WHAT TYPE OF GIVER ARE YOU? (II) by Dr D.K. Olukoy

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WHAT TYPE OF GIVER ARE YOU? (II) by Dr D.K. Olukoya


FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 22:1-19


MEMORY VERSE:

2 Corinthians 9:7 "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."


PRAISE AND WORSHIP


MESSAGE:

In continuation of yesterday's discourse, we shall be looking into how the quality of your giving determines who you are and the level of your intimacy with God.


Your offerings and tithes reveal the kind of believer you are, your level of spiritual maturity and faithfulness. They depict whether you are eternity in heaven-focused or earth-focused.


The Bible has several examples of great givers that are worthy of emulation. One of such is the example of the wise men from the East who visited Jesus shortly after His birth. They were men of wisdom and wealth who sacrificed time and great effort to trace Jesus. When they eventually found His family, the Bible says, ". . . They saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." (Matthew 2:11). I want you to note that these men had no hidden agenda, neither were they self-seeking. They came specifically to worship Jesus and bless His family with gifts. Their expectation was to give generously and receive nothing in return. Beloved, like these men, you need to have the right intentions and motivations when giving. Ensure that your heart is pure and God will bestow more blessings on you.


Similarly, in Exodus 25:2, God commanded Moses to tell the children of Israel to bring Him an offering. However, God added that Moses was to collect from only those who bring the offering willingly and with their hearts.


Abraham is a classic example of a willing giver, worthy of our emulation. In Genesis 22:1-19, the Bible tells us how he willingly offered his only son to God. God saw his faithfulness and replaced Isaac with a lamb for offering. He was mightily blessed for his act of faith, obedience and worship. Beloved, I encourage you to follow the example of the three wise men and Abraham. Your giving will touch heaven and you will be tremendously blessed here on earth and in eternity, in the name of Jesus.


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:

The one who lives for the world sake alone will have eternity to regret it.


PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:

I DECREE AS FROM TODAY, AS YOU GIVE JOYFULLY TO THE LORD, MAY YOU RECEIVE MULTIPLE AND OVERFLOWING BLESSINGS, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.


PRAYER POINTS:


𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆:

1. Father, help me to have the right intentions and motivations for giving, in the name of Jesus.

2. O Lord, make me a willing giver, like Abraham, in the name of Jesus.

3. My Father, teach me how to give, when to give and where to give, in the name of Jesus.


𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆:

4. My Father, accept my life and gifts as freewill offering, in the name of Jesus.

5. Father, make me the type of giver You love and bless, in the name of Jesus.

6. Powers assigned to rob me of my divine blessings, die, in the name of Jesus.

7. Father, make me a cheerful giver, in the name of Jesus.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 11, Job 12, Job 13, Job 14, Matthew 20:1-19, Psalm 17:6-12


SOURCE: MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Worldwide)

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