BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING

As I was PRAYING ABOUT … what to SPEAK ON … this morning… The LORD IMPRESSED on my heart: That He WANTS TO … TAKE THIS CHURCH HIGHER …in the REALM OF FINANCES. (When I say “CHURCH”… I mean … YOU!) I BELIEVE GOD wants to … RELEASE FINANCIAL BLESSING… int t!is BODY. (The ONLY WAY… to GET THERE … is TEACH ON IT.)

Now… I’ve BEEN HERE … for si" m nt!s… (I’ve #$ea%!e& '( times…) I’ve NEVER YET … PREACHED ON MONEY. … I HAVEN)T FELT THE NEED TO! o!’re NOT MY SOURCE!

Now… I MIGHT SURPRISE YOU HERE … WE)RE GOING TO … TALK ABOUT MONEY … "!t… WE)RE NOT * in* to … TALK ABOUT GIVING!

I Thin# $ometimes: P$ea%!e$s have +e,t t!e IMPRESSION … that ALL YOU NEED TO DO… is GIVE IN THE OFFERING… an% GOD)LL PUSH MONEY OFF A CLOUDThat’s not tr!e. There’s OTHER THINGS that NEED TO BE IN PLACE… "efore BLESSING COMES. &'( 'N) THIN*: BEFORE GOD … GIVES YOU ... … He’s GOT to /e ABLE to TRUST YOU with it!

.ros-erity RUINS THE FOOL! That’s the ONLY GROUP OF PEOPLE … (I /an fin%)… where GOD SAYS HE WON)T 2 BLESS 3EM … FINANCIALLY! (HE CAN)T… BLESS A FOOL! KILL THEMSELVES WITH IT!) Is t!at YOU0 Then1 yo! /an -ros-er! (Now…) DEFINE PROSPERITY! Now… I SAID… SOMETIMES… we’ve "een LEFT WITH THE IMPRESSION… ALL YOU HAVE TO DO … IS GIVE.GOD)S NOT… going to GIVE YOU SOMETHING… That’++ DESTROY YOU! AND: . .ros-erity RUINS … SOME PEOPLE! Sa0s in P$ 1e$/s .

) MASTERY 7 *o% 'n+y 2+esses What He Is 9aster 'f! (See6 7st.When it COMES t FINANCES: There’s … 4 MA5OR THEMES … I’ve fo!n% in the 2i"+e.) MAKE8UP 7 &+owing With o!r *iftings 7 (S met!in* T!at 9 SUPPLY!) .) :.ay &or0 >.) MINISTRY .) MA:IMUM WORK ETHIC 7 Tromos ..oor) ?. $owing A (ea-ing o! %an)t VIOLATE THOSE… an% t!en sa01 “It 95$T NOT BE GOD)S WILL!” TH) T(5TH: IF YOUR INTERNAL PICTURE … IS .) MINDSET 7 What %o yo! 2e+ieve yo! /an have0 8. 2!t I’++ … *I4) '5 a++ 3) 6.) MARKETABLE SKILLS 7 What <an o! =o… .) MONEY MANAGEMENT 7 $ome have never hear% of a "!%get! (. (We’re not going to … ta+# a"o!t a++ 3…. “with ma@im!m e@ertion A effort”! 3.eo-+e Wi++ .YOU BEING POOR< … yo!’++ NEVER $ise a/ 1e that… n matte$ w!at 0 = & ! .

ray a"ove a++ things…) If yo! GREW UP POOR … A yo!’ve BEEN POOR … it’s HARD TO SEE … LIFE BEING ANY DIFFERENT. (&!nny we have to %o that! I)1e .('$. . CHANGE … WHAT YOU SEE … IN YOUR HEART! (: Bohn 8 .• • • • PRAY As 95<H … As o! Want! WORK As HA(= … As o! Want! INHERIT A FORTUNE! (=oesn’t 9atter HOW MUCH someone *i1es 0 =!) (DEFAULT TO … that #i%t=$e!) The ONLY WAY… to %!an*e t!in*s… E:TERNALLY… is TAKE THE WORD… an% CHANGE THINGS INTERNALLY. =n&… PEOPLE WILL FIGHT YOU… for the RIGHT TO STAY POOR! . >UESTION ANSWER TODAY: “=')$ *'= WANT ME T' .)(0” BUILD A CASE … FOR BEING BLESSED.

)(0 I$ He A *'= … PUTS A PREMIUM on "eing -oor 7 (%oes He t!in6 /ein* # $ is GOOD0) A$C '5($)D& THI$: H w D es He Li1e0 o! CAN TELL … a LOT ABOUT … what a FELLA THINKS … "y LOOKING AT … HOW HE LIVES. D)T 9) A$C '5: Is *o% . An% =avi% sai%1 $o+omon my son is yo!ng an% ten%er1 an% the ho!se that is to "e "!i+%e% for the D'(= must be e@/ee%ing magnifi/a+1 of fame an% of g+ory thro!gho!t a++ /o!ntries: I wi++ therefore now ma#e -re-aration for it.('$. GOD THINKS … POVERTY IS GOOD… then1 He #$ /a/+0 LIVES t!at wa0.=')$ *'= WANT 9) T' . $o =avi% . E1e$0t!in* He TOUCHES … REEKS . I.''(0 No. ABUNDANCE. E1e$0t!in* !e ma&e … & wn !e$e … He sai&1 “D it in A/=n&an%e!” /-? HIS HOUSE @TEMPLE? 7 C!$ ni%+es ((AB8C .

(<o!+% weigh 68E mi++ion -o!n%s of si+ver.-re-are% ABUNDANTLY "efore his %eath. . In MY HARD TIMES … this is what I /o!+% get: That’s 7CD BILLION DOLLARS … an% he sai%… COULDN)T WEIGH the BRASS A IRON . 1. Now1 "eho+%1 in my aff+i/tion I have -re-are% for the ho!se of D'(= a h!n%re% tho!san% ta+ents of go+%1 an% a mi++ion ta+ents of si+ver1 an% of "rass an% iron witho!t weight1 for it is in a"!n%an/e.) (ee#s of A"!n%an/e! %-? HEAVEN (eve+ation 86 7 (7C foot high DIAMOND WALL. $treets are GOLD. Then he /a++e% for $o+omon his son1 an% /harge% him to "!i+% an ho!se for the D'(= *o% of Israe+.7' . =')$ THAT … SOUND LIKE … SOMEBODY WH' … PUTS A HIGH VALUE 'N POVERTY0 /-? T!at)s HIME WHAT DOES HE WANT FOR HIS PEOPLEF DOES GOD WANT TO SHAREF (I $ay es… 2e/a!se…) 7-? HE)S A FATHER . (Bas-er) *ates are PEARL.

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Hea1en” … w =+&n)t e1en . We++1 yo!r tota+ so!r/e of s!--+y is *o%! When yo! get this1 yo! no +onger +oo# to -eo-+e… (.. (Dit: MIGHTY TO SUPPLY!) I +i#e how one fe++a -!t it: E1e$0 #e$s n on the #+anet /o!+% ma#e a MA5OR DEMAND on the P we$ .WHAT KIND OF GOD IS HEF Genesis 74A7 . Now1 they TRANSLATED this ALMIGHTY GOD.ower an% His 9ight) 7 The 2iggest of the 2ig SHADDAI 7 N!rsing 9other… ($o!r/e of $!--+y) An infant’s tota+ so!r/e of s!--+y … is momma.D ! CAN YOU SEE IT0 .+i%6e$! He’s 9I*HT to $5.ress!re -eo-+e). G &… a++ in the same mi++ise% n&… an% the “+i*!ts . )D $HA==AI EL 7 *o% 7 ()m-hasiJes His .