I do not put My own children under tribute. When the need ceases, the sacrifice should also cease. Put away that offering plate. I want to heap your plates high with ample servings of the hidden manna of My eternal provision and goodness.
My ministers should ask themselves: just what are the needs on my heart? What really counts for eternity? What will stand the test of fire at the Judgment seat of Christ? Not fancy programs or opulent buildings but: To feed the widow, the orphan and the penniless among you, and to shelter the homeless who are lying under a bridge because they've got nowhere else to go. Carry the Good News of Life eternal far and near. Provide for the legitimate needs of those laboring full-time in the harvest. Meet their need, not their greed. Send forth ambassadors for the Kingdom of God as you are truly able.
And giving needn't always involve money. Even those who are without much cash can give a word of encouragement to the heavy heart and to another person who is ready to faint in the way. You can serve one another in the Love of Christ and in the Bond of the Spirit. But woe unto you if you find yourself entangled in the bond of a religious overlord's greed!
Break free of their bonds, My people. My immediate need is just for you to love Me first and foremost, and all other giving will follow as I truly lead. I would give first to you and then out of the overflowing cup of My blessing upon your own life you can touch other lives with the anointing which I place upon you. You can rekindle another candle which is weary and ready to go out by ministering from the flame of My life within you. You can refresh a thirsty soul by allowing the Fountain of Living Waters within you to spring up to water the parched and dry land which is sometimes characteristic of My Body. There are dry spells when every drop of water is precious and then there are seasons of an abundance of rain. Give of your inner Treasure to one another, My children. My resources are boundless. Walk in the Liberty of My Spirit and be not entangled in the false religious systems of "give to get" anymore, for they are doomed to perdition.
Be free to receive from Me, for I have much to share with you in these last days, saith the Lord your God.
Lord Jesus, as Your children empty themselves of `self` You are ready to fill them with Your Spirit. May we always be found wanting - wanting to be filled with Your Spirit. Amen. Thank you Patricia for this inspiring piece.