The Gift of The Blessing of Heaven
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
God has given us the gift of the Blessing of Heaven
That tastes like heaven! This vacation spot feels like a little slice of heaven! I've actually said both of these statements. You may have as well. We don't know what Heaven is like but when our senses are met with experiences that bring us so much happiness we can imagine that surely this must be a little bit of it! Those moments can remind us that we have something so wonderful to look forward to beyond the here and now.
Heaven seems so far away, doesn't it?! There are a few mentions of Heaven in the Bible and we know that someday we will 'get to go there' when we have received Jesus as our Savior. Jesus said that He was going to prepare a place for us so that where He is we can be also. That promise alone is beyond words! But what if we could experience some of Heaven while we are living here on earth?
Have you ever thought about the possibility of really experiencing Heaven on earth? How about being able to receive something that God poured out on us directly from Heaven? Did you know that Heaven has windows? There is a place in His Word that He tells us that is so. And that blessings from Heaven will be released, or poured down, on us...until there is no more need. Wow - what a promise! And what is it that activates that gift to us? When we give. Specifically, God said that when we are obedient to give our tithe to His work He would open those windows and POUR down blessings from Heaven. If we really want a taste of Heaven here on earth...Malachi 3:10 (ESV) holds the key.
"Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need."
God has given us the gift of the Blessing of Heaven.