Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where does the money go?

I found this illustration video well thought out and put together. Have you ever wondered where your tithes and offerings go? This is a great illustration of how far our gifts can truly reach...



Even in these tough financial times, the Word of God is to be spread from our neighborhoods, cities, states, countries and throughout the entire world. If we hold back our gifts and offerings, who are we hindering from hearing the Message?

I challenge each of you to take Malachi 3:10 to heart..."Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

God doesn't qualify His statement by saying only in the good economic times, when the dollar's value is up, or anything else. He simply says bring ALL the tithes...challenge yourself to prove God at His words. We serve a mighty God who can pour out blessings that this world cannot comprehend.

Another passage in Luke 6:38 states..."Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

So, we should be cheerful givers...

I know these times are tight everywhere, but that doesn't mean that we have the right to withhold part of what God has given in the first place, right? I know this is not a popular subject, but thanks for your time. May we be challenged to give with a cheerful spirit, and see what God will do through us in the coming days, months and years.

Let me know if you have a special prayer request I can word on your behalf today!!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I liked the video "where does the money go?" I wanted to show it to my pastor who is speaking this weekend on money, but can not find it on www.tangle.com page. Can you give me a link to find this video? Thanks

Craig said...

If you would like to find this video for use on screen or slide show, visit http://www.sermonspice.com and in the search tab enter the name "The Plate" and it will pull it up...you can also view a low-resolution version there. Let me know if there's anything else I can help with. Thanks!

Craig