3 Reasons God needs Our money

By David P. Ward

#1 . Our PRAYERS & GIFTS are recorded!

#2 Our sowing is a worship unto God.

#3 Our sowing opens up the “windows of heaven.”

Actually, God doesn’t need your money to function. His RICHES in Glory goes way beyond this earth! So, why do we give? Why do we tithe and give offerings? This is a brief study to help us learn the benefits are for us! Let us look at these 3 reasons that we plant into others.

 

The following Scriptures show us that when we PRAY it is received of Our Father in heaven. When we sow into our Church, it is written down & remembered and actually becomes a worship to God. Cornelius’s angel kept track of what he did to help others. Read the account in Acts 10: 4, 31.

#1 . Our PRAYERS & GIFTS are recorded!

Acts 10:4

New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Cornelius stared at him in terror. “What is it, sir?” he asked the angel.

And the angel replied, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering!

Acts 10:31

J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

30-33 Then Cornelius replied, “Three days ago, about this time, I was observing the afternoon hour of prayer in my house, when suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your charitable gifts

have been remembered before God.

#2 Our sowing is a worship unto God.

What an awesome thing to know what we do in the realm of prayer in noticed in heaven, along with what we sow. Or prayers & the money we sow to advance the Kingdom of God is a worship to God. It is even called a soothing aroma to God.

 

Read what the Apostle Paul said to the Church of Philippi:

Philippians 4:15-19

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 You Philippians also know that in the early days, when I left the province of Macedonia to spread the Good News, you were the only church to share your money with me. You gave me what I needed, and you received what I gave you. 16 Even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs twice. 17 It’s not that I’m looking for a gift. The opposite is true. I’m looking for your resources to increase. 18 You have paid me in full, and I have more than enough. Now that Epaphroditus has brought me your gifts, you have filled my needs. Your gifts are a soothing aroma, a sacrifice that God accepts and with which he is pleased. 19 My God will richly fill your every need in a glorious way through Christ Jesus.

#3 Our sowing opens up the “windows of heaven.”

Bringing our tenth to God causes us to be in the right place at the right time to inherit:

Malachi 3:6-10

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The People Are Cheating God

6 “I, the Lord, never change. That is why you descendants of Jacob haven’t been destroyed yet. 7 Since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my laws and have not followed them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies.

“But you ask, ‘How can we return?’

8 “Can a person cheat God? Yet, you are cheating me!

“But you ask, ‘How are we cheating you?’

“When you don’t bring a tenth of your income and other contributions. 9 So a curse is on you because the whole nation is cheating me!

10 “Bring one-tenth of your income into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I won’t open the windows of heaven for you and flood you with blessings.

What kind of windows?

It was in the early hours of December 1, 1997, I had a vision of being caught up into Heaven to have Jesus explain to me about the WINDOWS that were available to every Believer! I was very familiar with the scriptures out of Malachi that Jesus wanted to instruct me on. I had taught on them to our Churches many times instructing them on the Laws of sowing and reaping. As the Head of the Church was sharing with me the Scriptures out of Malachi, I saw it! As a Believer, as I tithe and give offerings into the Kingdom of God, I am giving legal entry to the Father’s blessings to be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time! It was through my sowing of tithes and offerings, a supernatural WINDOW OF BLESSINGS would be bestowed on me for my willingness and obedience. In all of my years of ministry, I never had seen it the way Jesus showed it to me that day! The following WINDOWS is what Jesus imparted to me, some of these WINDOWS we discussed to some degree, and some I just knew as if Jesus opened my eyes to the blessing of the tithe! Here are the 5 WINDOWS the Lord showed me:

1. THE WINDOWS OF PROVISION.

God wanting to meet your needs through people He sends to you to bless you.

This is where Jesus said, “men shall give unto your bosom. (Luke 6:38)

This is where the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)

This is where you receive houses that you did not build. ( Deuteronomy 6:10)

Deuteronomy 6:10

The Message (MSG)

10-12 When God, your God, ushers you into the land he promised through your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give you, you’re going to walk into large, bustling cities you didn’t build, well-furnished houses you didn’t buy, come upon wells you didn’t dig, vineyards and olive orchards you didn’t plant. When you take it all in and settle down, pleased and content, make sure you don’t forget how you got there—God brought you out of slavery in Egypt.

 

2. THE WINDOWS OF PROTECTION

Jesus spoke of the window of protection in Psalm 91.

Psalm 91:3-9

Amplified Bible (AMP)

3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,

6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.

8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,

 

3. THE WINDOWS OF FAVOR

Esther 2:15

Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 Now when the turn for Esther the daughter of Abihail, the uncle of Mordecai who had taken her as his own daughter, had come to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s attendant, the keeper of the women, suggested. And Esther won favor in the sight of all who saw her.

Psalm 5:12

Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Proverbs 12:2

Amplified Bible (AMP)

2 A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked devices He condemns.

4. THE WINDOWS OF MIRACLES.

What happened in the Upper Room was a WINDOW OF MIRACLES.

Turning the water into wine was a WINDOW.

Raising Lazarus from the dead was a WINDOW.

In these Last Days, Jesus said, “The Church needs to look for the WINDOWS of supernatural power to be released. “ There are many WINDOWS coming to the Church !

1 Corinthians 12:31

Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all—love].

Galatians 3:5

The Message (MSG)

5-6 Answer this question: Does the God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does he do these things because of your strenuous moral striving or because you trust him to do them in you? Don’t these things happen among you just as they happened with Abraham? He believed God, and that act of belief was turned into a life that was right with God.

1 Corinthians 12:11

The Message (MSG)

4-11 God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:

wise counsel

clear understanding

simple trust

healing the sick

miraculous acts

proclamation

distinguishing between spirits

tongues

interpretation of tongues.

All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.

What can we do to recognize when a window is coming?

1 Corinthians 12:31

Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all—love].

5. THE WINDOWS OF RELATIONSHIPS.

People that God has for you to meet.

Jesus had windows to meet Hid Disciples; even those who allowed Him to stay over for a night and to use their boat to preach out of.

The Apostle Paul had the windows of relationship to meet Mark, Titus, Peter, and even the Prophet Agabus. (Acts 21:10)

The woman at the well had a window, even when she didn’t care to meet anyone.

There is a window of relationships to meet the spouse that God has for you. If you are not aware of the windows of God, then it is possible for you to get in an evil day where Satan sends strategies to mess you up. If you can be at the right place at the right time, then you can be at the wrong place at the wrong time. That is how accidents happen. That is how we can marry the wrong person; because we hear the voice of our flesh and emotions over the voice of our spirit.

 

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