DRIVEN BY ETERNAL PURPOSE
Theme: THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY DIVINE WISDOM Part 15
Beloved Saints, good morning. Today we continue looking at WISDOM AND MONEY FROM GIVING.
God has always demanded giving Him so that He gives to you. If you fail to give tithe today you would have ran away from the Old Testament (OT).
Today many people complain of few kinds of giving remaining now. How much would you have been complaining in the OT.
A great heart at giving God, is what has made Israel, Israel today. There is no blessing without giving. Let us look at the Biblical giving that Israel had and that which even applies now. Not Applicable shall be NA and Applicable Now shall be AN.
1. Grain offerings (NA)
Devotion to God, Leviticus 2:4-7. In form of cooked bread—baked, grilled, fried, roasted…, grains.
2. Peace offerings (NA)
3. Thanksgiving Offerings (Leviticus 7:12)
4. Freewill Offerings (Leviticus 7:16)
5. Wave Offerings (Leviticus 7:30).
6. Sin offerings (NA)
Atonement for unintentional sin, (Leviticus 4:2-3, 4:20), called guilt offering, that removes the consequences for lack of perfection, (Leviticus 4:13-14, 22-23).
7. Burnt offerings (NA)
Leviticus 1:3-17. Could be a bull, sheep, goat, dove or pigeon, depending on your wealth.
8. Guilt offerings (NA)
This was a trespass offering or reparation offering, to make reparations for one’s sin, and had monetary value. (Leviticus 5:15). You also added 20%to the priest.
9. Purification offerings after giving birth or after period (NA)
10. Dedication offerings (Choice)
During child dedication.
11. Promise offerings (AN)
For God to be moved for a miracle like Hanna giving Samuel to God after her promise.
12. Tithe (AN)
As discussed before. Tithe of money, crop harvest and livestock.
13. Sacrifice offerings (AN)
1 Kings 3. You give God the most precious thing. God moved down and made Solomon very rich above all human beings today.
14. Giving (AN).
Luke 6:38. You are given by God only as you give. It applies today
15. The seed
Could be AN as the Spirit tells you, (Mark 4:8). Motivation is the reward,
harvested after sowing it into the good ground, which can be a church, ministry or just any group of people coming together, teaching the truth of God’s Word.
16. First fruits
Could be AN as the Spirit tells you to, (Proverbs 3:9-10, Nehemiah 10:36).
Once a year, it is not the whole salary but the increase of your income, being grateful to God. Part of your crops not the whole field. God is never greedy at all. All this is communication of your life with Him
14. Alms (AN)
Matthew 6:3-4 & Proverbs 19:17, given to people, churches or ministries’ projects if they are in need, with compassion, sympathy and love and the reward is reimbursement, joy and treasures in heaven.
Give your alms in secret, protecting people’s dignity in their crisis and God will reward you.
God is already blessed. All things are His but He has a system that when you follow, His resources start flowing to you. When you don’t you accuse yourself of being bewitched or cursed. Satan does likewise but in a very bad way.
Wisdom is in discerning and carrying out a divine action. Tithe has no excuse, it is a Spiritual must to you. Offerings must be measured by your blessings. And from time to time God may demand you to do something. Just obey and see what He does. God has never been out-given since day one. He will always find time when He rewards you and the world knows.
Pray: My Blessed Father, open my eyes to hear you in giving so that you bless me as I bless the world and others. May I be blessed more to bless others more. In Jesus’ Name Amen.
May God bless your day as you focus on Divine Economic Wisdom, and seek and save the lost souls in love.
Always Love and Prayers,
Archbishop Dr Mark Kambalazaza.