Success in the financial arena is achieved differently than success in the Worlds arena.
When you are born again you are transferred out of darkness and into the Kingdom of light, God, heaven.
Thus you also are by a transfer of family and kingdom called to transfer the methods by which you acquire money and deal with money/ wealth/ prosperity/ provision/ sustenance.
Many times when we hear of God’s methods for wealth we don’t transfer our methods into the Kingdom because we don’t trust God, we are used to the worlds methods.
My appeal to you is to trust God, to trust His wisdom on money.
The Kingdom of God is backwards in many ways to the system of Satan, the Worlds system.
Up is down; that is Greatness is serving
Prosperity comes from giving and not just gathering
Less is more (in keeping a day of Rest)
90% is more than 100%
Matthew 20:25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave–28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Isaiah 55: 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
This is not to say that some in the world don’t tap into the truths of Kingdom success. But simply if we, as Christians, want to achieve success with money and maintain that success we need to learn how to do it God’s way.
God’s way is a way of dependence and trust that will bring peace, rest and abundance.
Proverbs 10: 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
So there is a prescription for Wealth HIS way.
First of all Success with Money is based on Faith in His Word. Faith in His covenant with you. Faith that He has your best in mind.
God Longs to show you His kind intentions toward you. His intentions are so kind they are called “riches”. Satan is working hard to keep you from seeing how kind God is and what He has for you. Plans and dreams beyond your desires. It’s when we see these intentions, revealed in His promises, we turn to Him fully and trust Him.
Romans 2: 4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
He has pledged him self to help and provide for the righteous who walk with him and Obey Him, trust Him and follow Him.
If you will serve Him, Give your life to Him and trust Him, He will be your God of provision.
He has sworn to provide for you just as He did Abraham, even as you have entered that covenant. Look at the beginnings of this covenant…
Genesis 12: 12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you;2 And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” NASB
Not only has he brought you into the covenant of Abraham, but He is blessed when you work, produce and enjoy the work of your hands.
Ecc 5: 18 Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward.19 Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. NASB
Paul cares these themes of provision into the New Testament, giving all who partner with God an assurance of provision.
Phil. 4: 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. NIV
Bringing the Children of Israel into the promised land He shows us that in His kindness He gives us the Ability or Power to create wealth. He is the one who gives us this power! Wow.
Dt 8: 18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. NIV
David in all his travels and trials declares that the righteous will always be provided for.
Psalm 37:25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. NIV
He has sworn to provide for you so that you will be set apart. So you will envied. So you will be special. This was not unusual during the time of the patriarchs. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob enjoyed God’s special favor even in hard times as they followed the voice of the Lord.
Genesis 26:12 Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,13 and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy;14 for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.
He wants to elevate you above all the other nations and peoples in the earth against all earthly wisdom.
Deut. 28:1 “Now it shall be, if you will diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.2 “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the LORD your God.3 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.4 “Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.5 “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.7 “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they shall come out against you one way and shall flee before you seven ways.
Getting all this assurance of His intention toward you is step number one. Study His covenant and get all doubt and distrust removed. When you believe the Word which defines His pledge toward you, it removes doubt, worry and anxiety. Superimpose your speech over the top of your circumstances. Predetermine your destiny by believing for good in your heart and confessing good with your mouth. God wants to do something great with you, but you have to believe in His kind intention and believe that He will bless you more if you follow His word, His ways, His leading.
Next we talk about the action steps of Success with Money – God’s way.
Action step number one coming next. Don’t miss it.