The Money For Miracles Scam.

The Money For Miracles Scam.

Luke 7:11-15
And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow:and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier:and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

One of the most moving stories in the Gospels is about the son of the widow from a city called Nain. Jesus saw the funeral procession and noticed that the woman was a widow probably by her attire. The bible says that he had compassion on her and comforted her, telling her not to weep. This was not an empty religious palliative. He told her not to weep because he was going to do something to turn her situation around, terminate her pain and bring her joy.
Now here’s what is worthy of note.
Before Jesus raised the young man back to life he did not ask for a special offering, a miracle seed, a prophetic seed, a prophet’s offering, a breakthrough seed, a resurrection seed. None of that. He was moved by compassion, rebuked the spirit of death and brought the young man back to life. He delivered the man to his mother, alive, strong, without any exchange of money for a miracle.
The bible didn’t even mention if the woman had any faith for the miracle that Jesus performed, yet he brought that young man back to life.

Some preachers would have us believe that nothing happens in the kingdom through a minister of the gospel unless money is placed in his hands as a seed. They want us to believe that it takes money to release the power of God upon a person to bring about deliverance, freedom, healing and transformation. Such ministers insist that until money is given to them or their ministry God cannot and will not move. They put money before the move of the Spirit of God insisting that if money is not given the Holy Spirit will not move.

This is a lie from the very pit of satan’s headquarters in hell.

God does not need anything from you to do a supernatural work in your life except your faith and obedience. God doesn’t need you to sow a seed before your prayer is answered.
The idea of giving God something to activate the miraculous appeals to our vanity as human beings. We want to think that we were part of the miracle. Some pastors would have us believe that if it weren’t for the seed we sowed that nothing would have happened. This is not true.

Acts 8:18-19
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles ‘hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

Simon the sorcerer saw the supernatural manifestation of God’s power and he offered them money so that this same power could be given to him. Simon was a wizard. It was the usual practice for him to buy whatever he saw and liked. It was the usual practice for satanic agents and ministers to buy and sell spiritual power. Simon had seen this done several times so he had no qualms about offering the apostles money for them to give him the power they operated with.

But Peter publicly rebuked Simon for his error.

Acts 8:20
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

The gift of God cannot be bought with money.
Spiritual things cannot be purchased with money.
The supernatural power of God cannot be activated and released by money.
The blessings of God cannot be bought with money.
Divine protection cannot be bought with money.
Jesus told his disciples, freely you have received, freely give. He never told them to collect money before spiritual services are rendered.
Spiritual things are activated by faith. This gives equal access to everyone who desires something from God.

Some ministers claim they can transfer their anointing when you give them some money. This is not true. It cannot be done. They may transfer something but it is not the anointing of God. The anointing or grace on their lives was freely given to them for them to do the work of the ministry. They didn’t buy it, neither did they work for it. No amount of money or work will give you an anointing or a spiritual gift. It is given by the Holy Spirit as he pleases. To claim that you can transfer the anointing on your life to someone who gives you money is deception.
The gullible believe everything they hear from the mouths of these deceivers. They throw money at them expecting some form of transfer of anointing, but it can never happen because spiritual things cannot be bought, neither can they be sold for money.

Isaiah 55:1
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.

What Peter told the sorcerer still applies today.
If you think you can buy divine providence with money,
If you think you can exchange money for miracles,
If you think God will accede to your requests because you sowed a special seed, you are in error and you should repent.
There is absolutely nothing we can do to get God to do something for you that Is not written in the word concerning you. If it is written in the word, then we can access it by faith. Faith is what unlocks and releases the blessings of God into our lives.

It is satanic to try and manipulate God with your money to do something special for you. It is an insult to offer the God who owns your very life money so that you can buy His favour, supernatural intervention in your situation. It is blasphemy to suggest that God needs your money. So that you know, God needs absolutely nothing from you. Your pastor may be moved by your money but not God. Your pastor may need your money but not God. The silver and the gold belong to Him. He needs nothing from you to do what He wants to do in, through and for you. All God requires from both rich and poor is faith to access spiritual blessings is faith. He doesn’t need anything extra from you.

Giving should be motivated by love, not by covetousness or an attempt to force or manipulate God to do something for you. And if you do not have to give, or you do not give, for whatever reason known to you, you should not be scared of curses, evil omens or bad luck. Many believers are superstitious and gullible and some pastors use their belief to enslave them. These pastors use fear to manipulate the fearful and the ignorant to give them money. They threaten them with all manner of evil if they don’t give them or their church money. This is satanic manipulation. God will never punish with evil the children whom He has redeemed from the curse of the law: Galatians 3:13. It is not scriptural to tell the children of God that they will experience ‘bad luck’ because they did not give a church or pastor money. Always remember that God is good. Jeremiah 29:11 says His plans for you are good, to give you an awesome future. Who would you rather believe, some greed-driven pastors or the word of God?

Be blessed.

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One response to “The Money For Miracles Scam.

  1. Allison Olusegun

    Well said! God help this greed-driven generation of so called pastors and also the church goers who can’t search the scriptures for themselves.

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