Genesis 26:1-14, Psalm 82:3-4, Proverbs 19:17, Proverbs 31:8-9, Ecclesiastes 11:1, Matthew 5:45, Acts 10.
Blessings of obedience
I am the defender of the poor. I see how you despise them, how you mistreat them and ignore their plight in your midst. Yes it is true that there are some out there who are deceptive and who want to take advantage of the generosity of others. Seek my counsel and let me lead you to where you can be charitable with that which I have placed in your hands. Cast your bread upon the water and many days later it will return to you multiplied for I will not let one go lacking who has opened up his bowels and has been merciful to the needy among you. I will not forget your gifts of love even as I did not forget the gifts that Cornelius gave. Children there are some who are not even Christians yet out of their substance they give a portion to care for the poor. I have not withheld my hand of blessing from them for though they do not acknowledge me yet they are merciful to the needy. I blessed Cornelius though he did not know me. I am merciful to those who are merciful. Children you have been deceived by the false prophets, they have robbed you in order to fill their own bellies with your substances. What you have planted in some of these ministries has been used to finance a life of greed and excess and for this reason you have not received a blessing in return. Come to me, inquire of me where you should invest your substances including your money, talents and time and I will not be silent with you. I will reveal to you the place where you and your substances are needed the most and as you walk in obedience I will likewise bless you for indeed there are blessings which come only through obedience. Did not Isaac obey my voice not to return to Egypt and instead he remained in Canaan? And in the days of famine he sowed seed and in the same year reaped a hundredfold. This blessing had nothing to do with the covenant I had made with his father Abraham. No, this was a result of his obedience to my voice. Yes my children there are three types of blessings, covenant blessings, blessings that come through obedience to my voice and my will and blessings common to all men, for example the sun shines on both the wicked and the righteous. You are aware of my covenant blessings, the ones obtained on your behalf by the sacrifice of my son, Jesus on Calvary’s cross. I am here to bless you even more abundantly through your obedience. Complete the assignments I gave you at the beginning, follow the instructions I have recently given you and watch as I pour my blessings into your lap to overflowing. You lack much because you are walking in disobedience and outright rebellion. How long shall you wallow in your pool of lack? I desire to make you a life giving stream but instead you are a residue pond, a holding tank for that which is not profitable. I am a great King and my name shall be honored among the nations. I wish for my own children to bring honor to my name for I will multiply my blessings upon you until the whole world declares that I am the great God I AM. It is time, my name has been sullied long enough, it is time once again for my name to be feared among the nations as it was during the plagues of Egypt and the conquest of Canaan.