Dimensions of Giving
Dimensions of Giving by David O. Ogaga of Nigeria –
ISBN: 978179294868. Before proceeding to “Dimensions of Giving”, I want to pre-sent some benefits that some people who opened up themselves to these principles derived for doing so in the word of God. We are told “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men” NKJ. There is an expansion that goes with being a Liberal person”. Proverbs 18:16. (Dimensions of Giving by David O. Ogaga)
In Luke 6:38, the Lord 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’. The Lord in the above passage declares that charities done in faith, in obedience to the will of God, and with an eye to the glory of God, will certainly yield a plentiful increase. Liberality is the absolute way to riches; giving is the best and the surest way of surviving. (Dimensions of Giving by David O. Ogaga)
The word Bosom speaks of the fold of the robe in front, in which things were carried. Pockets were unknown to them at the time. Now we talk of pockets and wallets, but above all, your Bank account. By implication, giving will cause a rise and stabil-ity in your Bank Account. God using this medium through men to bring it to pass. Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. Psalm.35: 27
Scattereth; distributes his wealth in deeds of kindness. True Christian liberality is the road to prosperity. It secures God’s blessing upon our gain and makes it profitable to ourselves and to others. (Dimensions of Giving by David O. Ogaga)
It Secures Life for Us (Elijah and the widow of Zarephath)
1 Kings 17:7-16, is the story of the widow of Zarephath, who was to prepare her last meal for herself and her son to eat and die, but to this woman Elijah was sent. Verse 8-9, says; 8 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
We are told this widow heeded the words of the prophet and made the meal, which she gave to Elijah first according to the in-struction the Prophet gave. (Dimensions of Giving by David O. Ogaga)
13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
An excerpt for the book: Dimensions of Giving by David O. Ogaga. (58 Pages)