By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth." 1 Kings 17: 13-14 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: 1 Kings 17: 8-15, 2 Chronicles 20: 20, Isaiah 51: 2, Galatians 2: 21, Ecclesiastics 7: 12, Genesis 11, Genesis 14: 20, Genesis 14: 14, Genesis 18: 2-10, Genesis 21, John 12: 24, John 3: 16, Genesis 22: 2-3, 2 Corinthians 9: 8, Philippians 4: 12.
Nothing is permitted to multiply or grow until it is sown as a seed. To soar to new levels, you have to create channels. Until you create channels, never expect a flow. If you want to enjoy what Abraham enjoyed, you have to do what he did. Money is a defence. If you don't have it, you can't defend yourself. For money to flow your way, you have to create channels. When God wants to bless people, he doesn't bless them in a group. It's an individual blessing in response to how their faith is activated. It's good to associate with people that are blessed as it would rub off on you. If you are a channel, there will be residue for you.
Seven channels Abraham created;
⁃ Feeding the homeless, less privilege, orphans, widows & widowers: The hand of the giver is always on top.
⁃ Feeding strangers: If God is going to lift you high, you must create a channel of entertaining strangers which may be angels. Your solution is in the blessing of strangers.
⁃ Offerings: When you give offerings, it brings breakthrough.
⁃ Bless the prophet God has placed over your life.
⁃ Giving for the kingdom; kingdom offerings, kingdom projects: Give towards God's house.
⁃ Giving to your parents: If you give to your parents, they will bless you. There is a blessing they will put on you if you give them.
Why are you not receiving when you give;
⁃ Give with love: You can give without loving but you can't live without giving. If you give with love, you will get it back.
⁃ Give promptly: When you give promptly, you receive promptly. Delayed obedience is disobedience.
⁃ Give cheerfully: If you give grudgingly, you will not receive.
⁃ Give willingly: God loves people who are willing. Don't give in pressure, give in pleasure.
⁃ Give on a fertile soil: To know a fertile soil, pray and ask God.
⁃ Give with an expectation.