Friday, October 21, 2011

Accessing Kingdom Prosperity


 Every Child of God is meant to be prosperous.
3John 2 -Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”

However every Christian needs the keys to unlock doors leading to their financial prosperity.

Financial Prosperity is not a gift! It is a product of Convent Practices.


I - THE COVENANT PRACTICE OF TIHING

  TITHE (Gen. 14:17-20).
Tithing is the major covenant practice for kingdom financial prosperity

(i)        What Is Tithe?

It is from the Hebrew word MA'ASRAH meaning 1/10. (Gen. 28:20-22).

(ii)       What should be tithed?

Þ   All increases (Deut. 14:22)
Þ   Materials can be turned to money and tithed (Deut. 14:24-25).

(ii)       Who pays Tithe?

Þ   Every bom again Christian no matter your title or status (Bishops, pastors, laymen, ushers, members, new converts etc - Num. 18:25-26).

(iii)      To Whom Is It paid?
Þ   To God (Lev. 27:30; Mal. 3:8).

(iv)      Where is It paid?

A living church/ministry where you receive your Spiritual nourishing –
NOT to Charitable organisations etc. (Dent. 12:13-14; Neh. 10:38).

(v)   How Is It paid? (Deut. 26:2-1 1).

  1. Present it honourably (Vs. 2).
  2. Prophesy on it and give thanks (Vs. 5- 1 0).
  3. Give it with excitement (Vs. 11).

(vi) Why is Tithe Paid?

Þ   It is a commandment (Mal.3:8-10).
Þ   It provides blessings (Prov. 3:9-10; Mal. 3:10-12).

(vii)   What are the blessings of Tithing? (Mal. 8:10-12).

  1. Provisions
  2. Open windows of Heaven (Divine wisdom)
  3. Devourer is rebuked
  4. Dignity in Christianity
  5. Visible blessing.

II - OTHER COVENANT PRACTICES FOR FINANCIAL PROSPERITY

(A)FREEWILL OFFERING (Normal Offering)  (Mal. 3:8)
  1. It is a commandment (Deut. 16:16; Ex. 23:15; 34:20)
  2. It must be of a willing heart (2 Cor. 8:11-13; Ex. 35:5).
  3. Make it a choice and sincere offering: God does not accept just anything (Gen. 4:3-5, Mal. 1:7-8).

 (B)    PROJECT OFFERING (Hag. 1: 8)
  1. It is a commandment (Hag. 1: 8).
  2. It gives speed to the fulfillment of your own project (I Kg. 9:10; 2 Chr. 8:1).



(C) WELFARE OFFERING (GIVING TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED)
  1. It is a commandment
  2. Deut.15:7-11;
  3. Prov.19:17;
  4. Gal.6:10

(D)  PROPHET OFFERING (Matt. 10:41-42)

Þ   It is appreciating God for His grace upon the Prophet.
Þ   It is a commandment in acknowledgement of your being blessed through the prophet (Rom. 15:27; 1 Cor. 9:1 1).


CONCLUSION
1.Every Christian can be financially prosperous.
2.It is the will of God for every Christian to Prosper ( 3John 2)
3.Your covenant Practice determines your level of financial Prosperity.
4.Your prosperity is not only for you but is also meant to improve the lives of your household, your parents, your neighbours and the kingdom of God.