I had gotten to the place where I was fed up with the devil controlling my finances. God said He would command His blessing upon me and rebuke the devourer for my sake. My wife and I agreed in the Name of Jesus that we would sow in famine.
We wrote out ten checks for $1,000, each representing the ten major areas of our ministry: the Bible Training Center, the Evangelistic Association, the Radio and Television Outreach, and so forth.
I needed a bigger and faster airplane to travel to all our meetings. So we also sowed $1,000 from that account. Carolyn and I sowed $1,000 personally as well. Altogether, checks totaling $11,000 were written.
In the natural, it looked foolish to give away $11,000. But God had told me, "You sow in famine and I will command My blessing upon you."
We wrote out the checks and sowed them into the ministries which God had instructed us. The same day, we received a check for $10,000. God blessed us with our seed back.
I sowed in famine and the next week, I was given a $150,000 airplane. It was given to me debt-free. In the same week, a person gave me a check for $100,000 for my Evangelistic Outreach.
In one week, over $250,000 came to us, and financial miracles haven't ceased since.
Do you know why these blessings have come upon me? Because God has commanded His blessing upon me and has rebuked the devourer for my sake.
Prosperity Belongs To You
God wants to prosper His people. It is not His intention, however, for this wealth to be spent on our own lusts or to gratify our flesh. This is to finance the revival that is coming on this planet.
Where will God get the money? There is a scripture that is beginning to be fulfilled on our behalf. It says that the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just (Prov. 13:22). The Amplified Bible says that it will eventually find its way into their hands.
Your Attitude Is Important
The way we sow in famine is also important to God. Let's look at the way the people were instructed to bring an offering in Exodus 35:
And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord commanded, saying, Take ye from among you an offering unto the Lord: whosoever is of a WILLING HEART, let him bring it, an offering of the Lord.Wise-hearted people are people who obey God.
And every wise hearted among you shall come.
Exodus 35 says:
And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all His service, and for the holy garments. And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold.Notice their attitude! They were willing to obey God.
In Exodus 36, we see that Moses received the offering the children of Israel brought. They were being obedient to the word of the prophet.
And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the Lord commanded to make.The people were so generous that Moses had to make another commandment: "Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing" (Ex. 36:6).
These people were so willing to obey God that they gave more than enough. They weren't selfish but gracious, and God was well pleased with them.
Exodus 36:7 says, "For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much."
Don't ever say that you don't have anything to give. You do. You have stuff! All God wants is for you to be willing to give what you have and He'll bless it back to you over and over again.
If you continue reading on into Exodus 40, you'll see that the day Moses entered the Tabernacle, the glory of the Lord filled the place. From that point on, the Lord covered them with a cloud, and everywhere they went they were protected.
They enjoyed divine health and divine prosperity.
If you are obedient to God and sow in famine, He will speak to your finances. With just as much power as when He said, "Light be," He's going to say, "Prosperity, come." Satan cannot stop the return from coming into your hands if you are obedient to God's Word.
In Deuteronomy 28, God commands blessings upon those who obey Him. Victory will come. God is rebuking the devourer and commanding the blessing of Isaac upon all who are obedient to sow in famine.
Sow your seed now and keep on sowing and watch God move supernaturally in your behalf.
Excerpt permission granted by Jerry Savelle Ministries International