When we bring our tithes to church, we should expect a blessing or an empowerment from God. He has promised to bless us abundantly when we obey Him. However, we should not expect money to fall from the sky. Instead, our tithe causes God to release an anointing or a supernatural ability upon our lives in such abundance, it is referred to as rain.

  1. God promised Abraham that He would bless him (Genesis 12:1-3).
    1. Abraham had to make the choice to obey God; likewise, we have the right to choose (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20).
      1. When we choose to obey Him, we choose blessings; when we choose to disobey, we choose curses.
    2. Abraham became entrenched in the blessing after he brought his tithe to his high priest.
      1. Abraham gave the tenth of all of his income.
      2. Melchizedek pronounced the blessing on Abraham (Genesis 14:19, 20).
    3. This also happens today when we bring our tithe to our high priest.
      1. Jesus has the rank of Melchizedek; we bring our tithe to Him as our high priest (Hebrews 6:20).
      2. Jesus releases the blessing on us.
      3. There was once a commandment to tithe, but today, we bring our tithes because we love God (Hebrews 7:1-15).
    4. When you bring your tithe to your church, you are bringing the tithe to Jesus; therefore, you receive the blessing of Abraham (Galatians 3:13, 14).

  2. What can you expect when you tithe?
    1. The windows of Heaven will open (Malachi 3:10).
      1. When the phrase, windows of Heaven is mentioned first, it referred to rain (Genesis 7:11, 12; Genesis 9:11).
      2. In the Hebrew, the phrase windows of Heaven is translated floodgates.
      3. When you tithe, the blessing comes in flood proportion.
        1. Rain is a type of anointing.
        2. A former and latter rain has been prophesied (Zechariah 10:1). iii. The time before Pentecost represents the former rain; the time afterward is the latter rain.
        3. God gave the former rain according to righteousness (Joel 2:23-26).
      4. We are in the time of the latter rain.
    2. When the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jesus, the Spirit of wisdom and power came on Him (Isaiah 11:1, 2).
    3. When the wisdom of God comes on you, you will always know what to do.
      1. Prosperity is tied to the wisdom of God.
      2. The tithe will cause you to have divine direction and the ability to pursue that direction.
      3. When we tithe, God rebukes the devourer for our sake (Malachi 3:11, 12); we become a delightsome land.

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • Deuteronomy 30:19, 20
  • Genesis 14:19, 20
  • Hebrews 6:20
  • Hebrews 7:1-15
  • Galatians 3:13, 14
  • Malachi 3:10-12
  • Genesis 7:11, 12
  • Genesis 9:11
  • Zechariah 10:1
  • Joel 2:23-26
  • Isaiah 11:1, 2