Image credit: Keith Evans / Monument plaque to the tithe war
Malachi 3:8 (KJV) Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
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.
11 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.
When the economy was good, did the majority of people in the nation pay tithes to the Lord? Since the inception of this nation, have the majority of people paid tithes to the Lord?
If the answer is “no”, then the devourer did not get rebuked. Now whether that devourer manifested as a stolen election, or an expanded money supply leading to inflation, or a proxy war to fill the pockets of those who invest in destruction, those are details, those are fruit, they are not the cause. The cause is always spiritual first before it manifests in natural details. The details could be debated. The cause is the refusal to glorify God as God and bring the tithe, that belongs to him, to him, into his storehouse, so that he can fulfill his promises.
What is the storehouse? There are many Christian churches the preach the gospel. There are costs associated with those message delivery systems. The storehouse is the one you go to for biblically-based, spiritual food. If you eat at McDonald’s you don’t pay Wendy’s. Jesus instituted the church. There’s a place for you.
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