Go To The Phones: Ministries And Money.Handbook 3: Article 16 - Spiritual Facts or Fiction

"Go to the phones!
Go to the phones. God is waiting for your call."

"God has promised in His Word:
'While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest ... shall not cease.'
Go to the phones. Go right now. Sow your seed -- your harvest awaits."

"You are the breakthrough person for your whole family.
Break through by sowing your seed and your loved ones will also break through.
Your children will be saved, your finances and your marriage will be healed."

"Call now while the waters are troubled; sow even from your need.
Sow from your 'nothing' -- expect an extraordinary harvest."

"Go to the phones. God is waiting to bless you one-hundred fold."

The Question of Finance:

In this day of mass hysteria of Christian ministries asking for money through every media outlet available, it would seem wise to consider again the words of Watchman Nee.

"The first question anyone should face who believes himself truly called of God is the financial question. If a man can trust God, let him go and work for Him. If not, let him stay at home, for he lacks the first qualification for the work. He must be able to look to the Lord alone for the meeting of his daily needs.

All propaganda in connection with the work must be avoided. With utter honesty of heart the man of God must trust in God and make the needs of his work known to God alone. Nothing must be done by way of advertisement in the hope of receiving material help. This is displeasing to God and hurtful to the work. It is a shameful thing to profess trust in God and then broadcast our needs or the needs of our work to others.

But does not the Scripture say, 'The laborer is worthy of his hire' and 'The Lord has ordained that those who proclaim the Gospel should live by the Gospel?' Absolutely! As the hearts of believers are touched by God, they give gifts to His servants, so that while these servants receive gifts through men, their trust is still entirely in God. It is only to Him their needs are told, and it is He who touches the hearts of His children to give. God does it all. There is no human communication involved. Did you forget that it is His work?"

Watchman Nee

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