For years I've been pushing you men to the next level in your spiritual walk. Sometimes dragging you kicking, screaming and arguing with me lol. I've taught you the value of a daily word and prayer time, and youve seen to pay off in your life.
I've been called names, accused of being judgmental, or a cult leader for convincing you to break addictions in your life, but when you have, youve seen the payoff. Men have left prescription pills, drugs, and nicotine behind just because I laid it out there that you could through the power of Christ, and that it would please God.
I've had to battle you to get you to do fasting and prayer, dealing with arguments that it's some kind of weird Old Testament thing that people shouldn't be doing. Then after you started, the testimonies started coming about what God did in your life, how your walk has been elevated, how you've overcome in areas of your life, because of fasting and prayer!
And let's face it, when you read the Word and operate the principles in it, you achieve new breakthroughs in your spiritual walk! You produce fruit, some 30 some 60 some hundred fold.
Now I'm going to be teaching you a new principal. Give, it's more blessed to give than receive, God loves a cheerful giver, it's a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
I hope I've earned some credibility with you now. Don't make me push you begging kicking and screaming into this, don't let me be called names, like cult leader, you need to stop people who say its some kind of weird Old Testament thing. The Bible is the Bible, and the Word of God is the Word of God, and I'm not going to stop bringing it to you because Satan is telling you not to open up your billfold. It's okay if you didn't hear it before, some churches don't preach the word about giving for fear the people won't come back next Sunday. After all there's something selfish inate in all of us that the devil can harp on, that our money is our money and we'll spend it how we want.
Its not your money anyway, it's the blessing of God. And He expects you to be a good steward of it.
In the coming weeks and months I'm going to open up the scripture for you and show you in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, that there are four kinds of giving: tithing, offerings, gifts to the man of God, and gifts to the poor or alms. The scripture lays out mechanics for how each of these should be given, to whom, and what the results are when God sees you doing it.
So hang on to your Bibles, and get ready for a wild ride. Be prepared for people who don't want to give, who think they'd rather spend their money themselves, and that it's wrong to give to the work of the Lord, to say so. Be prepared for them to say all manner of evil about us, because we are teaching you some next level principals. Be ready for them to call us evil and greedy because we want to see you ha e success in your walk with God.
And be prepared. Work the principals in the Word about giving, because you're gonna see results! And God might just blow you away.
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club
Giving at the Next Level http://disciplecmcblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/giving-at-next-level.html