Matt. 11:5-6 -The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
A blind man needs sight, a lame man needs legs to walk, the deaf needs ear to hear, the leper needs to be clean and the dead needs life but the poor needs THE WORD OF GOD. When it comes to poverty, prayer is not needed; it is the Word of God that is needed. That is Jesus’ prescription.
When it comes to kingdom wealth, there has to be ‘hearing’ of God’s word but unfortunately, many Christians want prayers instead of hearing God’s word. They don’t pray to come out of poverty; you hear God’s word. For instance, if a patient disregards a doctor’s prescription and goes for a road-side chemist’s prescription, the patient will be heading for destruction. The gospel must be preached to the poor for him to come out of poverty. You can fast when it comes to miracles but not for poverty.
Enjoying kingdom wealth is a state of being blessed by God and in turn, you become a blessing to others.
Gen. 12:2 -And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Deut. 8:7-10 -For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
It is not God’s will that you go through poverty. No good father will wish his children to go through struggles and hardship.
3John 2 -Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
The soul is made up of the will, the emotions and the mind. This means that the prosperity of your soul is proportionate to the prosperity you will encounter here on earth. The level of your mental capacity will determine the level of your financial coast and the level to which you enjoy divine health. How you prosper from God’s word in your mind determines how you prosper on earth. That is why a wise man said –Wealth is a function of man’s capacity to think. If your mind is upgraded with the word of God, you are bound to prosper. You cannot enjoy health and wealth without an upgraded mind. God’s word is our principal tool for upgrading the mind.
The person of Jesus guarantees your eternity but the principles of Jesus determines your success on earth. Many people know about the person of Jesus but only a few operate His principles. Anyone who is not interested in the principles of Jesus will not go far in life because success is determined by His principles. This is the reason many born-again Christians suffer financial hardship because they don’t operate the principles of Jesus. Though Lazarus made heaven, he went there as a pauper because he did not operate the principles of Jesus. Abraham obeyed the principles of Jesus and made heaven still. So, it is left for you to either go to heaven like Lazarus or Abraham – Prosperity is a choice. The truth is that if you are not prosperous, your gospel will not have power; it will even be difficult to win your loved ones to Christ.
There are covenant factors to observe if you must enjoy kingdom wealth and the foundational factor is to love God.
Matt. 22:37-38 – Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
Giving without love is a complete waste. Every giving that must produce must be love-motivated. The wealthiest man in Bible history, Solomon, had access to unfathomable wealth because of this factor.
1Kings 3:3 – And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. 5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
Solomon loved the Lord before he gave.
1Kings 3:12-13 – Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
Solomon did not ask for riches. So, you don’t ask for true prosperity; you walk into it. You don’t pray for money; you walk into it by loving God.
2 Cor. 8:8 – I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
Love is provable. The sincerity of your love for God must be proved. If you cannot prove your love for God, then your love is fake. God proved the sincerity of His love for humanity by giving His only begotten son. The sincerity of your love is proved through your giving. Solomon loved the Lord and He gave a thousand burnt offering. Read through the Bible; everywhere God talked about love, there was giving. For God so loved the world that He gave.
Check yourself: you always like to give to the person you truly love. You cannot say you love God and don’t give to Him. It is the depth of your love for God that determines your level of access to His resources.
1Cor. 13:3 – And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
When you demonstrate your love in giving, you become a financial sign to your world.
1 Cor. 2:9 – But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Enter into a frequency of love for God and you will not struggle to prosper. From this day, may God give you a heart for Him! When you seek the kingdom of God first, every other thing including wealth shall be added unto you. When you begin to show love towards God, you will see how He will so bless you that even those who don’t like your face will have no choice but to appreciate God’s hand upon your life. Just have a heart-seated love for God before giving to Him. The moment God sees your heart is set for love, He will give you wealth because He is the one that gives power to make wealth.
Today, I admonish you to sincerely ask the Holy Spirit to put the love of God in your heart. If you have genuinely entered a covenant of love with God, I pray for you today, begin to experience financial signs from now! Between now and the next three months, there will be a proof that God has distinguished you in the name of Jesus-Amen!!!
God bless you