This post from the Head Bishop of my church really encouraged me to trust in giving & challenging God in my offerings.
It is very common for people to ask themselves, “What am I going to do? My income is too low; it’s not enough to cover all my expenses!”
This is not only said by people who earn very little, it is also said by those who, in the eyes of many, earn a good income. Those who earn very little can barely survive on their income, let alone meet the needs of those around them. In some households, where more than one person works, all the incomes combined still aren’t enough.
But this is nothing new; we’re talking about a problem that can be traced far back in time. So how can you solve your financial problems once and for all?
Take a look at how the Lord Jesus enlightened a crowd of more than 5,000 people in the desert when they did not have food to eat:
Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat? But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.
Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, “There is a lad here who has five barely loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”
Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise the fish, as much as they wanted.
So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. John 6.5-13 NKJV
When asked, Philip told Jesus that what they had was not enough for everyone. Isn’t this the same situation you are in?
However, when what they had was placed in the hands of the Lord Jesus, He multiplied it extraordinarily, in such a way that everyone ate and there was still an abundance of leftovers.
If the people had been told to leave, and each person had to buy their own food along the way or wait to get back home to eat, they still wouldn’t have eaten as much as they did in the desert.
We believe that the Lord Jesus was saying this to the disciples: “This is what you should do when a person places their offering on the Altar. It is your obligation to raise it to heaven and multiply it because you have received the authority to heal, deliver, administer baptism with the Holy Spirit and multiply, and the place where this is done makes no difference, even if it is in the desert.”
Therefore, all a person has to do is go to the nearest UCKG or your own church right now, look for a man of God and tell him: “I came here for you to multiply.” And this is what he will do, because he has the anointing to do so.
God bless you abundantly!
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Have a look at my other posts: Offering(You) On The Altar || How To Be Blessed In The Open || The Offering God Accepts & Rejects || First Motion; Then Emotion || Restricted By Affection || Work Hard, Be Patient & Trust In God || Make The Time Now