As the Bible tells us, in the last days the hearts of men will be desperately wicked. Some have lost all sense of what is right and wrong. Some seem to have sold their souls to the devil. They will do anything to rob the poor of the very little that they have. Some of these people will even try to use the name of God to seek wealth. They have no conscience. They target the poor, the disillusioned, those who are desperate for hope and do not understand that they should put their trust in God and not in man.
They say a drowning man will catch at a straw. When you are down and out and everything seem to come crashing down. When nothing is going well in your life, you are desperate for hope and someone says ” I can guarantee you an eight minute miracle” you might be tempted to stop and listen. When someone tells you plant a seed faith of two hundred five hundred or a thousand dollars and you will see an instant turn around in your life you might be so desperate for a change in your life that you do as you told without question.
No matter how desperate you are you need to ask yourself if this is how God operates. He said ask and it shall be given, seek and he shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you. Where did it say you have to pay in cash first to receive these favors? Some of them will tell you it is not for everyone, take a hint; the miracles they are promising are for only those who can afford to pay.
God wants us to give but not in the selfish manner that some of those who proclaim to teach in the name of the Lord want you to. When you feed the hungry, give to the poor, provide a home for the homeless and clothes the naked you are doing these things to the glory of God and as such you will receive his blessings because you are doing it out of love not because you expect to get something in return. Jesus said”‘ In so much as you do these things to the least of my brothers you do them unto me.”
These are the kind of seeds that God wants us to sow. He wants us to give of ourselves unselfishly expecting nothing in return from those for whom we do these good deeds. This is how we receive God’s blessings. This is how we see the miracles in our lives. No man on earth can guarantee you a miracle. If miracles were for sale what would happen to the poor?