1. Maskini Sana Kepeana
Too Poor to Give (40:49)

Giving to God and tithing isn't just for the well-to-do. It is for the poor as well. Pastor Ralph gives three examples from the scriptures of poor individuals who were blessed in their giving:

  1. The widow of Zarephath who was commanded to feed the Prophet Elijah (1 Kings 17:7-16),
  2. The widow who gave her last two pennies in the temple -- and was commended for it by Jesus himself (Luke 21:1-4), and
  3. The Macedonian churches who gave out of their "overflowing joy" and "extreme poverty" (2 Corinthians 8:1-5) and received the promise (made only to these givers) that "my God will meet all your needs" (Philippians 4:19).

Sees poverty coming with two powerful spirits that must be defeated by truth:

  1. the spirit of fear (that I won't have enough), and
  2. the spirit of greed and selfishness.

Faith drives out fear and greed.

This teaching was given by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson at African Renewal Pastors' Training Conference in Eldoret, Kenya, October 26-29, 2011. It is available as part of a DVD set in PAL format. It is part of a series of videos on YouTube on giving and tithing.

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