Let’s start off with a quote from the last paragraph from this chapter. ..”Your confession and your giving to God are your faith in action. So give. then say out loud: “Satan, take your hands off my finances. I’m not going to cooperate with you. Prosperity is mine, and I’m going to receive what’s mine in the Name of Jesus. Money cometh to me!””
This chapter is entitled “What Causes Money Not to Come?” Dr Thompson talks about the things we do which will cause money not to come. They are: 1) Not Tithing(the 10%) 2) Small Thinking 3)Listening to False Prophets 4) Impatience 5)Overspending on Credit 6)Making Excuses 7) Disobedience 8)Dishonesty 9)Not having a giving attitude 10)Not Giving Offerings
Quotes I Like
Tithing is God’s system. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:19 You can’t be “willing and obedient” and “broke”, they just don’t go together.
Our tithing scripture in Malachi 3 starts in verse 7 with Return to me and do what I tell you to do, and I’m gonna return to you and make you like Abraham. Ye are cursed with a curse for you have robbed me, even this whole nation. I re-visited that verse and got this vision of why the church is not as powerful in California as it should be. Even this whole nation(California) we haven’t been paying our tithes, so now the church doesn’t have the money to do what God wants it to do, and we have to depend upon other states to bail us out.
But Guess What, Ain’t nobody gonna bail us out. We have to find a way ourselves.
God wants you to say, Money Cometh to me! and then do what he told you to do in His Word so He can make it start coming to you.
God is a Big God. “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think[infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]-To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen(so be it).” Ephesians 3:20-21(Amp) Above what? Above your paycheck for one!
Money cometh into your life so that God can use you as a reservoir and an agent to get His Word out and to bless you real good at the same time. Psalm 35:27
God can’t bless disobedience. Proverbs 13:22 says, The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just (the informed just). Say, Lord, I want what is mine, so I’m giving you what is yours – tithes and offerings. Your prayers are cheap, without your obedience to The Word concerning tithes and offerings.