The Provision & Blessings of God
I have been studying the provision and blessings of God all throughout the scriptures. There are so many amazing scriptures in the Bible where it talks about God’s provision and His blessings. I really believe it is important to stand on and believe these scriptures and to pray and declare them over your life and family. There are keys to the blessing of God coming upon your life, one of which I believe is tithing at least 10% as well as sowing/giving above tithe. That has been the number one way we have seen the blessing of God take place in our lives. There have been so many times we have sown into a ministry/church and we have seen immediate results, the same day we have received financial blessing. During the times we have struggled financially I have sown into different ministries/churches and prayed for a financial breakthrough and many times we have seen immediate results. Sometimes you can see results by just sowing 10% tithe which we always do, but when there is a struggle or demonic resistance taking place many times in our lives we have had to sow above tithe to get the financial breakthrough. I will also say the Lord showed me so many references in scripture where if you give to the poor and take care of those in need then the Lord will bless you and take care of you. It says in Proverbs 19:17, “If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord—and he will repay you!” I believe through tithing, sowing above tithe and praying, these are the keys to financial blessing and the provision of God.
I will also mention there was a season years ago where we did not sow 10% tithe and that was the first time in our lives we financially struggled. I felt the Lord spoke to me it was a result of us not tithing. I learned after that season I must tithe at least 10% to stay in the financial blessing and favor of God. I know there are plenty of people in this world who do not tithe and do not even believe in God and they are very blessed financially, but as a believer in Jesus I feel God has placed a higher standard upon us and He has spoken to us in His Word to tithe and I believe as a follower of Christ His financial blessing is connected to tithing. There was also a time when we did not make enough to tithe the full 10% tithe and I would say giving any amount of money to the Lord is better than not giving anything at all. We have given what we could when we could not afford the 10% and God gave us more to where we could give 10% and more and still have more for ourselves after.
I felt the Lord wanted me to share about His provision and blessings to encourage others who are in need of financial blessings and breakthrough. There are so many amazing scriptures to stand on, to pray and believe God for His blessings and breakthrough. I pray God would bless each person reading this and as you give to the Lord He would bless and increase you.
By: Holly Rotalsky
Wings of Fire International
Below are Scriptures on the Provision & Blessings of God:
“One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord and must be set apart to him as holy. Count off every tenth animal from your herds and flocks and set them apart for the Lord as holy. These are the commands that the Lord gave through Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites.” ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭27:30, 32, 34‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:9-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.” ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:8-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬
“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” 2 Corinthians 9:8-10 NLT
“And Jesus sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:41-44‬ ‭ESV‬‬
“How joyful are those who fear the Lord — all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table. That is the Lord’s blessing for those who fear him. May the Lord continually bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper as long as you live. May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭128:1-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.” ‭‭Acts 4:33-35‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Matthew 19:21 NLT
“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do. 11 There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.” Deuteronomy 15:10-11 NLT
“If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord—and he will repay you!” Proverbs 19:17 NLT
“Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. 2 The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies. 3 The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health.” Psalm 41:1-3 NLT
“Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.” Proverbs 21:13 NLT
“I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food.” Psalm 132:15 NLT
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:19‬ NLT
“Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed. Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. “The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven! “The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you. “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭28:1-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:3-4‬ ‭NLT
““Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who has defeated your enemies for you.” Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭14:19-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Jacob said, “And this memorial pillar I have set up will become a place for worshiping God, and I will present to God a tenth of everything he gives me.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭28:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:5‬ ‭NLT
““At the end of every third year, bring the entire tithe of that year’s harvest and store it in the nearest town. Give it to the Levites, who will receive no allotment of land among you, as well as to the foreigners living among you, the orphans, and the widows in your towns, so they can eat and be satisfied. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all your work.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭14:28-29‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23-26‬ NLT
“Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭24:3-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:28 NLT
“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭112:7‬ NLT
“May the God of your father help you; may the Almighty bless you with the blessings of the heavens above, and blessings of the watery depths below, and blessings of the breasts and womb.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭49:25‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭21:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Lord, you poured out blessings on your land! You restored the fortunes of Israel.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭85:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings. Our land will yield its bountiful harvest.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭85:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“With all my heart I want your blessings. Be merciful as you promised.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:58‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And now, it has pleased you to bless the house of your servant, so that it will continue forever before you. For when you grant a blessing, O Lord, it is an eternal blessing!”” ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭17:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭16:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be showered on them.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:25‬ ‭NLT
“So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭12:2-3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Be assured that I will send my blessing for you in the sixth year, so the land will produce a crop large enough for three years.” ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭25:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:5‬ ‭NLT
“What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭NLT
““Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“It is a sin to belittle one’s neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.” Proverbs 14:21 NLT
“The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he protects the property of widows.” Proverbs 15:25 NLT
“Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.” Proverbs 22:9 NLT
“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.” Proverbs 28:27 NLT