Integrity in the Pulpit
We have taught for years that God cannot bless a mess. Mainly this has referred to the status of our Church books and records. When the money is funny, it limits God’s ability to sanction what is transpiring in any given service. We see this in the order of the tithe as outlined in Malachi 3. In this passage God promised that when we tithe He opens the windows of heaven and pours out blessings upon us—in other words, when the tithe is given in a service and that tithe is properly managed (because it is holy: Lev. 27), our Church services are conducted under an open heaven. Unfortunately there are still many in ministry who do not understand the value and importance of an open heaven.