WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:7-13
In 2 Corinthians 11:7-13, Paul outlined the principle that he agreed to and continued walking in that gave him authority to cut off those counterfeits. He said the essence of it was that he preached the Gospel free of charge. He also implied that the counterfeit could not do that. They have to manipulate in order to pay for what they do because God is not involved in it. Paul drew a very distinct and tough line between the counterfeit and the true and he said the real test is what you do with money and how you raise it. If you are the one raising it, chances are, God is not involved. If God is raising it, chances are, He is involved. If we apply that to ministry today, how many people would get funded and how many would not? If all we had to rely on prayer for our funding, without telling anybody what we need, what would be built and what would not? It is an interesting question. The difference between the true and the counterfeit appears to be supernatural provision.