WHY ISN'T MY GIVING WORKING - By Dr. Jesse Duplantis

There are four types of giving in the Bible:

1. Tithe – Motivation is Obedience.
2. First Fruits – Motivation is Generosity.
3. Alms Giving – Motivation is Compassion.
4. Seed Giving – Motivation is Faith and Reward.

About 95% - 99% of giving is Alms giving. God is a God of order. A double-minded man is unstable is all his ways, James 1:8. Unstableness is a sign of disorder, spiritual disorder.

TITHE: Motivation is obedience.

Do Not Rob God

Malachi 3:8-12 (NKJV)
8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; 12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.

The Tithe Is A Divine Connector To The Blessing. What Blessing? What Is The Blessing?
Genesis 1:28 (NKJV)
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
Be fruitful, always producing. Be multiplying, always increasing. Replenish, fill and refill and subdue it. Subdue means to put things down. Control your environment or your environment will control you. Once you control your environment, you will then have your destiny in your hand and your destination. If you are having a hard time in the recession, you need to quit living on the Babylonian System. Live on the Blessed System.

How? The Tithe!

Tithing is a way for the recession or depression to by-pass you.

Why? Because You Live On An Open Window Of Heaven!

Deuteronomy 28: 3-8 - Blessed in the city, Blessed in the fields, Blessed in the fruit of your body, Blessed going in, Blessed coming out, etc. Years ago, the Lord stopped me from rebuking the devil. He said Jesse what are you doing. I told Him, that I was rebuking the devil. He said quit rebuking the devil, that is not your job, that is My job. Your job is Malachi 3:8-12, to be a fruitful tither. Stop wasting your energy trying to do something that is not meant for you to do. Tithing holds God to His promise to rebuke the devourer for your sake. You would rather have 90% of your income blessed, than to have 100% of it cursed. Satan wants to put you in a position where you can’t afford to tithe so that he can curse you. But your motivation should be obedience to His word, because that is what tithing is all about. It’s a divine connector. This is one of the first things of giving. I am going to show you how you can tithe and then do other things and mess up. And the recession is attacking you and you can’t figure out why? The non-believers and doubters get so angry because I subdue them. I control my environment. I don’t allow doubt or unbelief in my house.

FIRST FRUITS: Motivation is Generosity.

There are 31 references to First Fruits in the Bible. Proverbs 3:9 - Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase. Honor is a gift that a man or a woman gives themselves. No one can ever give you honor. If they are honoring you it’s because you gave yourself a gift of honor and you refuse to break that honor and the only one who can give you that honor is yourself. I told the Lord that when I got born again that I would be a reflection of Christ, instead of casting a reflection upon Him. That I would submit to His words and His ways. Whether it be spiritual, physical or financial. To do that, you must give yourself the gift of honor.

First Fruits shows God you are not in love with money, you are in love with Him. So, He can trust you with money and with giving you more money. First Fruits shows your gratitude to God, for the extra blessing He’s bestowed upon you. First Fruits is an expression of your love for His Word and it is only done once a year. Romans 11:16 - For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

You are not going to learn to live in prosperity when you get to heaven. That is a genetically altered statement, from a genetically altered preacher, reading a genetically altered Bible, because he is distorted. Most people have never heard the TRUE WORD OF GOD! Why? Because it’s been genetically altered, distorted. But God says in Psalms 89:34 – My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Now either they are lying or God is, I choose them. First Fruits motivation is generosity. Again, I say First Fruits is an expression of your love for His word and it’s only done once.

ALMS GIVING: Motivation is Compassion.

Here is where 99 out of 100 ministries totally mess up, is the Alms. This is where they mess up terribly on their receiving. Alms Giving is the only giving that is not given to God, but given to mankind. The motivation for Alms Giving is compassion. A lot of money given to ministries is Alms Giving. What I am going to teach you is going to make some people mad, but I don’t care because I am tired of you not being blessed. My Board of Directors use to tell me this for years, but they don’t tell me anymore because I’ve corrected them. They would tell me Brother Jesse, if you would only tell what you do for the poor. I told them I would never ever tell what I do for the poor. Most of the time on television it will show somebody trying to raise money for some poor starving baby or some cause. And they have to raise it every year, and it never stops.

Why Doesn’t It Stop? Why Isn’t The Baby Ever Fed?

Now you should give because the people need it, but the rate of reimbursement on your Alms giving is dollar for dollar. Proverbs 19:17 – He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given. In other words, you’re going to get back what you gave, which means you’re still at zero. If you gave money broke, you are still broke. You are trying to get out of broke. Now let me prove what I just said. If you believe what Jesus said, read Matthew 6:1-8. You can see Jesus is talking in the Bible because it’s in red.

Do Good to Please God

Matthew 6:1-8 (NKJV)

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

The reason why you do not tell anyone about your charitable deeds (Alms Giving), is because by doing this, you do not receive a reward from your Father in Heaven. This is how a lot of people mess up in their receiving, by telling what they do for the poor. You can tell people about how much you Tithe, about your First Fruits and about your Seed Giving; but not your charitable deeds – Alms. People say that is bragging, no that’s not bragging, that’s letting others know how God has blessed you. But, when it comes to helping poor people, SHUT YOUR MOUTH! When you start doing things out of order, God closes a window to you. God is a God of order. Proverbs 19:17. Alms Giving is secrecy. Why? To protect people’s dignity in their crisis. People don’t want other people to know they are about to lose their house or they need food. So, when you bless a poor person, Shut Your Mouth! Some people say they don’t believe in the 30, 60, or 100-fold giving. You know why? Because they have turned it into Alms. Here’s another mistake people make, and I’ll admit I’ve made it too, until I started doing things in order. If you have ever taken a portion of your tithe and said I’m going to give this portion to the poor, what you have just done is turned your tithe into Alms. Then God has to shut the window of Heaven to you and He can’t rebuke the devourer for your sake and you will only get back, what you gave that poor person. So, you keep wondering why you are losing money.

The rate of return for Tithe is blessed in the city, blessed in the fields etc. The rate of return for First Fruits, shows God that you don’t love money more than Him and so He can trust you with more, because you generously give to others. But when you start taking these things out of order, God can’t and will not rebuke the devourer for your sake. God is a God of order. When you switch them, you take them out of order. Again, God is a God of order and He has to stop what He said concerning the tithe, because you’ve made it Alms. So, when you tithe, put your tithe away and don’t touch it, it belongs to God, it is Holy unto the Lord, Leviticus 27:30. First Fruits is based on generosity, but you can’t break it up and turn it into Alms. You can’t take things out of order. If you take the Tithe, the First Fruit, or the Seed and you make it Alms; you shut down what the Tithe does, you shut down what the First Fruit does and you shut down what the Seed does. You’ve got to understand the rate of exchanges. When you put money in the bank, don’t you want to know the rate that they’re going to pay you? It’s very important. Why do you mess it up when it comes to your giving? The rate of return on Alms is reimbursement. Proverbs 19:17, God is not going to be indebted to you.

Seed Giving: Motivation is Faith and Reward

This is where you get the biggest return on your given. For instructions on Seed Giving, please read Mark 4:3-9.

Mark 4:3-9 (NKJV)
3 “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. 5 Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. 7 And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. 8 But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” 9 And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Seed or Offering giving is the only way that the 30, 60, or 100-fold harvest is received. The seed is the surest way to stop poverty in your life. If you take the seed and you are not a tither, the devourer is going to take it and God can’t rebuke the devourer for your sake. Also, the seed must be sown on good ground. The seed is the quickest way for total debt cancellation, but you can’t swap seed giving for the tithe. The tithe is the Lord’s. It is holy unto the Lord. Without being a faithful tither, the Lord cannot rebuke the devourer for your sake. You can sow a seed offering, but if you are not tithing, the devourer is going to eat up all your return.
Here is a way that you can bless more people, churches and ministries, but you can’t take it out of order. If you take the Tithe and make it Alms, God will shut the windows, Malachi 3:10. He can’t stop the devourer. If you take the Seed and you’re not tithing, again the devourer is going to eat up all your seed giving and return. If you’re not First Fruit giving, God’s going to say He can’t trust you with more money and the devourers going to get that too. Also, if you keep telling everyone about how much you help the poor, disobedience is going to show up and destroy everything in your life. Why? Because you are not protecting the dignity of people in their crisis. The reason you should love offerings is because this is where you will get the most return. The Bible says give, and it will be given unto you; pressed down, shaking together, and running over. How much return? The 30, 60, or 100-fold or Deuteronomy 1:11 - May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!

When Will The Church Believe In Being Blessed?
The Church can’t believe, because they’ve been distorted by poverty preaching. They call it a Holy vow of poverty.

Why Do They Want You To Vow It?
God says if you vow, you must keep that vow, but Satan uses that to distort what God wants you to have. If you are a Tither, First Fruits Giver, Alms Giver and Seed Giver, then you need to expect to be blessed. God supplies all your needs. Start telling God what you want. He will give you the desires of your heart. Get away from genetically altered Christianity and start believing what God says. The Heathens have your money.

Why Is The Wealth Of The Wicked Laid Up For The Righteous?
Because they believe for your money and they get it. Don’t be deceived by the devil. This is why his children get all God has for you. There is nothing more powerful and richer than an idea, a witty invention.