HIGHLIGHT ON PURPOSE, MONEY AND ANOINTING


When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable – Dr. Myles Munroe

THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF ANYTHING:
1. When purpose is not understood, abuse is inevitable
2. When purpose is not understood, pursuit is neither exciting nor enthusiastic
3. When purpose is not understood, misuse and wastage are unavoidable
4. When purpose is not understood, misconceptions are unavoidable

FACTS REGARDING MONEY:
1. Money is neutral – its goodness or badness is determined by its possessor; money in the hands of a good person will do good but money in the hands of an evil person will do evil
2. Money in the hands of a good person will make him a better person but money in the hands of a bad person will make him a worse person
3. Plenty is more impactful than poverty; more good is done with money than without money
4. The presence of money does not make a person rich and the absence of money does not make a person poor – true riches is a combination of mentality (wisdom), integrity (character) and spirituality
A person with mentality (wisdom), integrity (character) and spirituality may not have money presently but it is only a matter of time, money will surely come.
5. The most important thing about money is not the possession of it but the application of it; it is not the realisation of it but the utilisation of it
6. What is dangerous about money is not man possessing money but money possessing man, it is not man having money but money having man, it is not man controlling money but money controlling man
7. You can serve God with money but you cannot serve God and money (Matt. 6:24; Josh. 24:15)

WHAT PURPOSE IS MONEY DESIGNED TO FULFIL IN THE LIFE OF THE CHILD OF GOD?
1. The establishment of personal welfare and comfort (1Tim. 6:17b; 3John 1:2)
God is interested in the personal welfare and comfort of His people
WHY GOD IS INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF HIS PEOPLE:
1a. So that they do not bring shame and reproach to His Name through lack and scarcity (Joel 2:26-27; Isa. 61:9)
1b. So that they do not violate His Word through begging and borrowing to survive (Ps. 37:25-26; Deut. 15:6; 28:12)
1c. So that they are not distracted from truly worshipping and serving God because of lack (Joel 2:26)

2. The advertisement of the goodness of God in the life of the child of God (Isa. 61:9; Matt. 5:14,16)
The Blessing is a dressing
Your blessing is more audible than your speaking
The voice of your blessing is stronger than the voice of your speech
WHAT GOD WANTS TO ACHIEVE WITH THE ADVERTISEMENT OF HIS GOODNESS:
2a. Bringing the world to the understanding of the goodness of God
2b. Changing the minds and the opinions of the world regarding the character of God (Zech. 8:12,20-21)
2c. Bringing lives unto surrender to the Lordship of God (Zech. 8:12, 23)

3. The fulfilment of Kingdom obligations and impact (John 3:16; 2Cor. 8:1-5,8; Matt. 6:21; Deut. 16:17; Ps. 96:8; Zech. 1:17; Hag. 2:6-8; Luke 7:3-6)
A major proof of love for God is giving to God (John 3:16; 2Cor. 8:1-5)
Love is not sincere if it does not give
HOW TO MAKE INPUT AND IMPACT IN GOD’S KINGDOM WITH OUR RESOURCES:
3a. Through worshipping God with our offerings and tithes (Deut. 16:17; Ps. 96:8)
3b. Through extending His Kingdom with our resources (Zech. 1:17)
3c. Through the building of sanctuaries for His Worship (Hag. 2:6-8; Luke 7:3-6)
Income is for impact!

4. The establishment of the voice and influence of the Church (Eccl. 9:14-16; Matt. 27:57-58)
Whatever steals your money steals your voice and when you don’t have a voice, you may have what to say but nobody is interested to hear

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF VOICE AND INFLUENCE FOR THE CHURCH?
4a. Making the Church and her members both a voice and a force to reckon with in society (Matt. 27:57-58)
4b. Making the Church and her members to compel both the attention and the submission of the influential in the society (Matt. 27:57-58)
4c. Making the Church and her members to be able to boldly defend the cause of the Kingdom before earthly powers and authorities

5. The fulfilment of ministry to the less privileged (Jam. 1:27; Prov. 19:17; Matt. 25:41-43)
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF MINISTRY TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED?
5a. Ministry to the challenged (Job 29:15; Luke 10:30-34)
5b. Ministry to orphans and widows (Job 29:11-13; Jam. 1:27)
5c. Ministry to the poor and indigent (Job 29:12a)
5d. Ministry to the oppressed (Isa. 45:1-3,13)

6. The establishment of societal and generational impact (Matt. 5:16; Acts 9:36; 1Tim. 6:17-18)
This is using money to do things that positively impact society

CATEGORIES OF SOCIETAL AND GENERATIONAL IMPACT:
6a. Alleviating the challenges of society by the provision of services that touch lives positively
(Gen. 26:15,18; John 4:6-7; Acts 19:9)

SCRIPTURAL EXAMPLES OF SOCIETAL AND GENERATIONAL IMPACT:
I. Abraham dug wells for community use (Gen. 26:15,18)
II. Jacob also dug a well for community use (John 4:6-7)
III. Tyrannus had a school and opened it for the use of the Gospel (Acts 19:9)
6b. Establishing livelihood for multitudes through providing institutions or organisations that employ multitudes (Gen. 18:19; 14:14; 26:13-14, 16; Job 1:1-3)
6c. Modelling organisational and institutional excellence for society (Matt. 5:14)

COUNSEL:
1. Don’t just try to have money, try to possess a Godly and a quality vision for money (Gen. 13:14-15)

2. Never allow money to take the place of God in your life (Matt. 6:24; Mark 8:36-37)

PRAYERS:
Father, I receive the vision, Your own vision for money; I receive it Lord

Father, You are the Owner of my life, take Your place in my life. I refuse for anything or anybody to take Your place in my life Lord in Jesus’ Name

Father, I come before You today and ask for a Godly vision for financial resources, in Jesus’ Name

Father, deliver me from any love of money; money shall never take Your place in my life, in Jesus’ Name!

ANOINTING FOCUS (ISAIAH 45:1-3,13):
1. By this Oil, God will subdue nations before you
2. God will open the two-leaved gates and they shall not be shut
3. God will go before you and make the crooked places straight
4. God will break in pieces the gates of brass
5. God will cut in sunder the bars of iron
6. God will give you the treasures of darkness
7. God will grant you access to the hidden riches of secret places.

PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS:
- God will do frightening, unbelievable things in your life!
- The song in your mouth will never dry up
- You are returning back this week with unbelievable financial testimonies
- The agenda of hell regarding your life and family is arrested!
- Whatever seems impossible in your life, today, Jesus is giving you a turn around and it shall be possible!
- Where the door was closed, I decree, it is opened!
- Supernatural supplies are your portion this week

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