“The Principle of Preparation”
Deut 28:8 The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand…
1 Chr 29:1Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced and the work is great; for the temple is not for man, but for the Lord God.
DAVID WANTED A PLACE FOR GOD THAT HE WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE IN
2 Now for the house of my God I have prepared with all my might: gold for things to be made of gold, silver for things of silver, bronze for things of bronze, iron for things of iron, wood for things of wood, onyx stones, stones to be set, glistening stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and marble slabs in abundance. 3 Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, my own special treasure of gold and silver:
1 Chr 22 DAVID PREPARED FROM THE NATIONAL TREASURY; THIS IS FROM HIS OWN STOREHOUSE!
4 three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses
DAVIDS OWN STOREHOUSE $5,760,000,000 IN GOLD – 179,200,000 IN SILVER = (5,939,200,000 TOTAL)
TOTAL BETWEEN THE NATIONAL TREASURY & DAVID WOULD BE ALMOST 200 BILLION IN GOLD & 2 TRILLION IN SILVER
6 Then the leaders of the fathers’ houses, leaders of the tribes of Israel, the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the officers over the king’s work, offered willingly. 7 They gave for the work of the house of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze, and one hundred thousand talents of iron. 8 And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord, into the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9,600,000. IN GOLD – 3,560,000 IN DARICS – 256,000,000 IN SILVER
9 Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord; and King David also rejoiced greatly. 10 Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. 13 “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name. 14 But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You.
THE PLAN WAS FROM GOD
Ch 28:19 “All this”, said David, “The Lord made me understand in writing by His hand upon me, all the details of this pattern”
GOD IS NOT OFFENDED BY MONEY.
GOD PUT THE WEALTH OF THIS WORLD HERE FOR THE CHURCH.
HE PUT IT HERE FOR US TO USE IT WISELY AND PROPERLY DISTRIBUTE IT FOR HIS GLORY.
GOD IS A GOD OF RESERVES… A GOD OF STOREHOUSES
Ps 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
he puts the deep into storehouses.
Mal 3:10 MENTIONS THE TITHE GOING INTO THE STOREHOUSE…
A STOREHOUSE IS A FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE CAN ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM AND THAT INCLUDES OUR PERSONAL LIVES.
Matt 24 – PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS (5 Foolish, 5 Prudent)
WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANTED FOR THE FUTURE?
Prov 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
THERE’S STABILITY IN STOREHOUSES.
Amp Prov 13:11 He who gathers little by little will increase (his riches)
WHEN YOUR LIFE ENDS WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND?
Gen 12:2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you,
And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; 3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”