An anointing is a divine enablement. Many times, we are greatly impacted by the anointing of men and women of God. We can partake of their anointing by sowing financial seeds into their ministries. When we give in response to the Word we receive, we take part in a supernatural exchange.

  1. “If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?” (1 Corinthians 9:11, AMP).
    1. Many people think preachers are after their money.
      1. They may be suspicious because they do not understand the spiritual side of their giving.
      2. Giving of your material things, in exchange for spiritual things, is biblical.
  2. Saul needed wisdom when he lost his father’s donkeys. He sought a man of God for help (1 Samuel 9:2-8).
    1. Saul and his servant understood the principle of sowing and reaping.
      1. They decided to bring a gift to the man of God in that city (Samuel).
    2. Saul received more than the wisdom he sought—he was anointed King of Israel.
  3. Jesus healed many women who suffered from demonic oppression and infirmities (Luke 8:1-3, AMP).
    1. Like Saul, the women knew the value of making an exchange.
    2. They had received enlightenment and deliverance; therefore, they honored Jesus with their material possessions.
  4. Many people pursued Jesus because they saw or heard of the miracles He performed (John 6:1-11).
    1. Jesus wanted to feed a large crowd of people who were following Him.
      1. He asked His disciple Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that all these people may eat?”
      2. Jesus was testing Philip. He knew he was going to say there wasn’t enough.
    2. Another disciple offered five loaves of bread and two fish (given by a little boy).
      1. When Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, the anointing on His life supernaturally multiplied it and turned insufficiency into abundance.
      2. Everyone had more than enough to eat, and there was plenty left over.
  5. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7, 8).
    1. When we have a need, we can give (sow a seed) in faith.
      1. As Jesus demonstrated, insufficiency can be resolved supernaturally.
  6. Paul received material blessings from his supporters (Philippians 4:10-19, AMP).
    1. Paul wanted them to understand that he was not seeking their financial gifts. He wanted his supporters to receive God’s blessing as a result of their giving.
      1. He understood the principle of giving and receiving. God will fill, to the full, our every need (demand) when we give.
    2. We must view our offerings and gifts as an opportunity to engage in supernatural exchange.
      1. If we do not participate, we won’t be able to receive from the Lord.

Scripture References:

  • 1 Corinthians 9:11, AMP
  • 1 Samuel 9:2-8
  • Luke 8:1-3, AMP
  • John 6:1-11
  • Galatians 6:7, 8
  • Philippians 4:10-19, AMP

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church