#5 Your No Offering & No Seed Principle is Overgeneralized
Apostle Joshua Selman and Nathaniel Basey filled the 21k auditorium in Manchester. Not just that, there was no entry fee, offering or seed at the event. That means, few men paid for it all. Only God can make that happen. God bless His anointed and the hosts. Reinhard Bonnke’s ministry organizes crusades in Nigeria and across Africa without collecting offerings. There are other examples like that, especially in the form of crusades and outreaches.While those cases are EXEMPTIONS, it is not the rule. That a thing seems nice, cool and popular with men doesn’t make it right or the principle of God.Reasons you must collect offering & seed:First, God has a way He wants His ministry to be run. It is not your ministry. This kingdom is guided by long-standing foundational principles. God wanted to build the Tabernacle, He provided gold, silver and other resources to the Israelites much ahead. When it was time to build, God didn’t rain down the needed resources, He had already placed them in their hands so, He told Moses to take an offering of the people.Second, God’s ministry in your hand is bigger than any man’s pocket including you. To think God will bless you enough to carry it all is a lack of Ministerial education. Maybe your purse can carry the little beginning, what about the big future? If you can’t carry the future, don’t start now. If you can easily sponsor the first, can you sponsor the 2nd, 3rd or 4th? What if God wants more of such a programme in a year or continuously? Again, His big picture is bigger than any man’s pocket.Third, God wants the blessed to give. When God ministers to you at a meeting or through a ministry, God wants you to minister to Him in return. We minister to God when we give our praises and when we give our offering.Fourth, offerings and seed is an open channel of God’s blessing to His people. This is not limited to financial blessings.Fifth, you may find yourself in a flagrant act of disobedience. In fact, if you run a ministry on no offering or seed, you are disobedient to God’s command. This kind of disobedience could lead to several issues including lack because you have prevented God’s people from getting blessed and His work from getting advanced. You have also opened the door to the devil. Kenneth Hagin went around all the churches he once pastored. He confessed to them that he hindered their blessings by not leading them to give to God.Comment for links to Parts 1-4.