Friday, March 18, 2016

THE HEART OF A TRUE PARTINER

                               
             
It is easier to be willing to give when you don't have than to give when there are screaming needs all around you.A partner is one who is committed to advancing the work of His father because he or she is always led by the Spirit and not one who only gives when it is convenient.A Partner is one who thinks first of the man on the field, in a desert somewhere waiting and believing God for their next supply of food and gospel materials.

He or she is ever mindful of God's men and women on the field irrespective of his condition. He is ever ready and willing to put a smile on their faces through his provision.He lives his life to support the minister of the gospel in whatever area the Lord will demand.

A careful look at the foundational pattern of the early church finds its expression in true Kingdom partnership,which of course,helped a great deal in advancing the work of the church at all the levels.How the churches were interconnected both in the gifts and grace of God upon their life;not one of them lacked one thing, they had everything in common which we lack today(Acts 4:32-37).

As we advance in this revelation of this present season concerning the release of Kingdom wealth,Kingdom financiers will partner with ordinary men and women whose heart has been processed thoroughly by famine and drought in their field of ministry. They will witness a great release of abundance as God visits their land with rain and bread.The power of the word of God in their lives would attract the kings of the earth to favor them just like Nehemiah attracted favor from the king,who allowed him to take wood in the king's forest for the building of God's house.(Nehemiah 2:5-8).

The level of wealth that would flow into the hands of God's stewards in these last days cannot be gathered since their storehouse is built for the furtherance and the establishment of God's purposes. But at this point, it is important for us to note that the work of the adversary like Samballat and Tobiah would be further taken to a higher level in trying to stop those appointed by God for the release of this kingdom wealth since Satan's major weapon of attack is built on deceit,selfishness and pride.

The enemy is perpetually flooding the heart and mind of people today with endless chains of needs and wants(2Timothy 3:1-2). Their desire is to continually satisfy their carnal {passion}desires,thereby shutting their bowels of mercy.(James 4:1-3). Believers must identify this spirit self-centeredness and deal with them on intercessory ground for these strongholds to be completely broken.

It is God's will and responsibility to see to the provision of His men but it is also our sole responsibility to discern and receive the provision already given to us by the Lord(Ephesians 1:3)for others around us.As God initiates the hearts of His {leaders}people with this Kingdom principle of divine provision, they must build the platform whereby they can interface with their partners in true Kingdom relationship,which is the core purpose of partnership."The soul that waters shall be watered back".

The minister has the responsibility of constantly watering the ground that produces his "bread"both in prayer and sharing of the present truth. The ground(The partner)must be cultivated in spirit and in truth for better productivity in his life. In no way must it be assumed that the partner does not need the assistance of the minister.

The minister must not lose his responsibility as a spiritual man to discern the need of his partners just like Elijah discerned the need of the Tushbite woman even through the need was not obvious to Elijah until it was found out that she had no child. Elijah had enjoyed the blessing and the provision of this woman by building a place of rest for him anytime he comes to town.This shows the heart of God in taking care of His ministers who remain faithful to the assignment assigned to them. God will meet us at the point of our need if we will remain faithful and obedient to Him.

AS A KINGDOM FINANCIER YOU NEED TO HAVE A HEART OF A TRUE PARTNER.

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