 Ye [are] cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, [even] this whole nation.
10 Bring ye all the tithes 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].
11 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.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delight some land, saith the LORD of hosts."
And don't tithe money you have gotten in an unclean way e.g through robbery,prostitution,cheating,or any crooked way because God won't accept it.
Malachi 1:7-14 "7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD [is] contemptible.
8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, [is it] not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, [is it] not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.
10 Who [is there] even among you that would shut the doors [for nought]? neither do ye kindle [fire] on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name [shall be] great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense [shall be] offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name [shall be] great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD [is] polluted; and the fruit thereof, [even] his meat, [is] contemptible.
13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness [is it]! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought [that which was] torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
14 But cursed [be] the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I [am] a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name [is] dreadful among the heathen."
We arent required to make sacrifices and burnt offerings anymore because The Lord Jesus Christ came and suffered for us all once and for all,But what we are now to give is tithes and offerings.
This is meant to support the work of God.
Thieves will not inherit heaven,that includes those stealing through tithes and offerings.
Angelica Zambrano,a servant of the Lord about whom the Lord Jesus Christ has spoken to me about and confirmed that He is the one who showed her these things was shown someone in hell for not tithing.
Here is the extract from her testimony,you can read the whole testimony at this link http://www.divinerevelations.info/documents/prepare_to_meet_your_god/2nd_video/
"Among all those people, I heard someone saying, "I ask for your forgiveness now Lord, because I have stolen from you, forgive me for stealing, I stole from You Lord and I do not want to do it again." I asked, "Lord, who is he and why does he say he stole from You?" "My child I will show you who he is." We entered his cell and I saw a disfigured man. The flames opened up and I could see that he was being tormented.
All those people who are in hell have a plaque on their chest, and 666 on their forehead. This man extended his hand and said, "Lord forgive me." I asked, "Why are you here, why are you asking for forgiveness from the Lord, why? You say you have stolen from God, but nobody can steal from God? This is impossible, why do you say you have stolen from Him?" He replied, "I'll tell you my story...I was a Christian leader, for 20 years I had known Christ, but during the 20 years I said: all that money from my tithing and offerings were just to sustain the pastors, but I regret it because I now know that it wasn't for them, it was for the Lord, and that is why I say I have stolen from God ... At this very moment there are many people on Earth that are robbing the Lord like I did. When you return to Earth, tell all those people who don't want to give their tithes and offerings, not to steal from the Lord, otherwise, they’ll wind up in Hell, and no thief will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I knew the Holy Word, now I regret it and realize I robbed the Lord." (Malachi 3:8) "Tell the people when they give to God, give the Lord with true love." (2 Cor 9:7) This man kept pleading, "Lord forgive me", and the Lord replied, "It is too late, there is no opportunity for you."
I asked the man, "But why did you rob God, why? You knew very well we cannot steal God’s tithes and offerings." He answered, "Yes, I knew very well, but never did follow it, I never did because I was a very proud man."
Do not steal from God.Give all your tithes and offerings,the whole 10 percent.Give your life to Jesus,repent and turn from your sin.The day of repentance is now.God is very eager to forgive and not punish.But He only forgives those who repent.Forgive everyone you have not forgiven,then ask God for forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ,you will find mercy.God Bless You