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Walking in Wealth: God Loves You Having Money

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On a forum I used to post on, a very good friend of mine posted this:

Ps 35V27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

This scripture tells us God has pleasure in the prosperity (well being) of the servant that favours his righteous cause.

Notice though what it doesn’t say, it doesn’t say that God takes pleasure in the poverty of his servant because he doesn’t… God takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servant…

Reading this has blessed me no end.  It is such a powerful thought: God is happy when you prosper financially. 

So many Christians still don’t or can’t believe this.  They have imbibed the nonsense of religion that God wants you poor, that poverty is next to godliness, that poverty is a blessing.

They don’t realize that God placed Adam in a garden paradise full of fruitfulness, abundance and even gold and precious stones (read Genesis 1 and 2 if you don’t believe that), that Jesus lived on this earth as a wealthy man until he became poor on the cross, and that Jesus became poor so we could be rich.

This Scripture tells us clearly: God has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.  Put this in modern language: God loves it when you succeed financially.  Every pay rise, every deal that favours you, every gift you receive, every stock you invest in that goes up, every debt you pay off, every time money comes to you – God is happy.  God loves it when you prosper.

James 1.5 says that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways and cannot receive from God.  That does not mean an indecisive person because an indecisive person can receive from God.  I can walk into the pulpit thinking should I preach sermon A or sermon B and be in two minds about what to do, and when I preach even if I make my mind up at the last minute, people will still be blessed – I will still have received from God!

A double minded person is someone who is trying to stand in faith in the Word but another part of their mind holds a thought that works against what they are believing for.  I had this myself years ago while trying to stand for my healing: part of my mind was believing that by His stripes I was healed whereas another part of my mind was going “you don’t deserve to be healed because of all you have done wrong.” 

No matter how many healing Scriptures I quoted or meditated on, no matter how many healing messages I heard, I could not be healed because of my double mindedness.  Praise the Lord, He showed me from His Word that He loved me and that we don’t receive from God based on merit.  I didn’t need a healing revelation to be healed, I needed a grace revelation.  Recently I went to pray for a person suffering from the symptoms of cancer and as I was teaching him the Word I realize that he needed not a healing revelation, but a grace revelation.

When it comes to prosperity, we preach a lot on the functionality of prosperity: sow a seed, reap a harvest; give and it shall be given to you; cast your bread on the waters and it will return to you.  Now that is all true, very very true.  But if you give let’s say £100 to a ministry following the leading of the Lord and your mind is stuffed full of how prosperity works that is not enough to prosper.  You are claiming a return on your gift, standing in faith but if another part of your mind is yelling at you: “God doesn’t want you rich, God loves the poor, you don’t deserve to be out of debt, you are not good enough, you are not on of the lucky few” then your double mindedness will stunt your prosperity.  So because it doesn’t work you listen to some more teaching tapes on the functionality of prosperity, but it doesn’t work because you haven’t dealt with the other part of your mind.

You need to realize and meditate on the relational aspect of prosperity.  You need to say out loud and think about this:  It makes God happy when you succeed financially, God loves it when I have money, the Lord is delighted with my prosperity.

Start to imagine you succeeding financially, and start to imagine God’s pleasure as you succeed.

Confessions of Psalm 112

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Confessions of Psalm 112
I am a blessed child of God. I fear the Lord and delight greatly in His
commandments. My seed will be mighty in the earth and my generations will be
blessed. Wealth and riches will be in my house and my righteousness will
endure forever. Because I walk uprightly before the Lord, light will arise in the
darkness. My confusion will be overcome and I will have guidance from the Holy
Spirit. There is no problems which can come against me that I will not have
wisdom and the leading of the Lord to overcome. I will also guide my personal,
family and business affairs with discretion. I have wisdom beyond my natural
ability. Because I am gracious, compassionate, righteous and give to others,
favor follows after me. Everywhere I go, blessings find me. Surely I will not be
moved forever. I cannot be shaken by circumstances or fear from the enemy,
because I keep the Lord forever in my remembrance. I will not be afraid of evil
tidings. My heart is fixed. I trust in the Lord. My heart is established, I will never
be afraid. Satan desires to see me defeated. I desire to see him defeated and
destroyed. His desire will not come to pass over me. My desire will come to
pass over him. With God’s power, I will outlast Satan every time. I have
dispersed and given to the poor. My acts of righteousness are eternal. My horn
is lifted up in anticipation of a great outpouring of God’s blessing into my life. The
wicked will see it and be grieved. Though they gnash their teeth at me, they will
melt away and their desires shall perish. My desires will be granted by the Lord
and my treasuries will be filled.

Walking in Wealth: What Is Wealth

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How do you define “wealth”?

Wealth is having everything you need to survive and thrive personally and for your family (including eating better than the birds and being clothed better than Solomon) plus everything you need to do the will of God plus plenty more to put in store and leave an inheritance for our children’s children, plus plenty more to give to others in need so our ears never need to be stopped up to the cry of the poor, plus plenty more to do good to the household of faith, plus plenty more to give to those who instruct us in the word of God and ensure elders are receiving double honour, plus plenty more to give to the extension of the kingdom of God.

Simple definition. I might have missed something out, if so I apologise.

Blessings,
Ben

Walking in Wealth: Poverty Is A Curse

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One of the foundational truths we must assimilate into our minds if we are to prosper is that poverty is a curse.

Poverty is not a teaching tool of God, it is not a vow we should take, it is not a blessing-in-disguise.  It is a curse.  It is a negative thing, it is evil, it causes grief and pain.  Poverty is not and never will be a good thing.
Let’s look at a few Bible verses on poverty, starting with Proverbs 6.10-11:

10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Here the Word of God likens poverty to an armed man (an armed robber according to the NLT).  This is how Scripture sees poverty: like a thief.  Does that remind you of another Scripture perhaps: The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy (John 10.10, AMP).  Poverty and the devil are parallelled in these two Scriptures.  Get this into your spirit by thinking about it and meditating on it: poverty aligned with the devil.  Poverty is not good.  Taking a vow of poverty is not a good idea, it is a foolish idea!

Proverbs 10.15 says the destruction of the poor is their poverty.  Poverty is a destroyer.  Remind you of anyone?  Poverty is from the devil!  If you look through Deut. 28.15-68 you will find a list of curses.  In there is never having enough, being hungry, being thirsty, not having a home, being naked.  Poverty is always on the curse side.  Look at Deut. 28.1-14 and you will find a list of blessings: having overflow, having more than enough, having choices you can make in life about what to wear and what to eat.

This is how you can know that Jesus Christ wants you wealthy: Galatians 3.13 says that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.  Do you realize this: God, in Jesus Christ, has completely redeemed you from poverty, from hunger, from thirst, from nakedness.  You are blessed.  You are able to live a great life.  You need to start thinking this way.

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. (2 Cor. 8.9)

I will pen some more on how to live in wealth next month,

Blessings,

Ben

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