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Grace and Peace to You -

On the 5th of February my oldest son Peter-John went Home to Heaven.

The next night, at our Wednesday Night Study, I talked about that event throughout the study.

Then on Sunday last, we had a Memorial Service here at The Fellowship.

I am posting that Sevice below for those of you that might wish to take it in.

Ah, I’m so very, very, very thankful to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for The Hope of Heaven and the Promise of Eternal Life that we will all share in one day not too far away!

Truly God is Good,

Jon


Daily Devotional
February 19
 
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Genesis 14:20
 
In Malachi, we see three promises God makes to those who tithe . . .

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. - Malachi 3:10

“I will reward your faith.” Immediately after lending Jesus his fishing boat for use as a floating podium to teach the multitude on the shore, Peter caught so many fish that his net broke (Luke 5:2–7). The little boy who gave his lunch to Jesus was himself filled, along with the rest of the five thousand (John 6:9–12). So too, if you’ve ever given anything to God, you know from experience that it’s impossible to out-give Him.

And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. - Malachi 3:11

“I will rebuke your foe.” Some people are perpetually plagued with problems. The money they make goes through their pockets; the labor of their hands never comes to fruition. It is especially to them that God says, “If you tithe, I will rebuke the world’s hold on you, which devours your happiness and eats away at your possessions.”

And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. - Malachi 3:12

“I will renew your fruit. Put your trust in Me, and I will make you a fruitful land,” declares the Lord. He who tithes will experience renewal and revival.

I would rather teach on any other subject. But the Bible has much to say about tithing because it shows where a person’s heart is. Therefore, I would be shirking my responsibility to declare to you “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) if I were to ignore it. The tithe is the Lord’s. It’s not yours. Whether it’s ten cents or ten thousand dollars, the first tenth is the Lord’s and is to be brought into the storehouse - the place where the Word is proclaimed and worship ascends.

Heaven is right around the bend, gang. And I don’t want a single one of us to regret the stuff we’ve accumulated with God’s tithe or the ways we’ve indulged ourselves with His offerings.

Maybe you have been robbing God (Malachi 3:8). Maybe you have been wasting your time and treasure and talents. The good news is: It’s not too late! Today you can say, “As I race toward Heaven, I understand the wisdom of God’s way, the rightness of His Word. Therefore, I am going to give Him the tithe. And I am going to see, even as He asked me, what He will do in blessing, in rebuking, and in renewing.”

Precious people, you’ll be blessed all of your days if you go God’s way. Begin today, then watch and see what He will do.
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.  If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store