Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
My Kingdom, like any successful and organized kingdom, is governed by laws. And these are very amazing laws, for they contain the keys for prosperity and success within them. If you do them your life will be built on a foundation of solid rock that cannot be shaken by the ups and downs of the worldly systems, which I call Babylonian systems.
When I made covenant with Moses and the descendants of Israel I gave them laws that would make them a great and prosperous nation where there would be no poor among them.
However, there will be no poor among you, since the LORD will surely bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, if only you listen obediently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all this commandment which I am commanding you today. Deuteronomy 5:4-5.
I gave them the laws of increase, laws of sanctified rest for the people and the land, jubilee years, instructions on how to provide sustenance for the poor in the harvesting of their fields, almsgiving, and taught them how to profit and the way they should go.
“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being (shalom) would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” Isaiah 48:17-18.
My Kingdom laws I gave Moses were based on giving to receive, sowing to harvest, and tithes and offerings for My house and the work of the ministry for their spiritual growth, protection, and covering of sins by the blood of the sacrifices. And the blessings and increase came from obeying these laws for they were, and still are, the keys to making your life prosperous and successful.
The Babylonian system is one of selfish ambition and taking all you can without regard to the needs of others. It is looking after yourself as number one and no room for Me. It puts all your attention on yourself to exclusion of Me and others. Its constant toil and business keeps people away from church services and your prayer time with Me.
My Son warned you about that, for it is focused on greed and this life only but has no eye on your eternal destiny.
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:13-21.
It leaves Me out of increase and puts it all on toilsome labor and your financial acumen. It is based entirely on the ups and downs of the financial markets of the world, promotion from ungodly men, and often, the selling of your very soul for such promotion, prestige, and wealth. The Babylonian system has no room for or understanding of tithes, offerings, alms, shabbat, and jubilee. What you acquire, you keep.
It is what Satan offered Jesus in the wilderness when he told Jesus he would give him all the glory of the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would bow down and worship him. But you cannot serve Me and mammon, that is, Me and the devil. If you are only after the things of this world your life will not end in days of shalom. Your life will be filled with worry and anxiety, jealousy and strife, covetousness and unsatisfied greed. It is never enough.
But My system is different. It is one of rest. Labor from rest. Instead of you running after the things of the world that you need for your life, it is the things of which you have need and an abundance for every good work, chasing you down and overwhelming your life as they are added to you, as you seek the Kingdom first—Kingdom ideas, Kingdom assignments, business run on Kingdom laws, and Kingdom sowing, growing and harvesting. Be about My business and I will be about yours, and they will be of one purpose and I will prosper and give permanence to the works of your hands. Branches attached to a good vine must bear fruit. And when it comes you must harvest it. Let Me teach you to organize your days aright that you may gain wisdom of heart. For wisdom is the principal thing in finances and increase. And if you ask Me for wisdom, I give it to you generously.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8.
And that is a number one principle on prospering and increasing more and more under My Kingdom laws. It must be done in faith, for according to the Babylonian system giving to the work of the ministry, the spreading of the gospel, and the building up of the body of Christ is foolish and depletes your wealth. Giving to receive is foreign to the system of the ungodly.
But any farmer knows that you must sow to reap. And even the ungodly would agree with that in an agricultural sense. But I define seed in many ways, but primarily I define it as My Word. And in the seed of My Word are contained all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And what is in that particular seed, i.e., word of promise, if planted in the soil of your heart and cultivated will grow and produce a harvest of what it contains when received with faith. And that seed will not return to Me void when you begin to speak it and do it. For it is in the speaking and DOING that the harvest will come, not merely in the hearing. And when you hear you must write the vision down so it can be implemented and you and those I call with you to the assignment can run with it and bring the enterprise into being. And I will prosper it.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11.
You must return that Word by taking it into your heart and cultivating it and then returning it to Me by speaking it and doing it. The good and faithful servant to whom I entrusted talents obeyed My Word diligently and prospered. The one that disobeyed did not.
But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18.
Joseph, the son of Jacob and the great grandson of Abraham, was in Covenant with Me because of being a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And that is why I was with him and confirmed the Covenant with him by giving him the power to make wealth, which is also known as the Blessing of Abraham. I had sworn by Myself to Abraham and his descendants that I would bless and multiply them. Hebrews 6:13-14. I told Abraham that I would bless him to be a blessing and that in him all the families of the earth would be blessed. Genesis 12:2-3. And I tell you that Abraham was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. Genesis 13:2. How did that happen? Same way I did it for Isaac even in a time of drought and famine. I gave Abraham and Isaac underground wells which they discovered and opened up. I also gave them favor in the eyes of others, even with Abraham with Pharaoh and Abimelech, and they blessed him with gifts. I also gave them creative ideas and skill. That is how Jacob became rich even though Laban was cheating him. I gave Jacob a strategy in a dream that gave him the best and the most of the flock.
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it. Proverbs 10:22.
And that is the Blessing of Abraham and now in Christ you are a descendant of Abraham, and Jesus has obtained the Blessing of Abraham for you
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14.
The Blessing of Abraham is the Eden blessing of increase and abundance but it is more, it is also the blessing of righteousness by faith. Which you have in Christ Jesus and by His blood. And that righteousness opened your born again hearts to receive the promise of the Holy Spirit by faith. Just as promised through My prophet Ezekiel.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances . . . Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you. I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations. Ezekiel 36:25-27; 29-30.
A new creation in Christ and a financial increase as well from My favor of being with you in Him. And you know the rewards already from our Life Lesson of My being with you, which are I rescue you from all afflictions, show you favor and wisdom with important men, promote you to responsible positions and increased wealth, and put you in authority. Acts 7:9-10.
But there is only one way you will be able to prosper in My Kingdom and keep the destroyer from attacking your wealth, you and your family. And it is the only time I promise that I will rebuke the devil for you. Otherwise I tell you to cast him out and you to resist him to take your authority and tread on him.
“Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts. All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:8-12.
Tithes and offerings. Abraham tithed and Jacob knew what it meant and did it as well. The tithe is giving to Me for the upkeep of the church one-tenth of all your increase and giving it to Me first before you spend it on anything else. It is of the gross amount. And I promise that if you do this I will open the floodgates of heaven to you and pour out a blessing you cannot contain but must share with others. You have tither’s rights of protection against the destroyer taking your provision, prosperity, family, and health. Offerings are above the tithe and in any amount you decide in your heart to give. Offerings are seeds you sow and you should target them for the need or desire you are sowing them towards so you can receive your harvest.
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
And in the ministry of My apostle Paul and the churches he planted on his missionary journeys, he received offerings to assist him in his ministry from the church he had begun in Philippi. They were expressing their gratitude for what he did for them and wanting others to receive the same gift of salvation he opened to them. Thanksgiving offerings. And what did Paul guarantee them from Me?
You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:15-20.
I reveal to you here that giving offerings to the work of evangelism and the preaching of the gospel is well-pleasing to Me and that it profits you and increases your heavenly account according to the kingdom law of giving and receiving. And the result? I supply for ALL your needs according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33.
Seek My Kingdom and to operate in its laws, and remember whatever you do for the least of My children, you do for Me, and you will prosper and increase, and bear much fruit that will endure. And continue to grow in revelation of My will for your life, sow the seeds of peace and harvest righteousness.
The one who is taught the Word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:6-10.
When you give to the poor, you give to Me, and I will repay. With interest.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. Proverbs 19:17.
Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. Mark 10:29-30.
‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:37-40.
I love you. The One Solution for provision, prosperity and increase is simple: Salvation. He is the good shepherd, you shall not want, He will lead you in the paths of provision and prosperity to a table of plenty in the sight of your foes and the delights of My house forever.
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21.