“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, …And thereby put me to the test…”(Mal. 3:10) INDEED, “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.”(Lev. 27:30)
The people of Israel were in deep poverty. If they had contemplated practising this command they would doubtless have protested that, since their ten loads of rice were insufficient, how could nine loads possibly suffice? Since their ten bags of flour were not enough, how could they conceivably manage with nine bags? This is the foolish reasoning of natural man, and God reproved His people. He offered to open to them the very windows of heaven if only they would believe that the things impossible with men are possible with God. May I tell you that having ten loads is the reason for your poverty, while nine loads could ensure to you abundance. A man may reckon that the more he has in hand the better is his financial condition. Such a man does not know that this is how his poverty came about. To bring to God, is to enter into blessing; to retain in our hand may be to invite the curse of hunger. Indeed, if a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it. (31)
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
The Lord rebukes the devourer for my sake, and no weapon that is formed against my finances will prosper. All obstacles and hindrances to my financial prosperity are now dissolved. (Mal. 3:10, 11; Isa. 54:17)br />Praise God!