Loosing Your Life!

Cheerful giving results in the abundant grace of God for you, so that in all things at all times, you will abound – exceedingly more than you could ever ask or imagine!  IT IS ALL BY THE GRACE OF GOD!

by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo

 The wealth of the world is already out there – there is untold wealth in this world, unbelievable amounts of wealth we cannot even imagine! The Word of God teaches us that “the wealth of the wicked will be transferred into the hands of the righteous!” These transfers did not happen all the time, and throughout history, there were only particular times that this had occurred. I believe that we are coming to that particular time once again – if all that money is to be transferred to us, we need to have the faith to believe it, and we must do the works to get it!


Isa 61:6 But you shall be named the priests of the Lord, They shall call you the servants of our God.  You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast. NKJV

 Prov 13:22  A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. NKJV



 In these last days, our call is to preach the gospel to all the world – you cannot do that without money! Faith alone would not be enough to carry out the Lords work, you need money and you need to do something so that that money will be attracted to you, James said that faith without works is dead!

2 Cor 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly (grudgingly) or under compulsion (necessity), for God loves a cheerful giver (means hilarious). One of the works that God requires of us is the work of “giving,” “cheerful giving!”

There is one immutable universal law which God has given for all of us to observe in order for us to move into Gods financial system and transference of wealth; THE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING!

 2 Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

 Cheerful giving results in the abundant grace of God for you, so that in all things at all times, you will abound – exceedingly more than you could ever ask or imagine! IT IS ALL BY THE GRACE OF GOD!

Matt 10:37-39 "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.    

Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life  will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.

These verses are at the very heart of how the gospel works – many children of God are still looking for the reality in the Christian life; Many go from church to church, attends conferences and seminar, all looking for how the Words of the bible can become reality to them, how they can experience it, but sadly, they never really find it! But Jesus said it very simply; if you lose your life, you will find life – an abundant one at that, that’s why we need to carry our cross!

When there is nothing or no one we love more than Him, it will be all work out well for us, we will experience it to the max! If we miss this ingredient, nothing will work – the gospel does not work outside of this principle. This Words has the greatest implication to the things that are closest to our hearts – and the thing that is closely tied to our security is money and wealth! Many say, “you can touch anything, but not our money!,” because most of the people’s security are tied up in their money! Money can’t and will not make you happy, it can make life a little easier for you, but it will not make you happy!

There is a ‘pull ’ in our hearts that is called “destiny,” it is the purpose and the reason why you were born – no matter how much wealth you accumulate in this world, if that destiny is not reached, you will never find joy, happiness, and fulfillment! Many wealthy people die as alcoholics and very miserable, because they thought wealth could make them happy – it did not! An example would be Aristotle Sokratis Onassis!

No one can compare the fulfillment and satisfaction of having to walk the path that leads to your destiny! You can be a Born-again Christian and not lose your life! You can be a Christian and yet be so miserable and unsatisfied – that’s why many are backsliders!

Luke 9:23-24  Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.

This is what Jesus did, down from His Glory, He came down, He lost His life, not to save Himself but to save you! You don’t have to be a pastor to have a life that is dedicated to the ministry – dedication to the Lord is a way of life, a daily lifestyle. Bringing an offering is synonymous with offering yourself to God, because when we are giving money or wealth to God, we are giving ourselves! It’s not just worship that God desires, but the giving of ourselves – we show that when we give Him our money and our wealth to Him! You can worship God without giving yourself to the Lord! Praise and worship, singing and dancing doesn’t cost you anything, everyone can do that, even without money! Wealth and money has always been the source of our security for the longest time – we spend most of our time trying to obtain it, in the office and in business! Even education is obtained in order for us to earn money, so we can have security in life, security for our future. Once we got our money, it becomes an integral part of us – we've worked hard for it so it’s ours – and that’s where all the struggles begin! But in the Old Testament, in the times of King David, there has to be a giving, first of yourself, then your possessions!

Ps 96:7-9  7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.  8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.  9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.

 2 Sam 6:12-13 12b So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. 13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.

From the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David was about 12km. – it probably took them weeks, so much work -- the shouting and the dancing, and a lot of money! It left a trail of blood – 12 km long!

2 Chron 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

Fully means fully! If God doesn’t have your money, He doesn’t have you!

Matt 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Gods number one competitor on the earth is not the devil, but money! To perfect the “Bride”, God has to train us to be fully dependent only on Him, not on wealth and money! It’s not just worship, and the singing, and the dancing,  you have to lose your life Jesus said!

Mal 1:2-3 "I have loved you," says the Lord.  "Yet you say, 'In what way have You loved us? 'Was not Esau Jacob's brother?” Says the Lord. "Yet Jacob I have loved;  3 But Esau I have hated,  And laid waste his mountains and his heritage For the jackals of the wilderness." NKJV                                                   

Why did God hate Esau?

God hated Esau because he was a man who only lived for the present, he gave away his future! In trying to save his life –because he was hungry–  he lost it for a bowl of “lugaw na may atsuete!

Mal 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. KJV

There are dragons in the lives of so many Christians – things that oppose you, hinder you, block you. Weknew that the dragon is Satan, the ancient serpent in the garden of God – we must be able to defeat the dragons that hinder and delay the transfer of wealth into our lives!

How do we do it?

Rev 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

Only by loosing your life can you kill the dragons that plague you, we need the Caleb anointing in these last days because the name Caleb means strength and courage.

Num 14:24 But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit  and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.

Only Caleb and Joshua made it into the promised land, only those with the Caleb and the Joshua anointing can make it into the new move of God, transference of wealth, because they have a different spirit!

Num 13:30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it."

Josh 14:12 Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said."

There was an inheritance, but he had to fight in order for him to get it – he was over 80 years old! Caleb was not afraid to lose his life in order for him to get his inheritance, not just for himself but also for the tribe of Judah from which he belonged!

Isa 56:4-5  4 For thus says the Lord: "To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant, 5 Even to them I will give in My house And within My walls a place and a name Better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name That shall not be cut off. NKJV

Isa 56:6-7  6 "Also the sons of the foreigner Who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, And to love the name of the Lord,  to be His servants. Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And holds fast My covenant 7 Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." NKJV