Topic: The Acceptable Offering
Daily Personal Confession
I confess, the Lord is for me at all times and the word of God works to favour me. I will never experience rejection in any aspect of my life because God has broken all evil yokes upon my life. My life is experiencing a new turn around for greatness and His grace is constantly in my life giving me reasons to be triumphant in this race of life. The power of God is above and inside of my life therefore I am impenetrable for any evil deposit of darkness, in Jesus name. Amen!
Memorize: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. – Proverbs 15:8
Bible Reading: Genesis 4:3-5 (KJV)
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
It is only a beggar who would not consider the status of whoever is giving him/her gifts; he/she just collects alms from whoever, whenever. God is not a beggar.
He accepts gifts only from His children and rejects the proceeds of cheating, embezzlement and the like.
The fact that money lands in the offering bag or Church account does not mean it has been accepted by God.
“…And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect…” – Genesis 4:4-5
Note the sequence in the verse above: the names appeared before the offering. This means that the acceptance of the offering depends on the giver. If God accepts your offering, He has accepted you.
Some people have complained of stagnation despite being faithful in the payment of their tithes and offering.
This might be because God has not accepted them. If He hasn’t, He cannot accept their offering.
In 2 Corinthians 8:1-8, Paul asked the Macedonian Church to give themselves to God first before giving to the man of God.
That is the only acceptable offering – one that is offered after the giver has given his life to Christ. So, before your next offering, ask yourself: “Am I a genuine child of God?”
It is a terrible thing for God to reject an offering; because it means He has rejected the giver. Cain, out of envy, killed his brother because of this.
A long time ago, the RCCG was in dire need of a new sound system and a rich man donated the latest model to the Church.
While I was still rejoicing about this, I heard God say “Tell him to take the gift back; I don’t want it.” The man left in sorrow knowing God had rejected him.
May God never reject you and your offering in the mighty name of Jesus.
For that prayer to be answered, you must ensure you are in right standing with Him, living a holy life.
God only accepts the offering of those who are His children.
Eternal rock of ages, I worship and honour Your majesty, thank You for this wonderful new dawn and grace of life.
Father, deliver and set me free from all forms of dishonesty, cheating, and embezzlement of public fund, etc, in Jesus’ name.
Father, please accept my offerings and tithes with gladness, and provide for me and my household all that we need and want, in the mighty name of Jesus
Father, please bless the works of my hand and expand my territory, in Jesus’ name
The FATHER’S divine Light will continue to shine on me this Thursday. My going out and coming is blessed sufficiently, in Jesus’ Name
I cover my offerings and intentions with the Blood of Jesus.
I cancel every spirit of ungratefulness affecting my life in anyway, that is beclouding my concentration on the plans of God for my life, in Jesus’ name
I decree victory over every manipulating power working against the purpose of God for me, especially through my offerings to God, in the mighty name of Jesus
I decree, let all my services, sacrifices, labours of love and offerings in God’s vineyard, be acceptable unto You, and be rewarded, in Jesus’ name.
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