COMMAND #10 - TITHE - PART 3
3. THE TITHE IS BROUGHT TO THE STOREHOUSE.
**A. ANOTHER NAME FOR STOREHOUSE IS GOD’S HOUSE**
**Malachi 3:10 (AMP) 10 “Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house,..**
Question: Based on Malachi 3:10, why is tithing so important?*
**B. ANOTHER NAME FOR STOREHOUSE IS; PLACE OF WORSHIP. (“CHURCH)**
**Deuteronomy 12:5-7 (NLT) 5 Rather, you must seek the Lord your God at the place of wor- ship he himself will choose from among all the tribes—the place where his name will be hon- ored. 6 There you will bring your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, your sacred offer- ings, your offerings to fulfill a vow, your voluntary offerings, and your offerings of the firstborn animals of your herds and flocks. 7 There you and your families will feast in the presence of the Lord your God, and you will rejoice in all you have accomplished because the Lord your God has blessed you.**
**C. JESUS CALLS THE CHURCH HIS HOUSE. (“My house”)**
**Matthew 21:13 (GW) He told them, “Scripture says, ‘My house will be called a house of pray- er,’ but you’re turning it into a gathering place for thieves!”
Note: We can make God’s House a gathering place for thieves, by making all about us and not giving to God what belongs to him. Instead of Gods being a house of blessing we turn it into a place for thieves to hang out and flaunt our arrogance. We only withhold our tithe to give it to our real god, the god we trust more than the one true God.**
**Malachi 3:8 (NLT) “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings [you have withheld].**
**4. THE TITHE RELEASES THE BLESSING OF GOD.
**Malachi 3:10 (AMP) 10 Bring all the tithes (the tenth) into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test 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 [so great] a blessing until there is no more room to receive it.**
*Question: Why would withholding your tithes put you under a curse?
Note: Whenever someone decides not to tithe, they are under a curse by choice. *Question: Is it okay to just “forget” to tithe?*
**A. GOD RELEASES HIS BLESSINGS THROUGH THOSE WHO TITHE. (BECAUSE OF THE TITHE, THERE IS FOOD IN THE STOREHOUSE. GOD RELEASES HIS BLESSING / FOOD THROUGH THOSE WHO TITHE. )*
Food:(tereph) any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, food for thought.
Storehouse: (owtsar/ō·tsä) treasurey,treasure-house ( gold, silver, etc), supplies of food or drink, God’s armoury (a building or place for keeping military stores, as arms, ammunition, or
provisions) house of rain.**
*Question: Is there food in the house because of you? (Is there food in God’s house because we trust God and He is first in our lives and we show it by tithing?)
Note: When we give of our treasury, God releases from His treasury..
**B. GOD RELEASES HIS BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO TITHE. (GOD COMMANDS US TO TEST HIM NOW! HE CHALLENGES US TO TITHE SO THAT HE CAN OPEN UP THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND RELEASE A BLESSING SO GREAT THAT WE WON’T HAVE ENOUGH ROOM FOR IT.)**
• Open: (pathach) be let loose, be thrown open, to open wide, to free, let go free, break forth, begin, unstop.
Pour out: (ruwq) to pour out or down, to empty out (God wants to empty or pour out His treasury of blessing into our lives.
Blessing: (Bĕrakah/ber·ä·kä) (source of) blessing, prosperity, a gift, present, peace (everyday is Christmas for all tithers. Tithers have an open window of heaven over their lives.
Note: After tithing comes a great outpouring of God’s blessing. Without tithing there is no release.
**C. THREE BLESSINGS THAT ARE RELEASED AFTER WE TITHE.**
**Malachi 3:11-12 (AMP) 11 Then I will rebuke the devourer (insects, plague) for your sake and he will not destroy the fruits of the ground, nor will your vine in the field drop its grapes [before harvest],” says the Lord of hosts. 12 “All nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight,” says the Lord of hosts.**
**BLESSING #1- GOD OPENS HIS WINDOWS OF BLESSING OVER OUR LIVES. (INSTEAD OF OUR LIVES HAVING CLOSED WINDOWS, FEAR, WORRY, DEPRESSION, POVERTY, HOPELESSNESS OVER OUR LIVES, WE WILL HAVE OPEN WINDOWS OF BLESSING, PEACE AND PROSPERITY OVER OUR LIVES.) **
**BLESSING #2- GOD WILL REBUKE THE DEVOURER THAT HAS BEEN DESTROYING OUR PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY. (AFTER WE TITHE, GOD RE- BUKES THE DEVOURER. UNTIL WE TITHE THE DEVOURER STAYS AND CON- TINUES TO STOP US FROM BEING FRUITFUL. HERE’S A FACT: DEMONS ARE SENT TO EAT AWAY AND DESTROY OUR PEACE, JOY, CHILDREN, FAMILIES, MARRIAGES, FINANCES, HARVEST, PROSPERITY, WISDOM, BUSINESS, HEALTH, MINISTRY ETC..) **
*Rebuke: censure, condemn, disapprove, kick in the teeth, without approval from; decline to sanction: not to authorize or allow.
*Devourer: to eat, to feed on, destroyer, drought, pestilence, to be wasted, oppressor, drought.
*Fact: There are demons that won’t leave our lives until we tithe.
**BLESSING # 3- WE WILL RECEIVE A BLESSING OF A FULL HARVEST. ( WE
WILL NOT LOSE GRAPES BEFORE THE HARVEST. )**
**BLESSING #4- INFLUENCE (WE WILL BE KNOWN AS HAPPY AND BLESSED. ALL OF THOSE WHO TITHE HAVE THE SAME TESTIMONY, “I AM BLESSED.” ) **
*Question: What is one thing that you learned today and how can you begin applying that in your life?*