The Floodgates Of Heaven
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
God requires us to tithe. My husband and I love to tithe. Each time money comes into our bank account, we rejoice because we get to give back to God the tenth He commands.
The Believer’s tithe unlocks the floodgates of heaven and the Lord says: “prove me now herewith if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Some translations render the “windows of heaven” as the “floodgates of heaven.”
There is a strong connection between a flood and this blessing. Water is a powerful force. During the tsunami in Japan, we saw the power of water. Nothing could stand in the power of the floods. It overtook everything in its path. Where Malachi says “open you the windows of heaven,” we should picture ourselves standing under these open windows of heaven, as blessings rain down on us. When the floodgates of heaven open, nothing can stand against the deluge of God’s favour.
The tithe is the first portion and literally means “tenth.” Tithing is a form of obedience to “SEEK FIRST the Kingdom of God…” (Mathew 6:33, emphasis mine). SEEK is key and FIRST is key. Seek to bless Him before you seek anything else and seek to bless Him with the same level of enthusiasm that He seeks bless you.
So, there is really no reason for you and I to be without financial resources, even in times that are lean, because we operate in a different Kingdom – the Kingdom of Heaven. Aren’t you glad? I am thrilled.
We are always blessed, but when we tithe, the blessing will come pouring into our lives. We need only set our expectations that “we won’t have room to contain it.” This is awesome, isn’t it? It’s a truth that you and I should have deep in our hearts. God’s blessing will lift us up above our circumstances. In other words, the flood of blessings submerges the circumstances and we are lifted to float on top. And it’s not limited to financial blessings.
To be under God’s blessing is the opposite of being under the curse. Once we are born again, we don’t have to be under any of the curses. Why? Because the scripture says that Jesus bore the curse for us.
Will you choose to seek first the Kingdom of God with your tithe? Now that’s the choice driven life.
Today’s Bible Reading:
Hosea 7-10; Matt 18;
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