“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer. 31:33). Wow! God promises us oneness and intimacy with Him to the very core and depth of our beings. This is the relationship Jesus had with the Father, and He longs to have it with us. What prepares the way for this oneness with Jesus? Revelation 3:19 says, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
Amazingly, this love for Jesus in our hearts causes a complete transformation in our lives, including our finances, which God can use to carry the Gospel of Jesus to the world. “A flood of light is shining from the word of God, and there must be an awakening to neglected opportunities. When all are faithful in giving back to God His own in tithes and offerings, the way will be opened for the world to hear the message for this time. If the hearts of God’s people were filled with love for Christ, if every church member were thoroughly imbued with the spirit of self-sacrifice, if all manifested thorough earnestness, there would be no lack of funds for home or foreign missions. Our resources would be multiplied; a thousand doors of usefulness would be opened, and we should be invited to enter. Had the purpose of God been carried out by His people in giving to the world the message of mercy, Christ would, ere this, have come to the earth, and the saints would have received their welcome into the city of God” (Counsels for the Church, p. 275).
Through God’s gift of repentance, let’s receive the Holy Spirit and all of Jesus and His righteousness into our hearts each and every moment. May He have kingship over all that we are, including our finances, that all the world will hear about His saving love, and then we can go home with Him.