How We Receive Finances (Quick Read)

This is how the church has taught us to receive finances and physical wealth from the Lord:

  1. By tithing…
  2. By being a good steward of what you already have…
  3. By being a blessing, and being generous to others
  4. And oh yeah, because of Jesus.

Now this is how the Gospel teaches us to receive the power of God unto wealth:

1. By the finished work of Jesus, through faith in Him. Period. Nothing more, nothing less.

Now any church would certainly say that we receive blessing from God through Jesus, but when they combine faith in Jesus with a host of other actions you need to take, they have distorted the Gospel (Galatians 5:2). That’s not the way we were saved and it’s not how we receive from God day-to-day. It’s only through faith in what Jesus has done. No action or “show of trust in God” is necessary as a prerequisite. It wasn’t necessary to receive salvation and it isn’t now.

Colossians 2:6 (NKJV) As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him…