Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.” Proverbs 19:4
Let this sink: without money a church will not make significant impact in today’s world. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Even Jesus’ ministry was done with the support of funds from certain women that He healed.
The Early Church had a feeding program for tens of thousands of people! That’s a lot of money! I’m trying to tell you that the work of the kingdom requires so much money! You can’t only preach to people; you must love them; and love is giving. No wonder Apostle Paul personally spent a lot of time raising funds in every church. To think that you can succeed in ministry without real money is a fantasy. Wake up!
That’s why God wants to prosper us: and that’s why brethren who have been blessed must give and continue to give without being asked. Unbelievers are not going to sponsor the work of God; it’s only you and I who can, and who must. With wealth we’ll make many friends for Jesus and take them with us to heaven. Believe God for prosperity, and start now to support the work of God consistently. God bless you as you do.