Is God rich enough to really do that? Rich is probably the wrong word to use. Yes, He does own the world. Yes, He did promise that the meek would inherit it. And yes, He has provided for those who believe. But does He really have what I need at any given moment in my life?
But this is promise comes with a condition. The condition is….you have to believe it.
You have to put it into your mind, heart and life like someone who is learning a new language. Let’s use that analogy. Let’s say you take an online course to learn French. Can you really trust that the people teaching you are right? Maybe they are teaching with such a thick accent no French man or woman could tolerate listening to you. You’d find out soon enough wouldn’t you. What if they were teaching you correctly, but you didn’t learn any words, log in to the system or practice? Then what? You wouldn’t know the language. Nor could you say you did! The same is true from God. If you don’t actually speak His language and do what He’s asking you’ll never get results. Then…and please don’t do this…don’t come back to me and get mad because it didn’t work. Don’t get mad at God either. Whose fault is it if you don’t actually do what you’re asked to do?
“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.” Malachi 3:10
This is the first lesson in abundance and having your need supplied. If you just think about tithing, or daydream about doing it, you’ll never have the windows of heaven opened. You’ll never get that blessing poured out so that you don’t have room enough to receive it. You have to actually do it.
These days we don’t have a “storehouse”. What we have is ministers doing God’s work twenty-four seven. They are not always well-known. Sometimes they are an individual. Sometimes they are a group of people, sometimes they are a church. Whoever they are, God knows who that minister is. He knows who will benefit the most from your giving. These men and women have real ministry needs and real physical needs. ASK God who to tithe and abundantly share to. You send the check, supplies, extra-stuff to someone in need with a thankful heart for all they are doing and then God thanks you back.
You do (A) “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house,…”
GOD does (B) “…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. 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.”
Let’s find out the four things God promises in this one verse:
- Pours out a blessing so that you don’t have room enough to receive it. Wow, that is huge. And that’s only the first one. What do you need? More business, more money, more clients? How about having so many that you don’t have room enough to receive it?
- God rebukes the devourer (Satan) out of your life. He puts a restraining order on him. He’s not allowed near you, your work, your loved ones, your life. Simple huh.
- Keeps Satan from destroying the fruit of your labor. Are you working hard towards something? Don’t you want it protected? Do you have goals? How about just getting your need supplied. How about that?
- God keeps your work from developing at the wrong time. Timing is EVERYTHING with God. Timing is precision. Certain miracles occur in a certain order. Like, you need to get the client, but the client needs to see the house you have listed, so a selling client needs to list with you. In real estate, we work on referrals. So timing is crucial!
Do you want your finances to turn around? We live in the greatest country for earning potential in the world. Why not capitalize on that by doing this one thing. You could have God on your side making every penny count and stretch and roll towards its highest and best use. WHY NOT do what it says? God just knows stuff! He knows what you need, what you don’t need. He knows what will bless you, who will bless you. He knows who won’t.
Here are some more verses on the subject.
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Psalms 37:25
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalms 118:8
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11
“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
There are many more where that came from. You have the right to all the abundance God is able and willing to supply. Now it’s your time to seize it.
God bless you abundantly today!