If you rob God, you are cursed with a curse! What you ought to receive in your life, they are
hindered, they are blocked! Results in misery and defeat and poverty!
by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo
God wants to give His people today financial release
by bringing into our world His own Kingdom Economic System!
When everything in the world is failing, this system of God
will prosper – this will not be affected by what is happening in the world and the people will see it! It is not the will of God that His children should live in poverty and
lack – it is not to His best interest that the citizens of His Kingdom should suffer; either on earth or in the life after! Like sickness and death, poverty is also a result of man’s sin and disobedience to God!
When men chose to live independent of God and started to live for himself and unto himself, becoming his own god, men began to measure himself based only on two things – power (influence and control), and wealth (possessions)! These resulted in greed, insatiable lust, jealousy, – so war and bloodshed broke out! But The Kingdom of God is also based on two immutable principles – 1st is Love as against greed, and 2nd is Humility as against pride! This system will co-exist with the system of the anti-Christ, but it can never be affected by him!
But we need to manifest first His Kingdom that lives in us – His will, His influence, His power and His dominion, on earth as
it is in heaven!
The Question is HOW?
may have heard of so many ways preachers have preached on how to become prosperous; but there is one universal law which God has given for all of us to observe:
THE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING!
This law does
not only apply to finances but even to attitudes and relationships, Christians and non-believers as well! For every action that you will do, there is always a commensurate reaction! What’s
happening in your life is a direct result of sowing and reaping, and we need to view our lives based on this law!
2 Cor 9:6-7 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. NKJV
We ask ourselves today: how do I love, and how much am I giving of myself, my talent, my focus? Am I a cheerful giver, am I happy with what I do? What
is the kind of life I am living today? Poor or prosperous?
We see these principles of God at work in the book
of Malachi – his name means “messenger of Jehovah”, and he was the last prophet of God in the Old Testament.
Mal 3:1-2 "Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger
of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. 2 "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire NKJV
The context of this book is in the ‘end-times’ as it clearly talks of God’s appearing!
After the Prophet Malachi, there came 400 years of silence, no prophet was ever heard of again in all Israel! The big question is WHY? God gave them a final instruction that would assure their prosperity and victory in their lives – but they didn’t obey it, instead they reasoned and grumbled with what God had commanded them to do! So the lights were turned off and there was 400 years of darkness! What did they violate in God’s orders?
THEY DID NOT STOP ROBBING GOD!
Mal 3:8-9 "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?’
In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. NKJV
The word curse
in the Hebrew word is ‘arar’ which means to prevent from coming what is due to you – if blessings, then blessings; if victory, then victory! ‘Ararat’ means to reverse the curse! The curse is a result of disobeying God, it is caused by robbing God of His ‘tithe’ and offerings!
Lev 27:30-32 "'A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. 31 If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it. 32 The entire tithe of the herd and flock — every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod — will be holy to the Lord.
The ‘tithe’ belongs to the Lord! The ‘tithe’ is Holy
unto the Lord! When the people don’t give their tithe to the Lord, they are ‘robbing’ God!
If you rob God, you are cursed with a curse! What you ought to receive in your life, they are hindered, they are blocked! Results in misery and defeat and poverty!
WHAT MUST WE DO?
Mal 3:10-12 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, "Says the Lord
of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 "And I will rebuke
the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, "Says the Lord of hosts; 12 And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts. NKJV
THE LIVES OF MANY TODAY ARE CURSED!
You are unable to receive what you are supposed
to receive because you are robbing God – this also result in God becoming silent to you, and darkness covers your life! The only way to reverse the curse (ararat) is by obedience to the will
and command of God! Ararat is the place where God ended the deluge in Noah’s time, the ark of Noah landed safely there after 150 days, the curse had ended, there is a new beginning! But there is yet another reason for the curse!
Ex 22:29-30 "Do not
hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. "You must give me the firstborn of your sons. 30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.
The ‘first fruit” is also very important for the Lord of which many of the release of our blessings depend on, many of life’s
curses are due to not giving your first fruit unto the Lord! Jericho was the first among many cities that Israel was to conquer when they got to the promised land, and God gave them a command…
Josh 6:18-19 But keep away from the devoted things,
so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. 19 All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and
must go into his treasury.“
BUT THEY DID NOT OBEY GOD!
Josh 7:11-12 Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenant, which I commanded them to keep. They have
taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied, they have put them with their own possessions. 12 That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their backs and run because they have been made liable to destruction.
I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.
went away, even God was ready to abandon them until they obeyed!
Malachi talks about this – you didn’t
bring the first fruit, you didn’t bring the tithe, people say “I can’t afford it” -- but I say NO, you cannot afford not to, it belongs to God,
you cannot rob God! You are under a curse even now, you come under the curse of poverty and lack of anointing, and you are open to your enemies’ attack and deceptions! But then again, when we choose to obey the Lord, the curse is reversed and there is even anointing for Spiritual Warfare!
Mal 3:5 And I will come near you for judgment;
I will be a swift witness
Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans,
And against those who turn away an alien —
Because they do not fear Me,"
Says the Lord of hosts. NKJV
Mal 3:6-7 "I the Lord do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not
destroyed. 7 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.
CHURCH, RETURN TO GOD!
He will make our lives as in the days of old, as in the days gone by, full and prosperous, nothing will be able to affect you, we are above and beyond; we are SUPERNATURAL!