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Money And Spiritual Encounters

Money And Spiritual Encounters

Money is a very important tool in the existence of man. Money is needed for almost every part of human comfortable existence in life.

As a matter of fact, Scripture says money answers all things (Eccl. 10:19). All things here speak of the human realm where money is the medium for exchange for goods and service.

Money is so important that it can ransom life. Scripture says the ransom of a man’s life are his riches (Prov. 13:8).

Money is so important that it is used to measure the worth of a man, and the service of a mine and the time of a man.

It is evident that without money, many people have died of poverty, sicknesses and diseases, malnutrition. The lack of money have made many to lose their voice and position in the society. Lack of money have crumbled so many marriages and destinies.

Money is key to reaching even the peak of destiny and realize the dream of your heart.

Even in the kingdom of God, it takes money for the kingdom gospel to spread from one place to the other. Our Lord Jesus Christ while He walked the earth in pursuing His ministry, used money to solve financial needs. Money was important to Jesus that He had treasurer to keep His money.

But as importance and as much needed is money to make life comforted, it is not the requirement for having spiritual encounters with God.

God is calling us into deep experience with Him. God is calling us into encounters with Him. But He is not requiring money from us to get this done.

Isa 55:1

I Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

In Isaiah 55:1, He said we should come and buy, but not with money. There is the wine and milk of God that He wants us to partake off. Though we have to buy them, we are not going to buy them with money. And so, those without money are qualified for this transaction.

To buy means to fulfill the price of the commodity that you desire with the equivalent money value. But in the kingdom of God, we don’t buy the anointing, divine encounters, spiritual growth, divine experience with money, but with equivalent spiritual hunger and thirst.

Hunger and thirst is the spiritual currency needed to buy the things of God. Hunger and thirst are the spiritual money needed to buy spiritual experience, anointing and encounters.

Simon wanted to buy the anointing of the Holy Spirit with money, but was quickly rebuked by Apostle Peter. Peter told him, your money perish with you.

Acts 8:18-20

18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

Without spiritual hunger and thirst, your money will perish with you in the bid to seeing spiritual experience in the kingdom of God.

There are many people in the kingdom of God that are not experiencing God not because God is far from them, but because they don’t have the spiritual hunger and thirst needed for the experience and encounter they desire.

Our Lord Jesus called out those who were thirsty to come and drink of the living water.

God is beckoning on you for a new level of experience and encounter with Him. God wants to pour out Himself into you like a wine. He wants to fill you with Himself as milk. But only your hunger and thirst can let Him.

The Milk stands for the revelation of the Word of God that prompts divine experiences (1 Peter 2:2).

The Wine symbolizes the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 9:17; Eph. 5:18)

God is saying, if you are truly thirsty and hungry to know and have encounter with Me through My Word, then come forward and be fed. If you are hungry for My Spirit, then come forward.

No money is needed. Just your thirst and hunger.

Moses, David, Paul were men who were never satisfied with their experience of God. They kept being hungry, and God kept filling them up.

Moses said, show me your glory

David said, open thou my eyes to behold wondrous out of thy law

Paul said, I may know him.

The very moment you come to a point of satisfaction, where you need no more of God, you start backsliding.

God is drawn to the hungry soul. God is drawn to the thirsty soul.

Come, buy divine experience not with money but just with your hunger and thirst for God.

Amen.