God Pays Those Who Work in the Kingdom, So Expect a Paycheck!
From the Prophet, 11/2/17
Today, I want you to be in expectation for your reward especially if you have been working for God in His Kingdom, you have some paychecks coming, and did I mention God pays more than the World!
Ok… let’s unpack this thought for today.
Remember Leaders: Stay Focused, Stay Encouraged, and Stay on your Assignment! Prophet Anthony D Shannon,
Today’s Scripture : “Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompense of reward”
“GOD PAYS THOSE WHO WORK IN THE KINGDOM, SO EXPECT A PAYCHECK!”
God has all kinds of ways to pay you for staying in faith and doing what He has called you to do, but one thing is for sure: Hebrews 10:35 proves that God wants you to receive a PAY CHECK for the services you have rendered in His kingdom! The devil makes people think that working for God doesn’t pay, but the devil is a liar! Let’s prove our case.
The phrase “recompense of reward” is from the Greek word “MISTHAPODOSIA”. The word “MISTHA” is the word for “money”, “a person’s salary”, or “a payment that is due; it was primarily used in an industrial or commercial context to denote a payment, salary, or reward that was given for a job performed. However, when it becomes the word “MISTHAPODOSIA” it doesn’t just refer to a payment, but to a recompense, reimbursement, settlement, or reparation. The first part of the word is the Greek word “MISTHA”, which communicates several vital ideas to us. First, as noted above, “MISTHA” communicates the idea of being paid for present labor. When any person does a good job, he expects to pick up a paycheck for the work he has accomplished. It is appropriate for him to expect payment. That paycheck reflects the effort he put into his job. Because he was faithful to do what he was hired to do, he has earned that money. Therefore, it is normal for him to expect to be paid.
But now this word is used to tell us that God rewards or pays those who are faithful to assignments He has given them. This refutes the common misconception people have that, if they serve God, they will suffer loss or lack for the rest of their lives. These people think they’d do better in life by not serving God. But why would we think God is going to do less than a human employer would do? Don’t we expect a human employer to reward employees properly? Because the verse above uses the word “MISTHA”, it emphatically asserts that God IS going to take good care of those who do His will. This means that faith really does pay!
But we see in Hebrews 10:35, the word used isn’t just “MISTHA”: it is expanded even further into the word “MISTHAPODOSIA”. This compound word means “reimbursement for expenses you spent to do the job”; “a settlement to take care of injuries or losses”; or “reparations to cover all that vanished due to war”.
Remember the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:35? Here is what He said Luke 10:34-35 (AMP):
34″And went to him and dressed his wounds, pouring on [them] oil and wine. Then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35And the next day he took out two denarii [two day’s wages] and gave [them] to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I [myself] will repay you when I return.'” God is mindful of the time, love, patience, and money that you have invested as you have worked for Him. Hebrews 6:10 says, “God never overlooks or fails to remember what you have done for Him.”
If you’ve worked long hours on His behalf; if you’ve invested your personal energies into the work of His Kingdom; if you’ve given 100% of your heart and soul to your assigned task; or if you’ve given sacrificially of your finances – God has never forgotten any of these things. That is why Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name…”
God will be sure to remember it all – and He will see to it that you are fully reimbursed for everything you spent to accomplish the assignment that He gave to you! Hebrews 10:35 makes it clear that God is fair and equitable in His dealings. You may have given your best and worked with all your heart and might to fulfill an assignment He gave you – you may have invested your whole heart into that assignment or lost something along the way that was precious to you. If so, God will make certain that you are paid and reimbursed. God never disregards what you have done for Him. God’s payments and reimbursements for what you have done may come to you in different forms, but you can be certain that it will be equitable for what you have invested. For instance, He may pay you by giving you: an increase of financial prosperity; success in your business or ministry; a greater anointing than you’ve ever had; new victories in different areas of your life; a long-term friendship you’ll be able to count on for years to come.
According to Philippians 4:19, God has no shortage of riches in Heaven – and those riches are reserved to meet your current needs. There is no need to be beggarly in how much you want or expect to be blessed. Those riches are reserved for you, so raise your level of expectation! Throw open your arms! And say, “It’s my time and it’s my season to receive the harvest I earned through a lot of hard work, using my Faith , sweat and effort or Just receiving what God has already done , I believe I receive it right NOW… It’s my NOW SEASON!!” SO EXPECT YOUR PAY CHECK FROM GOD!
MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY:
“Father, in the name of Jesus, Lord I am so thankful that you reward us when we are faithful to fulfill the assignment you’ve given us to do. I know that by serving You, I will never suffer real loss or lack because you always take good care of those who do your will. I trust that you will see to it that I am fully reimbursed for everything I’ve spent to complete my assigned tasks. I believe that you will make a settlement for past expenses that will make me shout with joy! You’ve never overlooked what I’ve done for you in the past, and I trust that you will take care of me now as well. If you did it before, then you will do it again. I pray this prayer, by faith, in Jesus’ name, as you always allow me to minister from a position of PEACE, POWER, PROSPERITY and WISDOM. AMEN!”
Remember Leaders: Stay Focused, Stay Encouraged, and Stay on your Assignment! “Success is the ONLY option!”
Prophet Anthony D Shannon, B.A., M.S.DIV
Pastor, Teacher and Prophet