You Will be Blessed – Part II
Big Idea: Our God has made it clear that the pathway of blessing for us and our families is by choosing to put Him first in all that we do— the Sabbath puts God first in our time and the tithe puts God first in our possessions.
Scripture: Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonours you I will curse, and in you
all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3a ESV
Abraham, as the father of the church, set the example of how
After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom (a picture of the devil) went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
And Melchizedek (a picture of Jesus) king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)
And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth (tithe) of everything. Genesis 14:17-20 ESV
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself.” But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, that I would not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’.
Genesis 14:21-23 ESV
The widow who gave her pennies was an example of a heart
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44 ESV
1. God wants to bless us.
To be blessed means that we have supernatural power working for us. Being cursed means that we have supernatural power working against us.
Honour the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV
2. He blesses us so that we will in turn be a blessing to others.
“… and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:3a ESV
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 ESV
3. He will supernaturally fight with us against that which
“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me.
But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’
“In your tithes and contributions.
You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you.
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.
I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear”, says the Lord of hosts.
Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:8-12 ESV
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