TEXT: MAL. 3:8-12 (KJV)
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 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. 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. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.”
It is pertinent to note that it is THE LORD OF HOSTS, the owner and commander in chief of the whole universe, the Lord of Hosts of heaven, earth, and hell that made the above proclamation.
Genesis 7:10-12 (KJV) states: “And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.”
By windows of heaven is meant the flood gates of heaven. (See Gen. 8:2, 2 Kings 7:2, Isa. 24:18). There are two classes of windows in heaven, namely:
- Windows of Blessing and,
- Windows of Judgement
The choice you make determines the one you come under. Obedience is the key to being under the windows of blessing. Obedience comes from two sources:
- The word of God (the revealed will of God)
- The Holy Spirit (the promptings of the Holy Spirit)
You either receive something from the windows of blessing or you receive from the windows of judgement. You did not open those windows. You cannot shut them. In matters of kingdom investments you have to register. The registration is done via tithing. If you don’t pay tithes your offerings won’t go anywhere. Tithe is mandatory. It is the tithe that puts you on the blessing side of the windows of heaven. If God shuts the windows of blessing upon you, no man can open it.
Determine to follow God according to His terms, not according to your terms.
Give your life to Jesus Christ, God’s son. Say the prayer below:
Dear Heavenly Father, I worship you. I acknowledge that I am a sinner. Please have mercy on me and forgive all my sins. Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, I unreservedly surrender my life to you. I confess that you died and rose from the dead for me. Please be my Lord and personal savior and grant me the grace to live for you all the days of my life. Thank you so much Lord Jesus. I proclaim I am born again. Amen.
- Dear Heavenly Father, I worship you and adore you for you are good, and your mercy endures forever, your faithfulness to all generations. In your mercy o Lord of Hosts, forgive all my acts of disobedience to your revealed will and the promptings of your Holy Spirit. From today help me to be prompt and complete in obedience. Grant me the grace to always be at the blessing side of windows of heaven in Jesus’ name. Amen
May the Lord of Hosts crown this year for you with His goodness, cause your path to drop abundance in the mighty name of Jesus I declare. Amen.