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A One Hundred Fold Return

  • Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 WEB.

    We once had a visiting speaker come to our church who was scheduled to preach somewhere else but was canceled at the last minute. He rode into town on a bus, then became stranded and in need of money. So he called up pastors in the area and was invited to minister at our church. He was humble and delivered a powerfully anointed message.

    At the end of the service, our pastor had him come upfront, hold a basket, and we collected an offering for him to get back home. Though I had already paid my tithes for the week, I felt I should help him out. I looked in my wallet, and I had forty dollars, so I went up and put it in his offering basket. He prayed the Lord would return everything given one-hundred-fold.

    Within a few weeks, someone gave me four thousand dollars. It was someone I'd met by working on their house. They said, "I feel like we should help you get another car." That was exactly a one-hundred-fold return on my giving. The Lord turned my forty dollars into four thousand.

    Today there has been so much excess, and greed in the church that mentioning giving is considered taboo. Yet, the promises of God are very real. Though I had given to many speakers before, this one was good ground.

    Jesus said, "Give, and it will be given to you." And 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 aren't. When reading through the Bible, you will find many statements like, "If you do this, then I will do that." Consider this promise:

    Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me! But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with the curse; for you rob me, even this whole nation. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this," says Yahweh of Armies, "if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there will not be enough room for." Malachi 3:8-10 WEB.

    Now you don't have to give your money to us or go to our church, though you are welcome to and we appreciate it. 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, will always come back zero.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that Your word tells me to give. I pray that You will show me how to give. Please guide me from this day on, and help me sow in good ground. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Hebrews 13:2 "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." ~ Our next fun-filled theme choices will be 'Unexpected Guests' or 'Entertaining Angels' and is wide open for creative interpretation We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. Have you ever felt like you have entertained angels? Every time I get the privilege to capture nature up close and personal, I feel like I'm entertaining angels or angels are entertaining me. Certainly it's a gift and a blessing from above at the very least. My photos this week reflect a few of those moments when it just felt like a divine connection. Have a fantastic week and be kind to strangers. You never know when you're entertaining angels! God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

August 31, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen. God's promises are faithful.

August 31, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 31, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father. Thank you for Your Grace and Mercy over my life and that of my family. Amen

August 31, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

August 31, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

August 31, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

August 31, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 31, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

August 31, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !!!

August 31, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

August 31, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your blessings and I want to see myself helping others, help us to do what is for us to do. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Thank You Father. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen 

 

August 31, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen 

August 31, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! A timely message, and a much needed reminder!!! Thank you, Pastor Dion !!!

August 31, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen God's promises always bring me peace of mind and heart

August 31, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen!

August 31, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webbedited: September 1, 2021

God continues to prove this message true in my life, Pastor Dion. Thanks for your personal testimony. I KNOW I can't outgive God! Thank you, Lord!

September 1, 2021