You know the hardest thing to preach or teach about these days is finances. But I would like
to share this with you so you may be liberated and also challenged to live out what you believe God
will do for you because of His heart for you.
I will not be using the typical scriptures but I would like to bring a plain & simple concept across.
For me the Gospel will always be simple,otherwise for me, it is probably not the Gospel.
Mat 6:24 No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Mat 6:25 Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Mat 6:26 Behold the birds of the air; for they sow not, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them; are you not much better than they are?
Mat 6:27 Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, nor do they spin,
Mat 6:29 but I say to you that even Solomon in his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 Therefore if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much rather clothe you, little-faiths?
Mat 6:31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 For the nations seek after all these things. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
Mat 6:34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for its own things. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.
Such an amazing passage, I don’t know why this never gets used for finances?! It clearly deals with most of the things finances are for. Money,Food, drink, clothes are core needs we all have, even though our list has grown since bible times.
Can I ask you where will you find His kingdom? Where will you find His righteousness?
Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The kingdom? is within us. The righteousness? is what we have become in Christ Jesus.
So He says in Mat 6:33 seek FIRST the KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these thing will be added to you.
The problem I see today is not that people aren’t sowing,tithing or something like that, but it is that people do not believe that they deserve
Gods provision for them! It is from that place that people usually try sow or tithe and see if it works for them or not since there are always testimonies of
people giving & people receiving. But then the real question should be, are you worthy of the blessing & provision God wants to give?
The answer is always yes! As it says in Mat 6:32 that “your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of these things”, He gives us the assurance of being our Father and in verse 26 it says that we are so much better than birds yet God takes care of them.
Why do we struggle so much with finances and feel unworthy?! He reminds us in Mat 6 verse 27 and 34 not to be anxious. I believe our feeling of
unworthiness takes us to being anxious & that is opposite to what His kingdom or righteousness affirms in us.
Seeking first, should be discovering who God is for you & through you as a son, since your Father knows your needs, you will know(trust) His provision.
Truth is your that your provision is ready for you as a son. Slaves don’t get the blessings, but sons do. Sons also give, in fact they love giving because they
act like their Father.
Now please don’t hear me say that you shouldn’t give, but if you don’t give, why should you be any less blessed?! But if you are blessed, why not give?
It all starts with us & His Kingdom within us wants to draw blessings toward us. His righteousness puts us in the place of a son that
is in right relationship with the Father that wants take care of us.
Like I said, a simple message : Because of what you believe, act on it as if its true. Your Father wants to provide for you, what kind of life
do you want to live and what will you do with your finances? It is not about how much you give or get in return, it is about the truth that you are a son & you
live it out. The world is watching you everyday.. first,it will always be about the people(sons & daughters) of a Father, then comes the part where the Father
takes care of them.
Mat 7:8 For each one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.
Mat 7:9 Or what man is there of you, if his son asks a loaf, will he give him a stone?
Mat 7:10 Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a snake?
Mat 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him?
Jesus says here to the people who were not born again yet,”if you being evil know how to give good gifts, how much more shall your Father in heaven”.
Today born again people are not evil like these were that Jesus was talking to, but we are the children of His Kingdom of His Righteousness, so how much more does He want to give!
Thankx for reading. Bless You