SCRIPTURE: 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 you will not have room enough for it. Malachi 3:10 (NIV).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To release towards God is to access the unfinishable wealth of the Kingdom, and to withhold from God is to be denied access to Kingdom wealth.
Our anchor Scripture reveals that God would open the floodgates of heaven to pour His abundant blessings upon those who release towards Him.
Now, I want you to tell you the story of two kingdom billionaires who released towards God and were massively blessed by God, until there was no room enough to contain their wealth.
One of such men was Henry P. Crowell. He was the owner and founder of Quaker Oats.
One day, Henry P. Crowell made a covenant with God after listening to the preaching of D. L. Moody. He told God, “Oh God, I cannot be a preacher like D. L. Moody, but I can be a good businessman. God, if you will bless me with money, I will use it for your service.”
When God saw the sincerity of his heart, He answered his prayer and made him a wealthy man.
For more than 40 years, he gave between 60 – 70% of his income to God’s causes, and God continued to bless him abundantly. But he started with the initial ten percent called the Tithe.
Another person massively blessed by God was John D. Rockefeller. He was the founder of Standard Oil in the United States of America. He was the first dollar billionaire in the history of that country, and probably in the history of the world. He tithed from the first one dollar and continued for the rest of his life.
One year, he gave his church, the sum of one hundred and twenty million dollars for the building of the church’s University. After the giving, journalists came and asked him, “Why are you giving so much money to the church?”
He responded, “God gave it to me; I am giving it back to God, what is your challenge?”
Beloved, let no one deceive you; to release towards God is to access the unfinishable wealth of the Kingdom, and to withhold from God is to be denied access to Kingdom wealth.
Remember this: To release towards God is to access the unfinished wealth of the kingdom, and to withhold from God is to be denied access to kingdom wealth.
- Go through today’s message again thoughtfully and prayerfully. Ask God for the grace and discipline to obey His Word.
- Break any yoke of poverty in your life by tapping into the unfinishable resources of the Kingdom through covenant financial practices of tithing and giving.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for showing me a key to accessing the wealth of the Kingdom. I receive the grace and discipline to release towards You and the Kingdom, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE MATTER OF THE TITHE.
QUOTE: Solomon pressed the uncommon button of seed-sowing and sacrificial giving. And that changed his life forever. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Proverbs 13-15
AMAZING FACT: A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Grace to release the tithes and offering towards God and receive the abundance of God be released towards you in Jesus’ Name.