Before I came to The Way Ministry, I wanted to know more about the payment of the tithe because I considered this practice as a means for pastors to make money. Using the teachings from the booklet entitled Christians Should Be Prosperous, the believer who witnessed to me convinced me that the payment of the tithe is a principle established by God for the prosperity of His people.
After I attended the Foundational Class in The Way Ministry in 1994, I made a freewill decision to discipline myself in the application of the principle of the payment of the tithe. I started doing it faithfully. And soon, I noticed a wonderful change in my life. I was no longer frequently sick as I used to be. Since then I have lived a healthy life that still amazes my relatives and friends.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
This spectacular blessing caused my wife to join me in The Way Ministry in 1995. Since then we have faithfully worshipped and served together in The Way. Moreover, the yearly medical evaluation performed by our office insurance company revealed that my family was the only one that turned in fewer health insurance assistance requests from 2009 to 2017. That was concrete proof for me that the tithe always provides.
My first and foremost professional concern is to do my best, no matter what the circumstances are. By God’s grace and with the help of the teachings I received in The Way Ministry, I was always appreciated by my supervisors, and I moved from promotion to promotion until I retired in June 2017, despite the different forms of adversity, jealousy, and envy I faced at work.
As a good volleyball player, I played for the national team before joining a local one as a trainer and a player. It was common practice among team leaders to seek mystical assistance for victory, but I convinced my team members to rely on prayers to God for victory. I taught them how to pray, and I personally spoke abundantly in tongues before, during, and after the games.
At the time of a major volleyball tournament, the leaders of our major opponent team, fearing my outstanding performance, came to beg me to find an excuse not to play that game, in order to allow them to win. They confessed to me that they went to consult a fetishist and asked him to use his mystical power to prevent me from playing well. The fetishist failed to do so because, for some reason they could not explain, my image was the only one that did not appear in the water the man was using to “tie up,” as they said, the players of my team. This was a tremendous blessing for me as I once again experienced the reality of the power of God as taught to me in I John 4:4: “…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
When God’s accurate Word is learned and applied with belief, it produces powerful results.