The Riches in Glory in Christ Jesus
Apostle Jerry had a pastor and a part of his congregation visit his church. And this brother apostle told the pastor he was struggling financially, the apostle also said to him “you spend time with Gods sheep , you feed them, you have really went out of your way for them.
The pastor said this is true apostle. Then the Apostle went to the pastor’s congregation. He said to the pastors congregation look you are not prospering as well.. They said Apostle this is true.
He told them the reason that you don’t prosper is because you do not financially support your pastor.He said to them support your pastor and God will prosper you.
I tell you this story because it goes with what I want to talk about today.. You know that I do not like talking about tithes, offerings and money.
Why you ask? Because of the abusive church leaders. But not every one is a abusive church leader. But there are many that are in going in the way of Balaam. And I do not want to give them ideas for sermons so they can scam the church.
But today is the exception. I want to teach you beloved body of Christ this important lesson. So that you support your pastors if they are poor. But if they are rich or doing well. Seek to support ministers who obey God that are struggling financially. You know offerings can be given not only to your pastor, apostle , prophet etc.. but to ministries and ministries that are struggling financially.
With that said let’s dive into the scriptures;
Philippians 4:10-20 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me hath flourished again; though ye always cared, ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect to want, for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.
14 Notwithstanding, ye have done well that ye participated in my affliction.
15 Now ye Philippians know also that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
16 For even in Thessalonica, ye sent time and again unto my needs.
17 Not that I desire a gift, but I desire the fruit that may abound to your account.
18 But I have all, and abound; I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, a sweet fragrance, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.
19 But my God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Apostle Paul had many needs and the church in Philippians supported him. They even supported the Apostle when he wasn’t in Phiipians but in Thessalonian. The Philippians were very generous with Paul and the ministers.
Paul was very grateful to them. God also was pleased with them that their sacrifices and offerings were like a pleasant perfume.
Paul prayed for the Philippians that all their needs was a supllied according to the riches in glory that are in Christ Jesus. But brother my bible doesn’t say that true. The Spanish version PDT says Paul prayed specially for God to supply all there needs according to the riches in glory that are in Christ.
That is what ministers have to pray when they receive offerings that help their personal lives.
Look how pleasing it is for God when the church gives to the ministers that are doing His work. If the minister is poor, but he strives for God’s work and you give that minister an offering, God will be very very pleased with you and bless you more because you give to the RIGHT PEOPLE. I put this in capital letters so that you don’t give to the wrong people.
Also, it was Paul’s habit to place elders over the churches in the different cities that he visited and later they where called pastors. The Philippians not only gave to there Pastors but to Paul who was not in there city, nor could he spend time with them because he was doing the work of God else where.
That means that you beloved body of Christ can give to ministers who do not pastor you or people who are doing God’s work.
Of course some ministers might debate this point that I just shared because let’s be honest they are money hungry.
Jesus said that the worker the laborer is worthy of his salary. Very true pastors what your saying is true.
But beloved ministers of God, if you are not struggling financially , let your congregation bless others who are struggling financially. Ministers if you are rich bless the ministers who are poor , help them out with no strings attached. What I mean by that is that if you help them don’t expect them to be under your covering, don’t tell them what they can or can’t do. Just bless them and let God guide them on what they should do with the blessing you gave them.
If your a rich minister and you build a temple for another minister don’t try to control him and make him do things the way you want things be done in his church. That’s what I call a string. Because you will hinder that minister from what God called him to do. I repeat myself just give and let God do what He wants.
I hope that this teaching motivates the church to support the ministers or people serve God that are in need. Think about it before you support someone ask God if this person needs your support financially. Please please please beloved church seek Gods guidance on who to support. Don’t do it because of the desire of your heart or what your mind says. Go to God in prayer say Lord do you want me to support this ministry , minister , person and wait on the Lord’s answer. Don’t Rush!!
Also observe your pastors, see if they go after money only and if you see there focus is only money and material things. Better find another place to congregate. Don’t get me wrong its good to have material things but that is not what ministers should be focusing the church on.
Money is a weapon that Satan use to corrupt God’s ministries. If you are a pastor or minister who is doing this and has already let money corrupt you. Its time you repent and do things right before it is too late and die in your corruption.
In that day you will say Lord Lord , Did I not preach your word, teach doctrine, heal the sick, cast out devils. The Lord will tell you in that day I do not know you , depart from me you worker of iniquity.
That is the risk of continuing in corruption as a minister.
Another thing God wants me to talk about right now. Is about the Jewish holidays celebrated by the body of Christ to give offerings, first fruits to the ministers.
First of all , those celebrations where for which culture? For the Jews or for the church of Christ. Are you a Jew or from Israel or are you part body of Christ a Gentile?
The Jewish holidays are for the Jews. Not for the body of Christ. What false ministers , corrupt ministers or confused ministers do is preach that we should celebrate these festivals.
One of them is the fruit fruit every year. So what they do they teach on giving the first fruit of your taxes. So that you give them all your first fruits at the beginning of the year and also around September, October they teach about the festival of tabernacles so you give them some more money.
What a coincidence that taxes are returned in my country the United States at the beginning of the year and the ministers take advantage of the Jewish festival thats around the beginning of the year so that the church would give them there first fruit of ta return.
Do not fall for there deception you are not a Jew and God will not get angry or upset if you do not celebrate the Jewish holidays or festivals. We are the body of Christ. Now if you are a real Israeli or Jew its still your choice if you want to celebrate those festivals as a christian. Come body of Christ if I am american why would I celebrate something that is for the Israelite?
Another thing God wants me to touch He just reminded me. Is The subject of giving a seed (money). The bible says that the seed is the word of God that is sown , not money.
Luke 8:11 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.
Here it is very clear what a seed is its the word of God. Do not believe ministers when they say sow a seed.
Do not fall into there deception of sowing seeds of money for you to be healed, be free, be delivered , for prophecy etc. etc. Your putting your money in a sack with a whole in it. You might not see a return financially. But later you will be like why did I do that? I just gave this minister my rent money, or I just gave him the payment of my car , I just gave him the money for my wives new ring or what ever it may be.
Don’t do that beloved. Pay your bills, pay your car note, pay your rent. Have food in your fridge before you go out to bless someone. Take care of your own house first. STOP giving rich corrupt ministers your money they don’t need it. The more you give the corrupt ministers your money the more you will corrupt them. You will see they will try to sell you all kinds of things for profit. Anointed stuff especially thats over priced. Or even sell to you bibles , books that are over priced. They will do meetings and charge a lot for the conferences. I do understand that it cost to rent a place to do meetings sometimes we do have to pay. But the corrupt ministers are looking for profit. They put in about
lets say $3000 for the rent of a place for 3 days but they are already seeing how many people will come , they charge $300 a person for the revival service. Lets say 600 people go at $300 a piece for 3 days. That’s $180,000 for the minister and his helpers if he gives them any money at all. Pretty good right. I put in $3000 I make back $180,000 in 3 days very good investment.
I hope beloved your understanding me on this. I don’t what you to get scammed or your money stolen.
What God wants is obedience and that what makes the believer in Christ to prosper. The main thing to prosper is to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all those things will be add on to you. But also prosperity of the soul brings prosperity to everything we do. So when my soul prospers everything I do will prosper. Look what Apostle John had to say.
3 John 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
ALERT, DO NOT LET YOUR MONEY BE STOLEN FROM YOU !!!
I know that many pastors and ministers will not like me because what I am sharing on here. But I love the body of Christ and will continue to speak the truth in hope that my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ are not deceived by Satan and his ministers or by ministers of God who have gone after Mammon.
My fellow colleagues men and women of God. When you are given an offering that helps you financially. Please pray this for the church or the person who gave you the offering. Like Apostle Paul prayed that God supplies all there needs according to the riches in glory that are in Christ Jesus. Unless they aren’t saved that blessed you pray for there salvation and pray it goes well for them. You will see beloved colleagues how the church will begin to prosper so much. Because we prayed what was correct.