Law giving or Grace giving



Have you ever seen  a preacher stand up in front of the congregation and say “stop giving! Your giving way too much !”

I know one who did ; His name was Moses. 

Moses had to actually restrain Gods people from
Giving because they were giving way too much! 

You could say they became addicted to giving.. 

and they spoke to Moses, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which the LORD commanded us to do."
Exodus 36:5 

So Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary." 

And the people were restrained from bringing,

for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done-indeed too much. Exodus 36:6-7

What caused Gods people to become so excited about giving? 

Was it because they were commanded to give ? Were they told to give God what belongs to Him or they would be cursed?

No, in fact there was no command to give at all. They were not actually told to give, but they were asked to give a free will offering from their heart. 

In fact the only thing that God could use in the building of the tabernacle were those gifts that were offered as a free will offering.

And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying: 

Take from among you an offering to the LORD. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to the LORD: gold, silver, and bronze; 

Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD's offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. Exodus 35:

A free will offering is “not give or else suffer the consequences offering.

A free will offering is an offering that you desire to give, that your moved to give, not something that your forced to give or feel pressured to give. 

We need to understand that God is our Father; He is not the God-Father. He’s not saying “ I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse if you don’t give!”

Our offering shouldn’t be seen as protection money; giving should be a pleasure, not a pressure! 

But something phenomenal begins to happen when Gods people are free to give from the heart. 

They actually begin to experience the joy of giving. 

I personally believe that church’s who preach free will offering over law giving or giving as something you must pay for protection; in other words pay up or suffer the consequences ! will actually not see a decrease in giving, but an increase in giving.

So is it law giving or free will giving? 

Let’s look at scripture. 

Remember this-a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. "For God loves a person who gives cheerfully." 

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 
2 Corinthians 9:6-8


You decide ..

Forgiveness of Sins



Is Forgiveness of sins a work or a gift ?

For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Under the Old Covenant forgiveness of sin was a verb. You had to do something in order to get something.
Under the New Covenant forgiveness of sins is a noun, its a gift that we now receive because somebody else already took the action in order to obtain eternal forgiveness for all of us.
Who took the action to obtain forgiveness for all of us?
Jesus took all the necessary action in order to obtain eternal redemption for all who believe.
Hebrews 9:12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption
Today we are eternally forgiven because Jesus hung on a cross, shed His blood and died for all of our sins.Forgiveness of sins is now a gift to be received and not achieved. Forgiveness is a gift not a work.
Jesus took the action necessary in order to obtain eternal forgiveness and righteousness for all of us !
Our part is to now believe and receive what Christ has already done.
Matthew 26:28 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed[b] and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.
Jesus shed His blood for the remission of all sins..
Remission of sins are sins that have already been forgiven.
All of our sins past, present and future sins have all ready been paid for at the cross.
God is not forgiving our sins on a daily basis as we daily remember them and then bring them before 
God, pleading and begging God to forgive us No ! God has already forgiven us of all sin in the body of Christ. Its a done deal ! God says your sins and iniquities I remember no more ! So why should we keep bringing up sins that God has already chosen to forget?

There has been a lot of covenantal confusion when it comes to the forgiveness of sins, but we need to understand which side of the cross that we are now on.
Before the cross forgiveness of sins was a verb, it was based upon what you do, but after the cross forgiveness of sins is a noun its not based on what you do, but what you believe; its based upon what Christ has already done! Jesus died in order to obtain for us complete redemption and the forgiveness of sins
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Ephesians 1:7
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, Col 2:13
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Col 1:13
People often wonder if God could ever forgive me for all the sins that I have committed? 

The good News is that He already has forgiven you. He did it 2000 years ago in the one time sacrifice of Jesus.
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,[e] so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:19-21