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Your Financial Future

Posted By at Wednesday, May 09, 2018

 

Your financial future really depends on 3 things; what you SPEND, SAVE and SOW!

2 Cor 9:6-11 NLT Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” 10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. 11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

Your financial future starts with whatever you have RIGHT NOW, nothing is too small to be multiplied if it is sown and put into the hand of God.

God wants you to succeed financially.

Deut 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.

Jesus taught that giving was the way to prosperity and plenty.

Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."

He taught His disciples the way to fish so they could improve their fishing business in Luke 5.

He showed them how to find money in a fish to pay their taxes in Matthew 17.

He was always showing people where they could find the money they needed.

You have to believe that He is really interested in your finances. You can't take money to heaven, but you can use it to send people to heaven.

Of the 38 parables in the New Testament, 16 of them deal with the right and wrong use of money. One out of every 10 verses in the Bible speaks on the issue of finance. There are 500 verses on prayer and 500 verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on finance and its correct use.

Prosperity from God’s point of view is multifarious. He includes in it prosperity for spirit, soul and body, in relationships as well as financially!

If you would like a copy of my Biblical Money Management Manual [144 pages] send a check for $30 to the ministry and request it, and it will be sent post free. [Dr Norm Campbell PO Box 600 South Morang, Victoria 3752, Australia]

Norman

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A Hundredfold Return!

Posted By at Wednesday, March 01, 2017

There has been a lot of teaching in certain quarters about the Hundredfold return and relating it solely to financial sowing, but that is not the only thing that Jesus is referring to in Mark 10.

Mark 10:29-31 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

I think it's clear first of all that Jesus is not talking about heaven; He's talking about the here and now, where you are today, right now on the earth.

There will be no persecution in heaven; the persecution is all down here in this fallen world we live in.

The hundredfold return does not only have to be financially if you read Jesus' words carefully. Whatever we do for His sake and the gospel's. But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time.

He can give you a return of His involvement in your life.

He can get involved in giving you favour or ideas or in any other way, that it will be a great benefit to you.

In order for this to happen, however, your heart must be involved in the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, His sake and the gospel's.

You must trust Him not just in what you have, or what you are. You must let Him lead and guide you by His Holy Spirit. He is the one who gave you what you have and He has the right, as your master, to tell you where and when to sow it. We here at Family Faith Centre are always blessed when people sow into our programs, especially the outreaches in Romania or Philippines. IF you want to help any time just contact us, or sow your gift online. Or read more about these missions. The Lord blesses your obedience, not the size of the gift.

The Lord in effect is promising in Mark 10: "If I give you an assignment and you follow the assignment and if there is a cost to you for obeying me, I not only will make up the cost to you before you leave this planet, but will also bless you immeasurably meantime because of it."

Norman

Dr. Norman Campbell

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

160 Centenary Drive, [PVAC Building] Mill Park Victoria 3082

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Depend on God Not the Things

Posted By at Wednesday, November 02, 2016

 

Psalms 84:11 NLT For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

That's an interesting verse and I see it suggests doing what is right is a key to having good things released to you by The Lord.

But it’s important to acknowledge Him as the source of all your blessings. Let’s face it; having more doesn't mean you are better spiritually. In fact, your dependence on God lessens as your dependence on things increases.

That’s why the Levitical Law discouraged empire building. Under the Old Covenant, loans to the poor were to be interest-free [Exodus 22:25], outstanding debts cancelled every seven years [Deuteronomy 15:1-2], slaves were freed and given the finance to start over [Deuteronomy 15:12-14], repossessed land redeemed by family [Leviticus 25:25], and property that was sold, or lost and not redeemed, returned to its original owner [Leviticus 25:14-17].

Why? God wanted His people to depend on Him - not on their possessions.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty!

So He cautioned them in Deut 8:17-18 "He did it so that you would never feel that it was your own power and might that made you wealthy. 18 Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you power to become rich, and he does it to fulfill his promise to your ancestors."

God’s principles haven’t changed. That's a list of dos and don't and it is like having a man give you directions. If he hands you a map, you focus on it, but when you’re following the man as you focus on him.

Always remember the Bible doesn’t say that God rewards those who diligently seek after the ‘things.' No—Hebrews 11:6 says, ‘…He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.'

That means if you’re depending on anything but God, you’ll always struggle.

Matthew 6:31-33 The Message Bible What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

If you need a financial breakthrough, for example, start sowing some finance into God’s kingdom. Look for good ground and sow into it, [we are always pleased to receive any donations and pray over them for your harvest but your tithe belongs to your local church].

If you need more health, start praying for the sick.

If you need more friends, be a friend to someone who is lonely.

Sow in the areas in which you want to see a harvest and start expecting God to bless you in those areas. It may take a while before you see your harvest, but as God has promised in Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease."

Your harvest will come, He promised!

Norman