Excerpt from Eric Butterworth’s Spiritual Economics.
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing. Malachi 3:10
“The crux of the statement in Malachi is “I will…open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.” This is usually quoted to indicate that if you tithe, everything in heaving and Earth will fall into your lap…Jesus clearly says that the kingdom of heaven is within you. It is not a place in space but an inner potentiality of imprisoned splendor that is released through you. Thus the windows of heaven are in you. The windows of heaven are you!
You are the windows of heaven, and you will be poured out as a blessing. And because you are in the flow of limitless substance by reason of your commitment to the whole tithe, the blessing that you become is more than sufficient to deal with any situation and to meet any and all requirements.
The emphasis is often upon the giving as returning to us from God “up there” or “out there” from the world. Let us not lose sight of the principle that God can do no more for us than God can do through us. The receiving is always a greater flow from within. It may be a flow of love or guidance or life or success-producing ideas, but the receiving is the same stream as giving…
…Of course, it is vital that you get into a giving consciousness and let your hands give away to some kind of giving flow. A disciplined program of tithing is certainly a giant step in spiritual growth. We are simply suggesting that you do not stop there. Dare to take the step beyond the tithing practice.”
BE A GIVER.