Get on the Road to Increase 21 April Bring all the tithes...into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Are you ready to take the limits off your income? I am. And the Lord has been showing me how we can do it. Im excited about it because this is the day when we as believers need to prosper. We need to have enough not just to meet our own needs, but to see to it that the gospel is preached around the world. Jesus is coming back soon! We dont have time to sit around wishing we had enough money to go through doors God is opening before us. We dont have time to say, Well, one day when finances arent so tight, Ill give to this ministry or that one so they can buy television time in Russia, or print books in Spanish. We need to increase so we can giveand we need to do it now! How do we get on that road to increase? Through tithing. Tithing is the covenant transaction that opens the door for God to be directly involved in our increase. It is a two-way exchange in which we honor God by giving Him 10 percent of our income and He, in return, provides us with a surplus of prosperity (Deuteronomy 28:11, The Amplified Bible). But Gloria, you may say, I know Christians who have been tithing for years and they are not wealthy! Actually, you dont. You just know people who have put 10 percent of their income into the offering bucket. They went through the motions, but they werent doing all Bible tithing requires. You see, tithing isnt just a matter of the pocketbook. It is a matter of the heart. Thats the way it is with everything as far as God is concerned. He always looks on the heart. So when we tithe as a religious routine, not in faith, just because were supposed to, and not as a genuine expression of our love for God, we miss out on the blessings of it. Thats what happened to the people in Malachis day. They were bringing sacrifices to the Lord. They were going through the motions of tithing. But they were not being blessed. In fact, they were living under a financial curse because the attitude of their heart was not right. (You can read about it in Malachi 1:6-8.) What they were missing was honor! They werent giving God their best. Because they didnt love and reverence God in their hearts, they were offering Him their leftovers. They were fulfilling religious requirements by keeping a formula with no worship. So are you ready? Ready to take the limits off? Then tithe. But when you tithe, do it the right way. Remember to honor God with your tithe…honor Him from your heart. Soon, youll enjoy the supernatural increase God has promised you!Judges 18-19; Romans 10I bring my tithes into the storehouse. The Lord opens the windows of heaven and pours me out a blessing so great that there is not room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10
Scripture Reading: Malachi 3:8-12