SCRIPTURE:

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10 NKJV)

DEVOTIONAL:

We Must Open the Door to God’s Blessings

There is a door that we must open for God’s blessings, and that door is opened through giving of tithes and offerings. When you give tithes and offerings with the right attitude, you unlock the flood gates of heaven and it pours out healing, deliverance, peace, and floods of glory.

Tithing is based on a law called the law of sowing and reaping. God has planned for us as Christians to reap certain benefits in this earth, and He must be involved for it to happen. When we fail to give our tithes, the hand of God is withheld from blessing His children. Then the curse that is already in the earth can have its effect in our lives.

Think of the curse in the earth as rain, and when you are obedient to the Word of God, it’s like having an umbrella. Although it is still raining, you don’t get wet because your umbrella gives you protection. Through the tithe, God establishes an umbrella in your life. Children of God can actually rob Him from the opportunity of protecting and blessing them and their households by holding back the tithe.

SAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME:

Dear Father, I praise You for all the blessings You’ve poured out in my life. I am grateful that because I am a tither and a giver, You protect me in every area of life—my health, family, finances, job and ministry. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, The Power of the Tithe. To order this must-read book, click here.