Many may not know this, if any, but, I have what I call “a sort of-donation-less ministry.” I don’t get much in the area of finance, maybe $100/year if that. I am not one of those preachers with the expensive car, attache case and tailor-made clothes. Strangely, that is what is exciting about New Birth Ministries. God provides. And yes, NBM/NBBI is registered legally with the State of Pennsylvania as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. I sometimes put out the call for an offering or a donation but not much as I don’t like begging ministries. And NBM doesn’t depend on tithing to ‘make it’. We don’t get tithes, never did. If handled wrongly they turn people away from Jesus. If people ever tithed, it was between them and our Father. Begging makes people feel that they have to ‘pay’ for their ‘healing’ or blessing.
As a “money-less” or should I say, “a nearly donation-less ministry” NBM has had a brick and mortar church which flooded in 2004…twice, Hurricane Ivan and the one that followed that January, therefore I took the ministry online with Various Prayer Groups, Various Prayer Lines/Calls, a You Tube Channel, and a current and successful Sunday – Church Online Radio Show.
Talking about Jehovah Jireh! God sees to it that I get whatever He wants me to have to keep this ministry going. He pays the internet, rent, paper, printer, ink, envelopes, stamps, phone lines, gas, electric, water, car, sewage and insurances+.
The secret to it all is to learn to live low and watch God work in your life. Fast much and live comfortably. I’ve been fasting this year from something that once had a stronghold on me for years, and the more I fast, the stronger God’s power and discernment becomes in me and I absolutely love it.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Trust in the Lord for everything. If your flesh cries, tell it to shut up and repeat, “With God ALL things are possible.” Our flesh is a big crybaby anyway, when it gets what it wants it steals your joy. If God can trust you in the “little bit” He can surely trust you in “a lot.” When it is time for you to sit at the “Table” Jesus will pull out the chair for you. One day, in His time, your little bit will become a lot. And yes, there will be those who will come to you trying to rush you into doing things that God has not called you to do. Don’t be hard on yourself, don’t be embarrassed of the ‘work’ of the Lord. Wait on the Lord. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. God will strengthen you. Jehovah Jireh, my Provider Your Grace is sufficient for me. God doesn’t want man to boast over what they have done for me. God has smiled on me, still is, and that’s my ministry testimony. God bless. ~ Rev Esther R. Scott
Baruch Atah Adonai.