Money and Responsible Handling of Resources

Our series of studies would not be complete without considering the principles by which a true disciple of Jesus should be guided in the matter of responsibly and biblically handling the natural resources which God has given to each one. In this study we will consider Biblical principles that apply to the way we handle the time, money and talents we have received from God. Most of us would like more resources – more free time, more money and more abilities.

Counselling Prayers

SINNER'S PRAYER FOR SALVATION

"Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I come a sinner and I now renounce all of my sins. I confess the sins of ……….. (name those sins) and I utterly renounce those sins in the name of Jesus Christ. I absolutely turn from them. I especially renounce any involvement in the occult (if you or your parents or ancestors have been in Freemasonry or Druids Lodge you should especially renounce that involvement). I renounce all the works of the devil.

Satanic Tactics

“… for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11)

Paul and his close co-workers made it their business not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices. This does not mean that Paul spent a lot of time researching all the dark secrets of Satan’s kingdom. No. Paul said to the Romans, “I want you to be wise in what is good, but simple (innocent) concerning evil. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly” (Romans 16:19). Honestly, we don’t need to be “au fait” with all the latest conspiracy theories and what Satan may or may not be doing (Isaiah 8:12,13).

The Big Lies of Satan

The biggest and most fundamental lie that Satan and his demons promote – both to believers and non-believers alike is this: that there is something more important right now than seeking relationship, intimacy and communion with God through Jesus Christ and the fulness of the Holy Spirit. We could call this lie the lie to promote distraction from relationship with God. If someone persists in an undistracted relationship with God for more than a few days Satan’s losses already will be immense.

In Jesus Christ

I am not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, because the Spirit of Christ dwells in me. (Romans 8)

In Him I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7)

God has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

I am chosen in Him to be holy and without blame before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4)

In Him I have also obtained an inheritance. (Ephesians 1:11)

Confessions about Power

I have received power now that the Holy Spirit has come upon me, and I shall be a witness of Christ. Acts 1.8

I wait on God until I am clothed with power from on high. Lk 24.49

Power belongs to God. Ps 62.11

The power of the Holy Spirit is not my own power. Acts 3.12

My speech and my preaching are not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that our faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1Cor 2.4 2.5

The message of the cross is the power of God to us who are being saved.

Spiritual Fullness Confessions

I am commanded by God to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit. Eph 5.18

I hunger and thirst for righteousness, and I am filled. Mt 5.6

I believe that God grants me, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may actually dwell in my heart through faith. Eph 3.16 3.17

Being rooted and grounded in love I may be able to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that I may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Eph 3.18

Even when full I thirst for more of God and I come to Jesus and drink.

What the Blood of Jesus Does for Me

Father, I confess all my sins to You [name them]. Thank you that You are faithful and just to forgive me all my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I choose to forsake these sins by your grace alone.

I thank you Lord Jesus that your blood cleanses my conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14)
I thank you Father that my heart is sprinkled from an evil conscience by the blood of Jesus. (Hebrews 10:22)

Thank You Lord that In You I have redemption through Your blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of Your grace.

Philippians 4:19

And my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).

Personal Comments:

I need to believe this promise not only for personal and family needs, but especially for the needs of the ministry I am called to fulfil.

For the television ministry especially, we need so many leaders, managers, staff, camera men, editors, computers, cameras, software licenses, distribution contracts and so on.

Service – Section II

1. Love is the touchstone by which the reality of truth is perceived, and by it shall all men know that ye are My disciples (John xiii.35). I also make use of the sword of justice, so that at first sight some are inclined to think that, like Solomon, I intend to finish My work without mercy (1 Kings iii.16-28), but My object, like his, is to apply the touchstone of love which will bring out the truth, and show that you are the children of that God of Love who gave His life to save yours.

 

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