Friday, 12 February 2016

Blessed so that we can be a blessing

Do we want blessing for our nation? Do we want our nation blessed and one that stands out from the rest?
Reading Mal 3:6 this morning and it is a powerful scripture about why we may not see the blessing of God on our nation as it could be.
Have a read of the whole scripture but things the that stood out for me.
I, the Lord do not change...."Return to me, and I will return to you," says the Lord Almighty. "But you ask, "How are we to return?"  
"Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me."
"But you ask, How do we rob you?"
"In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse - the whole nation of you because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,"...And see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields, will not cast their fruit. ...Then all the nations will call you blessed for yours will be a delightful land." says the Lord Almighty.'' 
I had a dream several years ago where I was bringing stuff into the storehouse, but others in my family (the church) were stealing from the storehouse, so what I was bringing in was being stolen away by others in the church and taking it for themselves. And as I watched in this dream, the storehouse got shifted and it was just over the hill through a valley, but in order to get there people needed to repent but people wouldn't repent. If they only repented it was all right there for them, but they wouldn't repent, and yet for those that did and journeyed through the pass to the newly moved storehouse, there was so much. It was a powerful dream.
Finances are such a big issue but they really do shed light on what is important in our lives.