Your Heavenly Account 15 August Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.... For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Have you ever read anywhere in the Bible where God said, Since you might forget Me if you get rich, Im going to keep you poor? I sure havent. I dont believe you have either because its not in there! But He did say to always remember that Im the One who gives you the power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18). In other words, remember where you got it! As born-again believers, you and I are Gods people just as the Israelites were. Since we are Christs, then we are Abrahams seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29). Therefore, we can expect God to anoint the work of our hands. We can expect Him to bless us and give us the power to get wealth! But Gloria, you may say, I know people who have served God and put Him first all their lives, yet they were always broke. God didnt give them the power to get wealth! Yes, He did. They just didnt know how to use it. You see, Gods abundance doesnt just fall out of heaven and hit us on the head. He has designated ways for us to receive it. If we dont know how to operate in those ways, we will miss out on what is ours. Thats really not surprising when you think about it. Even things on earth work that way. For example, you can have a million dollars in a bank account, but if you dont know its there or if you dont know how to make a withdrawal on your account, you wont be able to enjoy that money. The same is true in the kingdom of God. The Bible says you have a heavenly account. The Apostle Paul referred to it when he wrote to his partners and thanked them for giving into his ministry (Philippians 4:17). Your heavenly account is much like an earthly bank account in that you can make deposits into it. Not only is it possible to make deposits there, but according to Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus told us it is very important for us to do so. So sow to the spirit. Sow to your heavenly account. Give to others. Meet their needs. Give to the work of God through ministries and outreachesthis is above your tithe. And when you give to these, release your faith. Name your seed. Tell God what you are believing for. Its a wonderful thing to have an account in heaven! Its a wonderful thing to know as Pauls partners did, that God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19, The Amplified Bible).Job 42; Proverbs 1; Revelation 21I lay up for myself treasures in heaven, for where my treasure is, there will my heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19-21