“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
“But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
When it comes to kingdom economics, giving initiates receiving, not the other way round. You don’t wait to receive; you only give to receive. There is such a thing as ‘giving and receiving’. Paul wrote to the Church at Philippi that of all the Churches where he preached the Word, no Church communicated with him in giving and receiving, but the Philippians only (Philippians 4:15). This principle reflects kingdom economics, and it is ‘giving and receiving’. Note the order: Giving and receiving, not receiving and giving. One comes before the other. Which comes first? Giving, of course! Beloved, it takes giving to receive. Sadly, many have reversed this order in their mind. They are waiting to receive instead of giving to receive. Renew your mind to the Word of God. Seedtime always come before harvest just as giving come before receiving.
Luke 6:38 tells us to give and it shall be given unto us. The pattern has been forever established to go in that order. In 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Paul began revealing this principle to us again with much clarity by saying: He that sows sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows bountifully will reap also bountifully, and that every man should give as he purposes in his heart; not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. We are left with just two options: giving sparingly or bountifully. The third option of not giving at all is not included.
The effect of giving is seen in verse 8 which is that God is able to make all grace abound towards the giver such that there is sufficiency in all things and abundance to abound unto every good work. Grace to prosper comes as we give cheerfully and purposefully in faith to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am a cheerful giver and I communicate with prosperity grace by giving cheerfully and purposefully. I am a doer of God’s Word and the grace of God is working for me in all things in Jesus’ Name. Amen.