Much of the money used had been deposited by people who had died and much by people who could not be traced. The directors of the bank, after trying to contact depositors and waiting several years for people to claim what was rightfully theirs, used the money to erect the new building.
The Society for Savings was founded as a mutual savings bank by Samuel Mather in Cleveland Ohio in 1849.
It was a small bank but it grew and a 3 storey building was erected. Continued growth resulted in Cleveland’s first skyscraper, the red brick, 10 storey Society for Savings structure, featuring two massive murals depicting the story of “the goose that laid the golden egg”
So, a beautiful building was the result of UNCLAIMED FUNDS.
It is estimated that one in three Australians have unclaimed funds from forgotten bank accounts, superannuatyion funds etc. No doubt the figures are similar in UK, USA and other countries.
Christians, what unclaimed funds are waiting for you?
The unclaimed promises of God are more than sufficient
to build spiritual edifices.
Whatever we need today, there is a promise in the Word of God
that we, His children, can claim.
Is there a promise we have failed to claim?
ALL the promises of God are OURS!
ALL the promises of God are AVAILABLE to the child of God.
ALL the promises of God are GUARANTEED.
The greatness of the Promiser enhances the greatness of the promises.
What was the FIRST promise of God you claimed
AFTER you became a Christian?
Mine was Luke 21:15 “I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist”
I was but a few days old in the Lord. Since I had been accepted to become a nun before I became a Christian, two priests were waiting for me each afternoon after work, to challenge me about my ‘heresy’ and I was unable to answer them.
My new pastor asked if I really believed God and showed me this promise in the Word. He suggested I claim that promise, and spend my lunchtimes reading His Word, asking Him to direct me where to read. I agreed. Each afternoon, the priests asked about the very thing I had read and I was able to turn to the Scripture and ask them to explain why it differed from what they were saying.
God’s promise was true!
They had no answer to the truth of the Word of God.
This was such a blessing to me and a proof of His power that has never failed. I have reclaimed this promise many times and God has NEVER failed to honour it – or any of His promises. God CANNOT lie and God CANNOT break His word.
Would you like to share the FIRST promise of God you claimed AFTER you became a Christian – or any promise since becoming a Christian which is special to you?