God’s Expectation about Offering

Author: Voice Of God Ministry  //  Category: Messages

The Bible doesn’t say that a loving God sends anyone to hell, and yet they do go to hell. But they don’t go there because God sends them; it’s the only place for those who have rejected Jesus Christ and have no capacity for God whatsoever.

When you say that He’s a loving God, you’ve only described one part of God. God also is righteous and just and holy. And if you think that you can violate all the different attributes of God and then depend on His love to save you, you’re entirely wrong. Because you cannot insult and blaspheme against God. He’s told us that we’re sinners and cannot come into His presence, that we do not seek after God, that we’re alienated from Him.

Do you think He’s going to bring you into His presence when you have ignored Him and turned your back upon Him? No. He is a holy God. He had to give His Son to die on the cross for our sins, and if you’re going to reject the only way He could work out for your salvation then you must understand that this is the place for you.

Don’t say that a loving God sends people to hell. Say that there is a holy God, and when you do not meet His standard you cannot go into His heaven where He is. That ought to be very obvious to you. In your home I’m sure that you have a standard and there are certain people that you would not let come in. God does the same thing. You have to meet His standard if you’re going to heaven.

There’s only one place for the lost who have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ and that’s with the devil and his demons. Don’t say that a loving God is going to send you to hell – He’s not. The thing that’s going to send you to hell is that you’re a sinner and you don’t want to admit it. That’s the problem with the human family. It’s a self will, a desire to want to go their way. Yet God has provided a way for you to come. And any time you want to make the turn, a loving God will save you.

Why should I give?

What is the right motivation? All we need to do is look at what motivated God to give. It is found in John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God so loved that He gave. And, yes, God certainly did reap a harvest when He gave His Son. He reaped a harvest of sons and daughters.

You should give out of love and devotion for God. Give because you do not want people to go into an eternity without God, because you love humanity, because you have mercy and compassion for broken, dying people. That is the right motivation for giving. When you give with that motivation, your reward will be great. God will see that it comes back to you multiplied.

That is a far cry from what many emphasize when it comes to giving today. It appears to me that a lot of people, when they teach on giving, are just pushing people’s greed buttons. It seems that the main motivation that some leaders are teaching for people to give is, “Hey, give because God will bless you.” And there is no doubt that God blesses those who give. The Scriptural promises are clear.

If you’re a Christian and feel no desire to give…you might just want to check your pulse, instead. 2 Corinthians 9:10 (ESV)

About offering in Scripture

While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.  Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them.  For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”luck.21:1-3

It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith.Hebrews 11:4

He was appointed by the churches to accompany us as we take the offering to Jerusalem—a service that glorifies the Lord and shows our eagerness to help.2 Corin 8:19

For I know how eager you are to help, and I have been boasting to the churches in Macedonia that you in Greece were ready to send an offering a year ago. In fact, it was your enthusiasm that stirred up many of the Macedonian believers to begin giving.2Corin 9:2

For you see, the believers in Macedonia and Achaia have eagerly taken up an offering for the poor among the believers in Jerusalem. Romans 15:26

Cornelius stared at him in terror. “What is it, sir?” he asked the angel. And the angel replied, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! Acts 10:4

Then Jesus instructed him not to tell anyone what had happened. He said, “Go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the Law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.” Luke 5:14

And I know it is important to love him with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.” Mark 12:33

“How I wish one of you would shut the Temple doors so that these worthless sacrifices could not be offered! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “and I will not accept your offerings. Malachi 1:10

“You have shown contempt by offering defiled sacrifices on my altar. “Then you ask, ‘How have we defiled the sacrifices?’ “You defile them by saying the altar of the Lord deserves no respect. Malachi1:6-8

What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Micah 6:6

I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings. I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings. Amos 5:22

There you will make no offerings of wine to the Lord. None of your sacrifices there will please him. They will be unclean, like food touched by a person in mourning. All who present such sacrifices will be defiled. They may eat this food themselves, but they may not offer it to the LORD.  Hosea 9:4

The Ascension of Jesus and His last wishes

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”

He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him.  As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them.  “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” Act1; 6-9. So it is everybody responsibility and we are the witnesses, telling people about Him everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”. How it can?

Most of us do have a heart to give but often find that there isn’t any extra money left over after taking care of bills and other immediate needs. The truth is, no matter how good our intentions are they won’t translate into reality if our approach to giving is haphazard. But with a little organization – and a Giving Plan – you could be giving more than you ever thought possible.

A Giving Plan incorporates your unique vision, enables you to set and evaluate giving goals, helps you monitor your progress, and provides a handy record. Establish your giving goal. This is the amount of money you intend to earmark for giving. Build this number into your annual budget if you have one. Make it a realistic target that you feel certain you can reach.

A common figure is 10% of annual income. If that isn’t possible, start smaller and increase the amount over time and it is never a sin. God is not interest on how much you are giving rather than how you are giving. Hence, our God is loving father.

Select the recipients of you’re giving. This step is the heart of the Giving Plan because it involves your passions and values. Identify the causes and organizations you’d like to support: your church, Christian ministries, community charities, medical research efforts, arts organizations, and relief funds. As you become more purposeful with your giving, you will begin to notice needs that align with your interests.

Leave a small chunk of your goal unbudgeted and you will have the freedom to respond to unanticipated giving opportunities. When you think about the television speaker and family organization (Myself my wife, and my children that’s all –One family ministries) Please think of poor pastor who have no food, no shelter no cloth who work hard sincerely before God and give less interest on relationship offering.

Jesus never keep beside in his ministries anytime anywhere. We have to follow Jesus in everything also..

Create a Giving Plan chart. The chart functions as the skeleton of the plan, giving it structure. In the first column, list the organizations you have decided to support. Create headings for the following columns: LY (Last Year), Goal, Given, Status, Notes, Type, and Date.Your layout should end up looking something like this (without sample data):

The first year that you keep the chart, the LY (Last Year) column will be empty. The Goal column will list the amount you have targeted for each recipient. The Notes column is for details you want to remember about the gift. Each time you make a donation, note it in the given column and enter the Date. The Status column lets you see at a glance where you stand with each goal. The Type column shows you where your support is going by category: Christian, community, special interest, etc.

Create a file for your giving records. Keep all your paperwork in one place. Include a printout of the Giving Plan chart, solicitations from organizations you plan to support or want to consider, and the receipts you will need to document your gifts for tax purposes.

Review your Giving Plan on a monthly basis. This step serves as the muscle of the Giving Plan, pushing you toward your giving goals. You may find it helpful to take your annual goal and divide it by twelve to establish a monthly goal.

The best approach is to do your monthly giving first, then set aside your savings, and after that start spending the remainder. Making your planned gifts each month will affect your perspective towards money and reinforce giving as a priority.

Finalize your Giving Plan in December and revise it for the New Year. In early December, check your status on the giving chart so you can take final steps to fulfil your goals. At the end of the year, update your Giving Plan.

Re-save the document under a different name, transfer this year’s final totals to the LY (Last Year) column, and delete the other data. Take some time to carefully and prayerfully evaluate your commitments, and establish your goals for the coming year.

As in any other money-management Endeavour, good planning will help you achieve your giving goals. A thoughtfully prepared Giving Plan will help you to become more strategic and organized. But let your giving come straight from the heart. As we share our blessings with others, we develop a spirit of generosity that allows us to delight in our financial progress – not just for the ways that it benefits us, but for the ways we can use it to benefit others

If you are a family man please sit with your life partner and decide everything lovingly with one heart. It is more blessing. Your life partner is not a partner, but one part of your own body. Please don’t forget it. Without knowing husband or wife is not a good practice in our Christian spiritual life. Please understand each other.

Is Ten Percent Enough?

Loving God and loving others with money

When you give money to your church or a Para church organization that is a direct way of showing God your faith and trust in Him. You are showing Him that you love Him. It is an indirect way of showing love for others. When you give money directly to a person, itis a direct way of showing love for others which I believe also shows your love for God.

Iam learning that God wants me to use the money He has given me to build relationships. Whenever I spend His money, I have to consider how this impacts His Kingdom. The bottom line is this: God allows you to have things not for your own use, but for His use.“God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but to raise our standard of giving.” Everything we do must be for His glory. Otherwise, it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Every one of us giver or receiver shall give account of himself to God-Now, if it be remembered that all this is adduced quite incidentally, to show that Christ is the absolute Master of all Christians, to rule their judgments and feelings towards each other while “living,” and to dispose of them “dying,” the testimony which it bears to the absolute Divinity of Christ will appear remarkable. On any other view, the quotation to show that we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of God would be a strange proof that Christians are all amenable to Christ. For both of giver or receiver to be bow before Lord like Moses on the mountain and it is much more for receiver is real truth. God will judge everybody in the last days.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

Roman 14:7-13. Though some are weak, and others are strong, yet all must agree not to live to themselves. No one who has given up his name to Christ is allowedly a self-seeker; that is against true Christianity. The business of our lives is not to please ourselves, but to please God.

That is true Christianity, which makes Christ all in all. Though Christians are of different strength, capacities, and practices in lesser things, yet they are the entire Lord’s; all are looking and serving, and approving themselves to Christ. He is Lord of those that are living, to rule them; of those that are dead, to revive them, and raise them up. Christians should not judge or despise one another, because both the one and the other must shortly give an account.

A believing regard to the judgment of the great day, would silence rash judging’s. Let every man search his own heart and life; he that is strict in judging and humbling himself, will not be apt to judge and despise his brother. We must take heed of saying or doing things which may cause others to stumble or to fall. The one signifies a lesser, the other a greater degree of offence; that which may be an occasion of grief or of guilt to our brother.

Non-profit church organizations such us are remarkably accountable, great stewards of their resources, and invaluable in terms of the work they accomplish. The bottom line: if the work of the Christian church was to be suddenly pulled out of the community, our cities would—very quickly—implode.

So, please…as frustrating as the news may sometimes be… don’t give up on supporting your favourite ministry. The vast majority of Christian charities that ask for your support are legitimate, caring, and irreplaceable members of our community.

If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly Romans 2:8 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need Act 2.45.They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need  Act4.25

Here, I wants to tell my testimony honesty so far we are not take even a single rupees from any offering for our personnel needed.Like us we know many of us we have serve to Lord as Nova by spend his own money for the Glory of God. He is not collect money from any other. God knows everything, but, if anybody wants to join with us cheerfully no limitation. We encourage them. Pray for our free net organisation and for our other ministries.

Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”  So the rumor spread among the community of believers that this disciple wouldn’t die. But that isn’t what Jesus said at all. He only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”

This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.

Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written. John 21.22-25. May the God bless you all. . Amen

Servant of God

Bro. David Samuel



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