SCRIPTURE: And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel. 1 Samuel 7:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Covenant giving brings Divine intervention in battle.
Our anchor scripture reveals that there is power in sacrificial offering. Samuel was offering unto the Lord burnt offering on behalf of Israel and the Philistines came up to battle against Israel. And the Lord thundered upon them and destroyed them.
That is, God seemed to have said, “Samuel is offering burnt offering to Me, and you came to distract him? You are dead.”
Covenant giving brings Divine intervention in battle (Psalm 20:1-3, Psalm 50:14-15).
Now, take note of three things:
1. The ears of the Lord are opened to the voice of covenant people.
He hears them and responds to them in times of trouble and battle (Psalm 20:1-3).
2. The Lord steps into battle at the prayers of covenant people.
He takes over their battles. That was what he did for Samuel and Israel (1 Samuel 7:6-10).
So, there are battles your seed can fight that nothing else can fight.
The king of Moab offered a battle seed in 2 Kings 3:26-27, and the battle went against Israel.
So, it is very critical to know that it is not only money that returns to you when you give; there is more to your seed than money coming back to you. There are battles your money cannot fight for you that your tithing and your covenant with God will fight.
3. The enemy’s strength and weapons are ineffective before people who walk in covenant (Isaiah 54:17). The weapons the enemy is trying to use against you in war cannot work.
Beloved, my God and your God is taking over your battles today, as you plunge fully into covenant practices, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: Covenant giving brings Divine intervention in battle.
1. Be committed to covenant practices – tithing, giving for Kingdom advancement and giving to the less privileged.
2. When you give to God, expect rewards beyond what money can buy; do not look forward to receiving only material resources.
PRAYER: Father, thank You for the privilege of engaging in covenant practices. Cause my seeds to speak for me; deliver me in times of battle, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PROFIT OR POWER OF THE GIVING COVENANT.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Romans 12-14.
QUOTE: The benefit of the tithe is beyond today. It goes into tomorrow. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Horses can sleep standing up.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord do for you today what money cannot do in Jesus Name.