SCRIPTURE: 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.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The point of the tithe is the point of the Blessing.
The Blessing of God has the capacity of making a person a generational irrigator or a generational fertilizer. This means that when you carry a blessed person and put him in a dry place, the place will become wet. And when you put a cursed person in a wet place, the place will dry up. For instance, Joseph irrigated Potiphar’s house (Genesis 39:5).
Now, how do you activate the Power of the Blessing?
One way to activate the power of the Blessing is the practice of paying the tithe.
The point of the tithe is the point of the Blessing. It does not matter how much you struggle, if you are not a tither, you exempt yourself from the Blessing. If you are not a tither, you disconnect yourself from the release of the Blessing.
Now, how are you expected to tithe to attract the Blessing?
i. Tithe obediently and promptly (1 Samuel 15:22).
Do not delay the payment of the tithe. The principle of the tithe is the God-first mentality. You give God what belongs to Him first before you spend on yourself.
ii. Tithe faithfully and persistently (Proverbs 28:20).
To be faithful in tithing means to tithe continually and consistently. There are those who tithe faithfully but they do not tithe promptly. You should not tithe today, stop tomorrow and continue the next day. Tithe consistently unfailingly.
iii. Tithe insightfully.
Tithe with revelation (John 8:32). Tithe with the revelation that you know what you are doing. It is what we do with insight and understanding that produces results.
REMEMBER THIS: The point of the tithe is the point of the Blessing.
1. Go through today’s message again.
2. Refuse to trivialize the matter of the tithe so you can access the Blessing.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for showing me the way of the Blessing. I receive the grace to tithe obediently, faithfully, insightfully and responsibly, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER OF THE BLESSING (PT. 2).
QUOTE: Be committed to the practice of tithing. If you are ready for the overflow, be committed to the practice of tithing, the covenant practice of tithing. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Joshua 13-16.
REFLECTION: From the Garden of Eden till date, God had never licensed man to eat up everything. He provides for him something that must always be set apart. To eat what must be set apart for God is to end with the curse.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: The heaven over you be open for immeasurable blessings as you obey the law of the tithe in Jesus’ Name.