Summary: Many Christians are cursed with a curse since we refuse to pay our tithes!
Malachi 3:8-10 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein how have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, 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.
Many Christians are cursed with the curse of poverty because we do not pay our tithes. Surprisingly, we assist this curse of poverty in fighting against us. But God is saying every beast is for Him in Psalm 50:11-14, God says ‘ I know all the fowls of the mountain: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.  If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine and the fullness thereof.  Will I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?  Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High.  And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee and thou shalt glorify me.
This is the basic covenant every Christian has with God. He does not need anything from you. So do not be deceived by the pride the devil will infiltrate in you. It is very sad to see that because of a person’s tithe, he will be cursed with a curse! God does not need it!
In Psalm 37, God is seen as a God who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His children. He just wants you to give to Him willingly so that He will bless you fully. God says after sacrificing, call upon Him and He will bless you.
God does not need anything from you, but as far as this planet, Earth is concerned, God wants you to support the programme of the church. So the Bible says in Malachi 3:10 that bring your tithes so that there will be meat in my house. God does not eat the meat so ‘meat’ here is not the physical meat we are talking about but the spiritual meat.
Let us got to I Corinthians 10:3, I want the Holy Ghost to open your eyes to see some spiritual financial principles that will help you see things the way God wants you to see them, you have been counting that amount you receive as salary for so long you need to graduate from thousands to ten thousands, from ten thousands to millions from millions to billions! It says ‘And did all eat the spiritual meat’. Here we see that the meat in Malachi is spiritual that will enable us grow in spirit. We must appreciate the fact that God’s agency meant to make us grow in the spirit is the church so we must pay our tithes to enable this agency do its work fully.
In John 4:31-34 Jesus said  In the mean while his disciples prayed him saying, Master, eat.  But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.  Therefore said the disciples to one another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?  Jesus saith unto them, my meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work. Here we see a picture of the disciples inquiring from Jesus with their mouth filled with meat. When Jesus said He had meat to eat already the disciples asked carnally, has this man passed somewhere to eat some meat? Why does he not want meat, he is very strange. Ah, a man rejecting meat, how come? But Jesus said my meat is to do the will of Him that sent me and to finish His work. So here we see that the meat is God’s Word, so we must do his work. We must distribute the word to all nations according to the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19. And how can we do that, to use money to print tracts, Bibles, have money to pay for our radio programmes and run the Kingdom Business.
As a matter of fact, if you are a Christian and you are not paying your tithes, then according to Malachi 3:9, you are cursed with a curse because you are in the church and you are not adding anything up to the church business you are under a double curse. The statement ‘cursed with a curse’ means you are in a situation where you are being shot with a gun that is already cursed and the bullet that is being used to shoot you is also cursed, why? Because you are robbing God! You do not want God’s work to go on.