Heaps—The Blessing

Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

Publish date: 03/10/2024

Foundation Scriptures:

Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the Lord. 5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the fields; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly. 6 And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the Lord their God, and laid them by heaps. 7 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month. 8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord, and his people Israel. 9 Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. 10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the Lord hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store. 2 Chronicles 31:4-10 KJV


1. You Must Be Blessed.

a. Everyone must be blessed.

b. You cannot bless others if you are not blessed.

c. You cannot be a blessing unless you are blessed.

d. Vs 5: As soon as the commandment came, the people began to bring their tithes and offerings.

e. Vs 10: From the time the people began to bring them, there was more than enough.

f. There was more than enough for the work of the ministry.

g. And there was more than enough for the people bringing the offerings.

h. The multiplication was so great that there was a great store of overflow and overabundance on both sides.

i. The blessing is not just one-sided—it’s for every one of you.

j. Acknowledge: I cannot bless unless I am blessed.

k. When you obey God, you will not have any room to put the blessing (Mal. 3:10; Eph. 3:20).


2. For the River Church.

a. This month of March is the laying of the foundation of the heaps of blessings.

b. March, April, May, June, July.

c. Blessings that cannot be contained.

d. Not merely things you need, but things to be a blessing to you.

e. Your friends, family, and loved ones will benefit.

f. Cars, property, houses, businesses.

g. 300 millionaires raised up.


3. Plenty.

a. Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the Lord:

b. We have enough to eat, and plenty left over.

c. For the Lord has blessed His people.

d. What is left over is this great store.

e. If God could bless like this under the Old Covenant—how much more under the New Covenant!

f. We are not here to maintain, or just survive, we are here to thrive.


4. Overflowing Blessings.

a. Deuteronomy 8:17-18 AMPC –– And beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

b. God put you on earth to succeed.

c. Genesis 1:28a KJV ––  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

d. I delight in the Word of God, meditate on it day and night, and keep it in my mouth (my confession); therefore, my way is prosperous, and I am having good success (Ps. 1:2; Josh. 1:8).

e. Thank You, Father, that You have blessed me to be a blessing
(Ps. 21:6).

f. Because I am a tither, the devourer is rebuked for my sake.

g. The windows of Heaven are open and blessings poured out so that there is no room to receive it (Mal. 3:10-11).

h. I have given, and it is given unto me good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and are running over (Luke 6:38).

i. My God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19).

j. In due season, I reap, because I do not give up or grow weary—I continue to sow and do good works and be a blessing (Gal. 6:9).


5. Choose Life and Blessing.

a. I choose life and blessing—so that I and my children may live—preservation, restoration, long life and quality of life, growth, and prosperity (Deut. 30:19).

b. Proverbs 10:22 AMPC –– The blessing of the Lord — it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].

c. We do not need help from the government or the banks.

d. God is our source and supply.

e. Proverbs 11:17a AMPC –– The merciful, kind, and generous man benefits himself [for his deeds return to bless him].

f. There are those who generously give and scatter abroad, and yet increase more—the generous person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered (Prov. 11:24-25).

g. Psalms 107:23-24 KJV –– They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24 These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.