6:38 God Expects You to Receive a Harvest from Your Giving. He Wants
Us to Expect a Miracle Return!, SEED FAITH. Jesus opened
up a whole new way of giving. He gave Himself totally
to and for the needs of people. We can no longer pay or sacrifice our way
into God's mercy.Jesus Christ has paid our debt before God, and
His Cross † is a completed work in our eternal interest. Our
giving, then, is no longer a debt that we owe, but a seed that we sow!
The life and power source is from Him. Ours is simply to act on
the power potential in that seed-life He has placed in us by His power
Notice that when Jesus said, "Give," He also said, "and it
will be given to you." Giving and receiving belong together.
Only when we give are we in a position to expect to reach and receive a
harvest. And Jesus said the harvest will be "good measure, pressed down,
shaken together, and running over."
We give as to God, and we receive as from God; but we should
remain sensitive at all times to the different ways in which God may deliver
our harvest. I often say, "A miracle is either coming toward you or
going passed you all the time. Reach out and take it! Do not let
it pass by!" (see Matt. 9:20-22). God's miracle for you may be
coming as an idea, an oppurtunity, an invitation, or a previously unkown
or unidentified association. Watch expectantly for the ways in which God
may choose to deliver your miracle to you in His "due season"; (which,
for you, may be today). (John 10:10/Gal. 6:7-9) O.R.
6:38 The Law of Divine Reciprocity, GOD'S PROSPERITY. There is a
universal law of divine reciprocity. You give; God gives in return.
When you plant a seed, the ground yields a harvest. That
is a reciprocal relationship. The ground can only give to you as you give
to the ground. You put money in the bank, and the bank returns interest.
That is reciprocity.
But many people want something for nothing when it comes to the
things of God. They know that it does not work the way in the world
system. Yet they always expect God to send them something when they have
not invested in the kingdom of God.
If you are not investing your time,
talent, commitment, and your money, why do you want something?
How can you get something when you have not planted any seed? How can you
expect God to honor your desire when you have not honored His command
to give? Prosperity begins with investment. (Malachi 3:8-10/3 John
"And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the
vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,'' says the Lord of hosts;
8. "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But
you say, `In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.
9. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed
Me, even this whole nation.
10. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there
may be food in My house, and prove Me now in this,'' says
the Lord of hosts,
I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such
blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
12. "And all nations will call you blessed, for you
will be a delightful land,'' says the Lord of hosts.