YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEALTH.
There are things in life that only God can do. If you rely on humans, you will die, and they will die too, and these things will not happen. Only God knows how He created this earth in six days. It is this power that makes Him God. If you try to attain them through your own wisdom, they will end up by your own wisdom because human wisdom is limited.
The Bible says that Jesus became poor so that we might become rich, and normally, when going to the Father, he should have told Peter and the other apostles that he had opened a bank account for all of them for the work he had left them, but no, he instead said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, go” with what?
Let’s say with power. If you can get it, you will have everything.
In the book of Deuteronomy, God, speaking of the land of Canaan, said that they would eat in abundance and live in beautiful houses. Some of them must have looked at Moses strangely and said that what he was saying did not make sense since they were still in tents in the desert. Let me repeat once again that “as long as you haven’t seen it, you can’t have it.” Every time God speaks to His people, He says “see.” There are things you see with your physical eyes and things you see with your spiritual eyes.
When He spoke of milk, it simply means that you will have so many animals to produce milk that milk is just evidence of your wealth, because you cannot have animals without having land where they can stay. Will you also have enough animals without having servants to take care of them? When God spoke of milk, He saw enough of it; when He spoke of honey, He saw bees, and you cannot have bees without having enough trees where they will be comfortable.
In God’s agenda, your wealth involves having enough resources in the land to produce continuous profit for your life. Unfortunately, Christians are professionals who see the opposite. Even when money comes into your hands, what you see is provided that poverty does not return, and you are in fear. In my opinion, this is what attracted the devil’s attention to Job. Job has no family identity, no name; the Bible simply says “a man.” I know the Bible likes to mention people who have a genealogy, saying son of… of… but with Job, no identity.
Every fear that has invited the devil into your life ends today in the name of Jesus.
“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.” Deuteronomy 8:10
The Lord insists on the multiplication of their goods, three types of multiplication:
- Multiplication of herds
- Multiplication of money and gold
- Multiplication in everything
God did not see them in the desert but already in the land of Canaan, even if they were still in the desert because He knew that as He had promised, He would take them to the promised land. God’s share is always secure. God was more concerned about what would happen when the promise is fulfilled.
In verse 11, He says:
“Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.” Let me tell you this first, It is possible to be rich and prosperous because the Lord has ordained it by giving you power.
“With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.” Proverbs 8:18.
God’s covenant with our father Abraham is to give us wealth, and Jesus came to seal the covenant with His blood. Once you have been saved by Jesus Christ, you have entered into the covenant He made with Abraham, and the power to become rich is automatically available to you. God is a rich God; we, His children, should also be rich. We are co-heirs with Jesus, and He has predestined us to live in His glory on earth.
Living a prosperous and rich life, spiritually and physically, is therefore your birthright as a child of God. Be sure of it.
Secondly, it is by choice, and God takes pleasure only in the prosperity of His servants.
“Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, “The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalms 35:27
“Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” Psalms 112:3
He delights in making the works of your hands prosper. As a child of God, you must become rich in everything you do according to the will of God. Jesus Himself prospered in His ministry, and when He left, the disciples also prospered in theirs.
One thing astonished me in the Acts of the Apostles, when 3000 people believed and were baptized in Christ on the day of Pentecost, the Bible reports that they sold everything they had and brought it to the church. My questions:
a. Can we still do that today?
b. How did they eat, dress, and handle other daily activities afterward?
The answer is this: The Holy Spirit motivated them to do it so that they could see how the God of wealth can take care of people or anyone who believed in His Son Jesus Christ.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory, in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
There is wealth according to the glory of God in Christ Jesus.
These people saw their wealth in Christ and considered that earthly possessions were nothing and preferred to sell everything to start anew with Jesus, a new type of wealth in glory through Christ Jesus, which is more enduring than the old one. You have the right to choose this kind of wealth today if you desire it.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19
Here, God gives us the choice to choose what we want. He should not force us to become rich.
There are two types of prosperity:
- Worldly prosperity and God’s prosperity.
Worldly prosperity, you acquire and maintain it through the world’s system. You obtain it mainly through corruption, promiscuity, always seeking ways to cheat people to get what belongs to them; you can lie, falsify anything to get money, and you can cheat and do all kinds of evil. In the world system, a woman can decide to sell her body to get money from men, an employee can bribe his boss to get a promotion, etc. Some men go as far as killing their mother, wife, or children in diabolical rituals to become rich, and some women disown their husbands to get rich. But the truth about worldly prosperity is that it is temporary and destructive.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 16:25
It may seem good at first to falsify documents at the office to be promoted, but the end is destructive. What matters is the end; if there is no glory of God in the end, forget it now and abandon it forever. If there is no glory in sight at the end, forget it, because glory speaks especially at the end.
- God’s prosperity is enduring and has glory in the end.
It is the result of obedience to God and His commandments.
“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.” Deuteronomy 28:1
THE GATES OF WEALTH: Revelation – Insight – Knowledge.
The Lord Himself reveals ideas to you. The lasting wealth of God is revealed. There are still hidden riches in darkness that God wants to reveal, but He will only reveal them to His children.
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29
Speaking of Cyrus in Isaiah, He said:
“I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel.” Isaiah 45:3
There are still treasures in darkness. There are still hidden riches in secret places. If you are on the earth,
“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Psalms 24:1.
The eyes of the Lord are always on the earth to see riches in darkness. Nothing is hidden before the Lord, but before men, things are hidden.
HOW TO ACCESS THE SECRETS ?
“Call to me, and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3.
There are still things that the Lord wants to reveal to His children, and He does it for His glory, as He said to Cyrus “so that you may know that I am the Lord your God.” Listen to me; within 7 days, you will have a revelation of what will enrich you throughout your life in the name of Jesus.
In the beginning, people may mock you and call you all sorts of names because they do not know what God is doing with you. Do not be moved by people’s mockery, but rather let their mockery become your motivation if you know who you are and the God you serve.
As for Jacob, his wealth was revealed in the house of his uncle and father-in-law Laban. His uncle asked him to take the spotted sheep, thinking that Jacob would have nothing, but by revelation, Jacob used a strategy that made the spotted animals multiply. The Lord will reveal His hidden riches to you in secret places. It is possible. (…)
This text is an excerpt from the book “Your Rights As a Redeemed” written by Kingsley O. NWANKPA. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEALTH.