SPREADING THE WORD WITHOUT SAYING A WORD MINISTRY BY: CHICO AND DEBBIE JIMENEZ
THE TRUTH ABOUT TITHING AND OFFERING
THE TRUTH; THAT IS FOUND ONLY IN THE “WORD OF GOD” WILL MAKE YOU FREE!!! John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
THE WORD OF GOD IS CLEAR THAT WE MUST HEAR THE “THE TRUE GOSPEL”; TO BELIEVE IT!!!! IN Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
WORKS OF THE LAW DOES NOT BRING FAITH, BELIEVING GOD BRINGS FAITH!!! ROMANS 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? 2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. 4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
GALATIONS 3:1O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 4Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. 5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
NOW WE CAN SEE “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD WHICH IS JESUS!!! FAITH IN THE GOSPEL COMES BY HEARING THE GOSPEL; THIS FAITH LEADS YOU TO THE LIBERTY THAT WE AS BELIEVERS ARE PROMISED IN HIS WORD!!! Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
QUESTION: HOW DID WE EVER BECOME ENTANGLED BY THIS YOKE OF BONDAGE??? ANSWER: BY LISTENING TO DOCTRINES OF MEN WHO PREACH “A GOSPEL”, NOT “THE GOSPEL”!!! MANY FOLLOW TRADITIONS THAT WERE TAUGHT TO THEM FROM A YOUNG AGE!!!PEOPLE GO TO SO CALLED “CHURCH BUILDINGS” AND LISTEN TO FALSE TEACHINGS, YES FALSE TEACHINGS, “A GOSPEL”!!! THEY TEACH THE 10 COMMANDMENTS!!! THEY TEACH HELLFIRE AND DAMNATION!!! THEY TEACH THAT YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR YOUR SALVATION!!! MOST DO NOT TEACH ASSURANCE OF YOUR SALVATION!!! WHEN THE REALITY IS John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE BECAUSE YOU ARE SEALED!!!
IF YOU READ THE WORD OF GOD FOR YOURSELF, YOU WON’T BE DECEIVED BY THE LIES, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE TRUTH!!! Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
THE WORD OF GOD WARNS US IN Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
THE PREACHERS OF “A GOSPEL” THAT GOD IS WARNING US ABOUT CAN BE PREACHERS OF CONDEMNATION OR GRACE, MIXING DOCTRINES AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN, THEN THERE ARE THOSE THAT SIMPLY TWIST THE WORD OF GOD TO SUIT THEIR OWN PURPOSES!!! THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON, THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAIN!!! Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? THESE PEOPLE PREACH “A GOSPEL”!!! THEY DO NOT PREACH “THE GOSPEL”!!!
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
THESE PREACHERS TEACH AND “YOU ARE MADE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO TITHE”!!! “TRADITION” SAYS THAT YOU ARE OBLIGATED BY THE “WORD OF GOD” PAY 10% OF YOUR INCOME AS TITHES TO YOUR CHURCH!!! NOT SO!!! WHAT DOES YOUR PREACHER GAIN FROM YOU AND OTHERS THAT THEY PREACH TO??? DOES YOUR PREACHER LIVE IN A BIG FANCY HOUSE COURTESY OF YOU AND THE REST OF THE CONGREGATION??? DO HE OR SHE HAVE NICE CARS? BOATS? MOTORCYCLES? ARE YOU PROVIDING THEIR FREE MEALS? THE ANSWER IS USUALLY YES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!
DOES THIS IN ANY WAY FURTHER THE KINGDOM OF GOD??? I THINK NOT!!!
ONE “PREACHER” ADMITTED TO US THAT, “HE USED HIS CONGREGATION TO GET HE WANTED OR NEEDED”, HE THEN EXPLAINED, “THEY FEEL OBLIGATED TO ME”!!! HE WENT ON TO SAY, “MANY PEOPLE IN MY CONGREGATION ASK ME AND MY FAMILY TO GO EAT AFTER CHURCH OR WHENEVER, I GRACE MY PRESENCE WITH, “THE WEALTHIEST ONES”, SO I CAN GO TO A NICER RESTAURANT”!!! ANOTHER PREACHER ADMITTED THAT HE USED HIS ORDIANTION PAPERS TO GET PERKS, i.e. AIR TRAVEL, LODGING, DISCOUNTS, PREFERRED PARKING, FOOD, etc.THESE MEN OR WOMEN KEEP YOU COMING BACK TO THEIR CHURCH BY MAKING YOU FEEL THAT, “YOU NEED THEM”!!! IN REALITY THEY NEED YOU, TO MAINTAIN THEIR LIFESTYLES!!! ALL YOU NEED IS JESUS AND HIS INDIPUTABLE WORD!!!
ACCORDING TO THE “WORD OF GOD” IN THE NEW COVENANT WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO TITHE 10% OF OUR INCOME!!! THE WORDS TITHE AND TITHES ARE COLLECTIVELY MENTIONED 7 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, 3 TIMES IN THE GOSPELS BEFORE THE NEW COVENANT WENT INTO EFFECT AND 4 TIMES IN THE BOOK OF HEBREWS; THERE IN HEBREWS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT IT’S SPEAKING OF THE MOSAIC LAW!!! Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. WE ARE NOT COMMANDED IN THE NEW COVENANT TO TITHE 10% OF OUR INCOME!!! MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THIS!!! DON’T BELIEVE ME??? READ IT FOR YOURSELF!!!
NOWHERE IN THE “WORD OF GOD” WILL YOU FIND A 501C3 (tax exemption for churches) MENTIONED, NOR WILL YOU FIND A TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION MENTIONED, THESE ARE MAN MADE LAWS, MADE FOR TODAY’S GREED!!! IF A GIFT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE, HOW IS IT A GIFT??? AS A MATTER OF FACT, JESUS SAID IN Matthew 22:21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
JESUS SAID IN Matthew 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: “freely ye have received, freely give”. Matthew 10:9 “Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses”, Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats. neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. Matthew 10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. REMEMBER,Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
SO WHO CHANGED GOD’S WORD??? Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
JESUS IS GIVING US “THE EXAMPLE” OF WHAT “HE WANTS” FOR HIS MINISTERS OF “THE TRUE GOSPEL”!!! HE SENT HIS DISCIPLES, HIS CLOSE PERSONAL FRIENDS OUT; WITHOUT MONEY, WITHOUT CAMELS, WITHOUT ROOM RESERVATIONS, WITHOUT DINNER PLANS AND WITHOUT FANCY CLOTHES TO PREACH “THE GOSPEL”!!! JESUS SAID IN Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
PAUL SAID IN 1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. DID YOU SEE THAT, “ALL YOUR NEEDS”!!!
PEOPLE TODAY HAVE BEEN BLINDED BY TRADITION AND DOCTRINES OF MEN!!! PREACHING “THE GOSPEL” WAS NEVER MEANT TO MAKE A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL WEALTHY AND EXHAULTED ABOVE OTHERS!!! Ephesians 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
FREE YOURSELF IN THE TRUTH FOUND ONLY IN THE WORD OF GOD!!! TODAY, AS IS EVIDENT IN SCRIPTURE, MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL ARE TO LIVE OF THE GOSPEL,
1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. THE LORD WILL PUT IT ON SOMEONE’S HEART TO BLESS A “MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL”!!! THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT FROM GOD TO TITHE TODAY, YOU ARE TO GIVE OUT OF LOVE, AND FROM YOUR HEART AS THE LORD LEADS YOU TO BLESS THEM!!! WHEN ONE PREACHES OR TEACHES “THE TRUTH” OF THE “WORD OF GOD”, THE LORD WILL PUT IT ON SOMEONES HEART TO BLESS THEM FINANCIALLY OR OTHERWISE!!! A MINSTER OF THE GOSPEL SHOULD NEVER ASK FOR MONEY OR TRY TO MAKE ONE FEEL GUILTY FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAIN!!!
WE WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU STUDY THE FUNCTION AND APPLICATION OF THE CHURCH, “BODY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS” IN THE BOOK OF ACTS!!!
WE PRAY THAT YOU SEE THE TRUTH AND FOLLOW GOD’S WORD INSTEAD OF MAN’S TRADITION!!!
CHICO AND DEBBIE