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Topic: Winning By Giving!

Text: 1 King 15 vs 18-20.

Exhortation:

1 King 15 vs 18-20 says: "Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, there is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Basha king of Isreal, that he may depart from me. So, Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captain of the hosts which he had against the cities of Isreal, and smote Ijon and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah and all Cinneroth with all the land of Naptali".

The account of the victory Asa secured against Basha,   king of Isreal, is profound. Benhadad had been an ally of Basha for a long time, helping him to oppress and terrorize  Asa, and the people of Judah, but God ministered unto Asa to use the weapon of giving, to win Benhadad to his side,  in order to get to Basha and overpower him. He did, combining all the treasures he could lay his hands upon, to strike a deal with Benhadad! It worked and the result was overwhelming victory over Basha and all his forces.

Brethren, giving is winning! The  best victors in the world , are men and women, who are never afraid or hesitant,  to part with any measure of their treasures, to give pleasure to others.  Asa did not need to use any military hardware or software, to defeat his contender: he used the artillery of giving! Solomon used the same weapon in 1 Kings 3 vs 3-4 and the Almighty God appeared unto him, and blessed him with wisdom. God did it in John 3 vs 16 and won back the entire world from the vicious grip of Satan.

The world is complex but its complexity can always be dismantled by the magic of giving: the United States of America, with its huge debt profile, is the best giver in the world: it gives aids, grants, support, technology and other assistance to other nations- for America, giving is a state's policy, it is an instrument of expression and expansion, it is a weapon of mass mobilization, a strategy of conquest and a voice of authority over the entire world. Everyone can talk but only givers have a voice!

God answers prayers but He hurries up His response when you approach Him with a seed. Hannah had been barren for years, but the day she told God, in 1 Samuel 1 vs 11: "And she vowed a vow,and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will GIVE( emphasis mine) him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head", God hastened to answer her and Samuel came!

Life is a seed and everything in it, is  answerable to the language of a seed. Adam was the first seed God sowed: When Adam fell, God had to plant Jesus as another seed, because, without a seed,there will never be any harvest. There is no poverty in the world: there are only men and women who don't know how to give. The stingy rich is poorer than the generous poor- why is this so? The stingy rich will drive himself to poverty but the generous poor will climb his way to wealth, because it is your seed that ushers you into your future.

Brethren, I urge all of us , who are linked to this prayer network, never to intellectualize your giving. Those who intellectualize giving will never give because giving is entirely spiritual- Proverbs 11 vs 24- "there is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty".  Don't also give as a trader- giving to those you know will return your gestures with ample rewards. Don't give to launder sin- "For the Lord is a God of knowledge,  and by Him actions are weighed"( 1 Samuel 2 vs 3).  Also, don't exhibit your giving( Mattew 6 vs3): Every giving must be motivated by love, compassion and humility.  As we do all these, our winning will be total in Jesus' name


Prayers
Praise &Worship.
1. Appreciate the great love God has for you and worship Him for all you have received from Him.
2. Dew of heaven, water and refresh my life in Jesus' name.
3. Lord, build a new tower of wisdom in my life in Jesus' name.
4. Make me a voice and a face in the world in Jesus' name.
5. Father, establish and entrench me in diffusive giving in Jesus' name.
6. Holy Ghost, give me a seed that will swallow all my needs in Jesus' name.
7. Lord Jesus, translate my connection to you into a lifetime collection of your favors in Jesus' name.
8. Father, let not the earth reject my seed in Jesus' name.
9. Lord, give me and my generation more water than our thirst in Jesus' name.
10. My wealth, what are you doing in witchcraft coven, come out by fire in Jesus' name.
11. Lord Jesus, compel the earth to give me daily benefits and the heaven daily favors in Jesus' name.
12. King of glory, move my glory from the workshop to the showroom in Jesus' name.
13. Lord, increase the angels of my prosperity and enlargement in Jesus' name.
14. Holy Ghost,  convert all promissory notes to cash for me in Jesus' name.
15. My cash cow will not die in Jesus' name.
16. Let nations and kingdoms queue up to enrich and celebrate me in Jesus' name.
17.  Powers assigned to poison my oil well, die in Jesus' name.
18. I shall not ignore or fight my helpers in Jesus' name
19. Covenant of stinginess, made in my name, break in Jesus' name.
20. Lord, enrich my givers beyond their necessities in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord Jesus for giving me all good things freely to enjoy in Jesus' name

Glory to the Lord of means! Pls, pray & share. Pastor Dele Oyewale, April 10th, 2014.

 

 

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