It is written in Deuteronomy 28:3-8, “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” (NKJV)
In order for one to benefit from these great blessings from the Lord, we need to be able to follow the principles of the heavenly economy. We accomplish this by following key principles that activate God’s blessing upon your life. Your wealth has to be in line with Tithe and your heart. It is very possible to tithe and still be poor, you can pay tithes and still receive attacks. Religiously we comply with tithing according to Malachi 3:10, but we fail to comply with God principle of giving. Our issue is simply the fact that we don’t pay with our heart. You do not pay tithe expecting God to bless you: instead you should pay tithe to appreciate God. Many Christians want to be religious and not follow God principles.
Your Heart must be clean when it comes to the issue of giving, whether it be tithe, offering, charity etc., applying this key principle will ensure an undeniable overflow of wealth into your life. You’re poor because of the condition of your heart. “Now Adam knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, ‘I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.’” (Genesis 4:1 NKJV). Eve showed appreciation and gratitude to God for her Son. In the same chapter we read that both brothers gave, but one offering was offered well and the other was not done properly. When giving is done from a pure heart we unlock God unlimited riches. How you pay your tithes matters to God. “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10 NKJV). Our giving appropriates for us divine sanctification and protection. Malachi 3: 10-12 affirms this conviction that Christ will silence the devourer.
Giving opens the door for Harvest – in fact for an even greater Harvest, but only once you applied the above mentioned principle of giving with a clean Heart. “Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10-12 NKJV). This verse of scripture should be prayed over one’s life on a daily basis so as to completely partake of His Divine Nature according to 2 Peter 1:3-4: “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (NKJV)
Our Heavenly Father gives a perfect example of how to give. The famous verse that every Christian should know and memorise is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NKJV). We have to follow in our good God footsteps. There are bad consequences when you do not apply these godly principles of giving. Remember that all these things that we have (Cars, House, Job, Family, Business, Education, Success) all these come from the Heavenly FATHER according to Psalm 24:1: “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.” (NKJV). So don’t think for a second that they are yours. Remember that God cannot Demand from you that which He did not give you. Do good all the time and give all the time just as your heavenly father gave His only Son so that you may have everlasting life.
Giving with a pure heart, you begin to demonstrate the Love of God, which in turn opens the window of Heavenly resources to come to you, ensuring you live a blessed Life.
Moosa Tonny Dhlamini
Volunteer, Answers2Prayer Ministries