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PROVING GOD



You may be at a point where it seems there is no way out financially. You may feel that

you are so far in debt that there is no hope of ever being debt-free. You have tried

everything you know to do, yet you just can't seem to get ahead. You have confessed

God's promises concerning His divine provision, yet for some reason you have not seen a

manifestation of His blessings upon your finances.


Let us review the key we learned yesterday. God said: "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. And I will rebuke the devourer for your

sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her

fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts" (Malachi 3:10-11).


The word "prove" is translated from a Hebrew root word which means "to try or test; to

investigate or examine." God's challenge is to prove Him to see that His promised

blessings are true. His storehouse is full of everything you need and more, far greater

than anything you can ask or think. The answer to your every need is there, stored up for

you, and God is just waiting for you to act in obedience so He can prove Himself to you.

God is saying, "Prove me--give me your tithe and test me to see if I will do what I have

promised."


There are many believers who are being robbed of the joy and blessing God intended for

them to experience through tithing. Many give their tithes simply because they feel it is

their Christian duty. It has become a dry, lifeless ritual instead of a way to worship God.

They give their tithes, but there is no joy, faith, or expectation of the blessings God has

promised.


Other Christians give their tithes grudgingly. They consider it a hardship to give tithes.

Others do not believe that the tithe belongs to God. Instead, they give God their leftovers

--whatever is left after they have paid their bills and taken out money for other expenses.

God wants you to put Him first--above your own needs and desires, above the needs of

your family, and above the needs of your ministry. Jesus said, "But seek ye first the

kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you"

(Matthew 6:33). Many Christians are waiting for God to meet their financial needs first.

They are waiting for Him to increase their income before they give their tithe. But God

says, "Give Me your tithe first, then prove Me to see how I will pour out My blessings

upon you."


PRAYER:


My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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