on RICH FOR LIFE

May 23, 2011

Is the God of the Bible rich or poor?

Exodus 16:31 ¶ The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.

I grew up in a family of business people. From my dad to my little sister, our vision is to become millionaires at the earliest time possible. On my last year in college, I was already dead set in going to full time ministry. When I told my parents about it, they were shocked and furious. “There is no way you are going to be a youth pastor, there is no money in ministry. They told me if I start my own business, I would experience provision way beyond I could imagine. It was a tempting offer – being rich in a short period of time versus going to the ministry not knowing where I would get my funds.

Is the God of the Bible rich or poor?
Poor God was concerned about my soul but not with my finances and my future. Poor God wants me to work and produce and accept the fact that I am not going to be rich.

That night I prayed to God and search the scriptures. “Is it true Lord that if I become a pastor I’ll be poor?” Then RICH GOD assured me and said, “Dennis, do not worry. You might not receive a salary from your business but you will be paid by the King of Kings and the Creator of the Universe. Rich God taught me that night that my provision is not based on my work, or my boss but my source of provision is God.

As the Israelites were provided with provision that came from heaven, so will God provide for me. No bakery in Egypt could bake manna for at least a million people. Only God could provide that!

John 6:31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

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