January 9, 1994 P.M.
Giving: The Storehouse
Dr. Fred Lowery
Thank you so much. That was a great song. I remember 3 or 4 years ago I was
over at Tennessee. I heard the Gaither vocal band sing that song. A few good
men to lead this church where God wants it to go. And I praise God. I am
telling you. All of the hours and efforts they have put forth and if we could
ever get a few good men to pay the price that many women do we could move this
church a giant step forward. Hello. Amen. Jack I appreciate you clapping.
But some of you said Oh me instead of amen. Guess what I am speaking on
tonight. It is either giving or trust or tithing. That is right, all of the
above. But you know what I am hoping we will see a little touch of God in
revival because I am convinced that is where it all begans and I want to show
you that is Biblical tonight in Malachi Chapter 3. It is an easy book to find
in the O.T. Go to Matthew and turn left four or five hundred years to Malachi.
Let me just give you a summary of what the Bible teaches about tithing. It
teaches that the tithe means a tenth. That God claims the tithe as his as
belonging to him and that obedience in tithing carries a promise from Almighty
God. In other words tithing opens a window over your life whereby God can
continually and specifically bless you. Tithing opens the window of God over
your life. Let's look at what Malachi says: Chapter 3:6: I the Lord do not
change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. Ever since the time
of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them.
Return to me, and I will return to you," says the Lord Almighty. He's alot
more willing to return to us than we are to Him. Swifter are a man's feet of
God's forgiveness than a man's repentence. But you ask How are we to return?
The answer is will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, How do we rob
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