Speaker : Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo
Date : Sep 15, 2019
Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo ministering.......
1 Corinthians 15:19
Our concerns should not be tied to here on earth only, we need to consider eternity too, so our investments here needs to be eternity oriented.
So the idea is what did you do with your blessings and challenges here on earth? How did you live your life here on earth after receiving Jesus?
Do not be obsessed with your challenges even though the devil magnifies it, it will come and it will go. Get to a stage where what you're going through does not matter anymore.
The thing is there's an assurance of victory plug into God and stay glued. Never get too familiar with God.
Do not be too familiar with the things of the spirit. Every investment about God counts. God rewards.
God is a record keeper, keep putting in, if our hope is in this life alone then our walk holds nothing.
Put in the deposit of Kingdom service
Few things to know about your giving and legacy...
#1 God pays attention to what you give; the idea of nothing is too small and nothing is too big is not a godly idea.
Offering baskets receives everything but God doesn't take everything. What is the sacrifice behind your giving?
Genesis 4:2-5, Hebrews 11:4
Do not envy people's blessing envy their sacrifices, everyone are not equal in the sight of God. Our sacrifice is key.
#2 God considers how you give too
Your attitude towards giving, the attitude in which you bring in the gift to God matters to God. God sees the heart. So you can deceive the Pastor but God sees your heart, God cannot be mocked. Your attitude must be right, it is a privilege to give to God.
2 Corinthians 9:7
#3 God pays attention to when you give it.
You must give God first, God is a God of priority. He must be first place or He is not involved. God must come first not the remaining. To give to God first is a sign of honor.
Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 6:6,
Putting God first blesses the rest, it's a principle. Never put God second rather put Him first He secures the rest, our giving is a sign of honor, it's not that He's hungry.
#4 God pays attention to who gives...
God pays attention to people that gives
Acts 10:31, Matthew 26:31.
It's not the size it's the quality. Some giving is time-bound.
God pays attention to who gives. (Act 10:31)
Giving is not measured by the quantity but by the quality.
Your gift is measured by it's worth to you; the giver.
And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospels,
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.