Friday, January 27, 2017

January 28, 2017

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty." Malachi 3:10-12

This is a significant portion of Scripture! Read it again and see if you can see why I make that statement.

Did you see it?

This is the only verse in all the Bible where God says, "Test me!"

Notice, He says test me in THIS. What is THIS? It is in this area of tithing. Essentially, God is saying, "Give tithing a try and just see for yourself if I am trust worthy in my promises to bless you financially AND spiritually!"

What part of "I will open up the floodgates of heaven" don't you believe? Why would God make that promise if He didn't mean it? When has He ever lied?

In addition to God flooding you with blessings He promises to guard and protect your current sources of income!

Can you trust God? Do you believe He will keep His promise to bless you? If you are struggling in your faith then put Him to the test!

What do you have to lose? The most you could lose would be 10% and that would leave you with 90% at the worst. How much of a risk is that?

For a 10% risk you stand to gain the blessing and favor of God!

Over the years I have offered a 10/90 challenge to people in the churches I served. What is the 10/90 challenge? Here's how it works. If a non-tither will agree to tithe regularly for 90 days and at the end of the 90 days he feels he hasn't been blessed I will agree to refund every dollar he tithed to the church.

I have never had anyone collect on that offer. Every person who committed to trust God with the tithe and test God has found it a worthwhile practice.

If you have never tithed or haven't tithed regularly isn't it worth a try? Doesn't God deserve a chance to prove His faithfulness to His promises? Couldn't you use some blessings in your life?

God is testing you by inviting you to test His promise to bless you! This is one test you don't want to pass on!