Secret of Divine Overflow
Bring 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. And 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. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. - Malachi 3:10-12
One day of favour is more than one thousand years of labour especially at a time like this when the world is in confusion. Divine overflow encompasses all dimensions of blessing; God wants you to encounter favour in a unique way. He has reserved the best wine for the end. As believers, we cannot push God to do anything until he is ready. This we can see when God sent Moses to Pharaoh; he knew that Pharaoh would not agree to release the children of Israel. God made the Egyptians poor for the sake of the Israelites. He waited for the last time. Beloved, God knows what he is doing that is why you must trust him
In the passage we read today, we see God declaring himself as the Lord of hosts. Anytime God does this, it is because he wants to fight our battles. The Lord of hosts, means Jehovah Sabaoth, the commander of the army of Israel; the one behind their success; the one that made ten thousand of the enemies to flee at the sight of two.
He is the same God that made the jawbone of an ass in Samson's hand to kill a thousand. Beloved, this kingdom overflow is for the doers, so to enjoy divine overflow we must be doers of the word. When you do the word of God, then you will see the Lord, confirming His word as he brings you into blessings that will flow onto others. God said in the Lev 26:1-11 that if Israel would keep his statues, they will walk in the overflow. But we find times when God bypasses his people to bless the unlikely even strangers to his covenant. We see this in the life of the widow of Zarephath in the days of Elijah the prophet, when great famine broke out in the nation. God sent the prophet to an unlikely woman who had only the last meal for her and her child to eat (1 Kings 17:9-16).
How could God bypass others to bless this woman? Many did not have food in Israel, yet this woman had sufficient to last the period of the gross famine. Every normal parent wants to feed his children first before feeding others and even though God is good to all, he could not have ignored his own. God knew this woman would do all he commanded. She had respect for his prophet. Many of God's people resist changes. You can never learn from anybody you hate. Many times, we do not catch on the opportunities that God is providing. How can God do the impossible when you are not ready to do the possible? Can you imagine the pressure this woman was in when Elijah appeared to make an odd request? When Jesus told this story of the widow woman of Zarephath, the people were so angry, that they wanted to push him down a cliff. (Luke 4:25-30)
By the story he was reminding them of the fact that despite their boast in Abraham being their father, God had left them in unbelief to bless the so-called uncircumcised dog so to say. Jesus reminded them of how God left them to meet the need of the unlikely. There was a great famine that time and God wanted to give a prophetic word to deliver somebody. But he did not give it to his people but to a stranger. Jesus became the most unpopular man in his own country because he said the truth. Anointing works based on honour.
Beloved, you will never improve in the area of your life that you are not ready to confront and change. The mark of living is growth. Anything that is not growing should be a concern to normal people. When you are ready to change, God will help you no matter the troubles.
Prayer: I declare God’s incredible blessings and goodness over my life. There will be a sudden widespread increase in my life. I will experience the surpassing greatness of God’s favor. It will elevate me to a level higher than I ever dreamed of in the name of Jesus
Further Reading: 1 Kings 17:9-16
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Job 20:1-22:30; 2 Corinthians 1:1-11; Psalm 40:11-17; Proverbs 22:2-4