This is the second part of our discourse on the topic “ Deeper Knowledge And Understanding Of The Mystery Of Tithe Or Tithing”. I hope that you have read and familiar with what was said in part one. If not, it is strongly recommended that you read the part one first for a better understanding. GO HERE to read part one.
We ended part one referring to the assurance of God to open the window of heavens and pour on us out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
The deeper knowledge and understanding we need is the knowledge and understanding of what windows of heaven means or stands for. Secondly is what the blessing is and then how to access the blessing.
It is for that reason that you should watch these two videos, one is captioned, “The Mystery of the Blessing” by Pastor Charles Osazuwa. While the second is captioned, “The Mystery Of The Blessing” by Joshua Iginla.
The deeper knowledge and understanding of the blessing and how to access it is what brings a turn around in any man’s life, that paying tithe will no longer be negotiable as nobody will ever persuade you again to pay or not to pay.
Another deeper understanding we all require that I wish to emphasize is what Malachi said, which talked about opening the windows of heaven. Please that place said windows and not window of heaven meaning that there are many windows not only one window that “the blessing can descend from upon a man.
Further, we should understand that when God talk of windows that He is referring to channels. To understand the blessing, we need to look at the life of Abraham, as can be seen in Genesis 22:15-18. That passage talked about Abraham sacrificing his son and what happened after.
It says, then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said:”By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son —
Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
Please see Genesis 24:1 of what that sworn blessing did in the life of Abraham. It says, “now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things”.
Another passage that can explain to us about the mystery of blessing is what happened in Genesis 27:30-36. That passage says, “now it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
He also had made savory food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that your soul may bless me.” And his father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” So he said, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.”
Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him — and indeed he shall be blessed.”
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me — me also, O my father!” But he said, “Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing.”
And Esau said,”Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”
All that I am saying is that tithe and offerings are two sure covenant practices that activate or provokes the blessing. However, it is our personal responsibility to seek deeper knowledge and understanding of how to access the blessing, otherwise the blessing will do you no good if not accesses.
Before I conclude this post, I wish to give one or two real life examples. Some years ago, one of my friend was convinced that the blessing of God was upon him and that that blessing will cause him to get a job.
The particular company he desired to work has just finished a factory that will was to be producing tissue papers. It happened, that brother applied to the company and was frequenting the company for feedback.
That company was completed but could not start production because there was something faulty in the huge machine installed in that company.
One day, the brother appeared in the company and the CEO of the company trying to dismiss the brother from pestering him, showed the brother a huge machine and told him that if he could make the machine to work that he will be given the employment as chief engineer of the company.
The brother removed his tie, called for the tool box and went in where the machine was installed. Initially he was going round the machine and blowing in tongues. One of the other engineer who saw what he was doing laughed him to scorn.
However, after 5 minutes of praying in tongues and going round the machine, God opened his eyes and he heard the instruction to check the number three fan belt.
The brother immediately called for the manual or drawings of the machine, and saw where the number three fan belt was. He quietly open the cover of the fan belt and observed that it was the only belt going anti-clockwise, while the rest of the fan belts were going clockwise. He loosed it and positioned the fan belt to move clock wise as the rest.
After coupling the machine, he closed the cover and went and told the CEO that he has fixed the issue. The CEO laughed at him, his reason for laughing at him was that the engineers from Chine who built the factory could not identify the problem and had given the option of dismantling the entire factory and start afresh.
The brother was serious, and asked for the machine to be started. When the machine was started, it zoomed to the amazement of everybody. The machine steamed for over an hour before they put it off.
Your guess is as good as mine, that brother was given the job with a very fat salary, a car and accommodation. What this story is all about is that the blessing of God can come in form of idea which it implemented, it will give you the material blessing. Shalom!