It is one of the facets of this ministry to enlighten as many as possible along the way of life to the fact that faith has nothing whatsoever to do with letters of request for monies, the selling of the word of God or condemning people who do not give to churches, ministries of fellowships.
Faith is trusting God that He heard your prayers, has considered
your prayers and is going to answer your prayers in the best possible way, in fact He will
provide the ultimate in answers and results ... amen.
This kind of faith is the type of faith that unbelievers have,
pagans have and heathens have. Stop and think just for one short minute, how the world
outside operates. Let me tell you .... if you produce the right product, at the right
price at the right time, telling the people what they want to hear and put a huge price on
it, whilst making sure that the presentation of it is elaborate as well as being a little
fancy, there is no reason under the sun why carnal minded people would not buy.
Some of the biggest shams and rip offs in the world today are tied up with .. the marketing game .. the meaning of marketing is this ...
Isn't this the very thing that prosperity ministers do in the world
today and they have the nerve to call it faith. Worse than that
people buy into it.
If the prosperity ministers, word of
faith teachers .. took the prices off their video, audio, books and interior
decorations, manufactured them and sent them to those who desired them and they became
prosperous I would be totally convinced that God almighty was moving on behalf of these
men and women.
stranger, a foreigner in England, I knew seven languages and might have used them perhaps
as a means of remunerative employment, but I had consecrated
myself to labour to the Lord. I put my reliance in the God who has promised,
and He has acted according to His Word.
I've lacked nothing - nothing. I have had my trials, my trials, and my empty purse, but my receipts have aggregated tens of thousands of dollars, while the work has gone on these fifty-one years.
Then with regard to my pastoral work for the past fifty-one years, I have had great difficulties, great trials and perplexities. There will always be difficulties and trials. But God has sustained me under them and delivered me out of them and the work has gone on.
Now, this is not, as some have said, because I am a man of great mental power or endowed with energy and perseverance - these are not the reasons.
It is because I have
confided in God; because I have sought God and He has cared for the
institution which, under His direction, has one hundred and seventeen schools with masters
and mistresses, and other departments of which I have told you before.
"I believed the Word. I rested on it and practised it. I 'took God at His Word'"
The Lord never failed to supply every need for the hundreds of orphans in the George Mueller homes, All in response to simple faith and prayer.
And now, in my seventy-sixth year, I have physical straight and mental vigor as great as when I was a young man in the University, studying and preparing Latin orations. I am just as vigorous as at that time.
How is this? Because in the last half-century of
labour I've been able, with the simplicity of a little child
to rely upon God.