To Him Who Has, More Will Be Given

To Him Who Has, More Will Be Given. It's all about attitude! Click here to read about Jesus' strange teaching! | Jamie Rohrbaugh, FromHisPresence.com

The Kingdom of God works very differently than the kingdom of this world; it operates on very different principles. One of the principles of God’s Kingdom that I have been learning about lately is this: To him who has, more will be given.

In Matthew 13:12, Jesus tells us: “For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” He repeats almost the exact same thing in Matthew 25:29.

Over and over throughout the Bible, you see this shocking principle carried out. The blessed become more blessed. To him who has, more is given.

“To him who has, more will be given” is the opposite of how the world thinks. Why does God work this way?

In order to understand this principle and see it operate in our lives, we have to understand the importance God places on blessing and thanksgiving. Romans 1:21 says:

Start-quotebecause, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

An ungrateful heart is offensive to God. God is so good to us, and He deserves to be thanked. Thanksgiving is so important to God that He has made it part of how we approach Him. Psalm 100:4 says:

Start-quoteEnter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”

Whatever you thank God for will increase in your life.

Similarly, whatever you bless will increase in your life. When Jesus fed the five thousand (Mark 6) and then the four thousand (Mark 8) with only a few small loaves and fishes, both times you see Him bless the loves and the fish before He handed them to the disciples. When He blessed the food, it increased in His hands. This is a powerful Kingdom principle.

So what does this have to do with the fact that to him who has, more will be given?

Just this:

It’s all about mindset.

Whenever you thank God for something, you are acknowledging to yourself and to Him that you have that thing.

Whenever you bless something, you are acknowledging to yourself and to God that you have that thing also.

And when you become aware that you have that thing, and give glory to God for it, God will increase it in your life.

It’s simple. To him who has, more will be given.

In daily life, it looks like this:

  • Thank God for providing for your material needs, and you will see His provision increased.
  • Bless Him and thank Him for moving on your behalf, and He’ll do even more for you.
  • Thank Him for always being with you, and you will sense His presence with you even more.

To him who has, more will be given.

Here’s the word of warning, though:

The second part of our key verse says that, from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.

It’s evident that, in order to have something taken away, you must have something in the first place. So this verse doesn’t describe someone who actually has nothing. Instead, it describes someone who does not think they have anything; someone who does not acknowledge what they have. 

Someone who knows God, but does not glorify Him as God, and is not thankful.

God tells us in Romans 1:21 (above) that unthankful people become futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts are darkened.

Whoa. That will make you stop in your tracks. The Word of God is telling us:

If you don’t acknowledge what you have and thank God for it, even what you do have will be taken away.

Ouch.

How many times have I been blessed with:

  • favor
  • opportunity
  • open doors
  • revelation from God
  • material provision
  • the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit
  • great friendships
  • or even a great day

and not been thankful?

How many times have you?

I’d like to issue this challenge to you today. If you want to keep something that you have, begin today to thank God for it. If you want something to increase in your life, begin today to bless it and thank God for it.

To him who has, more will be given.

What has God done for you that you can be more thankful for today? Leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you.

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19 Comments

  1. Wow I’m convicted, I repent Lord. Lately I have been so stuck in a matter that I have refused to see Papas blessings ☹️ Thank you Jamie for this blog, for me has been revelation today ?

    1. James Ngulube +0260978844 says:

      Well, its a wonder how God can be faithful to us you know. Early this morning, l had a dream and l heard this verse (Mt.13:12) being spoken to me. l did not know what to make out it as l was scared for what l have which was going to be taken away. Then, l punctch here and Lo, l found the answer l was looking for right here. Thank Jamie for
      the understanding he has given you. And l have just benefitted from the insight God has givrn you. As a matter if fact l am a Pastor, and had almost negrected the flock due the COVID 19 measure the Goverment took which affected our church gathering. We used to have our church services at the Government school. And we were forbiden from meeting there anymore. Long story short we stopped meeting but today God just warned me against it. And, l got it as you explained it to me.
      l was also preaching on radio as another alternative to reach out to God’s flock but l after doing it for 6 months consodtently l stopped because l vould not afford to settle my debt of 200 US dollars. Yet right now l am yearning to share his eord with his people to appreciate the calling and ministry he has given me. lf you can further help me get back on radio, l will appreciate further. lts 200 US dollars per month.

  2. Tanya Marshall says:

    Such a beautifully written post! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow. Great article! Thank you so much!!🌸

    1. Thank you for your thoughtful explanation of this verse. I have never understood it, but God led you to clarify it perfectly for me this morning!

      I feel like I am sort of double-minded in that I’m grateful for what I have but also often think I deserve more. And it is this feeling of “deserving” more that can get me into trouble as it is the problem that I call the “Pharisee heart. I’m convicted by your teaching and will pray and ask God to change my heart. Thank you!

    2. Thank You Lord. I bless your name. Thank you for Jamie to her that is you use as an intstrument to feed our spiritual. Continue to bless her and her family. Amen

  4. Terri Kay Thompson says:

    This is all so true. God has given me a home I didn’t build, a well I didn’t dig, and vineyards I didn’t plant. I don’t like all of where I am; but I thank God that I am not where I used to be.

  5. Cecilia Ramirez says:

    Wow! Thanks for a great Word. Bless You Jamie❤🙏🏼

  6. Jamie – I just want to thank God for being our God. Thank Him that He is faithful. Thank Him that He never fails. Thank Him that Ge is awesome. Thank Him that He is great. Let’s just bless His holy name!
    Hallelujah🙏

  7. Thank you for this great teaching. Search my heart Lord 🙏

  8. Thank you. I have a lot to thank God for today because He’s done so much and given so much but I’ve been ungrateful and unthankful for it. Thank you for this reminder this morning.

  9. Candace Lykken says:

    God is good!!! Thanking Him now for everyghing can think of even thi gs not goi g right.
    Recently God showed me at a conference ..i was an eagle perched on a rock high in the mountains but i was going thru a molting stage with my feathers and growing new feathers.I was going thru a very painful process but getting new feathers is exciting.!

  10. Amponsah Samuel says:

    This is the first time I have a good understanding of this scriptures.
    Thank you very much.
    GOD Bless you And your ministries

  11. Eunice Mendes says:

    I thank God for my parents that are helping with my children in another country.
    I thank Him for the privilege of living in London. Although some difficulties in having the job I’m qualified for. Finally His pouring out an extra anointing for me to finish my application.
    In the end of last year this verse came to me so strongly Haggai 2:9 ” The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former house, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place I will give peace…”
    I know that He’s speaking to me. Has the great RESTORER (Elyashib- God will restore), what is to come is much better. He will do it again, miracles, signs and wonders in my life, in my family, in my church, in London, Uk and around the world! Hallelujah!!!

    I was prayed for this Sunday in my church just to have someone to agree with me, for I know my breakthrough is coming. She just said this after praying, ” Just thank God, Eunice. Just thank Him.”

    Thank you once again for your timely word, Jamie!
    God bless you MORE and your ministry, in Jesus Name.

  12. Thank you, Jamie, for this word! I was really feeling down this morning, thinking of all the bills we have to pay today, and thinking that we wouldn’t have enough money to pay them all! And that my 2 sons still haven’t been blessed with successful, stable jobs. Then I read this word and suddenly felt so much faith and peace! I know God will keep His promises to us. He will provide for all our needs! We just need to keep thanking Him, praising and glorifying Him for everything!

  13. Michael Kimbugwe says:

    Many thanks.
    This’s very inspirational and true
    God bless you for sharing the wonderful truth of God’s word.

  14. ALUKA JENIFER says:

    Thank you so much for this message my brothers and Sisters im inspired, First and far most i want to repent for where i have been ungrateful to my God and i want to thank my GOD the father, son and the holy spirit, for sure GOD is so good to me whatever i ask he gives me and i am assured of that in His faithfulness, righteousness and truthfulness, whenever i present my life and everything concerning me to the father in the name of His son my lord and saviour Jesus Christ, he accepts me the way iam and listens to me, he sends his angels to minister to me every time, no one touches me from the apple of his eyes and no one snatches me from the palms of his hands. thank you Jesus Christ, thank you holy spirit and overpowering angles of God. And all the kingdom of heaven for acknowledging me in the Name of Jesus Christ as a servant of God. i confess Jesus Christ with all my heart, body, spirit and soul as my Lord and Saviour Amen. Thank you Jesus.

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