OPEN THE FLOODGATES!
Release The Blessing! OPEN THE FLOODGATES! “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.” (Malachi 3:10 NIV) THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE FLOODGATES OF HEAVEN IS OBEDIENCE BRINGING THE WHOLE TITHE IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty. (Malachi 1:8 NIV) GIVING IS THE “MASTER KEY” TO ACCESS MULTI-PURPOSED ROOMS OF BREAKOUT BLESSINGS “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.” (Malachi 3:10 NIV) INCLUDES A MULTI-PROTECTION PLAN 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. (Malachi 3:11 NIV) TITHING WILL ALWAYS ENLARGE FAVOR AND DELIGHT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty. (Malachi 3:12 NIV) Life Group Discussion: Why is bringing the “whole tithe” (emphasis on “whole”) an important part of God’s plan of releasing “whole favor” over us? The tithe can release multi-purpose blessings, which doesn’t necessarily have to come in the form of finances. What are some other forms of blessings God can release when we are faithful with the tithe? Read Malachi 3:11 and discuss what you love about God’s protection plan as a result of tithing.