“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)
I am thinking about what Jesus said here about ‘giving’. It comes in an overall context of interpersonal relationships. It is in the midst of a wide variety of conflicts, trials, heartaches, struggles. And, as I read the whole section surrounding this verse, it does really speak to the atmosphere in our land right now. An atmosphere of anger, frustration, despair. A time when there seems to be so many struggling people, pushing and shoving each other around as they try to hold on to what they have often at the expense of others. A time of greed in the midst of increasing poverty.
Well, maybe it is more accurate to say Luke 6 reveals what life is all about no matter the time, place, or generation.
But, what it IS speaking to me right now is the need to be GENEROUS.
Here’s what I hear the Lord saying: “You are My Children of Inheritance. You are Sons and Daughters of Great Abundance. This you must always remember. The Blood of My Cross washed away ALL SIN. By My stripes you ARE HEALED.”
“My sacrifice did not merely redeem you from certain behaviors that offended Me, that kept you from My Kingdom. No, My Blood shed on the cross redeemed you from EVERYTHING that kept you from My Glory. EVERYTHING that kept you bound in the place of poverty. Poverty of mind, body, spirit. EVERYTHING that left you in the place of a slave, of an orphan-separated and abandoned. EVERYTHING that kept you from My Presence. That was the SIN I washed in My Blood.”
“You are My Children of Inheritance. You are joint heirs with Me. All I have is yours in every way.”
“You know all this; but, I must remind you,” says the Lord, “for you are allowing the circumstances around you to dictate your lives. You are letting the voices of poverty, voices of fear and doubt, voices of lack, speak louder than My Voice.”
“All around you are the prophets of doom and gloom who cry, ‘HORDE, HORDE!! Hang on to what you have for it will all be taken from you if you don’t’. They say, ‘horde’; I SAY GIVE. For, your circumstances do not dictate your inheritance or determine your prosperity.”
“It is written, Beloved, that the fruit of My Spirit, the very manifestation of My Presence is: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” It is written that: “Against such things there is no law.” There is nothing that can stand in the way of My Spirit Fruit. Therefore, be generous; for, this Fruit is SUBSTANCE-tangible evidence of Kingdom Blessing.” says the Lord.
“Therefore, My Children, GIVE. Do not horde; but, be generous in everything. Let your hearts be filled with the abundance of My Spirit-My Spirit Fruit.”
“I give you this key, My Children. Focus on the manifestation of My Presence, the Fruit of My Spirit. GIVE THESE LIBERALLY, without restraint. For, if you place these before you daily, consistently; then, when it comes to the material things of life it will be easy to let go. You will find it easy to let go of finances, of possessions, of time and talent. For My Presence will be flowing unrestricted through you to others.”
“In EVERYTHING be generous. Give, give, give. As soon as you receive anything think, “How can I give this to others?” As you ask, I will show you. And, as you obey My Spirit, I will pour out again and again. You will never lack.”
” Pour out, do not hold back. Keep the channel of blessing open. For I cannot pour into your lap the abundance of your inheritance if you will not release what you have. It is an Eternal Law of My Spirit.”
The Lord says, “I give you no other charge than this: ‘Give, and I will give to you–abundantly, beyond all you can imagine.’ That is My purpose for you. For, I AM transferring the wealth of the nations in this hour. I AM opening the floodgates of heaven for you. But, as this happens you MUST GIVE IT AWAY! For, in the giving comes the expansion of My Kingdom and the greater release of Kingdom Blessing.”
“This is the Day of Great Harvest. The harvest of souls, and the harvest of Divine Inheritance. Starving souls are being drawn to you as I release your inheritance. Abundant resource is at hand. The harvest of your inheritance blessing is NOW.”
“You will begin to walk in prosperity as never before. It is for one purpose only: to release My Kingdom power upon this land, and bring true healing to the nation. Already the hungry and thirsty are being drawn to you. They have squandered their lives in fruitless pursuits. The world system has left them destitute and alone. They are coming to YOU, for you truly have the answer. You truly have My BREAD and My WINE. Therefore, My Children, DO NOT HOLD BACK. GIVE, GIVE FREELY!”