Our Bishop, Bishop Downing, has been teaching us about tithing. That the purpose and motivation of tithing is obedience. In the teaching, he took us to Malachi 3:10-11 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the LORD Almighty.
My car stopped on me July 25th , and would not start back up. We tried to jump it, but it still would not start, and it would not go into neutral even to be moved out of the street. So, I had it towed. Remembering Bishop Downing’s teaching, I began to pray because my car is a blessing from Him. His blessing has zero hardship. Yes, I called my daddy. When my husband and I spoke to the mechanic, he said it would cost $1200 to fix (new fuel pump & battery). My husband and I both got to praying Malachi 3:10-11, reminding God that we are faithful and obedient to His Word, our family, and our businesses give the whole tithes from our gross cheerfully. So, we needed Him to rebuke the devourer from taking our crops (unexpected bills). The mechanic called us back, saying the warranty company denied us, and said no. Before we could say anything, the man said, “We Rebuke That my supervisor will handle this. I will call you back.” When he hung up, my husband and I said, “We know God is working this out, so we continued thanking God. A couple of hours later, the mechanic called us back and said $1200 is NOW $150. Thank you, Bishop, for continuing to teach us His Word and having us learn it to teach others.