The year 2017 is a year of RESURRECTION, Matt. 28:1-6. The LORD has assured us that, as others are going down, we would be going up. The hardships that many experienced in 2016 are just a brief, compared to what many more will face in this new year, and so God’s covenant assures us that we would enjoy His lifting. We would live above the realm of these hazards, only hearing about gross darkness in the world. Our light would shine even greater and kings will come to the brightness of our rising.
Every year is like a season, and there is a secret to succeeding in every season. What is the secret to success in 2017?
“Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth”. KJV
“But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand”. KJV
The secret to success in 2017 is Generosity. The key to prevailing over the financial holocaust coming on the world in 2017 is Liberality. If you commit yourself to raise the standard of life for those who are helpless, you will enjoy your daily supplies directly from Heaven’s kitchen.
Commit to helping the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, forgiving offenders, speaking and standing up for the helpless, defending orphans and caring for widows. This was Job’s secret to financial honour, it is God’s wisdom for rising above the gross darkness in this season.
This is dramatic! As financial recession looms, and many more logical reasons abound to keep funds to yourself; God’s wisdom is directing in a better way. Use every opportunity that comes your way to lift people’s standard of living. Use your office, influence and resources to put smiles on the faces of others, far and near. Many would face hardships; we would therefore have many opportunities to bless others. As for many that walk in this light, they will enjoy God’s honour instead of hardships.
How do you practise giving and generosity?
- Tithing: Do not withhold from God, that portion of your earning He has requested. Tithing opens Heaven to release ideas for your breakthrough and rebukes wasters. This is 10% of your earning. It is always tight for those who refuse to tithe. Mal. 3:10.
- Kingdom Advancement Seeds: These are Sacrifices, Offerings and Freewill resources at gatherings and meetings at will. You decide the quantity of freewill offerings per time.
- First Fruit Offering: This is your first earning in the year or your best income in a series of business transactions. First fruit secures financial overflow. Prov. 3:9-10.
- Welfare Offering: This is anything you give to support those in need, the hungry, orphans, widows, etc. This is God’s heartbeat for us in 2017. Make life better for those in need!
God bless you!