<![CDATA[Throughout the Bible we see it is God's good pleasure to bless His people (Eph. 1:3), to provide all our need according to His riches in glory (Phi. 4:19), to secure victories over our enemies and fight our battles (Rom. 12:19). But these blessings are always conditional to God's terms. He gives the blessings, therefore, He writes the rules and He determines the conditions by which the blessings are released into our lives. So if we feel like we are not experiencing the blessings of God or God's favor, it's not God's fault. We really need to look at our own lives and consider what God may be asking of us in order to bring back the blessing. As a local church we need to ask what God desires of us or from us that will open up the windows of heaven and release a blessing "that there will not be room enough to receive it," as promised in Malachi 3:10. ]]>
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