2 Corinthians 8:8-15
It is important to note that God’s financial dominion plan anchors on the covenant of seed time and harvest, which connotes giving and receiving. We discover from scriptures that covenant practice is the platform for empowerment into realms of financial fortune. That is, God empowers us for wealth on the basis of His covenant (Deuteronomy 8:18).
It is a wonderful thing for a believer to enter into the covenant of giving. A time when you really come to believe that it is more blessed to give than to receive, irrespective of your state. If you have experienced the grace of God in your life, you will not see difficult circumstances as an excuse for not giving. Giving is an evidence of your true love for Christ, love for God’s servants who have blessed your life, and love for those who have special needs that you are able to meet. Remember, a covenant is a deal enacted by God based on well-defined terms and sealed with an oath, committing God’s integrity to make good His promise (Job 22:21-26; 2 Corinthians 8:9). This covenant is as reliable as the covenant of day and night. That means, as the day and night keep changing positions and the sun and moon continue to rule the day and night, this covenant remains in force. I want you to recognize that you either engage the covenant of giving or you are not a candidate for God’s financial fortune plan. This is because it is obedience to God’s commandments that puts you in command of His blessings. You must, therefore, take fast hold of instructions on any subject of interest to you because that is your guarantee for taking delivery of such provisions. God’s plans are authentic and His purposes are established in heaven forever. All you need is to position yourself through obedience to take delivery of your portion.
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The returns on your givings are not only limited to financial blessings but other fringe benefits that money cannot buy. You must understand from scriptures that when Israelite’s entered into a covenant to serve the Lord, which they proved through their sacrifices, He gave them rest roundabout (2 Chronicles 15:15). One of the benefits of giving covenant is that It Averts Curses: Curses are real and there are many victims of generational curses in the world today. You see from scriptures that Noah reared an altar of sacrifice and God averted the curse upon humanity (Genesis 8:20-22). Also, as a result of David’s sin, God plagued the Israelite’s. However, when David offered a sacrifice to God, the Bible says: …So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel (2 Samuel 24:24-25). If God averted the curse that He proclaimed through the altar of sacrifice, any other curse working against your destiny can be cheaply averted through the covenant of giving and receiving, which includes sacrifice (Malachi 3:6).