Wisdom for the Last Days (Creflo Dollar)

Wisdom for the Last Days

Creflo Dollar

Believers have an edge over the world that enables us to be successful, prosperous and productive, even in the midst of economic crisis. There is no question the world system, with its institutions and ways of doing things, is failing. Financial bailouts and rescue plans cannot change this fact. However, the Word of God is your guarantee of security in the midst of hard times. Now, more than ever, is the time to plug into the promises of God and remain focused on Him.

The Kingdom of God is a higher system that supersedes the world’s system. It is a system that has an abundance of resources, wisdom, and assistance available for you. While the world is talking about recession and existing on fear, you can tap into the infinite and unlimited resources of Heaven to get your needs met at any time, no matter what is going on around you.

One of the things God has made available to Christians is His wisdom. Wisdom is knowing what to do when you do not have the answers through your own natural ability. Wisdom is based on revelation knowledge that comes from God.

As it pertains to financial security, a key to making sure your needs are met on a consistent basis is to tap into the wisdom of God where your money is concerned. Practical advice is just as important as the spiritual side of things. Since so many people struggle in the area of finances, it makes sense to pay attention to some basic tips to maximize your finances in the midst of economic instability.

1.Be a giver.

When you give from a pure heart, trusting God to meet your needs, you are guaranteed a harvest. Seedtime and harvest is a spiritual law that will work for anyone who will get involved. Being a giver is the way to prosper in the Kingdom of God. Instead of being one who hoards your finances out of fear, be willing to keep an open hand. This way, God can bless you in the same way you bless others.

2.Be frugal in your spending.

I am not saying you should not buy anything you like or desire, but allow God to direct your spending habits instead of buying things on impulse. Consider those things you absolutely need right now versus the things you can do without. Allow God to bless you with the desires of your heart at the right time. Do not spend money you do not have or live beyond your means. This is a principle of good stewardship which qualifies you for your next level.

3. Stay out of debt.

Debt is part of the world’s system, particularly when you find yourself using credit cards to pay your bills, buy items you cannot afford, or acquire things on credit to keep up appearances. A good rule of thumb is, if you cannot pay your credit card bill off every month, you should not buy things on credit. Only use the plastic if absolutely necessary, and if you know you have the cash to pay the bill. Do not take on any debt right now if you can avoid it and work diligently to pay off existing debt.

These three simple keys can help you tremendously during the difficult times in which we live. By adding the spiritual with the practical, you will access the supernatural power of God to transform your finances!

Scripture References

Matthew 6:33
Luke 6:38
Luke 12:42
Romans 13:8

The Price is Paid (E. W. Kenyon)

The Price is Paid

by E.W. Kenyon

Did you ever realize that it is not what you do, but what He did for you that counts? We have given the wrong message to the world. Our message to the world has been one of “giving and putting away;” we have told them what they must do, while the truth is that God does not ask the world to give up anything. Someone might ask, “Doesn’t He ask them to give up their sins?” Never.

“Doesn’t He ask them to give up their wickedness and rebelliousness toward Him?” No. It is not subtraction. It is addition. It is not taking from, it is adding to.

God is the giver. We are the receivers. “God so loved that He gave His only begotten Son.” (John 3:16).
He never asked humanity for anything.
     He saw our poverty. He saw that the only things we could give would be things for which He had no use.
     God is the Giver.
     He gives only as a Prince, a King, can give.
     He does not ask us to give up anything, or to give away anything.
     He does ask us to receive something.
     The first thing He offers is Redemption from the fear of want, failure, weakness, of sickness or disease.

He gives us a Redemption from all these.
     It does not seem credible or even possible that it could be and yet it is true.
     He offers us a Redemption from the works of the enemy.
     How it thrills the heart to contemplate it!
Colossians 1:13-14 gives us the amazing truth, “Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the son of His love.”
Let us notice carefully. He does not ask us for anything.

He has come of His own accord, at His own expense, and Redeemed us out of the authority of darkness, weakness, ignorance and failure, and He sends the Revelation to tell us the good news that we are Redeemed; not that we may be delivered, not if we will be good and give up our sins. No. We are already delivered out of the authority of darkness.

     This is not the message that they have taught us to preach.
     This is the reverse of it.
     All we had to do was acknowledge the gift, and thank Him for it.
     “But,” you say, “what about our sins?”
     He put our sin away by the Sacrifice of Himself.
     We had nothing to do with it whatever.

We had been helplessly in bondage for years, and then one day someone came along and said, “Did you know He put your sin away by the Sacrifice of Himself?”

     We said, “Yes, we read it, but we never understood it.”
     John the Baptist said, “Behold the Lamb of God that beareth away the sin of the world.”
     God had dealt with the sin problem.
     He does not ask us to deal with it.
     He does not ask us to do a thing with it.
     Now He comes and tells us that He put that sin away, that He remitted all the sins we ever committed.
He is not asking us to do anything.
     He does not ask us to do anything but receive it.
     If we have to pay Him for our Redemption it is no longer of grace but of works.
     Jesus is a gift, the Father’s gift.
     We do not pay for a gift.