Friday, April 16, 2010

Four Mistakes About Money by John Avanzini

A. Mistake #1 - That God doesn’t want you to prosper. (Psalm 35:27) "...Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant."

B. Mistake #2 - That you don’t have the ability to prosper. (Deuteronomy 8:18) ”But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant..."

C. Mistake #3 - That the best things in life are free. (1 Peter 1:18-19) ” were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." Salvation and the Word of God have cost God more than anyone can calculate.

D. Mistake #4 - That the offering is the time God gets money from His children. (Luke 6:38) "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." T E. Offering time is step one for getting money to God’s children.

A. God canceled a widow’s debt. (2 Kings 4:1-7) "...Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest."

B. God redeemed a borrowed ax head.(2 Kings 6:5-7) "...Alas, master! for it [the axhead] was borrowed. And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it."

C. God miraculously paid ]esus’ tax bill. (Matthew 17:24-27) ”...Doth not your master pay tribute? He [Peter] saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying... go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee." God cancels the debts of those who are committed to sowing and reaping. It’s now time to sow!

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