The Bible says’ “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”(John 3:16). Giving is in God’s nature
God delights in the prosperity of His children. Our salvation is not only about deliverance from sin; God also wants His own to enjoy abundant life, a life that triumphs over poverty, deprivation and shame. God is the only one who gives lasting riches He operates according to set laws. In Genesis 8:22 God decreed the law of prosperity “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” This law has stood fast from generation to generation. Planting must happen before harvesting. The same law applies in the spiritual realm.
The law was simplified in Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” It states that you will reap whatever you sow (give).This law applies, in our walk with God and relationship with fellow men.
Prayer is mentioned 500 times in the New Testament, Faith is mentioned less than 500 times while giving is mentioned more than 2000 times. And out of the 38 parables of Jesus, 16 dealt with giving. Therefore giving most be a serious heavenly principle.
In the Gospel according to Luke chapter 6 verse 38 says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” It is not an advice but a command; it tells us what the result will be, if we give. The part I love most in this Bible verse is “good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over”. Imagine, I giving money or time to the service of God and when am paid back it is in a good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.
Acts 20:35 says, “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 says, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
Proverbs 11:24-25 says, “There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.”
All the scriptures in the foregoing are only saying one thing, “Give and get, Keep and lose.” There are some Christians, who are not as prayerful as other but God opens doors of breakthroughs for them because they understand the divine principle of giving and practice it.
When you sow the seed of obedience to the God, by heeding and esteeming the Word of God, it attracts blessing, favour, open doors and much success in all we lay our hands upon
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
There are three kinds of giving
Giving grudgingly: Those who hate to give, give grudgingly
Giving out of Obligation: There are those who give out of obligation
Thanksgiving: Those who do thanksgiving give because they want to give.
There are two powerful marks of a Christian one is giving and the other is forgiving
- You have to sow before you reap (Genesis 8:22)
- The more of anything you give to God, the more you shall receive in return.
- Giving opens uncommon doors
- There was never a person in the Bible who gave and did not receive more than he or she gave
- If you are a lazy giver, you will be a lazy receiver.
- We all pay tithe either to God or to Pharaoh.
- Your money, which you give to God, is a seed
The Bible says, “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.” There’s no lack of money in this world, God just wants to get it into the right hands!