In the kingdom of God, you can give upwards towards manifested grace on three levels:
• The man of God
• The house of God
• The work of God
Anytime and anywhere you find yourself giving to one of these three, it must be giving towards ‘manifested grace’. Before you give to a man of God, ask, “Is he sent?”
“And how shall they preach except they be sent?” (Rom. 10:15).
An unsent preacher is a danger to you. Did he go to start a ministry in rebellion? Was he punished or disciplined somewhere but reacted against discipline and started his own ministry by gathering people and labelling such gathering church? We have a lot of that happening today. Such a man will lead people into error.
Take note of this, if you give to a man that is not sent by God, you will join in the curse that is on his life. You cannot just believe and give to a man, a house or a work because they claim to be of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 – “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good”
Verify, this work of God: is it God that is working it?
This house of God: is it the house of God indeed?
Before you say you want to give towards it, you must satisfy that in your conscience before it really amounts to giving upwards.
PRAYER: Father, help me to recognize and verify my opportunities to give upwards to break loose a flow of grace upon my life. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR:Isaiah 45:11-48:11, Ephesians 4:1-16, Psalm 68:19-35, Proverbs 24:3-4