PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: A PORTION FOR THE LORD
Text : Malachi 3:8-12
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 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.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
Tithing is an important teaching from the word of God, it is a commandment from the Lord, an instruction that attracts blessing. I want to say at this point, don’t doubt anything you can find in the bible, God takes every bit of His world serious, none of His words is void, if there is anything He does not joke with, is His word.
From our text, God refers to those who don’t pay tithes as robbers, and in verse 9 He said ‘ Ye are cursed with a curse…’. That statement is heavy, don’t doubt it, it is God’s word. Some people say ‘ tithe is for old testament priests ‘ but I found that members of the early church gave much more than tithes, they laid them at the Apostles’ feet, look at it here : Acts 4: 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Let no one indoctrinate you that you don’t need to pay tithe, it is erroneous. Just as government of any nation take tax from her citizens to carrying out her responsibilities, so also the church takes tithe to meet up her financial obligations, God instituted the church and determines how it should be administered, and so He commanded ‘ 10 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. ‘
Fulfill your obligation by giving one tenth of what God gives you, and wait for blessing overflow. God bless you.
* Lord Help me to be faithful in tithe and offering.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE (RTB)
Exodus 7, Luke 13.
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