That’s so sad to see. Oral missed the point if this was more than just a bad metaphor. I mean yes, your true investments in the Lord will be rewarded. They might not be rewarded in what is in earthly terms literally the same kind. You might spend yourself poor on the gospel because you genuinely sensed God asking you to do that and be rewarded later with a degree of spiritual or ministry power you never imagined possible. Your life may begin to draw a good kind of envy, the envy that gets people asking you why you seem so blessed in the middle of such trouble, a perfect opening for sharing the gospel with the unsaved or encouraging the weak Christian.
Nope he was on a roll. He wanted people to get back more than they tithed and it was one of his examples. Hammered on it for quite awhile as I recall. But then this is the guy who saw a 900 foot Jesus so what can I say?