What Every Joint Supplies
Finances in the Body of Christ
We believe that because we work for the Lord
Jesus Christ, He will provide all of our needs. The Lord will finance the
gifts given to us and there is never any
pressure or manipulation
funds or offerings for
our goals and purpose.
What we ask the Lord for is faithful people who give
cheerfully as the Lord leads to their brother and sister in Christ. If the Lord speaks to you about giving
ministry; then your obedience is encouraged, but that question is
between you and the Lord.
Whether you are led to give or not; I pray for your obedience to Jesus
Christ in the
Spirit; as scripture says that "...if you are led by
the Spirit, you are not under the law.
(Galatians 5:15) and
scripture also says "For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, these are sons of God."
So then we stand with
you rejoicing in your obedience.
Having said this though; let me depart
from what is normally placed before Gods people. There are
people in need throughout the body of Christ and while the needs of
this ministry are ongoing; we know that God is not a respecter of
persons. Because of this; I am compelled to ask in Christ...
'Who am I that the critical needs of this ministry should outweigh the
needs of others in the body of Christ?
The scripture says in 2 Corinthians
9:10 "Now may He who supplies seed
to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you
have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness..."
Beyond there being someone
deserving of your support for a number of reasons; the
of the seed"
in the above scripture will still come to pass, and Glory to God... you do not have to
sow into this
ministry for this to be
I do not agree with the 100 fold
seed sowing manipulation of scripture you see on Television or the
fear they plant in people's hearts concerning being under a curse if
they don't give; especially since Galatians 3:13a says that
us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us..."
With all the hirelings and charlatans
who have robbed the body of Christ and devoured widow’s houses with a
false tithing message; I have
become convinced that the worst thing to happen as a result of all this is
for people to stop giving cheerfully.
As I was writing to someone recently I
came to understand something I hadn't been able to put into words...
And that is how critically important it is that the body of Christ
become givers again while it is still day… because the night is coming
when no man can work…
As we are approaching a time of
economic chaos in these last days people in the body are being given
over to a sense of uncertainty and fear.
What I am trying to say to you
about giving then is that it has as much if not more to do with
the giver getting over their
fear of lack, than it has to do with
the recipient of a gift having a need...
Paul in sharing the words of Christ
with the Ephesian elders said basically the same thing...
remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said,
‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’"
With this in mind; give cheerfully
according to YOUR ability to
We are simply overcomers as the Word of the Lord says that
the people who know their God
shall be strong, and carry out
By His grace alone we stand and will continue in
the things that He has placed in our hand to accomplish...
While some may view this as grandstanding; let me just take a moment and
TESTIFY that in
the midst of what some would consider debilitating lack and the name it claim
it prosperity crowd might even call a 'curse'... The triumph of Christ is
The overriding vision of Shilohouse is simply
to serve as an under oarsman helping the body of Christ transition towards
needed reformation in light of the time we are living in.
As we press in to the Lord's purposes we simply
believe that according to Hebrews 10:38 that "the
just shall live by faith" and according
to Revelation 12:11 we overcome "by the blood of
the Lamb and by the word of (our) testimony, and
(we do not love our) lives to the death."
At this point in the midst of the battle; we dare
not take our hands off the plow and look back.
If you after reading this are in a typical
situation with a little extra cash from time to time then I again stress do
not let the needs expressed for this
ministry override what the Holy Spirit may speak directly to concerning
another ministry, a particular widow, or any single mother with fatherless
children. We have entered into the rest of the Lord on these things and
are at peace with what the Lord brings and want to simply encourage you
towards biblical cheerful giving.
To send funds to this
Pay to the
order of: Allen Logan
P.O. Box 386, Dalton, OH
This is NOT tax
deductible as Shilohouse Ministries ins completely unregistered but functions
as a ministry according to IRS 501(C) (3) regulations
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Word on Giving
In closing out this section on giving; consider this last admonition as
from the Lord.
In these last days as the Accuser of the
Brethren operates in deception in the midst of the earth; he will continually
try to visit the Lord's children with a spirit of fear. 2 Timothy 1:7
says "For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
In the sojourn of Israel through the wilderness
the Lord instructed in Exodus 16 that the children of Israel should only
gather the amount of manna needed for the day and to gather twice that amount
the day before the Sabbath. In the story some gathered more than needed
holding on to it until the next day; (I believe out of fear of lack). As a
result of holding onto part of it until the next morning the manna
"bred worms and stank."
In this I believe is a warning to the body of
Christ not to hold onto provision out of fear; but instead to be courageous
and trust in the Lord like the widow of Zarephath who the Prophet Elijah spoke
to in 1 Kings 17. As she was obedient to what Elijah instructed
"the bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of
oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah."
I see purposeful instruction in the Word of God
that the last three and a half years of the tribulation is the same amount of
time that the drought lasted and the widow's oil and flour remained.
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