How Much Money Do You Want?

38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
Luke 6:38 (NLT)

Suppose you go to the streets and ask everyone on how much money do they want, what type of answers will you get? I guess most people will give you some big numbers. Some honest ones will tell you they want more and more with no limit. If you happen to ask religious Christians, I suspect they will give you some hypocritical answers like, “I am a Christian. I don’t care about money. It is all up to God. If God wants me to be rich, I will be rich. If God wants me to be poor, I will be poor.”

Why do I call that hypocritical? They don’t believe what they said. Most Christians, including those who attend religious churches live with the desire of advancement every day, (or at least six days in every week). So, even doctrine worshippers are not against the desire of wanting to have more money. What they are really against is the act of asking God for it and Christians who are honest in expressing their desire for it. As long as we do not openly declare our intention to be rich and do not quote Bible verses on wealth, the theologians and doctrine worshippers will not be offended at us.

Then again, why should we be bothered by what those heretics think? Our intention is to please God, not men, especially heretic men. God has made it clear in the Bible that he wants all his people to be rich in every area of our lives. Having a lot of money is a part of the every area of our lives. So, the desire of the poor to be rich and the desire for the rich to be richer are a part of our basic programming. This desire comes from God.

Therefore, the main difference between true Christians like us, and the rest of hypocritical Christians is we are honest enough to admit our desires and they don’t.

So far, we have established that the desire to be richer and richer is from God. The next step is on how to fulfill it. The answer is given by Jesus in the above verse. Jesus’ answer is to give in order to receive.

How qualified was Jesus in giving this advice? The answer is Jesus was a practising rich man himself. You can read in the Bible that throughout Jesus’ ministry, Jesus had never asked or begged for money. He did not look of any part time jobs. Ever since his ministry begun, Jesus committed his full time in it without having to bother about financing it. Not only that Jesus had a disciple to specialize in carrying his wallet.

In short, Jesus was a very rich man and in the above verse he wants to teach us on the secret in getting what we want in life. The answer is to give. Let us look at the verse in detail.

38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
Luke 6:38 (NLT)

“Give, and you will receive.”

Please note that Jesus did not say, “Give and forget about it because nothing will happen”. He gave us the promise that when we give we will receive. This is a certainty guaranteed by the Son of the Living God. If you give and not receive than Jesus must be a liar.

Theologians who tell us not to expect to receive anything from our giving are calling Jesus a liar. This is another example on why theology is heresy.

Get rid of the lie that says we should not expect to receive when we give. Jesus said we will receive when we give. Who are you going to trust, Jesus or theology? I choose to trust in Jesus at all times.

“Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap.”

What can we expect to receive when we give? The answer is given above – the same gift that we have given. If you gave money, you will receive money. If you gave kindness, you will receive kindness. If you gave mercy, you will receive mercy.

Not only that, the amount of gifts we receive will be more that than the amount we have given because Jesus told us that he will press down of gifts, shake them together to make room for more until they run over and poured into our lap. It is always profitable to give. We will always get more in return on the things we give away.

Are you encouraged to give?

“The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

The amount we receive is proportional to the amount we gave. Instead of asking how much money you should give away, the real question should be how much money you want to receive? The more you give, the more you will receive. This is the Law of Sowing And Reaping.

This principle applies to anything we want. Do you want a lot of money? Start giving away some of the money you have right now. Do you want a new house? Look for others who have the same desire and give them some money to their “house fund”. If you are sick and want to get well, look for others who are sick and help them to get well.

The Law of Sowing And Reaping always works because it is a natural law from God. As long as we know how to make use of it, there is no limit on how rich we can be. We can have anything we want not matter how impossible the situation appears to be if we know how to apply this law into our lives.

However, there is a disclaimer here. This law works for the good and the bad. If you harm others, that harm will also return to you many folds. Use this law only for good, not bad.

In conclusion, God wants us to have everything we want and he has given us the law to help us – The Law of Sowing and Reaping. Our role is to make use of it. What do you want in your life? Start giving away the same thing that you have. The Law of Sowing and Reaping will make sure that you will receive many times more on what you have given. This is the promise from God.

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