Satan does destroy many preachers by seducing us to focus upon “managing the ministry” that Jesus assigned to us.
Offerings are usually the distraction, pre-occupation, or seduction Satan uses.
Money is holy to God. What you do with your money in relationship to Jesus Christ and God, His Father, is between you and Jesus. It is, and always has been, a “holy and private” matter. Therefore, there are no online offering buttons on this site. In Truth Seekers Church, your choice to give to the Lord for His work should be well thought out, done with reverence, taking your time, and according to what He empowers you to do — no pressure or shame from trying to keep up with what you think others are doing.
I do not have a word from Jesus Christ, yet, about online giving and I have no judging to do about other preachers who do. These instructions are what the Lord Jesus has given to ME for my obedience in leading his people back to holy awe and reverence for God and his holy things!
How To Give A Holy Offering To God
Ephesians 4:11 preachers know these things, but as Paul warned us, it is always wise to remind us!
You must pray over your offering to sanctify it (separate it apart from all other common uses, make it special) as uniquely His, for the Lord to accept it.
NEWSFLASH: God does NOT ACCEPT everything we offer to Him (Isaiah 66). Your offering must be according to reverence for who He is by offering it to Him with a humble, loving heart for Him and people. There must not be any selfish hate, bitterness, unforgiveness, revenge in your heart toward anybody while you are approaching God with a “holy” offering (Matthew 5:1-24) and for the right reason (James 4:1-17). There must not be any “lightness, trivial attitudes in its presentation, but presented as if given to Jesus standing right in front of you, watching –because He is — although invisible to us!
IMPORTANT: You mind must be on the Lord’s Kingdom — not trying to co-mingle your motives with governments’ influence, through laws about income and taxation on your private covenant between Jesus Christ and you. The only thought you must have when giving is “what is right for me to do toward you and your Kingdom, Lord Jesus”?
Offerings to Jesus Christ — for the work of Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ/Truth Seekers Church can be done with reverence and praying that God will accept it by two ways:
- MAILINGS: You can mail your offerings:
- Make check or money orders to Truth Seekers of Jesus Christ or Truth Seekers Church (legal names for the church work). If you mail, Minister Clark will lay hands upon you when possible, and always upon the received mail. She is anointed with words of authority that impart Christ’s favor and blessing upon it and upon you even in your absence. It is her obedience to the Lord commanding her, using Matthew 10:40-42.
- MEETINGS: You can, also, choose to meet in person (this can be during a church meeting). Again, hands anointed by the Holy Spirit will be laid upon you AND your offering, with words of authority that impart Christ’s favor and blessing upon it and upon you. This is also done in obedience to the Lord’s direct command to Minister Clark in Matthew 10:40-42.
My Personal Dedication About God’s Money
I have been poor, millionaire-rich, middle-income — all of it — and learned the truth about God’s offerings. Offerings are “holy” to God. My accountants have all kept to my commitment that I do not look for deductions, only taking what is standard. This keeps my life free to serve the Lord without hindrance, distraction, or unclear motives in my heart. Also, it keeps me from limiting what I want to do for the Lord because of the fears surrounding gift tax if I want to do more than the IRS laws permit! Just give it and take the loss as a sacrifice to God — it is all His money anyway! He has always restored in some manner more than I could ever dream — such as GETTING THE GOSPEL OUT OF MY MOUTH WITH POWER!!! HALLELUJAH!