This was the tallest structure between New York and Chicago in 1890 and it was built ENTIRELY from UNCLAIMED FUNDS.
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 built. 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, super funds etc.
No doubt the figures are similar in UK, USA and other countries.
The 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.
** 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.
** God’s promises are like the stars:
the darker the night, they brighter they shine.
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”
It was a few days after becoming a Christian. I had been about to become a nun. Two priests were waiting for me each afternoon after work, to challenge me and I couldn’t answer them. I was dejected but claimed this promise, shown to me by my pastor.
I read my Bible each lunch time, asking the Lord to show me what He wanted me to read. Each afternoon, the priests asked about the very thing I had read. God’s promise was true! They had no answer to the Word of God.
I have reclaimed this promise many times and God has NEVER failed to honour it.