Posted by: chrisbatz | November 7, 2011

The Father delights in Blessing and Increase (Principle of Wealth)

The Lord delights in blessing us. Pure and simple. Walking in increase and blessing is about encountering His heart of goodness, joy, and Father’s love.

I was reading in Deuteronomy 14 and was overwhelmed by His heart for us (even through tithing).

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22 “You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. 23 And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide (His Presence), the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always. 24 But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carrythe tithe, or if the place where the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the LORD your God has blessed you25 then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses. 26 And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.27 You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
28 “At the end of every third year you shall bring out the tithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates.29 And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

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I highlighted key words that speak of His heart. I knows there’s more in the passage, but I want to emphasize certain ones today.  Notice that tithing in this section of scripture has more to do with delighting in the Lord, His presence and His increase and goodness than it does with giving away ten percent.

The journey of wealth generation (Deut 8:18) is about Daddy Daddy revealing His heart and delighting over us while His children accomplish His purposes. Wealth is not about us;  its about His Family and our family.

(Wealth generation is also not about giving it all away. That’s poverty. The poor spend every dollar they make and never have enough. Rather its about generations, partnership, and blessing. But I digress….)

Do you see in verse 23 that you are to EAT before the Lord. I don’t know about you but I love to eat. Its my 32 birthday today (crazy huh), and I am going have my first $100 burger at Blanc today. I am going to EAT before my Lord and my family rejoicing in His goodness. Do you know it gives Him pleasure? He’s saying “Dat’s my boy!”.

Folks, enjoy the increase and blessing of the Lord! He created us to celebrate us and delight in His goodness… We were created to enjoy all of His creation. Prophetically speaking, in the days to come, the Lord will be setting us free from our distractions and we will have greater freedom to rest in true Celebration. There will be a resurgence of the Feasts of the Lord. There will be day long (& multiple day) community gatherings of joy, dancing, games, and lots of FOOD. And the Lord presence will rest there because we will truly delight in His goodness. We don’t know how to celebrate. And the Lord’s heart is sadden over of seriousness and half hearted parties.  I digressed again…

Okay so in verse 26 we have my favorite phrase…“get whatever your heart desires and rejoice in Me”. Again the Lord is not looking down at us and saying no don’t you get that nice thing…go to the Dollar Store or to McDonalds because that’s cheaper and better use of MY money. The Lord is NOT cheap. He lavishes His love on us. And if we asked for the Cadillac, you bet its in His heart to give it to you. In Luke 11:11 the Father’s heart is revealed. And He’s been speaking to me like this.  “Chris just ask. Really Lord? Yes, Chris. Just ask.”

If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?

Folks, remember whatever He does…its about the Lord’s heart for us even wealth.

And also remember our Tithe is really a feast before the Lord… Its a celebration of His goodness and increase…and we get to party with friends and family. He wants us to enjoy Him and His presence.

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  1. Love this Chris! What is a $100 Burger at Blanc? All I know is I dream of their Blue Cheese Burger! When Daniel is healed we are all going!


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