Dan A. Rodriguez Articles and Podcasts
2 Corinthians 9:6-10 says:
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows [a]bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written: “ He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.
Read the context beginning in 2 Corinthians 8:1 and read all the way through to the end of chapter 9. There is NO question that these verses refer to financial offerings and God's intention to prosper His people so that they can continue to be a blessing financially to the work of the Lord.
Here is the REASON to do this for a ministry that preaches and teaches the Word, especially if you are receiving spiritually through that ministry:
Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:6-10)
I strongly suggest that you read and study also in this regard the entire chapter of Deuteronomy 8. God prospers His people so that His covenant will be established. His covenant now under the blood of Jesus is to give into the work of the Gospel for the sake of Lord Jesus and the Gospel in the earth so that increase will come to you so you can continue to give into His work. See Mark 10:29, 30; Matthew 6:33. There is the great commission of preaching the gospel to every creature so people will repent and make Jesus their Lord and Savior, healing the sick, casting out devils (demons), and getting people baptized in the Holy Spirit with supernatural tongues, and exercising authority over ALL the works of the devil. See Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9-10; Mark 16:15-19; Luke 10:19; James 4:7, 8; Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:6; 1 Corinthians 14:1-3. There is also the teaching and instruction side of this mission and commission. See Matthew 28:18-20, and Ephesians 4:11-16. We cannot forget that aspect of what a ministry should be doing. Preaching is a part, but so is teaching the Scripture, which should be evident on these pages. We are all responsible to do our part financially.
The woman that broke the alabaster flask of ointment to pour on Jesus in preparation for his burial holds important lessons for us today. (See Matthew 26:6-10) This woman did a good work for Jesus. The ointment in the alabaster box was worth a year's salary, so, it was extravagant, costly, and extremely fragrant before the Lord. It was not a waste as some among the 12 disciples thought it was. The gift to the Lord, regardless of its extravagance, was never considered a waste! It was not, and is not ever a waste to give up something precious for the Master. Often it means giving the best and most expensive thing you have.
What is your alabaster box today? Your savings account, precious jewelry or art collection, gold, platinum, vehicle, house, boat, property, business, or something else? What is it to you? Sometimes your alabaster box could be your last $20! I know, because I have done this many times. I know what it's like to empty out your pockets and give it all to the Lord for His sake and for the Gospel. I know what it is like to receive a hundred-fold from my giving NOW in this life, and boy, do I have a great harvest coming towards me! (See Mark 10:29, 30.)
It all depends on where you are at.
The widow woman gave her last two coins. (Mark 12:41-43)
The widow in Elijah's ministry gave her last bit of oil and meal, cooked bread, gave it to the man of God, and a great miracle of multiplication happened. (1 Kings 17:9 ff., see also under Elisha's ministry 2 Kings 4:1 ff.)
Jesus received the little lunch of one boy with five loaves and two fishes, and the multiplication miracle that followed fed a multitude of five thousand men plus all the women and children there that day! (Matthew 14:14-21)
Are you ready to break open your alabaster box and place it into the hands of the Lord? It is what you put in His hands that will be multiplied back to you abundantly.
Do you understand that when we give into a ministry that is producing fruit for the kingdom of heaven that you are not giving to man but that you are giving to the Lord? Jesus said that wherever His gospel was preached throughout the world that this woman's wonderful act of giving her best to the Lord would be preached as a memorial. I am one preacher of the gospel message that is fulfilling the Word of the Lord Jesus, right here and right now!
Have you ever heard of one's giving being so epic that it becomes a memorial before the Lord, something that God admires and has set up as a reminder of what it means to give out of a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving? We see a striking example of the giving and generosity of Cornelius and note what the angel of the Lord said to him. Look at it in Acts 10. This generous man and his household became the recipients of eternal life AND the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire with the accompanying sign of supernatural tongues and prophecy just like on the day of Pentecost! See the entire chapter in Acts 10.
Tithing, for example, though given to the ministers of God or into a growing and powerfully anointed local church (don't give to the dead and traditional religious idiocy), it was for the Lord and given to Him in demonstration of one's worship and honor for the Lord. See Malachi 3; Proverbs 3:9, 10; Deuteronomy 26; Hebrews 7.) The reason many never break out into victory in their finances is because they hold back from giving their best unto the Lord. Don't ever do that.
The Word is increasing mightily and prevailing! (Acts 19:20) To God be the glory!
I have been dedicated to producing articles, books, and podcasts on this website, and taking up responsibility for other things at home. Last year, we saw the podcasts downloaded in 129 countries. That was pretty amazing, but that is only the beginning. What I desire is for the downloads to be evident in lives being changed.
As the Lord leads and opens up ministry opportunities, I will again step into that realm. Other things should happen before we are available for that, but that is the general direction we are headed in. No pretensions here. I am laying it out before you. The Lord may lead some of you to contribute at this new beginning stage. Even though I first came into full time ministry in 1975, was a pastor for more than 12 years, and have done other ministry work, I know this is a new start. It is starting all over again. If you desire to help us grow at this beginning stage of our mission, vision, and ministry, your giving can start here:
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We passed 19,000 downloads as of February 2023! The Word of the Lord grows mightily and prevails! (Acts 19:20) Glory to God! In the same way, we pray that many will repent, receive Jesus as their Lord (Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9, 10), be healed and delivered (Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24), and receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the manifestation of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6, Mark 16:17)! You will receive from the Lord as you download and listen to these anointed messages. The anointing will destroy every yoke of bondage! (Isaiah 10:27)
In total, there are about 400 episodes produced, but more than 125 are available at this time. More are on the way!
Be so blessed you can't stand it and have no space left to contain it! Overflowing, abundant, head and not the tail, above and not beneath, lending to many and having no need to borrow, and increasing in everything you set your hands to do, that style of blessings! (Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Galatians 3:13, 14, 29)
My Short bio:
Dan A. Rodriguez was the pastor of the New Covenant Christian Church on Merritt Island, Florida for 2 years 1976-77.
In late 1977, Dan moved to San Juan. Puerto Rico to establish with his father Israel, Centro Cristiano Educativo de La Palabra de Fe. Dan co-pastored with his father. Israel Rodriguez went to heaven in 1983, and Dan continued to pastor the renamed Iglesia Fe es La Victoria in Santurce, PR. He was the pastor from 1982 until 1993. Thousands received Jesus as Lord and Savior, Healer, and Deliverer. Many signs and wonders were wrought through the Name of Jesus for the glory of God.
Many credit the work of that church in Puerto Rico of bringing to the island the so-called "Word of Faith" messages together with demonstrations of the anointing and power of God. It all happened during a time when dead tradition ruled the churches and the few Christian airwaves. For at least 15 years, the ministry produced and recorded messages on video and other media, and also hosted many television and radio programs.
After a time of Dan pursuing other interests unrelated to ministry, in 1999 Dan came back into ministry and has written numerous articles, books, and published hundreds of podcasts. He also has ministered at churches and conventions in Puerto Rico and the USA.
Dan's well known, "Three Days and Nights in the Heart of the Earth," first published in 1977, and then in Spanish in 1978, "Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra" spread widely, especially among Charismatic and Word of Faith circles. His book was used to teach at Bible schools, Sunday schools, and more classes on the subject.
The latest published English version, The Story of Our Great Redemption was produced in 2010 and was 243 pages long. The Spanish version, El Triunfo de Nuestra Redención, was followed by Tres Días y Tres Noches En El Corazón de la Tierra, and it has almost 300 pages! It was published in 2014.
Other books have been published, such as: Faith that Receives the Grace of God - Manifestation of the Kingdom: Fruits, Gifts, and Ministries - A Call to Return: Restoring the Roots of Our Relationship with Jesus, and more. Others in Spanish were published such as Redimidos de la Maldición. A few shorter writings have also been produced - Does Grace Cancel The Commandments of God,? (62 pages), in English and in Spanish.
For our Spanish speaking friends, there are other recorded messages published such as the 10 hour series: Redención de Toda Maldición, and the 6 hour series, La Bendición De Abraham es Tuya. Soon to be added are many more English podcasts and the 14 hour series, "El Verdadero Significado de Tener Fe."
Note from Dan A. Rodriguez- Just because I attend a church or mention a pastor or their staff by name at some point, that does not in any way imply that I have their support, acceptance, approval, permission, or even their acknowledgement of this ministry or website. I don't pass out ministry business cards, never wear ministry identifiers, put ads on my vehicle, etc. and other dumb stuff I've seen others do at a church they attend! I have NEVER done that! I respect what the Lord is doing with others and I would never try to build a ministry using other people's success for my benefit.
Be mightily blessed in the Name of Jesus!
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