Gods provision – Tithe!

God’s Promise is Basic Provision

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If Jesus is Lord, and we are under a better covenant based upon better promises, then

 

(2 Cor 1:20 NIV)  For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken  by  us to the glory of God.

 

Let’s look at some of the examples of God’s provision in the Old Covenant.

 

We’re not under the law pastor, why not stay in the New Testament? It is written:

 

(1 Cor 10:1 NIV)  For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.

 

(1 Cor 10:2 NIV)  They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.

 

(1 Cor 10:3 NIV)  They all ate the same spiritual food

 

(1 Cor 10:4 NIV)  and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

 

(1 Cor 10:5 NIV)  Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.

 

(1 Cor 10:6 NIV)  Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.

 

God still wants us to obey Him. Look at the result of obeying God under the lesser covenant.

 

Think of it this way. If you have the choice of receiving a fifty-dollar bill, or a hundred dollar bill, which one will you take? $100? Why? They are both money. Why? Because the $100 bill is more. Think of the covenants of God  this way. The old covenant was good, but the new covenant is more.

 

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

 

28:1 If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

2  All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:

3  You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

4  The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock–the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

5  Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

6  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

7  The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

8  The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

9  The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways.

10  Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you.

11  The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity–in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground–in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.

12  The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

13  The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

  • Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

 

 

Notice here that the rest of this chapter is all the curses that come upon the children of Israel if they won’t obey. But, Bless God, read with me Gal 3:13

 

Galatians 3:13-14

 

13  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

 

You are redeemed from the curse. Some day, for fun, read each verse of Deuteronomy 28:15 until the end, like this. As you read out loud each of the curses, say after each one. Praise God! Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the law. None of this junk can touch me, I’m a child of the king.

 

Let’s look at this curse here recorded in Deuteronomy 28:47-48:

 

 

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

 

 

47  Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,  ( Notice that if you do serve the Lord, you’ll have joy, and prosperity)

 

  • therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until has destroyed you.

 

Do you see it? Who do you know who died on the cross to become a substitute curse for you? He was hungry, He said “I thirst!”, they cast lots for his garment, and…

 

(2 Cor 8:9 NIV)  For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

 

Let’s  look at the words of Jesus, recorded for us in Matthew 6. I call it my “Don’t worry, be happy”, verses.

 

 

Matthew 6:25-33

 

 

25  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

27  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?

28  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

29  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

30  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

  • But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 

Yes, obedience to God will always produce basic provision. Why? God loves you. You are His child. If He created you, he has provided for you. Your job is to pray, obey, and study the word to learn his ways, so that you can have everything He wants you to have.

 

Yet, God wants us to move from the land of almost enough into more than enough.

 

(Isa 1:19 NIV)  If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;

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Tithing

700 years before the Law was given, Abraham paid tithes.

500 years before the Law was given, Jacob paid tithes.

 

Genesis 28:20-22

 

20  Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear

21  so that I return safely to my father’s house, then the LORD will be my God

  • and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”

 

Notice here, what the Bible says about the love of money.

 

I Timothy 6:10-12  — Love of money

 

10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

11  But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

  • Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

 

It’s the root of all evil. It’s Satan’s main root in controlling people. When you begin to tithe and believe God in the area of finances, you attack his main root in the earth. That’s why Paul had to tell us to “Fight the good fight of the faith”, here. The issue is a heart issue. Who is Lord of your money? Where is your trust? Are you trusting God to provide, or are you trusting in your own strength? Remember, Satan steals, people hoard, but God so loved the world that He gave… Giving is the greatest expression of love.

 

When you tithe, it’s an act of war.

 

You see there are three heavens. The natural heavens that we see (the sky and the stars), the third heaven where Jesus lives where there are streets of gold and no sickness, dying or pain, but the heaven we need to look at is the second heaven, where Satan is prince of the power of the air, or god of this world. It is here that the angels and demons fight

 

Ephesians 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

Jesus taught us to pray our Father, that “ your kingdom come, your will be done” where? In the earth, as it is in heaven. Which heaven is he talking about here? Well, the third heaven of course, where He calls home. The place with streets of gold. People say, now gold is bad. God doesn’t hold that opinion.

 

Genesis 2:11  The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

Genesis 2:12  And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

 

Everyone say “good gold”. No, gold is not your enemy. It’s your heart. Where will you place your trust? Is it in God, to give you all things richly for you to enjoy? Or in the beggerly things of this world that are not designed to satisfy the deep things of your heart.

 

I am convinced that tithing is spiritual warfare. Why?

 

Haggai 2:6  For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;7  And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

8  The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

  • The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

When Satan tempted Jesus, he took him up to a high place

 

Luke 4:5  And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.6  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

 

I believe Satan showed Jesus the second heaven, where he ruled as god of this world. Otherwise this would not have been a true temptation.

 

I believe when we tithe, we make a declaration before God Almighty that Jesus is Lord of our provision, and that the victory that Jesus won on the cross, is in force and in place in our lives.

 

Colossians 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

 

Haggai 2:21  Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;22  And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

  • In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

 

I believe this is a prophetic book speaking not only to Zerubbabel, but to us the church today. God is now shaking the heavens and the earth, destroying the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen. What is the strength of these kingdoms? I believe it is the same strength Jesus saw when tempted by Satan. Devils ruling through the minds of men. We are the church where these gates of hell shall not prevail, for Jesus has come to destroy the works of the devil.

 

The earth is God’s and we are to rule and reign here as His ambassadors.

 

18 ¶ Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

 

Deut 11:19  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

20  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

  • That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

 

See it? If you give yourself totally to God, and His word, and are faithful to walk with Him. He is the same God, His will is for you to experience days of heaven upon the earth.

 

Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

 

As far as God is concerned, your needs have already been provided for you, where? In heavenly places in Christ.

 

How do we get them? Well, Christ means the anointed one and His anointing. It is the anointing that breaks the yoke. How do we generate an anointing that will produce financial deliverance? We tithe, we obey God, and then we exercise faith in God’s word. When you tithe you declare before God, the great cloud of witnesses that went before, and the holy angels, that this world is not your source. Jesus is my provider, and I am no longer limited to this world and my strength to provide.

 

You need to see this as an act of war. God has already provided for you all spiritual blessings as His child. When you tithe and pray, you are simply taking what is rightfully yours. He then shakes the heavens for you, and the wealth of the sinner that is stored up for the righteous, begins to come into your hands.

 

Leviticus 27:30-32

 

On what should I pay  tithes?

 

30  “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.

31  If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it.

32  The entire tithe of the herd and flock–every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod–will be holy to the LORD.

 

 

Numbers 18:21,23

 

Who shall I pay  them to?

 

21  “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the Tent of Meeting.

22  From now on the Israelites must not go near the Tent of Meeting, or they will bear the consequences of their sin and will die.

23  It is the Levites who are to do the work at the Tent of Meeting and bear the responsibility for offenses against it. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. They will receive no inheritance among the Israelites.

  • Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the LORD. That is why I said concerning them: ‘They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.'”

 

Hebrews 7:6  But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Hebrews 7:8  And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

 

The answer to the question as to where we pay tithes is in this verse. You are going to pay them to men that are set apart by God for His work in the ministry. Eph 4, five fold ministry gifts.

 

Hebrews 7:2

 

This verse shows that Abraham paid tithes:

 

2  and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”

3  Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever.

  • Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!

 

 

Luke 11:41-42

 

Jesus told the Pharisees to pay tithes (the only thing he commended them for)

 

41  But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

  • “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.

 

 

I Corinthians 16:2

 

When should I pay tithes?

 

  • On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

 

Malachi 3:8-12

 

What if I do and what if I don’t?

 

8  “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.

9  You are under a curse–the whole nation of you–because you are robbing me.

10  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

11  I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty.

  • “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.

 

Exodus 20:8

 

Remember  the Sabbath day

1/7 of our time; 1/10 of our money

 

Exodus 20:8

 

8  “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.

9  Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

  • but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor

 

Notice here. When you tithe, you make a solemn declaration before God, the angels, the great cloud of witness that have gone before us, and Satan and all his evil bunch. Yes, you declare in the heavenlies that this world is not your source. Jesus is Lord of my money. No I’m not trusting in my riches or my own strength of arm to provide for myself, but am taking Jesus as my provider. Jehovah-Jireh, El-Shaddai, the God who is more than enough. This is one of the few places in Scripture where God dares us to test Him. I tithe, Karen tithes, and your church tithes on every dollar that goes through the bank account.

 

When to Canada from Tulsa, we had an old car, and pretty much nothing, and we gained  a computer, T.V. , appliances, a satellite dish, and many other financial blessings, all of which are paid for, cash. Why? Because we are tithers and givers, and God supplied for us financially. In fact, we have determined to see how much we can believe God for, so that we can increase our giving. God will do the exact same thing for you if you tithe and obey Him, He is a good God, who loves you, and He is no respector of persons.

 

Homework:

1.Let’s Pray: Father God, I now receive Jesus as my provider, as well as my Lord. I purpose in my heart to tithe and give, and trust you to increase me, as I obey you in this. Amen.’

Giving: For God so loved the world that He gave….

For God so loved the world, that He gave…   Today, as I read my One-year Bible I read: Ex 35: 21 All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord. Looks a lot like: 2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes […]

For God so loved the world, that He gave…

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As I read my  Bible I read: Ex 35: 21 All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord.

Looks a lot like: 2 Corinthians 9:7

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

God is the giver of all life! His nature is to give! As we walk with Him, we discover the joy in giving, but notice in these verse this one thing:

In each case God stirred the heart of the person to give!

God knows how to take up an offering, and who He can stir to pay His bills.

For those of us called into full-time ministry, that takes all the pressure off of people, and puts it where it rightfully belongs: on His exceedingly great and precious promises.

He cannot lie, and He cannot fail, and He is well able to stir the hearts of those He has called to support us in our vision and mandate.

Our job is to remain holy, so that their offerings will be like this verse calls them: ‘sacred offerings’ unto the Lord.

Where do I give? Who do I give to?

Hebrews 7:8

Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

I believe the correct answer to that question is not merely who, what and where, but according to this verse: HOW I give.

I must give in faith. Sure, mortal men receive tithes, but when I give, Jesus, the high priest of my confession, personally receives them as part of my worship, and then He acts in my life, bearing witness that He has risen from the dead: He LIVES!

So, Jesus is Lord, and He speaks whomsoever He will, where to give, who to give to there, and then looks to see HOW we give, with a good heart, a heart of thanksgiving and worship unto Him.

Put a smile on Jesus face today. Do like He does, give!

There is joy and purpose in it, and He loves to get actively involved with us in our prosperity, as we give.

Worship!

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Let’s Pray:

‘Father, show me what to give, where, to whom, today. May I worship you in this, giving glory and testimony to the fact that Jesus LIVES, He is risen from the dead, and He reigns! Amen”

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Partake! Then Give…

Partake, then Give…
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Heb 3:1 ¶ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Notice here, that the apostle Paul, in speaking this passage of Scripture, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is speaking to those Christians who are walking by faith in the earth.

How do I know this?

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
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Well, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God, so, when someone actually hears, believes, confesses, and acts upon the Word, God does, what God always does, and honors that Word with signs following, and they find themselves smack dab in the middle of this verse as a ‘partaker of the heavenly calling’.

Seeing the manifest glory of God, here, in the earth.

Some time ago, I heard pastor Paul Daugherty preach. He opened with this passage:
1 Peter 2:9 (MSG)
9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

What he said that really touched me, immediately, was this: ‘We need to reach out to people around us, and we all have reasons, why we do not. Perhaps it is pain. We feel like we have nothing to give, because we are going through something painful, and so we do nothing to help others’

Made me think about this native meme:
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He said a whole lot more than that, but it hit home, immediately. You see, during small group prayer, we turn and pray with the people next to us, and when I asked the couple next to us what I might pray for them in, they both said: ‘Our marriage!’. I did the ‘cop-out thing at first, and gave them the cell number of one of the care pastors, thinking to myself: ‘Man, I can’t get involved with these people, because, I’m about to go upstairs to pick up not only the kids, but a grocery order from one of the pastors. My vehicle is off the road, and we are in the financial trial of our lives!’

Yet, as the service went on, I realized, the kingdom of God is not about me, in fact, the number one rule of the kingdom, is that, there is a King.
king-jesusI felt Him begin to deal me to reach out to this couple, when my heart felt like hamburger. I dug into my pocket and found the slip we get to pick up our children, and scribbled my cell number on the back of it. I told the guy: ‘Buddy, I’m going through some really challenging things right now, having closed my construction company, to start this ministry, and we are really struggling right now, but if you call me, I would like to pray for your marriage…’

Turns out, he works for a company that I used to do business with, and I know the owner, and his boss, and in an instant, I could sense his pain, and I knew his world, his pressure, and I know I can help him…
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Love has skin on. Yours and mine. Love is a verb, and action word, and we cannot wait until we have it all together to reach out in love and faith to bless someone else….

How about it friend, what are you actively believing God for today? Maybe your life is doing alright right now, but there is a whole world full of hurting people that desperately need, what only you can give…
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Who are you going to reach out this week?

Let’s pray:
‘Father, I know that you have supplied all of my needs according to Your riches in glory, by Christ Jesus! Father, You surround us with favor as with a shield, and grant us strength, direction, wisdom, health, and great grace to serve You, just because You love us, and You can! Thank You Father! I praise and exalt you for this, now, in your name Lord Jesus. Now Father, show me who to love, who You would have me to reach out to today, and give me the courage to do something about it, Amen!’

Newsletter – Chris and Karen Walsh – AOMMinistries

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We have two trips this summer planned at present:

  1. A Trip to Wiconi Family Camp in Oregon to meet with elders and get to know each other. http://www.wiconi.com/index470e.html
  2. A trip to Arizona to attend Healing of the Nations Motorcycle ralley, with the intent of continuing our relationship with many friends, and planning a potential construction project. https://www.facebook.com/cofhon/?fref=ts

We Need:

  1. Prayer – Without Holy Spirit, we are nothing and can do nothing. We need supplies of the Spirit to do what we need to do. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/the-supply-of-the-holy-spirit/
  2. Favor and Divine appointments – Many are aware of what we wish to do. It will take favor from God to accomplish these.  https://chrisaomministries.com/2014/01/18/you-have-friends-in-high-places/
  3. Money – Our bills must be paid here, before we go anywhere. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/good-gold-money-with-a-mission/
  4. Resources: a.We immediately need a large flatbed trailer to haul supplies to various reservations. b.Vehicles – we need a more reliable family vehicle – with almost 300K on our Jeep, it’s time. Would sure love another Tundra work truck for all that I do.c.Construction supplies. d.Volunteers – We plan on pre-fabbing much of what we will install there, here in Tulsa. Could use a couple skilled carpenters, and some people wiling to help move and prepare building materials.

 

Due to the sensitive nature of what we are doing, we are only allowing people to know exactly what we are doing, on a ‘need to know’ basis only. There are enough wet blankets in this world to put out many fires, and like Nehemiah, I am busy with the work of God, and have no time to spend in the land of Ono!

 

Corners…

Corners…

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Lev 19:9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.

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Truth is, we need to care for the poor, and not be so tight with our stuff that the homeless, the orphan, the broken cannot survive. We are supposed to love like Jesus…
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Seems to work in ministry too. As God raises us up into mighty harvesting works in the earth, let us not forget the suffering sacrificial shepherds who minister to the one or two or few, that we honestly do not have time for. I think of the lonely servants of the Lord who work in elderly care facilities, mentally and physically handicapped facility with special needs folks, who gently love deeply God’s children, unnoticed, and unrecognized in the eyes of many people. Yet, never out of the intense gaze and love of Jesus…those of whom the world is not worthy.

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I heard a wise minister once say: If you want to increase the size of your fields, if you want to prosper God’s way, first increase the size of your corners….

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
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Have you ever considered this thought: ‘Eternity is real. In light of eternity, have you considered that sacrificially loving people that society deems useless, makes headlines in heaven, and brings much glory to Jesus – for God is love!”

Lets lift up a cry for the corners:

“Father, in all the sowing, reaping, work, harvesting, in life, ministry, business, and family, I determine to be generous with those less fortunate than me. May I make my corners large, that I might be like Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. Pappa God, I lift up my voice for your sacrificial servants today, those caregivers who faithfully love and tend to your broken, battered and bruised today, often far from the public eye, yet making headlines in heaven. Meet with them today. Encourage, supply, support, bless, and radically love on them today, for your name and the sake of your glory, Amen”

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Good Gold – Money with a Mission!

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Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

God created gold and precious stones, and they were good!

People think that one cannot serve God, and have money, but this is simply not true.

Greed is wrong, for it is the love of money, that is the root of all evil.

Money itself is neither good nor bad, it is only what we use it for that makes a difference.

I have noticed that there does not seem to be a lack of vision in the Body of Christ, many people have great ideas to do exploits in the Kingdom of God. Yet vision is spelled M-O-N-E-Y!

Ministry costs money, and finding a way to fund our particular vision, is where practical faith rubber meets the road, and our dreams finds traction to go, grow, build, and accomplish great exploits!

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God wants you blessed in every area of life, and that includes financially.
Wisdom will produce wealth, and long life.

Proverbs 3:13 ¶ Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Money with a mission.

What if those of us that could, actually, deliberately, made more money on purpose, for the sole purpose of supporting the gospel, and alleviating human suffering in the earth?

“Our motivation for accumulation is distribution. We increase in order to be the blessing that God has called us to be.” – Pastor George Pearsons via the BVOV

Generosity: Carefully managing our God given resources so that we can freely give to those in need. Sign in Skiatook, OK.

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Deuteronomy 8:18  (AKJV)

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 which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

We see that God gives His people power to get wealth, but for a reason: TO ESTABLISH HIS COVENANT IN THE EARTH.

I see no difference in this Old Testament reference, and the heart of God’s love for the whole world.

Acts 1:8(AKJV)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

In the New and better covenant, we are given the mighty Holy Spirit, power from on high, to be a witness for the kingdom.

What does a witness do? They testify of Jesus! They proclaim the gospel!

Why?

Because faith only comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, and when a person believes, they are adopted into God’s family, an heir of the kingdom, a partaker of God’s covenant promises.

Do you see it? The power of the Holy Spirit we use to obtain wealth, must be for the purposes of furthering God’s kingdom, establishing His covenant in the earth.

Money with a mission will perform the acts of compassion commanded us in Matt 25, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, the prisoner, getting water to the thirsty.

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For God so loved the world that He gave….

Your needs are met by what you get outta life, Your life is made through what you give…

You can make a living through your giving…

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Let’s pray:
‘Father, your Word says that Wisdom is crying out, desiring to meet with the sons of men. I too cry out, for wisdom to come to my life, that I might experience a blessed life, full of righteousness, peace, joy and prosperity in your kingdom. Money Come Now, that I might do more for the kingdom of God. As it comes, and I see Your increase, may I recognize You are the One giving it, and may I use it deliberately to promote the kingdom of God. I ask this, knowing I am heard, for it is in your name I pray, Lord Jesus, Amen!’

October Newsletter – AOMMinistries – Chris and Karen Walsh

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Chris and Karen Walsh

535 E 26th Place N

Tulsa, OK, 74110

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Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

Donate on-line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

Hi everyone,

Oct 1st, Karen’s Birthday!

The fourth blood moon was visable this past Sunday night, and clearly God is up to something. It is a time to be in watchful prayer, to determine what? For it is the last days….

The Blog: I posted some of the highlights at the end of this for your edification. What caused the most response was the question I posed: As a Christian, what would you like to see President Obama do before He leaves office?

For us, it has been another month of homeschooling, living with friends, studying, praying, blogging, and helping  Zoe Life Church of Tulsa get off the ground.

There have been around 20 in attendance, and yet of those that come, there is a true hunger in their hearts to authentically walk with God, fully led by Holy Spirit, in all their affairs.

Last month was the trip to Karen’s mom’s home going in Naples – the best of times, and worst of times.

For those of you that have followed the blog, Thank-you!

Many, many respond, and we get to pray with people daily for everything from salvation, to healing, direction, and their various ministry needs. This has created a very vibrant on-line community of over 100,000 people!

Other than staying in relationship with various native leaders, (there is a need for 8 air conditioning units for Dr. Negeil Bigpond for the instructors quarters in Hectorville for his native training facility. I will write up a donation request and post it on the blog.

I have not plans for another wild trip to the reservation, but quietly am waiting upon Jesus for His next assignment, embracing the daily disciplines of prayer, Bible reading, study, and exercise. Learning native ministry is an on-going process. I have studied the Inuit, know some Cree and Mohawk leaders, and have studied the Cherokee and Creek history courses, also the Choctaw and Chickasaw. We have been learning much of the Navajo, and saw the Hopi reservation in passing. Yet, as I look around Oklahoma, I realize that I know almost nothing about the Osage people, so I have ordered three books to begin my education of the Osage traditions and culture that I might be of some use there one day.

We are still living with Rick and Cher Lyons, and greatly need a place of our own to call home.

This keeps us on our knees in prayer, as there has not been enough money to move anywhere yet.

So, last week, we all sat down, according to Matt 18:, 19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you”

and decided to deliberately believe God for His provision to our family. Minimally, we ask that you set yourself in agreement with us in prayer for our family.

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Here is our provisional needs:

Our own place to live

Our Jeep fixed (overheats) and oil change needed

Regular monthly income

Art lessons for Keila, Piano lessons for Jedi

Phones and chargers

2 additional laptops (much of the children’s school is on-line, and they need computers)

Laptop chargers for both my Toshiba Satellite, and Jay’s HP

An electronic drawing tablet for Keila’s on-line art community  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Huion-1060-Pro-10-x-6-25-USB-Art-Drawing-Graphics-Tablet-Board-Digital-Pen-/360994742533?hash=item540cf6a105

Apologia Science Videos (Intense Science homeschool curriculum)

Bible Study Curriculum for family devotions (Beth Jones)   http://www.amazon.com/Get-Grip-Your-Lip-Sep/dp/1936314118

Clear direction for all of us from the Lord for our family

Full scholarship for the MDiv program at ORU

Debts paid: Jeep repair, piano lessons

A second vehicle

$500 to market and distribute my books

Three more smart phones

Passports renewed

Karen’s ID replaced

Swimming and tennis for Jedi

If you are able to help us financially this month, we would sure appreciate it, yet all we ask is that you pray and obey, whatever He asks you to do:

John 10:27 (NIV)

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

For prayer, comments, or to donate online:

Email: chris.aomministries@gmail.com

Donate on-line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=95XHSDDXDS7MC

Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…

As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!

Highlights – September Blog!  – Jesus On-line

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https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/he-speaks-and-it-comes-to-pass/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/seeing-ourselves-as-god-sees-us/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/why-do-children-die/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/syrian-refugees-coming-to-usa-a-christian-response/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/children-obey-your-parents-in-the-lord/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/tweetable-faith-100-christian-quotes-and-pics/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/the-responsibility-of-discipleship/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/as-a-christian-what-would-you-like-president-obama-to-do/

https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/seven-things-i-pray-president-obama-do-before-he-leaves-office/