Summary: How we can open the windows of Heaven
OPENING WINDOWS OF HEAVEN # 2
Malachi 3: 10Bring 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.
We saw in message one how God opened windows for the saints of now lets look at how we can open them today
1. When we open our heart and Church life to Christ.
Rev. 3: 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
A. We need to repent
B. We need to be zealous
C. We need to hear what he is saying
D. We need to answer the door and let him in
E. We can be an over comer
F. Clean out your ears
2. When we square our financed account with God.
Malachi 3. 7Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
8Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10Bring 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.
11And 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.
12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
Give God gives back 4 fold
Prove God to be true
We have lost a number of blessings not doing as God commands
We can be happy in a nation of God fearing people
3. When the Church comes together in and old time meeting
2nd Chron.:7: 13If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We get humble
When we truly pray
When we seek Gods face
When we turn from our wicked ways
God will hear us and forgive us our sins and heal this wicked land
We quote not pray with humble hearts
4. When we pray and get hold of God.
James 5: 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.