Resurrection Life Ministries

SOWING AND REAPING – The Universal Law of Wealth (Session 1 of 6)

Edited from Dr Sim Choo Jek’s messages by Leigh Allison

Are You  Ready For a Divine Manifestation?

Does this question fill you with anticipation, or do you think, It couldn’t be for me? From the beginning, God has desired that the Body of Christ be aligned by the Holy Spirit, for a manifestation of Divine power, according to the Word of God.

 

God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and is in control of the world. He is willing to give us supernatural faith, imparted faith and the gift of faith. God knows exactly what is going to happen, even one moment from now. His desire is to give those who trust Him, breakthrough after breakthrough. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is giving revelation of the Word of God to the Body of Christ. Through the keys, we have understanding and strategies of application.

 

The Critical Choice – Will You Believe?

The prophetic word for the Church is this: to believe what God says in His promises. This is so simple on the surface. Yet it is a critical choice for each of us. The Bible from Genesis to Revelation shows us how to live and make decisions on a daily basis. Further, it shows what is going to happen in the Last Days before Jesus Christ’s return. No matter what adversity the world is going through, our God is the God of Good News. The Bible is literally filled with wonderful promises. It is the most up-to-date source of information, including information regarding investment.

 

God’s Desire Is To Bless And Prosper His People

Joel 2:21 says,

Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the LORD has done marvelous things!

In the light of this verse, you may wonder why Christians fear. Would you be experiencing fear? Let’s bring to mind 2 Timothy 1:7 God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. For too long, we lived under natural supply. That is the world-system. It’s time to move into the supernatural supply of the Kingdom of God.  Simply follow God’s way.

 

Expect God To Do Marvelous Things

When God says, Be glad and rejoice, He wants you to be filled with excitement. Have an expectation in your heart that He has done and will do marvelous things. God is supernatural. He is new every morning, and life with Him will keep you out of the doldrums. The Hebrew word for marvelous means wonderful or miraculous. Consequently, I say that this is the season of creative, financial miracles. Even though we may come from different nations, let’s realize this is our time. Therefore, as we position ourselves in the timing of God, no-one needs to strive.

 

Our Economy Is Governed By God And Not By The World

God’s resources are limitless and His economy is significantly different to the world-system. For example, if someone asks God for a million dollars, and another person asks Him for $10, it’s the same to Him. Likewise, if someone has cancer and another person has a headache, don‘t you think it is the same to God? There is no difficulty for God. Can God supply your financial needs, and heal your sicknesses? No problem! Whatever you do today, and until Jesus comes, be faithful to God. Prove yourself trustworthy and you will experience fulness and abundance flowing through your hands.

 

Be diligent and prudent. Do your best. God originates, and establishes His purposes through you. God always does what He says He will do. God has made His promises to you and will fulfil them. No human or devil can abort or thwart God’s Word.

 

Blessing and Purpose in God

It’s essential to understand God’s heart when it comes to finances. Like the Joseph era, those who are committed to God will never lack, till the day Jesus Christ comes again. However, God’s purposes go much further than the individual. Jesus said, Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Luke 12:23. We  are not simply on earth waiting to go back to Heaven. It’s wonderful to be saved. However, that is just the beginning. In other words, don’t get bogged down by the demands of daily provision. There’s a higher goal in God. The purpose of finance is to bless other nations too.

 

My desire is to go to every nation to teach the people to rely solely on God. In 2007, my wife and I with  Resurrection Life Ministries (RLM) began to support the Church in Vietnam. The finance was used to bring pastors from cities like Hanoi, Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Min, to attend these conferences. However, on my last visit, I met with the Superintendent who said that these Vietnamese churches no longer needed external finance. Later, the Superintendent wrote to me and said Please accept $1,000 as our first-fruits offering. My excitement was not about the money. It was because they no longer needed to depend on external finance. The Word of God is the same throughout the world, regardless of whether it is for rich or poor people, or developed or under-developed countries.

 

Provision and Preaching     

            And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the  age.” Amen.

Matthew 28:18- 20

Clearly, the Church has to be financed, and this cannot come from the world. It must come from God’s people. Notably, Jesus did not say, When times are bad, don’t preach; or in recession, don’t preach. Instead He said unequivocally, Go and preach! The finance is here. God has reassured His people of His provision from times past until today.

            Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

            Luke 12:32

 

Tithes And Offerings Are The Foundation Of Wealth

Can God trust you with His Kingdom? What a challenging question! God says that He wants to give us His Kingdom. However, there is an obstruction affecting too many people. If a person doesn’t honor God with tithes and offerings, how can God trust that person with His Kingdom? Please understand that Tithes and Offerings are the foundation of wealth. Finance is essential across the world for the purposes of God. When we are faithful stewards and know how to use money, God is able to release millions of dollars through our hands, for His glory.

 

The Spoken Word of God Can Become A Thing

In Ecclesiastes 8:1 Solomon says,

            Who is like a wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? Ecclesiastes 8:1

In Hebrew, the word, thing, actually comes from the word, dabar. Dabar is a communicated word of Heaven. This is the only place where the word, dabah, is used for change into a thing to take place. God can speak a word to make it materialize into what He wants you and me to have.

 

Other important words are

  • shakal in Hebrew relates to our word, success
  • Success in English means prudence and prosperity
  • Wisdom is a related quality
  • The word, prudence, is from the Hebrew word, satal.
  • Wisdom is a real commodity, sought across the world, today.

All of us surely need the wisdom of God.

 

Know and Obey The Prophetic Word of God

Balaam had a good perspective of God

God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Numbers 23:9

Repent means change your mind. Assuredly, God doesn’t change His mind. He knows the end from the beginning. He knows exactly what is going to happen in Time and Eternity. When God declares a prophetic season, be advised to align yourself with the season. God is there with you. You do not need to stress or strive. You and I are people of difference. The Kingdom of God is an entirely different economy to the world-system. The difference is described in 1 Peter 2:9:

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

 

God’s Guidelines – His modus operandi

There are sets of parameters, landmarks and guidelines to follow and the handbook is the Bible. When we follow them implicitly, God will bless us.

He who keeps his command will experience nothing harmful;
And a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment
Ecclesiastes 8:5

In this verse, the word, judgment, means procedure: the modus operandi of God. That’s why Jesus said, I am the way. The way of God is the modus operandi of God. You need to discern God’s timing. Be alert to what God is doing on the earth.

 

Times & Seasons – Chaos in the World – Blessing In The Church

Spiritually, there are three levels of timing. These are:

  • chronos time: the physical time that everybody knows
  • kairos season: opportune or seasonal time
  • horor time: the set time or high time

Romans 13:11 says:

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

Even though there is some value in keeping up to date with news of the world economy, don’t be governed by it. Economies of numerous nations are collapsing. Yet our God is blessing the Church. This is the season of financial miracles for those who believe God. Throughout history, many have become wealthy legitimately, during dire circumstances of war and depression. Circumstances don’t dictate to God in determining who will succeed financially.

 

When God Draws Near: A Biblical Example Of Abundance in Adversity

As described in Exodus 1:1-14, the generation of Jacob’s descendants, the children of Israel, came to Egypt. They separated from the land of Goshen, which name means God drew near. God continued to supply His people. The children of Israel were abundantly fruitful and increased in numbers. They grew in might and all their storehouses were full.

 

However, the new king of Egypt was threatened by their power, and feared an overthrow of his reign. Therefore, he set taskmasters over them to afflict them. The more the king of Egypt afflicted the children of Israel, the more they multiplied and grew. Their lives were made bitter with hard bondage, and the overseers made them serve with rigor.

 

God Gives You The Power To Get Wealth

For many, it’s wonderful to earn a wage every pay-day. It’s wonderful to have your own business where you have profit. These are good. Yet there is a better way. God is urging us onwards to tap into the supernatural supply of God, over and above wages or revenue from business. Our delight is in God’s supernatural greatness when He blesses our finances, far beyond our human ability to earn. Only God gives you the power to get wealth. He will establish His Covenant that He swore through father Abraham. (Deuteronomy 8:18)

And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Deuteronomy 8:18

 

Beyond Human Ability: A Testimony Of Sowing And Reaping

In Singapore, I met two seemingly ordinary sisters-in-Christ, serving our extraordinary God. They had been organizing Christian meetings nearly every week in their offices in Orchard Road, Singapore. This district is known world-wide for its shopping, and without a doubt, they have received favor from God.

 

Some years ago, these two sisters called me. They are like my spiritual daughters, and are fervent for the things of God. Because they were establishing another company, they asked me to be their mentor. I’m not a business man. Prayer is all I know. The sisters simply said, God said we have to sow into to your Ministry. Their giving was higher and greater than all their previous offerings had been, but they released what God had laid on their hearts.

 

One of the sisters had been managing two shopping complexes for a management company. However, this company made a decision to terminate the lease. God divinely transferred the lease for the two shopping complexes to the sisters’ new company for them to manage. These businesses are worth millions of dollars.

 

God’s Miraculous Supply

Most of the management staff in the existing management company had left their jobs. This obstacle created an opportunity for the sisters. Again, they asked me to pray with them. The sisters later said to me that it was at the eleventh hour that our prayers were answered. The owner of the shopping complexes came to the two sisters and renewed their contract. A few staff had remained faithful to the sister who had been managing the leases, and so they were able to be promoted. On top of these blessings, the sisters discovered that the owner owed them $200,000 SGD. This is certainly supernatural supply. They never expected this degree of favor to happen. God is miraculous!

 

Furthermore, one sister owned a real estate company in Singapore. Therefore, they had good knowledge of where to buy real estate, as led by the Spirit of God. Everyone wants to know when and where to buy. I am very excited by their company’s prosperity. However, the significant point is that they are big sowers of finance into the Kingdom of God.

 

What Is The Kingdom Of God?

The Kingdom of God is not work. It is the demonstration and the manifestation of His power. When our lives are filled by the Lord Jesus Christ, signs, wonders,  miracles, healings, and transformations will follow. People change by God’s resurrection power. Irrespective of business, work or ministry, we touch people’s lives. There is much to be done on earth. Therefore, let‘s begin to take possession in Jesus’ name, of our towns and cities. God is releasing millions of dollars through the hands of His people.

 

The Only Way to Protect Your Finances – 11 Points

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:20

Please don’t think that Biblical finance is a small matter.

  1. Tithing is the only way to protect your finances. Banks can’t protect it. As Dr Pat Francis of Pat Francis Ministries, Canada said, there is a taboo-like attitude when the Church talks about money. It is frequently laborious to teach and preach on this Scriptural subject, because of the mindsets of church members. Many have such doubts as to whether the pastors are going to fraudently use that money. 
  2. When you don’t tithe, you not only rob God, you rob yourself of a blessing…

“Will a man rob God?

Yet you have robbed Me!

But you say,

‘In what way have we robbed You?’

In tithes and offerings.

You are cursed with a curse,

For you have robbed Me,

Even this whole nation.

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,

That there may be food in My house,

And try Me now in this,”

Says the Lord of hosts,

“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven

And pour out for you such blessing

That there will not be room enough to receive it.

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,

So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,

Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”

Says the Lord of hosts;

“And all nations will call you blessed,

For you will be a delightful land,”

Says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:8-12

The tithe is simply 10% of your income and you also give an offering.

  1. Some say, Tithe after tax. Others say Tithe before tax. The answer to this dilemma is straightforward. God’s blessing will correspond to whether you have tithed before tax or after tax. However, if you want to see growth in your finances, you have to go beyond tithing.
  2. Are you convinced to obey God in tithes and offerings and radical giving? When you hear the Word of God and live in it, breakthrough comes. God is not prejudicial. His Word is applicable to everyone. The choice is yours, whether you want to follow implicitly or not. Remember, God doesn’t need any money. He owns the heavens and the earth and the fulness of creation belongs to Him. However, God won’t trust you with millions of dollars if He can’t trust you in small things.
  3. Parents! God wants you and your family to be blessed. Age and environment doesn’t matter. If you honor God with your tithes and offerings, your children and grandchildren will be blessed. Today, my four sons are very successful in their respective fields of endeavor. All our family loves God, believes His Word implicitly, and lives by it.
  4. Tithes aren’t paid. Tithes are returned because you cannot pay with something that doesn’t belong to you. Don’t have any misgivings about it. Tithes are God’s money and are to be returned to the storehouse. The storehouse is your local church: where God has placed you.
  5. Concerning your offerings, if you are not being fed spiritually anywhere else in the world, you give these to your local church also. If you receive preaching and teaching from visiting ministries who have come to bless your church, give an offering to them also. Blessing them will bring further blessings to your church.
  6. Offerings multiply your finances.
  7. When God speaks to you to sow, don’t procrastinate. My wife and I do not hesitate, and we sow enthusiastically.
  8. Be led by the Spirit of God.

 

Meet The Challenge To Sow: A Testimony

Another testimony of God’s goodness is in the account of a Brisbane couple who come to our Ministry meetings. I vividly remember the first day they attended. The couple needed God to expedite their Application For An Export License to Asia to export second-hand cars from Australia to Malaysia. Their application had been submitted for a long time. As you know, there is much bureaucracy to get that sort of license.

 

This couple came to a particular Ministry School where three offerings were taken. It was new to them and they were really challenged. I wondered, what was going through their minds? Finally I said to the couple, Do you want to see a breakthrough? After some explanation and prayer, they sowed the three different offerings. Almost immediately, Malaysia approved the license and now they are exporting high-end, second-hand cars to Malaysia. Their business boomed.

 

Prayer Brings Breakthrough

Some time later, the couple came to me and said that the car-buyers had not fully paid for them. They wanted to sow again but cash-flow was tight. This is a crucial point. I prayed, In the authority of Jesus’ name, I bind and break the power of the withholding spirit, and command the release of all the finances to come back to them. By the evening of that same day, he came to me with a beaming smile. He said, money has already come in today. Praise God! I have seeds to sow.

 

On the second day, my wife and I received this text. Thank you for the Word, Dr Sim. This is a season of God’s financial miracles. In Malaysia, all the debts were fully paid up and they have also ordered another batch of cars. In Malaysia, it is necessary for the importers to pay a deposit before they get the cars sent over to them. As an added blessing, this deposit meant that there was immediate cash flow for the couple. God is a great God! This is how God wants to bless all of us in our respective pursuits.

 

Sow to God in Both Good and Bad Times: A Testimony

A woman in real estate in Singapore asked me to pray to God because a $9 million SGD contract was difficult to close. The client was continually wavering. She and her husband have been consistent sowers of finance into the Kingdom of God, in their good times and also bad times. Essentially, they have learned not to depend on clients or other circumstances of life. Their dependence is founded in God. Her answer to prayer came swiftly and the whole $9 million SGD contract was signed and sealed. We give God the glory!

 

Sowing Seed Is Not About Feelings

Sowing seed is not simply what you feel like doing. During my thirty years in Ministry, God has never asked my wife and I to simply sow seed. He has always given us a figure. Take note of this: always ask God, What is the amount you want me to sow? When you ask God for a car, you don’t ask for any car. You pray to God for the color, make and model. In the same way, ask God what is the amount of the seed to sow, and give a reason. You may need a financial miracle, that will give Him glory.

 

The first offering that my wife and I made was $200 MYR. This has since increased much more at any one time. Sometimes Christians don’t understand when God impresses upon them to do a seed offering. There are parts of the world urgently waiting for our seeds (seed-offerings). When God speaks to you to sow a seed, there is an urgent  need somewhere else. Therefore, don’t procrastinate. Obey God immediately.

 

During my years of preaching, people have given me honorariums. Every cent is recorded and all the tithes and offerings are given. They are never withheld because they belong to God.

 

The Number One Question

It goes without saying that God’s promises are true, about how He blesses His people. Yet still people ask me, When is gold going to bust? I say, Very simple: when we are no longer here. Your security is in God alone.

Neither their silver nor their gold Shall be able to deliver them In the day of the LORD’s wrath … Zephaniah 1:18

In the day of God’s wrath, gold and silver are still on the earth, however they are of no use. The Church has been raptured. God will destroy commercial Babylon in one hour in the day to come.

            And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble … Revelation 18:11, 12

 

Give To God. Don’t Give The Devil One Cent

When you or I don’t follow God’s commandments, the devouring spirit not only attacks the fruit. We will struggle with financial problems. However, God says He has a prescribed way for us to come out of our predicament. That way is to be obedient in tithes and offerings. I say to the Body of Christ, Don’t permit the devil to have one cent from you. Make your preference to be giving to God.

 

Heaven’s Treasury Door: A Vision

A friend of mine who has a healing ministry came from London to visit. His constant prayer to God was,  Lord, I would love to go to Heaven to see Your treasury. The Lord read his heart, and one day in the Spirit, my friend was brought up to Heaven. He saw the Lord Jesus Christ with a golden girdle, standing outside the Treasury. He could barely contain his imagination, wondering what was in there. But when the Lord opened the Treasury door, there was nothing: no gold, no currency of any sort.

 

The Lord gave me a Scriptural interpretation: God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. The Treasury was empty because God doesn’t need a surplus. He is simultaneously refilling and pouring out His blessings. My passion is to see the LORD coming into your lives so that you will never be the same again. If you believe God’s Word, follow Him implicitly and you will never lack.

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