I just wanted to continue to talk about the “culture of honor” in the kingdom! The other day I hesitantly posted our blog page “Online Giving” even though I had been asked about it. I say hesitantly because I’m not comfortable in posting about finances. We use it primarily for the convenience of ministry sons and daughters who choose to give through our PayPal account. Monday as I was praying about it, I just sensed that I needed to share it here on my news feed. Well, it triggered a definite response from some that our posts have ministered to and because I’m getting great reports of God already moving on their behalf, I decided to share this. We came in agreement with those who sowed and released apostolic honor for a mutual “agreement of faith” because in the kingdom “Honor” is not “one-way” but mutual.
It is not just about giving or receiving, it’s about “giving and receiving!” Paul quoted the Lord Jesus in Acts 20:35b, “It is more blessed to give than to receive!” This is not just for individuals but this is for churches as well. Apostle Paul in his time of being imprisoned wrote to the church in Pnilljppi in Phil. 4:15-17- “Now you Philipians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated (shared) wirh me concerning “giving and receiving” but you only. For even in Thessalinica you sent aid once again for my necessities. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.” In other words, they set up a “debit and credit” account for him to draw on to help supply his needs. He went on to say in verse 19- “And My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” Vs. 20- Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
This is the culture of honor that’s being restored in the kingdom. As churches, leaders, fathers and sons continue to honor God through the law of the kingdom, sowing and reaping, giving and receiving, we will see the back of poverty and lack broken off the people of God. Many have been manipulated through “financial schemes” and wrong motives through those who use this law to become a “law unto themselves” but it does not negate the biblical principle of how godly relationships should function in.
Thank God, as we become more and more “kingdom-minded”, the true Ekklesia will arise from the ashes of deceit and greed and lack and truly operate in this great kingdom principle of Honoring one another in the body of Christ! We once again appreciate those who responded but more than that we rejoice even more in the beauty of seeing Gods people blessed and increased because of another powerful kingdom principle- the power of agreement in prayer! Matt. 18:19, 20- “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. “For where two, even three are gathered together in My name, I am the third one in the midst (middle) of you.”
Many blessings and may this month of May be the most fruitful and overflowing of increase, abounding in the grace and favor of our Lord Jesus Christ!
YOURS FOR THE KINGDOM,
JIM AND PAM