The book of Haggai Chapter 1 in Bible sums up direct connection between God, Church, money. Whether fabulously rich God says give to Church as nobody must come to His Presence or House empty handed. The Church of God is House of God and the temple His people as stated in Acts 20:28-30. The minister overseer is appointed by God through the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Head of the Church and Sacrificed His Life to save all people. The Priceless Sacrifice of Jesus cannot be paid for by any amount of money. tow God’s House is funded reflects also on personal and corporate BLESSINGS and general well-being. 1 Timothy 6:17, God says, ” Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.” Jesus spoke to the poor to give no matter how small like widow’s mite of 2 pennies noticed by Jesus as commented on the lesson of the widow’s mite in Synoptic Gospels of Mark 12:41 -44 and Luke 21:1-4. Jesus talked about money many times in Bible. It is good to talk about money in church to give for God’s House and God’s Work to prosper in the soul in Jesus Name!God’s Message on money in church is that God owns the talents that make people rich to acquire wealth. Every business person gets their entitled cut for due diligence hardwork reward. God Wants His Cut so many more people are reached and trained to gain more skills to be saved and blessed. Rich people do a fantastic job investing in assets globally in property, their grand design panelled homes, with the latest gadgets. So the wealthy, must REMEMBER to contribute and fund His House with same passion. God Reminds people He is the Source of all Wealth and Riches. God does Really CARE about ‘your’ as entrusted steward. You own for God to promote God’s Work, save people Dear to GOD’S Heart. SOULS are God’s Greatest Priceless Asset Valued to live in His Presence into eternity. The hyped materialistic things could be given to the poor instead to be right with God. The wealth is not to show off riches but to bless God’s creation globally. The non profit projects stop homelessness as the valued life saved changes for better. So God Wants all to be grateful, thankful to God because God Gives Power to get wealth and enjoy it. If not consequences affect the whole nation. The governor priests and people are all frustrated as they try to make own lives comfortable while neglecting temple of God v:4–6. The rich and poor are to do their part to build up God’s House. God created the world and all possessions in it. The Kind of investment the rich make determines their passion or interests. So passionate they put their money where their mouth is so walk the talk. In the same way as the rich people, God’s Ultimate Passion is all that must be saved. Everything is Done by God to redeem mankind and restore them back to Himself in a good relationship. The lost souls need to be taught to understand the True Bature of God to fall in live with God. Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Consider your ways you sow much and harvest little; you eat, but never have enough; you drink, but you never filled; you clothe yourselves, but not warm; and earns wages but earned wages you put in a bag with holes. God is yearning for His People to Look Up to a true message if the Gospel. God deeply cares about personal happiness of the rich people. So many have so much of this world’s goods but never happier or at peace within. They grace the highest places of honour and eat the best foods but still not content or at peace within. So want more wealth turned competitive sport with each wanting to remain at the top of the ladder. Therefore refuse to use money so not to reduce perceived status on the list in Forbes. Him So live in perpetual frustration and also discontentment as nothing satisfies. God says you devote yourself to your work, sowing, planting, investing, eating drinking and buying expensive designer clothing, best quality shoes for yourself with earned wages, but neglect God’s House Kingdom ministry body of Christ temple of God in 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17. God says if you know how to enjoy the good life personally you need to help win souls that last beyond life into eternity. At the end life each will be accoubtable to God no matter how rich or successful in life. The tithe belongs exclusively to God’s work related needs concerning the publishing of Gospel so all people can be saved. It pays for costs literature, Bibles, everything to do with the sharing God’s words so set aside for Gospel Message. If you a rich person, generous helping to eradicate poverty globally God bless you. In addition, you need to tithe everything earned first to God before chraity work. Giving to people is kind but not negate Covenant Tithe of Malachi 3:10 that says, “Bring all tithes into God’s Storehouse, so that there may be meat, food, needs met in mine house to prove me now in this to open the windows of Heaven to pour out BLESSINGS for you.”
God warns people will live in such constant frustration if spending time and energy on seeking pleasure and leiaure for comfort and security from the world. Yet moan or complain when asked to spend for the Glory of God. God says such pleasure leave sour aftertaste of depression and guilt and frustration. God loves rich people and is happy for them to be rich. In addition, God wants them to share with the world the joy to show example God loves the rich too. So the churches blessed with the donations, free will offerings, proceeds from talent and hardwork of the rich members helps sponsor Gospel to reach far more people. So the modern church needs presence of the rich to humble themselves to seek God. God wants all people to be saved.To restore nation, Honour Glory of God in verse 8 the people must give tithes, donations and offerings to the church. God’s solution remedy for frustration is build God’s House first, invest in God’s Priority of soul winning, maintain God’s House to pay bills, taxes, food in store house with tithes. God Opens Windows of Heaven to Pour Out Blessing you do not have room enough to store. These blessings include being alive today and living in eternity, wellbeing, the homes provided by God so not homeless in the cold freezing streets. Able to eat food by yourself, walk or talk all enabled by God daily. It is when ond takes time to count all BLESSINGS to show Gratitude to God one realises how much BLESSED you are. God takes pleasure so Appears Glory, says the Lord.” It is serious matter real problem to neglect God’s Building or indifferent God. The Church today exists for the Glory of God (Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14). Indifference to the growth and spiritual prosperity of the Church and mission is a sign of failure to Love God. The sour fruit results in life of chronic frustration as lacks God’s Approval for good success in Jesus Name. A life, deep and fulfilling says God is sponsor House of the Lord of hosts. God’s house cannot lie in ruins while busy with own houses.People are to obey God to fund work on God’s House so seek God’s kingdom first and all other things added according to Matthew 6:33. The importance of giving is to recognise our lives or good success depends on it as a commandment from God. Those who discovered the secret of giving understand Joy and peace of GOD which passes all human understanding. The church must understand God Owns money so people are stewards of money. So a clear Biblical teaching on money is essential to prosper as God desires for His people. God’s Interest Rate is Best with salvation pecks of eternal life!!! The heart is truly where the treasure is in Christ Jesus. Church leaders teach people about money because the fear of God is the beggining of wisdom. Let the church undetstand true value of money. Look at the material abundance and temporatary superficial satisfaction for a moment. People seek gratification in illusion of things sought after again in search of the Glory of God lacking in those things. Constant search for one thing to bring ultimate Joy happiness drives world to over produce and waste money, time, energy and resources. The wealth enables materials for message to be printed and published to spread good news globally, to cover costs involved in satellite TV, leaflets, books or materials, equipment transported to each region to preach. Anyone involved in ministry has understanding of high costs of ministry. All money, wealth and world reaources come from God the Owner ofall silver and gold. Plus cattle on a thousand hills. Using resources without God’s method has consequences due to lack of respect and consideration of God. So waste junk yards, land fill sites burying excess good food worth billions of dollars daily while people starve ignore God’s Commands. Toxic wastes destroying earth as greedy excessive use of natural resources affect health and wellbeing. If God is taken more seriously on giving to build His Church, people become spiritually better off connected to God to bless them. So world financial institutions take notice that credit crunch, locusts, pestilence, disasters God’s response to treatment of God by giving or not to His Kingdom.Stop attacking pastors making excuses not to give. GOD’S Servants are doing you a favour of teaching you accurate knowledge on money matters in church. God says My People perish for lack of KNOWLEDGE. Put Confidence and Trust in God in Christ not in money that rusts and get lost in ponsy schemes deceiving and promising you the moon but enjoy your money. Give to God and leave the sservant of God in GOD’S Capable Hands to give them Wisdom to build His House and people to spread Gospel Message to win souls. Stop complaining against the pastors, leaders. Why are you willing to pay mortgage, taxes to man but refuses to give to God’s Kingdom for eternal life?