Friday, February 8, 2013


Faithfulness will energize you to be diligent even if you have never been that way in the natural.
The Word repeatedly says we are to diligently seek God, hearken to what He says and obey His commands. Why? Deuteronomy 28:1-2 says when you hearken diligently, blessings overtake you! Because ".he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6). Diligence increases you. As Proverbs 10:4 says, "The hand of the diligent maketh rich."
Be diligent and faithful to God in your natural life as well. Make a decision to be faithful on your job, at your church, in your prayer life and in putting the Word first place in your life.
Building a life around the Word of God ensures you are always in tune with the anointing to prosper . You should always be ready for a divine prompting for you can never tell when God will give a directive that would lead to the place of plenty. We should not only be diligent when faced with an emergency. This creates panic and anxiety which makes it difficult to hear from God.     Our soul – mind, thoughts, emotions and senses- prospers as we spend time in the Word, believe it and create a lifestyle of obeying God. The result will be what I John 3:22 says: "And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him" (The Amplified Bible).
The number one law of receiving is never quit! Stay with the Word. Stay with what God has told you to do. Even if you make a mistake, repent and get back on track in obedience to the Word . That's faithfulness. It's part of the prosperous life because "a faithful man shall abound with blessings." (Proverbs 28:20).
Tithing and Sowing
"Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency and with the firstfruits of all your income; so shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine" (Proverbs 3:9-10, The Amplified Bible).
My wife and I never knew what financial increase was until we became  faithful in tithing. At first it looked impossible to give that 10 percent. But when we did, the 90 percent we had left went further than the 100 percent we had before. We found out that we spent less to acquire more as the anointing of favour enveloped us as we obeyed this unfailing principle of financial increase.
We tithe under the dispensation of grace just as we use the anointing oil and take the holy communion , they all have the same origin : the Abraham covenant of which we are partakers , it is not to be seen as a do or die affair. Tithing is a covenant transaction that gets God involved in what you are doing. The first 10 percent of your income or  your net profit as a business person —the tithe—belongs to God. It is sacred .  The Bible calls it firstfruits. It's devoted to God, and it goes to support ministries that feed you spiritually. It is your token or symbol of honour to God. It is your proof of submission to divinely constituted authority, a mark of humility which is a prerequisite to promotion financially.  “God sets himself against the proud,
but he shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6, when I was struggling with finacial stagnation God told me non tithers were proud people and that tithing was a way of humbling yourself before God before a human witness.  
Tithing is how you honor God with your money. It makes a way for God to release the blessings upon you supernaturally. Honouring God through tithing frees you from financial insecurity.  Ever time we tithe ,we are sowing a seed of honour  and in return we receive a harvest of honour ,e.g  our proposals are honoured as a result of the anointing for honour initiated by our sacrificial giving of the tenth.  Dt 14:23......
so that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always.
NIV this is the reason we give the tenth part, learning to put God first in our lives.
Notice Malachi 3:8-10 says we are to bring all the tithes to God. It also says by doing so God will open the windows of heaven and bless you "That there shall not be room to receive it!" You don't want to keep anything that belongs to God. Leviticus 27:30 declares, "And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto the Lord."
Real tithing is done with the heart and with the mouth, in faith. God's people were commanded to bring their firstfruits: "And thou shalt set it before the Lord thy God, and worship before the Lord thy God: And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house…" (Deuteronomy 26:10-11). They were to recount how God had delivered them out of bondage. And they were to worship Him and rejoice for all the good He had given them.
Whatever we do must be in obedience and in faith for God to be pleased with it.
Everything we do toward God must come from our heart. Otherwise it doesn't count. Jesus said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." (John 6:63). We are to give with a willing heart, as an honor to God, and worship Him with our tithes. Then He is in partnership with us.
After we tithe, we are to sow according to what the Lord lays on our heart, and we are to do it with the right attitude. The Hebrew word for offering comes from a root word that means to "draw nigh." We draw nigh to God with our offering. II Corinthians 9:6 says: "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."
The Scripture plainly says you reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7). If you desire to be a receiver, you have to be a giver. "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" (Luke 6:38).
Tithing is supernatural—don't miss out on the benefits. God has an interest in your finances—He desires to increase you and bless you because He loves you.
"We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak" (II Corinthians 4:13).
The Bible says several times, "The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). Abraham was blessed because he lived by faith. He believed God. We're supposed to live the same way: "So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham" (Galatians 3:9).
Faith must be in two places—in your heart and in your mouth. "The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach" (Romans 10:8). Believing in your heart and saying with your mouth produce the operation of faith.
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:23).
 I have learned for over twenty years that when it comes to operating supernatural laws , it is best to take the Word literally as God speaking to me. I discovered  if we put it in our eyes, put it in our ears, and let it get down into our hearts in abundance, it would come out our mouths in faith-filled words and it would change our lives and circumstances.
We realized all that stood between us and walking in the dream God had for us was knowing what is in the Bible and doing it. "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success" (Joshua 1:8).
 These principles are infallible , they work all the time regardless of who works them. They will bring you in to a place of supper abundance at all times. Receive your financial breakthrough as you read and put these principles to work in Jesus name.
Prayer of Salvation : heavenly father I come to you as a sinner , I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins and I receive Him now as my lord and Saviour. And I ask that you fill my heart with your Holy spirit . Amen.
Contact for counseling : Rev. Mike Benson Ajayi. 234-08035536911, 234-08056036091. email. Address: 23 alcon road woji Ph.  Po box 1084. 

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