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A One Hundred Fold Return

  • Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 ESV

    The visiting speaker who had ridden in on a bus was in need of money and had delivered a great message. He was humble and I felt like his heart was in the right place. I had already paid my tithes for the week but I looked in my wallet and I had forty dollars, so I placed it in his offering basket. He prayed that the Lord would return everything given, one-hundred fold.

    Within a few weeks, someone came up to me and gave me four thousand dollars. It was just someone that I had met by working on their house and they said, 'I feel like we should help you.' That was exactly a one-hundred fold return on my giving, from forty to four-thousand.

    Today there has been so much excess and greed in the church that to mention giving is almost taboo. A lot of the ground is contaminated. I had given to many speakers before, but this one was good ground. Jesus said 'Give and it will be given to you'. The measure that you give determines what comes back to you. Even though you may have little to nothing, God can show you who to give to. Remember the widow that only had two mites, yet had given more than everyone else (Mark 12:42).

    God's love is unconditional, but His blessings are not. When reading through the Bible you will find many statements like 'If you will do this then it will go well with you'. You don't have to give us money or go to church, just follow the Lord's guidance and give as He tells you. One thing about math is that a one-hundred fold return on zero, is zero.

    Prayer: Father, I know that your word tells me to give. I pray that you will show me who you want me to be a blessing to, and that you will guide my giving from this day on, in the name of Jesus.

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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi

Amen...thank you for reminding me

October 22, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, I know that your word tells me to give. I pray that you will show me who you want me to be a blessing to, and that you will guide my giving from this day on, in the name of Jesus. Amen Thank you <3

October 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna <3!

October 22, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  for  your word amen

 

October 22, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Pastor Dion. As I give and my husband gives cheerfully , I often find unexpected money in the mail or answered prayers. He always returns much back to me.

October 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol, I believe our attitude when giving is even more important than the giving itself!

October 22, 2016
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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnsonedited: October 22, 2016

Pastor Todd;

Good morning. Every morning The Holy Spirit has me read your devotional and EVERY DAY the message is from GOD and pertains to something I have prayed about or/and a message HE wants me to receive. I just asked for GOD to tell me who to give to and HE sent the answer through you today. PRAISE THE LORD...AMEN!

EACH MESSAGE IS RECEIVED IN MY SPIRIT AND IT IS RIGHT ON POINT.

I BLESS YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY IN THE BELOVED NAME OF YESUA JESUS THE MESSIAH...AMEN

October 22, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

October 22, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

The Lord is teaching me that this verse pertains to more than money. Giving my time and attention to those He places in my day brings His overflowing blessings. Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this reminder to give to God my first and best.

October 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is true, Cathy :)!

October 22, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Pastor! thank you

October 22, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, God loves a cheerful giver.

October 22, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor for sharing this,Praise God for his faithfulness,and he is true to his word.Lord give us your guidance each day and your timing when you want us to give or share with others that are in need.In what ever way it should be.To always give with a Glad and cheerful heart.In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.Thank you for all our Blessings given to us each day.

October 22, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne!! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

Father, I know that your word tells me to give. I pray that you will show me who you want me to be a blessing to, and that you will guide my giving from this day on, in the name of Jesus. Amen <3

 
October 22, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Even when times are tougher it is true.  With all my heart I want to give offerings.

October 22, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This is so true--it seems that whenever I'm short on cash, an unexpected check arrives in the mail! God really does provide for those who give and believe.

October 22, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Lord. Show me who you want me to be a blessing to and guide my giving from this day on, in the name of Jesus. I have found the Lord honours my giving and unexpected money and help comes to me when I need it. I am richly blessed. Thank you Jesus.

October 22, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Father, I know that Your word tells me to give. I pray that You will show me who You want me to be a blessing to, and that You will guide my giving from this day on, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

October 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 23, 2016