Your giving establishes a connection to the blessing (empowerment to prosper) while your work provides the channel through which the blessing flows to you. You will not be a beneficiary of the blessing if you are unemployed.



  1. Not working causes you to become a beggar (Proverbs 10:4, AMP).
    1. The diligent worker will become rich.

    2. Satan doesn’t want you to work—he knows that without a job there is no channel through which blessings can flow into your life.

    3. To guarantee that you will always be physically employed, remain spiritually employed in God’s kingdom.

  2. Your gift (or your giving) only grants you the ability to succeed (Proverbs 18:16).
    1. Obtaining wealth is not limited to your giving.
      1. God cannot fully bless you until you are working (Psalm 127:1).
    2. The decisions you make regarding giving and working determine your ultimate position in life (Proverbs 22:29).

    3. God has nothing to bless when you do not have a job.
      1. His “super” must work together with your “natural.”

      2. You cannot be so spiritually minded that you are no earthly good.

      3. Abraham reared cattle, the Apostle Paul was a tent maker and Jesus was a carpenter.
    4. The work of your hands is the channel through which you receive the blessing (Psalm 1:1-3; James 1:25; James 2:26; Deuteronomy 28:12).
      1. There is no future for the idle man in God’s covenant.

      2. You have a choice between hard work and a hard life.

    5. Just as the blessing can come on the labor of your hands, so can a drought come on it (Haggai 1:2-11).
      1. There are people who work two jobs and still experience drought, because they fail to do what is required on the giving side.

  3. It is the Lord’s will for you to work (John 5:17, AMP).
    1. God never ceases from work, and He wants His children to work also.

    2. There is dignity in labor.

    3. A man who doesn’t work shouldn’t eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10).
      1. The only way he can survive is by becoming a beggar.

    4. Stop wishing for things and start working.

    5. In all labor there is profit (Proverbs 14:23).

  4. Keep doing what you know is right (Galatians 6:9).
    1. Tireless input is required.

    2. The results of your giving and working will occur in phases (Mark 4:26-28).

    3. The end is always better than the beginning.

Scripture References:

  • Proverbs 10:4, AMP
  • Proverbs 18:16
  • Proverbs 22:29
  • Psalm 1:1-3
  • Psalm 127:1
  • John 5:17, AMP
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:10
  • James 1:25
  • James 2:26
  • Deuteronomy 28:12
  • Haggai 1:2-11
  • Proverbs 14:23
  • Galatians 6:9
  • Mark 4:26-28

Pastor Robert Bagonza

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