The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that the saints would be blessed by paying tithing and by fasting. The Book of Mormon teaches that the ancient covenant people of the Lord in the Americas observed these laws as well. Jesus made sure to share with the Nephites the words of Malachi: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse... [that I may] open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it." Read at bit.ly/know305