GOD’S BANK by Pastor Paul Locke for loxland.com 12/07/2017

Sowing to God is supposed to be generously and cheerfully the opposite to sparingly. (2Cor 9:6-7)  Check what you have now and compare it with what you receive when you stop robbing God.  Temple tax was normal and Jesus paid his tax even though he was exempt; so as not to offend others.  Malachi the Prophet spells out blessings for those who sow to God tithes and offerings.  God will open the windows of heaven and pour out over abundant blessings. (Mal 3:10)

Account in heaven is spiritual and deposits are made when we sow to God our tithes and offerings. (Php 4:17)  They are a fragrant offering acceptable sacrifice pleasing to God and this account is secure that thieves cannot touch.  Withdrawals are made by speaking out ‘loosing’ on earth for your heavenly finances and God will meet all our needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Php 4:19)

Bankrupt means your account is blocked from making withdrawals and it is written ‘When you ask you do not receive because you ask with the wrong motives that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.’ (Jas 4:3)  Otherwise your account is empty until you speak to the Bank Manager, God to find out what is wrong.  Asking the righteous for money instead of God may be the problem for it is more likely that God may tell you to ask the unrighteous for gold. (Exo 12:35-36)

Appeal spiritually in the Court of Accusation where God presides and ask that the Accuser appear and present charges.  The charge will be true so do not attempt to refute the claim but use the Blood of Jesus as your defence.   Ask for the Judge of the Universe to find you innocent and give a written verdict on a scroll to eat. (Mal 3:16)  Enforce the court ruling by asking for the Officer of the Court, the Angelic Sheriff to go and retrieve goods from Satan. (Heb 1:14)

Wisdom is where you place your trust ‘Some trust in Chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.’ (Ps 20:7)  Tithing is acknowledging a debt to God and not repayment of a debt.  So fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  We do this by having the Law and the Prophets written in our hearts and loving God with all our hearts and all our strength.  Walking in love of each other is proof that we are in Christ Jesus. (1Jhn 2:3-11)


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