3. Baraka ya Kutoa Fungu la Kumi
The Blessings of Tithing (Malachi / Malaki 3, 43:48)
(Swahili and English)

Discusses the basis that the tithe belongs to the Lord under the law; thus, to withhold the tithe is robbing God, keeping what is His. The result of disobedience is a curse (Deuteronomy 28:15-19).

Discusses the storehouses in the temple as the place where food was kept for the priests and Levites to eat. But God is not just angry, he invites a test of his promises. These promises of blessing are two-fold:

  1. Positive blessings, as well as
  2. Protective blessings.

Haggai 1:2-11 gives an example of God withholding his protective blessings upon those who were lax in rebuilding the temple. Notes that the promises are for material blessings, not just "spiritual blessings," as we're often told.

This teaching was given by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson at African Renewal Pastors' Training Conference in Eldoret, Kenya, October 26-29, 2011. It is available as part of a DVD set in PAL format. It is part of a series of videos on YouTube on giving and tithing.

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