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NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS – PART 10

NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS

PART 10

Philippians 4:15 “And you know, too, Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I went out from Macedonia, not one Congregation shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Because even at Thessalonica you sent more than once to meet my needs. 17 I do not say this because I seek a gift, but I seek the fruits of the gospel multiplying to you. 18 But I have all things and more than enough; I have been filled, receiving from Epaphroditus the things from you, and it was welcomed as a fragrant perfume, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to Yahweh.”

Verse 17 in the King James reads, “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Years ago, when I first read verse 17, it blew my mind to discover that Yahweh keeps books on all humans! Did you think mankind invented the accounting industry? No, my friends, Yahweh is the Master Accountant. Yahweh invented accounting. He keeps a set of books on every one of us. His angels keep all kinds of records on all of us. There are no secrets in the Kingdom of Yahweh.

Up until just a few years ago, I only knew of one way to account for my financial and other gifts into Yahweh’s Kingdom. I was like everyone else, I wrote off my gifts, donations, and charitable contributions as an expense, literally posting my dollar amounts to an expense account in my personal finance software. Some believers even consider their donations into Yahweh’s Kingdom as tax-deductible gifts and write them off on their taxes. Yahweh showed me many years ago that this is incorrect thinking, worldly thinking, not Godly thinking.

Our contributions into Yahweh’s Kingdom should be reckoned as investments, FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS, not as expenses. Whether or not you use personal finance software, or an app, or just a good old fashioned pencil and paper financial system, you should create a charitable contributions ASSET account. Your donations to your church and other ministries is an investment in Yahweh’s eternal Kingdom. If you reckon your contributions as expenses instead of as investments, your kingdom Reward Of Inheritance (Col. 3:24) for that giving goes away from your life every year when you clear your expense accounts. Today, I encourage you to set up a charitable contributions investment asset account on your books of account. If you are not comfortable doing that yourself, ask your accounting professional, or tax person to help you. Just tell them you want to move your charitable giving from your P&L or Income Statement to your Balance Sheet. What a great opportunity to teach your accountant about Yahweh’s Kingdom ways! Yahweh’s Kingdom is permanent. Posting your giving to a permanent Kingdom Fire Proof Investment account is the way to give permanence to your giving. It will help you see your giving move from the temporal realm into the eternal spiritual realm of Yahweh’s Kingdom, where it multiplies into your future.

But guess what? Even if you give all your wealth into the Kingdom, and even if you win millions of souls for Yeshua, Yahweh still owes you nothing in return, but Yeshua is going to reward you. Mat 16:24-27 “Then Yeshua said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and let him bear his execution stake, and let him follow Me. 25 For whoever may desire to save his life will lose it. But whoever may lose his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what will a man be benefited if he should gain the whole world, but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give as an exchange for his soul? 27 For it is necessary for the Son of man to come in the glory of his Father. And then with his holy angels he will reward each man according to his work.” Rev 22:12 “And behold, I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according to his work.”

I do not say this because I seek a gift, but I seek the fruits of the gospel multiplying to you. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

 

References: Luke 16:2; Rom 14:12. See also Isa 40:10, 62:11; Mat 5:12, 10:41-42; Mar 9:41; Luke 6:35; 1 Cor 3:8,14; 1 Cor 9:17-18; Col 3:24; Rev. 11:18, 22:12.

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NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS – PART 9

NUGGETS OF FIRE PROOF INVESTMENTS

PART 9

Malachi 3:10-12 “Bring all the tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My Temple. And test Me now with this, says Yahweh of Hosts, whether I will not open the windows of the heavens for you and pour out a blessing until there is no sufficiency of room to store it. 11And I will rebuke the devourer for you, and he shall not destroy the fruit of your ground against you; nor shall your vine miscarry against you in the field, says Yahweh of Hosts. 12And all nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land, says Yahweh of Hosts.”

The biblical tithe is ten percent (10%). The tithe was a statute for the landowner, farmer, rancher, or business owner. The lowly wage earner was never required to pay a tithe. A wage earner makes no profit, so has no increase to tithe upon. So let’s say, as some believe and teach, the Law was done away with. If that is true, then the tithe was also done away with. Do the prosperity preachers ever consider that? But praise Yah, the Law was not, is not, and never will be done away with. If you study the tithe in the Old Testament, you will discover that tithing was around long before the Law was given at Mt. Sinai. Tithing is an eternal precept of Yahweh, not just a law of Moses.

Today, Yeshua wants us to give as much as we want to give. No limits. 2 Cor 9:6-15, “But remember this: the one sowing sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one sowing generously will also reap generously. 7 Each one as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or out of necessity, for Yahweh loves a cheerful giver. 8 And Yahweh is able to make all grace to abound toward you, that in everything, always having all self sufficiency, you may abound to every good work; 9 even as it has been written, “He has distributed liberally, He has given to the poor, His righteousness abides forever.” 10 Now He that supplies seed to the Sower and bread for eating, may He supply and multiply your seed and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 in everything you being enriched to all sincerity, which works out thanksgiving to Yahweh through us. 12 Because the ministry of this service is not only making up the things lacking of the saints, but also multiplying through many thanks-givings to Yahweh, 13 through the proof of this charitable service, they glorifying Yahweh by your freely expressed submission to the gospel of Messiah, and through your generosity you have become partakers with them and with all men; 14 and they offer prayer on your behalf with greater love, because of the overflowing grace of Yahweh which is on you. 15 But thanks be to Yahweh for His unspeakable free gift.”

So, let’s blow the lid off that 10% limitation tithe. We owe Yeshua everything, 110% at least!! We love Him with every fiber of our being, so let’s give a token back to Him through a worthy ministry. He loved us enough to die for us, so the least we can do is die to our selfish self and give as free people should! Bless His holy Name forever! Partner with us, folks. We’re going forward and upward in the Kingdom, and we would love to go with you into all the world. Let’s give our all for Yeshua! Freely you have received, freely give. Mat 10:8b.