Liberating Your TongueMarch 24, 2015
Rehearsing God’s GraceMarch 26, 2015
If you have read Malachi 3 recently, you will read some pretty scary things. “You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation” (Malachi 3:9). Why the curse? “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8). And what was that all about? “Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them” (Malachi 3:7).
First, this was for Israel. They had quit keeping the law. Second, the law they broke was not paying their tithes. Third, when you don’t obey the law, you are cursed. (Deuteronomy 28) Fourth, when you are cursed, then the windows of blessing are closed. Fifth, the Devourer is open to devour your goods.
If you have been living under that curse, then you have been trying to live under the law. Since we are not under the law, none of this applies to us. Jesus destroyed the works of the devourer, did away with the curse, and opened the windows of blessing.