Meat in the House by Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCO
Friday, August 24, 2018

Theme: Financial Faithfulness

Topic: Meat in the House

Scripture Reading:
Malachi 3:8-12

Main Text
Malachi 3:10
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.

The “Malachi package” places more emphasis on the blessings that come with tithing than on the command to tithe itself and the curse that follows a failure to tithe. The prophet emphasised the blessings that follow tithing enough for us to take note of them.

Meat in the house refers to the availability of physical food and the ministration of the Word and Spirit in the Temple. When people gave to the New Testament Church in the book of Acts, there was enough food to feed those who were in need and the apostles were free to concentrate on the Word and prayer (Acts 6:1-4).

New Testament believers never argue that the blessings that follow tithing belong only to Old Testament saints. We claim all the blessings in the “Malachi package”, without hesitation. What beats my imagination is how we think we can enjoy the blessings without obeying the command to tithe. Looking at the “Malachi package” from the angle of the blessing empowers us to practise tithing without any struggle.

Prayer:
1. Pray that the Lord will bless your household with a continuous supply of food.
2. Pray for your church that the Lord will bless it with finances to be a blessing to the needy.

Extract From:
“I Don’t Believe In Tithing; 10%, To Pay or Not to Pay” by Eastwood Anaba
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