The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10.
Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king’s signet ring may not be revoked. Esther 8:8.
Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal. John 6:27.
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I have set My seal on Christ and I have sealed you in Him. In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30.
A thief comes to steal. What do you do to stop him from taking your stuff? You lock it up. My Son explained that to you, “But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.” He would have secured it.
When you take Jesus as you Lord, your spirit become new, born again, and it is sealed in Christ by My Spirit, who now dwells in you. Jesus told you that when you believe in Him I give you to Him entrust you to Him that He must raise you up on the Last Day. You are redeemed, spirit, soul, and body with the Spirit as a pledge of your glorious body and the eternal life to come. Your spirit is glorified now but your body is still of the earth until the day you depart from it and are clothed in immortality. A glorified body. But your spirit is locked up tight. You cannot be possessed by a demon or lose your salvation once you are born again. But there are other areas you are responsible to secure by doing what I tell you to do to keep those healed, whole, prospering and abundantly living, for even though your spirit is born again and you are no longer trapped in the realm of darkness so that you are no longer of the world, you are still in the world and the curse that Adam brought on the earth has not yet been removed, as it will be when Jesus returns. So there are certain parts of you, such as your flesh and soul that you must get under My jurisdiction so I can lock you up securely from the devil’s schemes, so that you are not causing the curse to have any entrance into your life.
If you remain in My Word and let My Word remain in you. If you are a doer of the Word and not only a hearer. If you are willing and obey you will eat the good of the land. You are locked up tight. I have put a hedge around you. I have sealed you in Christ and I have placed My seal on Him. There is no snatching out of My hand. In Him the evil one cannot touch your spirit, soul, or body. You are healed and redeemed.
So what is your responsibility in all this, as I said, your spirit can never be touched again by the evil one, in Jesus I have given you eternal life and My gift and call is irrevocable. I have sealed you in Him and the Spirit will raise you up on the Last Day in a twinkling of an eye.
You must lock up your soul (mind, will, and emotions) from the evil one’s tactics to pull you back into darkness by meditating on My Word, speaking and declaring My Word, hearing My Word, and doing My Word. Jesus gave you My peace, but He told you that your part is not to allow your heart to be troubled or afraid. How do you do that? By declaring My promises in whatever situation you find yourself in that would otherwise cause you to fear. Take every thought captive in obedience to Christ, that is, My anointed Word, and you will have victory in this area. Deborah, David, Elisha, Daniel, Paul, and John were all people like you and yet they, by their confidence in My Word, had no fear in the most dire circumstances. Circumstances, the magnitude of which, most of you will never face. Put on the garment of praise in place of the spirit of depression and weakness and sing and shout the victory, and that is before you see it.
But there is something you are responsible to lock up with a special hedge of My protection but only you can authorize Me to do that. It is protection of your finances, your provision and the breeding ground for your prosperity. You need to secure it from the enemy or he will steal all you have and bring you into the curse of poverty, the life of barely enough.
Satan, since Adam handed it over to him, owns the world system of wealth. He told My Son during His fast in the desert, “And he (the devil) led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’” Luke 4:5-8.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, My love is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from Me, but is from the world. 1 John 2:15-16.
The gold and the silver in the hills are Mine, but the minted money of the nations is in the jurisdiction of Satan. And there is only one way you can get it out. Do you know what that is? You should by now, from the time Adam handed his authority and livelihood over to Satan until now it was the only way you could protect your provision from the devourer. It is called the tithe. Cain and Abel knew it and Cain killed Abel in jealously over his tithe. Abraham knew this. He gave the priest Melchizedek a tenth of ALL. The gross, not the net.
Remember that after Jacob had a dream seeing Heaven joined with earth and the angels ascending and descending to serve on earth from Heaven and return, he promised Me that he would tithe, he said it like this, “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear, and I return to my father’s house in safety, then the Lord will be my God. This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.” Genesis 28:20-22. Jacob understood that to come under My Lordship, that is, My jurisdiction, My Kingdom, he would “surely give a tenth to Me.” Why? The tenth represents the whole and if you place the first tenth in My hands the rest is under My protection, My Kingdom system. You have transferred your finances into the Kingdom when you tithe and I can put a hedge of protection around your finances and lock them up from being stolen by the enemy.
I revealed this to My prophet Malachi like this, “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test 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 a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts. All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:8-12.
Consider your ways, the prophet Haggai told the people of Israel who had returned from the exile in Babylon with funds to rebuild My house, there money seemed to be in bags with holes, and they could not seem to get enough to be satisfied, the ground of their crops was not producing and the rain was refusing to fall. They had more month than money. Why? I told them to consider what they were doing, not Me. What were they doing? They were using the money given for Me to rebuild My temple to build their own houses while Mine remained in ruins. And that is what you are doing when you refuse to tithe. Then I told the people that if they would go and work first on My house, then from that day forward they would prosper. So they went and they found out it worked. I shook heaven and earth to bring in the gold and silver and goods to them so that they would make the later glory of My House more than the former and their lives would prosper in abundance. I even gave them the date they turned to Me, the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. And when they began to tithe and build My house everything changed.
Consider your ways. Do you want to transfer your finances into the Kingdom where moth and rust do not corrode and thieves cannot break in and steal? Then you need to get with the program I have given you and tithe the whole. It is only one-tenth but it puts up a wall around the rest so I can prosper the work of your hands.
I love you. I have given you the way to secure everything in your life. Isn’t it time you locked up all your everything in your life from the devil? Spirit, soul and body. Let Me be your Lord to cover them all.