Rich: rationalizing the Word
Remember, I'm not receiving offerings, nor do I sell my ministry materials— I sow it in faith.
Those who hear the Full Gospel that Jesus bore our sins, healed our bodies and blesses us to make us rich; stumble at the "rich" word as if it is a curse word. They quickly rationalize that the preacher is working an offering out of them to fill their own pockets— and sure there are those who do the abominable before God— however, there is the Anointed and appointed by God to receive tithes and offerings and it is a holy thing.
I don't speak to you as a preacher who lives off offerings— even though by faith I have received what's called Holy Ghost handshakes by those who were unctioned by God to sow to me. They were not coerced by me nor did they know I was believing God for a thing. I simply asked, received and thanked God by faith for XYZ. I also sowed precious seed as led by the Holy Spirit to others in faith that I would receive good measure, press down, shaken together and running over. No public offering was announced or received. However, I did participate with God's way of "thriving financially" by the laws of sowing and reaping.
Many think the preacher is successful because he received public offerings— that it's a scam to get money out of others. And sure, one could think if a preacher makes the rules up to have everyone give a tenth of their income— that's a pretty good ratchet.
No, it's Holy and ordained by God and when you do the Word, it allows God to fulfill His end of the Holy Covenant.
This is beyond a humanistic system— this is the economy of God.
Tithers and faith givers receive outside the church. The devourer is rebuked. Favor is given— even by the most unlikely persons. And whatever a believer is led to put their hand to— prospers.
The world may see it as good bounces or luck. It may see it as favoritism and that it's not fair— but it is fair. God shows no personal favoritism to anyone— all are called and graced to respond and be doers of the Word equally. It is those who choose to be surrendered to Him completely, believe and do what He says receive the blessings— all are invited to be vessels of Honor, all are welcome to love the Truth— open their eyes and be healed in every area of their life.
It starts with a solemn, heartfelt prayer of surrender to the Lordship of Jesus as Savior from sin, sickness and poverty!
"Say: Jesus I accept you as Lord of me— enter my heart and make me new— I am whatever you say I am."
If you said it "for real" then you are born again of an incorruptible seed spiritually and are now and offspring of God Himself— a new creation in Jesus: forgiven, healed and blessed to be rich, living above the curse of this fallen world.
Now, get a bible and read like its food and learn who and what you are in Jesus— as you do, your faith will grow. You will learn all of the blessings that are in Jesus.
One of the things you will learn is the law of sowing and reaping— whatever you sow is what you will reap. No one is exempt from this spiritual law as you sow goodness, love, light, wisdom and money you will reap it back.
Do not let the lie of the devil steal your blessing of provision the Father has given you in Jesus.
You are called to be rich. Ask God to reveal this to you.
Peace and love as you work out your own salvation.
Michael Salvatore Frisella
Genesis 12Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
12 Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.
2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous anddistinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you]
Who should grow up?
When a message like this comes up we tend to think of someone else who may need to GROW UP! And the truth is we all do at our own level of light that God has given us.
When we hear a message on growing up we must ready ourselves for ourselves — He who loves wisdom loves his own soul.
In What should we grow up?
OURSELVES: Light and love and looking outside ourselves that allows God to use you for the best interest of ANOTHER.
Where do we need to grow up?
In every area of our life— A good body builder will see a weak area and say every area must get bigger not just the weak area. The gift of righteousness, healing and fitness, debt free and fat reserves— abounding in good works. Healing in every area of our life, relationships and aspects— and on and on. In fact there will never a time in our life where we have arrived— especially in this fallen age.
When is it time to grow up?
There is a time as in a new born baby we need to be attended to. Feed, changed, comforted, nurtured and it doesn't matter the biological age or military training— one could be twenty years younger and light years ahead in Jesus. But in everyone's life it comes to the point when we need to wipe our own butt and brush our own teeth, make a mess and clean it up.
Why do we need to grow up?
Intimacy with God:
Fellowship requires a common denominator— and with God holiness is required. He said to Abraham be perfect— mature complete— other words "be all out for me— I'm all out for you".
God is love and love is a constant concern for another's best in the light of Jesus. This what our heart cry must be: "Let Christ Jesus be formed in me!" Why because I want a closer walk with Jesus— I want intimacy with The Father.
To sustain this intimacy we need to be like God— develop His characteristics to share the most important divine connection —EVER.
THIS IS THE SECRET TO PERSONAL FULFILLMENT AND HAPPINESS!
Being useful to God in ministry — serving His love to others. It takes looking outside ourselves to love others— ministry is service— ministry is love. And when we use ministry for selfish gain or merchandising the Anointing for our own angles and agenda we violate the very Spirit of God. It's fine for a minister to receive offerings; in fact it's biblical. However, the the agenda is to love & honor God and love people with His love.
The money will come! The need will be met. The favor will secure a position and God can endorse us when we grow up in all things.