Since I have increased my financial giving into the realm of the generosity, which is difficult for me, we have received sizable and unexpected financial blessings. No, there is no financial formula. No, it has not come back in the next day. No, there has been no financial angel sent to me. Yes, it has required faith and obedience and can be scary. I say this today, because I believe one reason why numerous in the church are struggling financially is because they don’t tithe and they are not generous with their money, by the voice of the Holy Spirit, above and beyond their tithe.
Lu 6:38 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.
During our prayer meeting last night I realized that the “good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over,” is an anointing that we can enter in, receive, and work in, if we are givers by the Spirit of God.
You need to get into the habit of continually sowing by the rhema word of God to see the experiential reality of this. I must confess that I have not seen this because, I am not a great sower. Yes, I give, but I still have fear and I still count my chickens before they hatch, so to speak, when it comes to money. Yet, God revealed this to me and I am excited, and at the same time a bit fearful, which I know it’s not from the Lord.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; Is in the present tense. We must be giving so that it is given back.
Pressed down, and shaken together; are both in the perfect, passive participle order. This grammatical combination is the most powerful sign of existence, realm, state, or reality in the Greek. In other words, if you are an active sower, the reality or the anointing surrounding your life will be one where God is giving back to you in a way where blessings are being pressed together and shaken or sifted so He can give you more. This will become your natural mode of living.
The running over or overflowing is in the present signifying a continuous process.
How would you like to live in this mode of receiving from the Lord, and I am not just talking about money. This is God’s natural way of being. God is a God of infinite abundance that must be entered into by ever-increasing faith on our part. Our hindrance is our unrenewed mind.
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Greek: “He that soweth upon a real blessing shall reap upon a real blessing.”
What the apostle Paul has in mind when he tells us to sow bountifully is that our sowing must be of such quality and in such quantity that it will reach to produce a real blessing upon someone else. God will give something that will produce a real blessing upon your life
Mal 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Hebrew :I will open to you the crevices of heaven and empty out to you blessing till you have no sufficient storage for it.