“I don’t go for this stuff!” I told Todd Coontz bluntly. He had just taught on the thousand-dollar principle during our conference in Dallas. “I’ve believed in seed-faith giving for decades, and I’ve seen it work time after time, but where do you get this $1,000 teaching?”
He showed me from the Bible how Solomon offered a thousand animals to God. He told me there’s something very special about the number 1,000 and the miracles he has seen when people cross that line in giving.
Then he challenged me: “Pastor Benny, why don’t you sow $1,000 and see what happens, and if it doesn’t work, don’t ever invite me back to speak at your events again.”
My Step of Faith
I’ll admit that I was skeptical, but what Todd didn’t know was that I needed God to work a miracle in a certain area of my own finances. I was in a situation where I truly had to trust the Lord for a huge miracle. So I took a large step of faith and planted a sacrificial gift into the ministry.
I was amazed at how quickly and miraculously God worked on my behalf! It was so dramatic that I wondered if maybe it was just a matter of timing and coincidence.
Dr. Coontz came to another conference shortly afterward, and I was so intrigued by what had happened in my own life that I decided to step out even more sacrificially. Again, the results were quick, nothing short of miraculous, and totally life-changing!
Because of what I heard, and responding to his challenge, I stepped into a new dimension of favor and increase.
And that’s the purpose of this email!
It’s Time for Change
Are you ready for God’s abundance to literally pour over you? Are you ready to be debt-free? Is it time for you to stop living from paycheck to paycheck? If so, God’s increase is about to be revealed to you in an unprecedented way!
Our Lord Jesus promised:
“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).
This is the supernatural anointing for your unprecedented harvest.
It is God’s will for believers to walk in divine prosperity. According to Deuteronomy 28, we should be lending, not borrowing. We are to be blessed in the city and blessed in the field, whether we are coming or going. God wants to scatter our enemies and command a supernatural blessing upon us because of His covenant with and His anointing upon us.
Believers have largely been taught how to plant seed, but they haven’t been taught how to expect and receive the harvest.
Expectation is the breeding ground for miracles.
We need to learn to expect good things from God, for the difference between today and tomorrow is our expectation.
Are you ready to be part of this “good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over” abundance?
If you want supernatural favor and increase, plant seed as an act of faith, knowing that the amount of seed you sow will determine the size of your harvest. We are told:
“He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6).
It’s that clear-cut. If you sow sparingly, you will reap sparingly. But when you increase what you plant, your harvest will increase dramatically, especially as your level of expectation grows.
“Sparingly” indicates a minimum. Not much. As little as possible. Don’t stay in the sparing harvest! Don’t bind yourself to a sparing harvest. Instead, increase your seed level. This releases the abundance of the prosperity anointing on your life. Give God more to work with. Expect more. Greater faith releases the anointing!
Moving from “Sparingly” to Thousandfold Abundance
If you have been at a low-level harvest for a long time, then it’s time to release your prosperity with higher seed-level giving and a greater expectation of an unprecedented harvest. It’s time to move into high gear and release the prosperity anointing over yourself and your loved ones!Today, I am asking you to move up to a higher level. I believe strongly that I am supposed to ask God’s people right now to prayerfully consider giving a sacrificial gift of $1,000.
One thousand is a significant number in Scripture. In fact, the word thousand is recorded in the King James Version of the Bible 521 times, so it is obviously a number that is important to the kingdom of God.
The Lord God says:
“Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10).
The thousand hills in this passage are representative of the foundation of prosperity, for the thousand hills support the cattle on them. So “a thousand” here is a reference to the basis of God’s system of prosperity in His divine kingdom. And that system of prosperity has been put into action for you, His precious child.
I am convinced that the thousandfold principle is biblical. It has been proven throughout the centuries and is as powerful today as it was in the Old Testament when these words were written:
“The Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!” (Deuteronomy 1:11)…or when King Solomon offered a thousand offerings (1 Kings 3:4-5).
Step into the Thousandfold Measure
A thousandfold is not an amount. It is a measure. And the thousandfold measure releases a limitless measure. Everything below that has limitation, but the thousandfold principle removes the boundaries, releases the impossible, and opens the lid on the supernatural.Step out in faith and plant a seed of $1,000 or whatever amount God places on your heart as you prayerfully consider what He wants you to give during this special offering.
I truly feel that this is an important, life-changing time for the higher level of favor and increased anointing, and I want to do whatever I can to encourage you to understand and claim the promises that are available to you.
We know that miracles happen when we give God something to work with.
So take that step of faith that moves you into a higher level of favor and increase. Sow a generous gift of $1,000 or whatever God places on your heart today.
I can tell you from personal experience that your life will never be the same!
Expecting God’s unprecedented harvest in your life,