“I shall make good what I have said for those who tithe. Even as I have said and say again that a window opens from heaven to pour out for you an excess measure of blessing.”
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).
I have heard many arguments against tithing (giving 10 percent of your income to God), but I made a personal decision long ago to tithe for two main reasons: First, Hebrews 7:8 says Jesus is alive as the eternal high priest and is still collecting tithes. If that is true, then who am I to argue? Second, I have experienced the excess measure of blessings from tithing that Malachi 3:10 talks about. One time when we were first starting in ministry and didn’t have much money, a farmer friend butchered a cow
and unexpectedly gave us two coolers full of meat! That was not only a blessing, but we had to go buy a new freezer to store it! It was an excess measure of blessing that was more than we had room for!
I once heard a well-renowned Christian counselor say that in his experience working with marriages, the couples who tithe have far fewer financial problems than those who don’t. There is a promise of blessing caused by tithing that cross-pollinates into many areas of our lives, both seen and unseen. Trust the Lord’s promise for you as a tither, because an excess measure of blessing is truly yours!
Lord Jesus, as my heavenly High Priest, I place the tithe into Your hands. I trust Your promise that I shall live in blessing of excess measure all the days of my life. Amen!
Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.