Summary: While receiving should never be the ultimate motive for giving, it’s no surprise that generous people seem to always have their needs met and are always blessed. In this message we will get to know biblical truth and ways to prosperity.
While receiving should never be the ultimate motive for giving, it’s no surprise that generous people seem to always have their needs met and are always blessed. In this message we will get to know biblical truth and ways to prosperity.
PAY YOUR TITHE
In the book of Malachi, the Bible says, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.”
There are some who believe this act is relegated only to the Old Testament; however this is not true. The New Testament says, “God loves a cheerful giver,”
Therefore God expects NT believers to give freely, not under compulsion of the law. Giving God a percentage of your earnings activates His blessing to increase and expand the remaining you hold on to.
Give to God’s work
One of the greatest keys to prosperity is to give to the furtherance of or to promote God’s work. This includes giving your money yet, not limited to money.
1. Pouring resources into missionaries,
2. Serving on projects and various ministries
3. Readily availing yourself, talents and resources to the church
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you which projects He desires you to give to. If you give bountifully, you will reap bountifully this is a Biblical law.
Give to ministers in God’s vineyard
When Paul speaks to the Philippians, he tells them that their giving to him returned a blessing to their account.
Again, this is not to be done out of compulsion, but as a willing act to show honor to your pastor and/or ministry leaders.
Don't be deceived, every ministry born out of God has its own grace and likewise the minister of God in charge of that ministry.
Therefore, When you sow into your spiritual leaders and meet their needs, you benefit from the grace given to their ministry.
THE PRINCIPLE IN TAPPING FROM THE MINISTER'S GRACE IS SUCH THAT YOU ARE BETTER POSITIONED TO RECEIVE THE MINISTER'S BLESSINGS WHEN YOU GIVE TO THE MINISTER WHO FEEDS YOU THAN A VISITING PASTOR OR SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE.
SO LEARN TO BE A BLESSING TO YOUR SPIRITUAL HEAD AND WERE YOU RECEIVE NOURISHMENT FROM AND GOD WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOU REAP A MINISTER'S BLESSING.
Give to the poor
The Bible says, “Whoever is generous to a poor man lends to The Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed.” Proc. 19:17
When you come across people who are genuinely in need make sure that you be of help to them.
Yes there are people who may be out there to dupe people but still the are people who genuinely need help.
My own story ( lost my money in a car and I had to exchange my phone for
ghs 5. 00 ($ 1.00) at Kwame Nkrumah Circle before I could get home.
For those of us in Africa and of African descend there's always the fear that some will use that money to work against us................... but I say this to you if there's such fears, rely on the Holy Spirit to guide your giving in this area.
Giving should be done wisely – whethere we are solving a problem of hunger, distress, lack, or whatever -- Because we should not be a tool to aid complacency or laziness.
10For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.