Preachers, pastor’s, and evangelists often take a bad rap for “receiving offerings.”
Really though, it was never intended to be about the preacher. In fact, it was not a preacher who came up with the idea…it was God Himself. Look what the Word of God says in Exodus 25:1-2. “AND THE Lord said to Moses, Speak to the Israelites, that they take for Me an offering. From every man who gives it willingly and ungrudgingly with his heart you shall take My offering.” (AMP) Whose offering was it? It was God’s offering. It says, “Take ME (God) an offering.” And it also says, “You shall take MY offering.” If you keep reading in chapter 25 God tells Moses to have the people bring everything from gold, silver, and bronze to linen, animal skins, spices, and oil. Did God need this stuff up in heaven? Was He running short on inventory behind the pearly gates? No, of course not.
Here is what the offering was for…“Have the people of Israel build Me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.” (Exodus 25:8-9 NLT) The offering belonged to God and was inspired by Him, but it was designed to carry out HIS PLAN on earth. God had given Moses a plan that was bigger than what Moses could fulfill on his own. Moses had the plan, the people had the ingredients necessary to carry out the plan. TOGETHER…the plan was fulfilled.
Nothing has changed. God still has a plan for His people on earth. He gives insight about His plans to some. He gives ingredients to others. He gives skills to put it all together as well. As all of us together do our part, as we give of ourselves, of our ingredients, and our skills, willingly and ungrudgingly, His plan comes to pass. In the end, HE is glorified through our giving.
With that in mind, will you pray about becoming a partner with us? I believe in the plan that God has given us which is to: “preach, publish, and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, around the clock.” This plan is way BIGGER than Margie and I can do on our own. A monthly donation of $10.00 is huge when it’s combined with many others. Pray about it. See if God gives you a “willing heart” to become a partner in this work. For anyone who signs up to be a monthly partner of 10 bucks or more, we will send you our new book, The Secret Place, Revealed. A gimmick? No. A gift of appreciation for becoming a partner with us? ABSOLUTELY!!! Click HERE to become a partner. Please know that we are thrilled to be a part of your life and thrilled to have you as a part of ours.