May 23, 2018
Urgent Plea for Prayer
This image is taken while on Mount Gilboa. Mountain range overlooking the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. This is the original altar right outside the ancient gate where the Tribe of Dan offered their first fruits.
“Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase: so thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst forth with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10, KJV).
Throughout the Bible, we see God having a lot to say about finances. He desired to be involved and was involved with Abraham’s finances, and He desires and wants to be involved in our finances. Oftentimes we find ourselves distracted to pray because we are thinking about our finances. As intercessors we must push past this and trust God with our money, no matter if it’s $2 or $2,000, or more.
Here’s the truth. As believers we must understand some basic principles. You cannot be a person filled with greed and truly prosper. We can follow Abraham and his prosperity to gain some understanding.
1. Be rich in your relationship with Jesus.
o “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in
silver, and in gold” (Genesis 13:2, KJV).
2. Listen and obey God.
o Abram listened to, and obeyed God (Genesis 12:1-4).
3. Honor God.
o Abram honored God, who prospered
him and his offspring (Genesis 12:7).
4. Be generous. Sow seeds. Avoid contention.
o Abram was extremely generous, and avoided conflict (Genesis 13:5-9).
5. Be kind and compassionate. Look out for the well-being of others.
o Abram was compassionate toward others and looked out for one another (Genesis 18:24-33).
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