When it comes to offering your tithe to Jesus, your mouth is just as important as your hand. Under the old covenant, the people were to take their tithe—the first fruits of their increase—to the priest declaring, “Go to the priest in charge at that time and say to him, ‘With this gift I acknowledge to the Lord your God that I have entered the land he swore to our ancestors he would give us’” (Deuteronomy 26:3). Then the priest would place the tithe in a basket and present it on the altar before God as the people declared aloud their redemption before the Lord (verses 5-10, 13-15).
Today Jesus receives our tithes as we present them rejoicing in our deliverance from the kingdom of darkness and our entrance into His kingdom (Colossians 1:13). He receives our tithes, presents them to the Father and blesses us (read Hebrews 7). Remember, the money is the tithe, but tithing is done with the mouth.
The place to which we bring the tithe is, according to Malachi 3:10, the storehouse, or the place where we are receiving our spiritual food—where a pastor, evangelist, apostle or other ministry is in operation.
The following is a suggested confession adapted from Deuteronomy 26 and Malachi 3 to be spoken over your tithe:
I confess this day to You, Lord God, that I have come into the inheritance which You swore to give me. I was a sinner held in bondage and in darkness by Satan. But I called upon the Name of Jesus and You heard my cry and delivered me from the power and authority of darkness. You lifted me out of my affliction and oppression. You took me in and forgave me and translated me into the kingdom of Your dear Son. You made me Yours through the shed blood of Jesus and gave me authority over the evil one.
Jesus, as my Lord and High Priest, I bring the first fruits of my land (income) which You have given me. I expect You to set it before the Father and worship Him with it. I rejoice in all the good which You have given to me and my household. I have listened to the voice of the Lord my God and have done according to all that You have commanded me.
Now look down from heaven, Your holy habitation, and bless me, Your son and servant, according to Your riches in glory. Bless my land (job) as You have promised in Your Word.
I declare the blessing is pouring out and there’s not enough room to receive it! God, You have rebuked the devourer for my sake. The work of my hands will not be destroyed and come to nothing. Today, I am experiencing God’s supernatural increase, and I walk in it by faith. I worship You, Lord, and I call it done, in Jesus’ Name.