Tuesday, August 27, 2013
WHAT DOES THE HOLY WORD SAY?
Bible Word Study
WHAT DOES THE HOLY WORD SAY?
If you and I are going to be totally unselfish and truly Scriptural, we must desire, pray and expect to receive from God not only enough to meet our own needs, but plenty left over so that we can give joyfully to help somebody else.
What does this scripture say about sowing and reaping? How does it apply to giving?
What is the result of obeying God's principles?
What happens when you put your total trust in the Lord?
Blessed To Be A Blessing
An Instrument Of Divine Favor
"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you" Luke 6:38
A LIFE OF GIVING
The expression "to be a blessing" actually means to be an instrument of God's divine favor. It is such a blessing to be chosen to administer God's divine favor in the life of another person, preventing misfortune or catastrophe. There is no greater joy known to man.
The problem is that so many people do not understand this principle. They think they should be blessed of God for their own sake alone, just to get their own needs met. They are only too happy to hear that they will have plenty left over - but for the wrong reason; they think it is to be used to satisfy their own selfish desires.
We are not put on this earth to see how much we can acquire or accumulate during our life span, we are put on this earth to see how much of our life we can give away. Just as Jesus gave His life at the cross for us and became a blessing to us, we should also give our lives to those around us.
The Truth About Prosperity
In and through Christ, God has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places (Eph. 1:3). Through His covenant, He has placed everything that He is, everything that He has and everything that He can do at our disposal.
The Root of Evil?
First Timothy 6:10 tells us that..."the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
Notice that it doesn't say money is the root of all evil. It says that the "love" of money is the bringer of sorrow and the root of all evil. Make your personal commitment right now that you are going to put God's Word first in your life and reject the traditions of men. It is not God holding back your money. Poverty and lack are a result of the curse, but Jesus came and set us free.
A Means to an End
Money certainly has its place in our lives; it is a tool, a means to an end. True prosperity is the ability to use God's ability and power to meet the needs of mankind; regardless of what those needs may be. There are many, many Christians who are doing a lot of good for the Kingdom of God, and in this world because they have the financial ability to do it.
How can you be a blessing unless you are blessed? Now is the time to dump any poverty attitudes you may have about money and embrace the truth of God's prosperity plan for your life (Prov. 10:22).
Word Study- Dig Deeper
2. Running Over
Thoughts To Ponder On
Renew your mind to God's Word concerning prosperity. Remain before God with a clean heart so He can show you the mystery of sowing and reaping. Refuse to allow a poverty mentality to choke out the great commission to, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature" Matt. 28:19
Don't settle for living under the curse of poverty. You've been redeemed from that curse of the Law by the blood of Jesus Christ! Stand on God's Word and claim the blessing of Abraham that is yours in Christ. Believe God for a full supply in every area of your life, be blessed to be a blessing!
Blessed To Be A Blessing Scriptures
2 Corinthians 8:9
Deuteronomy 28: 4,8,13
1 Timothy 4:8