God’s will is the supernatural prosperity of His children 3Jn. 2. From scriptures, we also understand that the prosperity of God’s children is what gives God pleasure and delight Psa. 35:27. The believer need the understanding of how to access and experience the reality of God’s will of prosperity in his life Psa. 119:144; Po. 21:16.
What is the Believer’s Access to Financial Fortune?
The true riches or kingdom wealth is entrusted by God Lk. 16:11. In essence, God will only commit wealth into the hands of those he can trust with wealth Ecc. 2:26. What makes God to trust the believer on wealth? It is the covenant; the believer becomes trusted by God on wealth by practising God’s covenant of wealth Deu. 8:18; Psa. 74:20.
What is a Covenant?
In essence, God’s will of prosperity is not a promise that one can experience by confession, or demand in prayer and enforce by fasting. Financial fortune is a covenant that demands us to do our part, which will commit God’s integrity to perform His part of entrusting us with wealth.
The covenant of financial fortune operates by the law of seedtime and harvest Gen. 8:20-22; 2Cor. 8:1-5,6-9. In essence, our giving is the covenant platform where we commit God to our riches Pro. 11:24-25; Lk. 6:38; Acts 20:35. Our giving is not a financial donation to ‘help’ God, the church or the poor, but a spiritual transaction that releases heaven’s blessings on our lives for riches Gen. 22:13-22; Php. 4:15-19.
Covenant Channels of Financial Fortune.
From Jesus’ parable of the sower, we understand that it is not every seed sown that guarantees return of harvest Mat. 13:3-8. Only the seed sown in good ground delivers harvest. This is why we must ensure we give with covenant sense, in order to be sure of harvest that will result in supernatural prosperity. What are the covenant channels of giving?
One must be committed to serving God and the interest of His kingdom with one’s God’s given riches Hag. 1:5-13; Zch. 1:17; 1Cor. 4:7. We must be involved at our present level of financial and material blessing in building God’s house and advancing His work, by this we have positioned to earn God’s trust for the true riches.
One must be committed to tithing all his income; it will make one to remain under an open heaven order of blessings Mal. 3:10-18; 4:1-2; Heb. 7:1-8. What is tithe? It is one-tenth of the income of an individual, which the scriptures say belong to God and must be returned to Him Gen. 8:20-22; Lev. 27:30,32.
One must be committed to serving God with one’s worship offering in church services Deu. 16:16; Exo. 34:20. Offering a thing is part of our worship, which means our worship is not seen as complete when we don’t come with something to offer Mat. 2:1-2,11. It is the expression of our honor to God, which entitles us for honor from God in return Pro. 3:9-10; 1Sam. 2:30. What is worship offering? It is what is chosen and taken out one’s resources, which is brought as part of one’s worship every time one comes to God’s presence Gen. 4:3-4.
Fringe Benefits of Covenant practise.
Apart from the primary benefit of being entrusted with true riches, there are other fringe benefits of operating God’s covenant of wealth.
The practise of the covenant is the sledge hammer that crushed every curse and plague on the believer Gen. 8:20-22; Mal. 3:6-9,10-18. In essence, by walking in the covenant you are walking out of every curse in life.
Every true covenant practitioner enjoys divine protection in life Psa. 20:1-3; Job 22:25. The practise of the covenant invokes God to work over a believer, which secures his life against every assault of hell Rms. 8:31.
In conclusion, God’s desire is your prosperity. God loves to see you live in wealth. But we have the responsibility as individuals to make this become the reality in our lives, and this is by the practise of the covenant. What we need this morning, is the choice to enter the covenant of God for wealth Gen. 28:22; 2Chr. 15:12,15. No one can practise a covenant he has not entered into.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for