And it Shall Be Given to You

  John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I want you to notice the two words in the above scripture love and gave.

God loved us so much that that He gave. The important thing here is that He loved before He gave. Did He have anything given to Him? The answer to that is yes. He has been given the harvest of souls. The example here is that if we love as we give, we receive back.

There is a scripture that I hear so often, especially when it is time to receive the offerings or tithes. Each time I have heard that scripture, it was as if there was a little tug on my heart that something was not complete. I finally felt as if I needed to really get into that scripture.

Luke 6:38 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.


I see where it could apply to giving money, but as I searched out the rest of the chapter, I began to see what Jesus was talking about in this scripture.

The amplified explains it this way:

Luke 6: 38 Give, and (gifts) will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into the pouch formed by the bosom of your robe and used as a bag. For with the measure you deal out with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others, it will be measured back to you.


The word confer in the Funk and Wagnall dictionary means: to grant as a gift or benefit; bestow.

The word benefit means: that which is helpful; advantage; profit. It is an act of kindness; charitable deed. 

Let's put the scripture into context of the meaning of the words. It would read this way;


For with the measure you use when you grant or bestow an act of kindness, a charitable deed or be helpful to others it will be measured back to you.


So lets search out some of the scriptures;

Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Luke 6: 27 Amplified:
But I say to you who are listening now to Me: in order to heed, make it a practice to love your enemies, treat them well( do good to, act nobly toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred.
6: 28: Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God's blessing ( favor) upon those who abuse you who revile, reproach, disparage, and highly misuse you


Let's use verse 38 using these two scriptures.
Give, love to your enemies, treat them well and do good to them and you will be given love, treated well, and goodness will be given to you pressed down, shaken together and running over.
Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, and implore God's favor upon them who abuse you or misuse you and blessings and favor will be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over.


Luke 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

Luke 6: 29 Amplified: To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your undergarment as well.


Give to the one that strikes your cheek or jaw, the other one also and if your outer garment is taken, give him your undergarment as well and gifts will be given to you pressed down, shaken together, and running over.


Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

Luke 6: 30 Amplified: Give away to everyone who begs of you who is in want of necessities, and of him who takes away from your goods, do not demand them back again.


Give away to everyone who has a need, and do not take back your goods from someone who has taken from you and your needs will be met, and what has been taken from you will be given back pressed down, shaken together, and running over.


Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6: 31 Amplified: And as you would like and desire that men do to you, do exactly so to them.

Give to men the way you desire that men do to you and it will be given to you pressed down, shaken together, and running over.


Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

Luke 6:32 Amplified: If you merely love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the very sinners love their lovers those who love them


Give love to those who do not love you and love will be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over.

Luke 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

Luke 6:33 Amplified: And if you are kind and do good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same.


It is easy to give, to be kind and do good to others that always are always being kind, doing good and blessing others, but as Jesus said even the sinners ( world) does those things. We as Christians are suppose to do the opposite of the worlds way. That is why Jesus says to do these things for people that are not kind or doing good for others, and we will benefit from it. You may ask How?


Give kindness, do good and show favor to those that are not kind, and that are never doing for others or blessings others and kindness, goodness and blessings will be given, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.


When you read the rest of the scriptures below, make sure you apply verse 38 to the scriptures.


Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.


Luke 6:34 Amplified: And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again.


Look what Jesus is saying here if you lend money at interest from those whom you hope to receive, you are acting the same as the sinners do, who is always truing to gain something of the world. we believers are to act differently. What I believe Jesus is saying here is to give them the money and not lend it. Whenever you lend it and expect it back, you are putting them in bondage to you, so Give money and it will be given back to you pressed down, shaken together, and running over.


Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Luke 6: 35 Amplified: But love your enemies and be kind and do good doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense( your reward) will be great ( rich, strong, intense and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.


Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.


Luke 6:36 Amplified: So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is all of these.


Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:


Luke 6:37 Amplified: Judge not neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure, and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty; acquit and forgive and release give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and release.


Remember, that God loved and gave, so in order to Give the things that we just read in all the scriptures above we will have to do it with the love of God that is in us, because we cannot do these things with human love. With the measure you give, you will receive. You must do it in faith.


I pray that the eyes of your understanding be enlightened as you read this and I believe that the Holy Spirit will reveal more to those who have ears to hear what the spirit is saying to the Church.


I believe that when the believers start walking in these things, the circumstances in their life will be changed and they will experience victory.


In Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

For every seed you plant whether good or bad you will reap a harvest, so if you plant negative seeds you get a negative harvest, so what are you sowing?

I pray that you meditate on the scriptures on this page and apply them to your life and you will start reaping the harvest.

GLORY TO GOD!!!  

 


 

 

 

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