May 25 Debt Cancellation Day of Prayer
When Moses began teaching the children of Israel about giving, he took an offering for the Tabernacle. The people gave 50,000 ounces of gold and over 20,000 ounces of silver for that building in the desert. Finally Moses had to say, “No more. Go home. Keep your money!”
As a result of their generous giving, when they finally possessed the land of Canaan God gave them the wealth of seven nations. Because of the Israelites’ giving hearts, God blessed their nation so much that, under Solomon’s reign, gold became like rocks. There was so much gold in Israel that when the foreign powers—the Assyrians, Babylonians, and other nations—came in to possess or invade the land, they also took the gold. Still there was so much gold that it took 400 years for foreign powers to carry all the gold away.
Imagine gold so plentiful that it was like dust! Prosperity has always been the result of righteousness. We are told in Scripture, “In the house of the righteous is much treasure” (Proverbs 15:6). And, “Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever” (Psalm 112:3).
Can’t you see that God wants to bless His righteous children, then and now?
It’s time to stop thinking lack and poverty.
It’s time to start thinking as God thinks. The Lord Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38).
Jesus never promised that we would receive just a little; He promised that we would receive abundantly. But He also taught the key: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
“Added” here means surplus!
Added means that you will have more than enough!
The promises in the Word of God are guaranteed by God Himself. They are so strong and solid that they cannot be broken: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
As you give, if you seek the kingdom first, you can rest assured that you will have surplus, no matter what is happening to the economy around you. Just step out in faith. As you prove yourself to God, God will prove Himself to you.
My Personal Journey
I haven’t always known that. When I first got into ministry, I fell into deep debt. I started preaching in 1974 and by 1977 I was $200,000 in debt. A young, single man, I was scared to death. The crowds were growing bigger and bigger, so when I was given the opportunity to go on a network, I signed a contract to do 28 programs. That money had to be paid whether one red cent came in or not.
I learned some very hard lessons, and I also saw God work mighty miracles of debt cancellation when I began giving toward the kingdom, even though I could not humanly afford to give anything.
I don’t just teach kingdom principles of sowing and reaping. I have lived it in the midst of pressure and overwhelming need. As the ministry has grown, our financial needs sometimes seem like an engulfing tidal wave. But God continues to show me that the promises in His Word are big enough, even as the ministry expands during these prophetic days.
“Benny is in trouble…”
For a few years we faced yet another crisis. In debt over $10 million dollars with pressure growing, I was reminded again by the Lord that there is only one way out—giving sacrificially to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations!
The leaders of our ministry prayed, and we believed that we should give Reinhardt Bonnke a million dollars. We had no idea how we would get that kind of money, but we committed to planting that seed into his ministry.
Right after that I called my longtime friend Dr. Oral Roberts and said, “I need your help. Can you come on This Is Your Day! and teach on sowing and reaping? We need a miracle!”
We are limited on the time we spend fundraising on our programs, so I said, “Doc, we only have three minutes, and I need to raise ten million dollars.”
He said, “Don’t worry about it.”
When it came time for fundraising, Dr. Roberts looked into the camera and said, “Benny is in trouble. Help him.”
That was it!
That had only taken a few seconds. We still had most of the three minutes left, so I encouraged him to share more, but he said, “That’s it. I’m done.”
People started calling, planting seed. We started receiving mail from the program. And within days $10 million came in!
Some people called who weren’t even Christians, but they wanted to be part of this $10 million miracle. Our staff would try to pray with them, but many of them said, “I don’t want your prayers. I just want to give that guy on TV some money. I like him!”
Others said, “I want to give this to that guy in the white suit. Tell him to keep wearing that white suit.”
It was truly one of the great miracles as I saw the wealth of the unbelievers coming to the righteous. We had given to the Gospel out of our need, and Matthew 6:38 came alive as “men gave unto our bosom.”
Planting Toward the Gospel Out of Need
I have seen it happen time and time again. God did it because of the promises in His Word.
Recently I received a gift in the mail from a well-known minister. When I called to thank him, he said, “Brother Benny, our ministry is in trouble financially, and the only way out is by giving to the Gospel. We’re sending this so God can bless our obedience.”
I’ll never forget when Paul and Jan Crouch gave me a check for a million dollars toward our 2006 Festival of Worship in India. It cost us over $4 million to build everything and hold services that ended up seeing 7.3 million people in attendance, with most of them praying to receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
I was about to say to them, “Don’t do it! You have so many needs around the world with TBN.” But Paul said, “Benny, don’t steal our blessings. We have needs, but God has directed us to do this.”
Within days, a woman wrote us a check for $10 million dollars to TBN!
And I believe God is ready to move in your life that way as He teaches you the power of giving to cancel your debts.
It has been a learning process. When I was a young minister, I needed $200,000. It took six months after I gave out of my need. A few years ago, we had a $10 million need, and God gave it to us in a week. Even as our needs have continued to grow worldwide, God has taught us how to give in faith.
God’s promises are true for you, too. And God always comes on time. He knows your troubles and your needs. He always comes through. Don’t doubt Him. Believe Him!
May 25 Debt Cancellation Day of Prayer
Right now, I am believing God for your freedom from financial pressure, so much so that I have set May 25 as the Debt Cancellation Day of Prayer.
Now, more than ever before, God’s people need liberty from debt. With the world thrown into financial chaos, it’s time for believers to see God’s mighty abundance poured out in a historic way.
It is important to seek God’s kingdom first and to give toward taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations. It is also important to know the seasons and times. We are moving into a season of great outpouring, of releasing faith to be free from debt!
God wants His people to be free from debt so we can give even more toward the Gospel. These are prophetic days, and the open doors we see in front of us will take more money than any of us can produce by ourselves.
During this amazing season, God is ready to fulfill His promises unlike anything we have ever seen before. He has said:
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:10-12)
As you obey Him, the windows of heaven will open up! Protection, abundance, and blessing are yours because of obedience.
I knew I had that choice in 1977. I chose to obey even when I lost close friends and board members who didn’t understand why we needed to give to the Gospel out of our own overwhelming need.
I’ve had the choice many times since then, including the time a few years ago with Reinhardt Bonnke. I chose to obey with our one million dollars, even though I had no clue how we were going to raise the $10 million we desperately needed.
Again and again God has proven Himself as we have released our faith through the sacrificial seed we planted.
It’s Time to Break Free!
Do you believe it is time for you to get completely out of debt? It is not a fantasy. There is a way.
Moses and the children of Israel were told, “All these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God” (Deuteronomy 28:2). They believed it, and the gold became as dust and rocks in the land.
There are special seasons of anointing for debt cancellation. This is one of them. If you want to be part of this extraordinary season, trigger the process by releasing your faith through sowing a sacrificial seed toward the Gospel.
Release your faith as you sow a sacrificial seed! I am asking you to send that debt cancellation seed with your prayer requests in time for your seed and needs to be included in the special May 25 Debt Cancellation Day of Prayer.
I am believing for a mighty outpouring of miracles on that day and as we move through this season.
If your need is great, your seed must be great. There is a powerful anointing for debt cancellation, and I want you to be part of it. Sow your seed toward the Gospel and target that seed toward a harvest to overcome your debts.
It’s time to break free from the bondage you have been under. But it will take a sacrificial gift to trigger your debt cancellation harvest. Pray and give what God is directing you to give sacrificially.
Debt and financial calamity is a horrible master. It is a terrible problem that is ripping people, families, companies, and even nations apart. And there is one way out of debt. It is not through the banks. It is not through the governments. But when you trust God to cancel your debts in a supernatural way, amazing things can begin to happen. He can heal finances just as He can heal bodies. He can release you from pressure and pour out supernatural abundance.
All I know is that God has specifically told me to share with His people that He wants to deliver them from debt. That is why we are dedicating May 25 as a special Debt Cancellation Day of Prayer. That is why we have been offering the best financial freedom teaching we can provide on This Is Your Day! And that is why I am writing this letter to you.
“My debt is canceled!”
It’s time to step out in faith. It’s time to say, “My debt is canceled!” In fact, I want you to write those words on a card or piece of paper and keep it in view. In big, bold words write, “My debt is canceled!” Put a copy on your bathroom mirror, your office, refrigerator, and wallet!
Then as an act of faith sow bountifully, knowing that God will give you a bountiful harvest. Be bold. Be strong. Be courageous. Be determined.
Don’t let debt continue to be your master. Follow God’s principles for giving toward the kingdom, giving out of your need, and targeting your seed toward your debts.
I will come into agreement with you on May 25, agreeing that your seed will trigger the harvest for debt cancellation. And I can’t wait to hear your testimony of what God does for you!
We know it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)…
Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ,
teaching the unchanging Word of God,
expecting the mighty and miraculous
power of the Holy Spirit,