Dr. Pierre Bennett, founder of Virginia-based God’s Luv International Ministries Church, says that giving is the key to getting.
According to Dr. Pierre Bennett, in a drought one ought to get right with God. When resources run dry, that is the time to really give an offering. Dr. Pierre Bennett often cites a conversation he once had with a young man. He asked the boy if he thought he should still tithe if he only made $30 a week. Yes, exclaimed Dr. Pierre Bennett. And if the boy could give $3, he should go ahead and give $4 since $30 isn’t going to do him much good anyway. The extra sacrifice would bring increase provision from God.
A man who makes $30 may need $500; a man making $3 million may need $10 million. Dr. Pierre Bennett points out that no matter what a person’s financial level, they may still feel short of what they need and it is in that place of need that they ought to stretch out even more in faith. Dr. Pierre Bennett says that when we do that and can grasp that even in a state of poverty God provides for all our real needs a person’s faith is elevated to a new spiritual level. Or, as Dr. Pierre Bennett says, our liberality in the state of poverty unlocks the true abundance of God’s power in our lives.
Dr. Pierre Bennett expresses that, in order to see God at the next level, one must have to pull back to see where the true value is – in Him. The only way for God to make someone see this is to pull something back in the natural, Dr. Pierre Bennett claims, by making the person see through the supernatural. God knows we have to be in the position of needing a miracle in order to see the miracle when he works it.
Sometimes, Dr. Pierre Bennett tells his congregation at God’s Luv International Ministries, people can’t see how blessed they really are because of all the blessings around them. That is when God pulls them back a little so that they can see the true blessing, which is the abundance of their riches in liberality. Dr. Pierre Bennett relates the story of David purchasing the threshing floor when it did not make sense to those in the natural. However, it made sense to God, because he wanted David to actually own the place of blessing.
Dr. Pierre Bennett testifies that he gives in faith. He says that he has given in faith for years and gives more so when he begins to feel that it is impossible to do so. He knows that, no matter what, if he gives in faith, then (God says) He is obligated to give in return. Dr. Pierre Bennett notes it says that in the Book!
As Dr. Pierre Bennett often explains to his congregation at God’s Luv International Ministries Church, giving is not about the money. It is about the principle of giving, and while so many churches emphasize the money, he stresses that giving what you have, whether it be faith or finances, is important because those who give shall receive. It is the essence of giving.
Dr. Pierre Bennett found God as a child and carried his love for his Savior into military service. Upon his discharge serving our nation, Dr. Pierre Bennett found a new way to serve: as a minister of God so that others may hear His Word. Today, Dr. Pierre Bennett leads God’s Luv International Ministries Church in Virginia. For more information about the ministry of Dr. Pierre Bennett, call 703-395-1430.