PART  3

Before  We   Begin Giving Anything To God, We Must  Bear It In Mind That, God Is Not A Beggar! 

God  won’t  ask us for money or anything if he wants them because  the bible says plainly : All the gold and silver belongs to God and equally all the Cattle in the field are  his.

God honor those who honor Him, and therefore our giving to him should be to honor Him, rather than as if He wants our money.  If you are in a religious milieu where some crooks in the name of men of GOD put pressure on you to squeeze money out of your pockets with intelligent manipulations of scriptures like "come and sow seeds and God will bless you", leave that place.

He may be teaching some biblical truths, but it is  clear to discern that he is after your money than preparing you for eternity because he  himself still lost. Look around  in that church and you will accept with me that, care is not given to the needy, while the so called "man of God" and his family are living in luxury. 

A real servant of the Lord will give you God teachings on GIVING to the Lord, and the Holy spirit will move your heart to joyfully give to the Lord as a way of honor and since God honor those who honor him, he will multiple your seeds as we earlier saw.

But if you are duped into playing lottery with the Lord by some of these business guys around wearing the titles of "Men of God", to sow seeds so that God :

- Will increase your money.

- Prosper your business.

-Give you a wife

-Give you a husband

-Give you a job, traveling visa

-Give you a child etc..., then you are just wasting your time.

God is not and will never be a poor beggar, begging people to give him ,some money before He does them something. It is when he is pleased with us just like a normal father does to a child who honor him, that he equally then will honor us by providing our needs that are in his perfect will.

Therefore, God wants us first to  know  Him and be obeying him, then only can  we think of giving him things as a way of honoring   Him than as a constrain . 

In reality, we must say very plainly that, we must beg God to give him anything because he is self-sufficient  and need nothing from us.  God will not accept anything coming to him from dirty hands(ie people consciously living in sins).

It is only after  we have known him and are pleasing him with all our heart then  can he gladly receive things from us.

As  regards  the  biblical illustration  of the  giving of the   first fruit   earnings or harvest to the Lord. The Bible says:

  “ When you come into the Land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance, and have taken possession of it, and live in it,

-   you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from your land that the LORD  your God gives you, and you  shall put it in a basket , and you shall go to the place which the Lord your God will choose, to make his name ,to dwell there.

- And you shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to  him ‘ I declare this day to the LORD your God that I have come  into the Land which the Lord swore to our fathers to give to us.

- Then the priest shall take the basket from your  hand, and set it down before the alter of the LORD your God.

- And you shall  make responds before the Lord  your God, ‘A wandering Aramean ………….And behold now, I bring the first of the fruits of the  ground, which thou, O LORD, hast given   me.

- And you shall set it down before the Lord your God, and worship  before the Lord your God; and you  shall  rejoice in all the good which the LORD has given to you, and to,  your house, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among  you.

‘When you have finished paying all the tithes of your produce in the third year, which is the year of tithing,   giving it to  the Levite,  the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within your towns and e filled, then you shall say before the Lord your God, ‘I  have removed the sacred  portion out of my house,( tithes of the LORD),  and more  , over I have   given  it to :

 -  the Levite

-  the Sojourners

-  the fatherless and

-  the widow, 

according to the commandment  which thou hast commanded me; I have not transgressed any of thy commandment, neither have I forgotten  them; I have not eaten ,of the tithe while I was mourning, or removed any of it while I was unclean, or  offered any of it  to the dead; I have obeyed the voice of the LORD my God, I have done according to all that thou hast commanded me.

Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel  and the ground which thou hast given us, as thou didst swear to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey”  Deuteronomy 26:1-15 ”Genesis 14:18-20, Genesis 4:4, Hebrew 7:8, Numbers 18:21-32, Malachi 3:10.

The above text is an embodiment of  a concrete  divinely ordained way, through which investment is made in the heavenly bank. All the methods of  giving or investment in the heavenly bank, are enumerated in this text.

Analysing this text in relation to us Christians today we see it in this light:

-Firstly,  which is our land of inheritance today? The word of  God say in Colossians 1:13 that God has delivered us from the power of darkness and has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom  of His dear son. We through Christ, are living in the kingdom of God; we have entered into our inheritance in Jesus Christ and possess it in His name.

-Secondly, who  is this priest in this days or today? Hebrew 3:1 says that Jesus is our high priest. Hebrew 7:8, speaking of Jesus  says, He receives tithes personally: “ …Here tithes are received by mortal men; there, by one of whom it is testified that he lives”.  Therefore, we are to go to Him with our tithes and say to Him:

    “ I declare this day to the LORD your God that I have come  into the Land which the Lord swore to give me”

This is a very important point in the tithing procedure. Make a confession before your high priest, our LORD Jesus  Christ.

 -Thirdly, what  shall our High priest do? “..Then the priest shall take the basket from your  hand, and set it down before then alter of the LORD your God.

Very important to note is that, we are to present it to Jesus who in turn will set it before the alter of God, and worship God with it. Thus the Lord uses our tithes to worship God with.

-Fourthly, what is our  own confession replacing that of the Israelites being delivered from Egypt into Canaan, the land flowing with milk and honey? We Christian will say:

“ I  am in the land which you have provided for me in Jesus Christ, the kingdom of Almighty God. I was a sinner serving Satan; he was my god, but I called upon the name of Jesus and you heard my cry and delivered me from the power and authority of darkness and translated me into the kingdom of your dear son.

Jesus is my LORD and I bring the first fruits of my Labors to Him as the High priest and worship you with  it. We  rejoice  in all the good which you have given to us and our household.  We have hearkened to your voice and have done according  to all that you have commanded. Now look down from your holy  habitation in heaven, and bless us as you said in your word”

From the text above, it is very clear that  we beg to give to God. Equally very important  to note  is the fact that,  the  leaders of the people  after collecting  the people’s gift to the Lord, must  under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, offer it to the Lord in very special honor   for the blessing of the people .

The problem is that, we treat God with a lot of disrespect  and so consider our giving to him as helping him.


PART  2

The secret  for  MARRIED  PEOPLE  to  operate in God’s power of making  wealth for the work of the kingdom

For married people to effectively operate in God’s divine power of making wealth for the work of his kingdom, the divine Law of “the two shall   become one”, must be operational in their lives. The bible Pagesays:

  •       “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united with his wife, and they become one” Genesis 2:24.(the man)
  •     “Bride of the KING, listen to what I say forget your people and your relatives. Your beauty will make the KING desire you, he is your master, so you must obey him” Psalms 45:10(the woman)

There is no room in the Lord, for the married to act independently from one another. When he says the two shall become one, he means one.

On creation, God had separated a single spiritual and Physical human being into two: Male and female; and intended through marriage , to spiritually fuse them back into ONE and indivisible, only to be separated by death.

The leaving therefore is not just a physical movement from ones parent’s house to go and join the other and be staying together , but a SPIRITUAL  JOINING  to become  one, starting from sexual fusion.

Therefore, the two must act as one, and no longer two. And as such , if the two are working, they bring their salary together, and  decide on it together. Or even if it is only one working and the other not, they all sit down to decide.

Remember this base which the Lord has established : “ And I tell you more: whenever  TWO of you on earth  AGREE   about  anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my father in heaven” Matthew 18:19.

Imagine that a man and his wife obey this divine principles by always agreeing together as  one, in  everything they do, and praying it to the Lord! It will be wonderful.

But unfortunately because of greed and being  self centered, both husband and wife will always say : My Money, not our Money!  If it is my money and not our money, then where is the Lord’s commandment of:  The two shall become one? Genesis 2:24

Today, a man will go and hide money from his wife and vice versa , and we come to play hypocrisy before the Lord. If we both  call ourselves “born again” and behave like this, then it’s terrible.We are not yet converted.

Both will naked themselves before each other, but will go and hide money from one another. This just to say that “ money is more important than our bodies”.  In this way, Satan moves us  to disobey God’s command of “the two becoming one”, and ruin our divine capacity of making wealth for the kingdom  of God.

This is the prove   that we are not one, as God says, but two because  one  can’t hide his own   money from  his or herself. If really we are one, then hiding money from my husband or wife, will mean hiding it from my very self.  Brethren, the worship of the god called “Mammon” is terrible.

When the husband and wife  after jointly handling their  resources, take God’s share  and humble before him to offer, then take it to their assemble or  to whatever divine channel they want to use and send  into their heavenly account, the provisional power of God is released in a wonderful way.


How can we therefore  manage our financial resources ?

We can manage our earnings-income(individual or family) before the LORD in the following ways:

First thing to do is to  remove the first fruit( best) as our heart is willing to, as tithes for the LORD.

Secondly, remove the amount we wish to offer for the gospel, the poor and as a praise to God, as the Spirit guides us to.

Thirdly, remove money for house expenditure( rents, light and water bills, food, school fees , etc)

Fourthly, remove money to assist parents or relative if there is need for that.

Fifthly, remove amount to save  in our account for vital projects( building a house, or investing in any other important project as we must have arranged with the Lord).

Sixthly, remove our pocket allowances( both husband and wife, if married, children), miscellaneous After this, if there is anything still left, we can reallocate where ever we think necessary.

 We will in our next topic, biblically illustrates prayer guide that we may offer before we ever take our tithes to where we want to  channel to the Lord.

       


PART  1

NB: For  all those Brethren who have being following Up our Exhortations Up to this point on http://www.cross.tv/profile/362419?go=prayers,  are you now ready for Investment  And Withdrawal From The  Heavenly Bank? 

Then let’s pray this prayer:

For the  consecrated authentic believers who have a spiritual and not a mental knowledge of the God they are serving,  and who  have as sole purpose of working to earn money  for investment in God’s work(heavenly bank), their sowing and harvesting will be from a position of   spiritual rest in the LORD.

This, since they would have already as first step, been submitted to the fire of deliverance from the spirit of  covet and love of money. After having been  under trials and refining , they are led by the LORD to work hard and earn money for His work, since it is God who gives us the power to  earn money as earlier said in our introduction(Deuteronomy  8:18).

Therefore only those who have been worked by the hands of the LORD, and receive  divine hatred  for the love of money, and also know what they want to do with the money according to the will of God, can freely invest and withdraw from the heavenly bank without any problem. They are the lovers of the LORD, and his banner.

They will receive from the LORD, the power to work money and be rich for Him, and not for themselves.  If God ask for a part or all of the money, they will give it to Him without any worries and still remains in God’s rest. Yes, because their major purpose of  working money, is for God’s work.  They will therefore work very,  very hard to earn money any invest in God’s work.

Such Are Qualified To Pray Like This:

1) Thank you Lord for this occasion that you have offered me to pray   for your power  and force to  earn money for the sole purpose   which is investment in your work. 

2) LORD,  I pray that you make me one of your rich children in the world, for your glory, by enabling me invest 90% of all the revenue from all  sources of my labour, in your  glorious work of  building the kingdom.

3) LORD, do it in the way that, the 10% left, will be sufficient for my needs, and that of those who will need material and financial assistance.

4)  LORD , do it  by giving me the force and power to collaborate with you, so that this power and force to earn money will be utilised under your maximum guidance.

5)  LORD, protect my hearts from the spirit of possession of   the  riches you give.

6)  LORD, protect my heart not to turn away  from worshipping you, to worshipping the riches.

7)  LORD, protect my heart's engagement to invest 90% of  the riches you give me, into your work, so that Satan should not attack it.

8)  LORD, permit that  I die totally 100% to the right over the riches you give me, and manage it with you and not without you, so as  to be  accountable before you on the judgment   day.

9) LORD, that your perpetual wall of protection remain erected around these riches, against all attacks from Satan and his kingdom of darkness.

10) Thank you Lord, for hearing and answering my prayers, in Jesus Name: Amen!!!!


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