Why Grace is the Key to True Prosperity
God’s grace is the key to true prosperity. It makes sowing and reaping really work for you!
Do you want to laugh and learn at the same time? The hilariously funny DVD teaching skits, “Conversations: Mr. Law & Mr. Grace” will do just that. I want to send it to you, and I believe you will be enriched.
Jesus revealed His grace to me in a new way just over eight years ago. One of the areas deeply affected was how I talk about money and giving. It is no secret that our ministry needs lots of money, as the partners of World Impact Ministries reach millions of precious souls.
There are two ways to talk about giving, and only one of them really brings true prosperity. Here is the key; our focus is not on money, but on Jesus and on you!
Look at this; “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9:7).
“Grudgingly” means sorrowfully. “Of necessity” is under pressure, distress and obligation. God loves when things are done freely and cheerfully. When prayer, church attendance, worship and bible study is under pressure and obligation it is of little value.
I don’t do missions out of obligation, I do it joyously; it’s a privilege to serve Jesus, even when I risk my life. I’m not saved because of fear of hell, or fear of missing the rapture; I like being saved. I enjoy Jesus!
• The Day of Pentecost brought such cheerfulness that people gave cash, possessions, even real estate to the Gospel (Acts 4:34-37).
• Zaccheus gave away four times as much as he had taken (Luke 19:1-10). This is grace giving.
Sadly, many teach about money in a way that God’s people feel pressured. Hear me, manipulative appeals for money are not God’s way to bless you. Under the Old Covenant of Moses people gave tithes and offerings under duress. If they didn’t give they would be cursed, the windows of heaven would remain closed, and the devil would devour them. We have a better covenant…
…Jesus took our curse (Gal 3:13).
…Jesus opened heaven once for all (Hebr 4:4; 10:19-20).
…Jesus totally defeated the devil (Hebr 2:14; Col 2:15).
We are not motivated by condemnation. We give because of Jesus’ total victory. Abraham is our example! Abraham “gave… a tithe of all”, after God had given him victory (Gen 14:20). His giving was a celebration.
We celebrate that Jesus is the key to our prosperity. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Cor 8:9).
Did you see that? We are rich by what Jesus has done. He loved you, He became poor for you and He provided for your abundance.
We love, because we are recipients of Christ’s love. Paul wrote about the offering, “I speak … to prove the sincerity of your love” (2 Cor 8:8). When money is given to God because of love, it becomes a seed that is multiplied (2 Cor 9:6). Love makes the law of sowing and reaping work for you.
Right now, say, ‘Heavenly Father, thank You for Your unconditional love for me and my family. You love me so lavishly, so wonderfully! Thank You for the opportunities and privilege to give an offering in celebration of what Jesus Christ has provided for me!!’
Enjoy God’s love for you! Grace makes us givers. I’m sending this letter while I’m still in Indonesia, conducting our 22nd campaign in the world’s largest muslim country. What God has done through YOUR ministry and YOUR relationship with World Impact Ministries is beyond words; Millions have heard and received the Gospel.
Paul wrote that he had been “with”, and “without”. He knew how to be abased and how to abound. Our missions’ funds are depleted, “without”, right now. Bible Colleges in Indonesia and East Africa are starting new semesters, campaigns are scheduled for Indonesia, Africa and India.
YOUR LOVE GIFT today will be a SEED that is MULTIPLIED!
I ask you to participate in cheerful GRACE GIVING. I will send you “Conversations: Mr. Law & Mr. Grace”, a humorous look at the difference between trying to live for Jesus, and trusting Jesus to live this life through you.
Please, respond today:
1. As you prepare your SEED GIFT, praise God for His love for you. If you want to include a prayer request, please type it in the request box on the donation page.
2. Purpose in your heart about your gift. It could be $10,000, $1,000, or $40. Let the love in your heart determine the size of your gift.
3. Look at the opportunity of VIP monthly partnership in missions. The monthly partnership is the backbone of our ongoing work around the world. There is an urgent need for more partners. Let love tell you what to do.
Every person is important to God. You are important to God! Your response is important to the cause of winning people to Jesus! Thank you for your participation! I’m grateful to be your partner. I will look for your response.
Love in Christ,
Peter YoungrenGive Your Best Seed HereMy Prayer Request