November 6, 2016 – Keys To A World Of Financial Fortune Part 1 By Bishop David Oyedepo
The world, as we know it, is facing the worst economic crisis and from prophetic scriptures, this is just the beginning. This is because the day of gloominess and of darkness, where multitudes shall be much pained is still ahead.
It is written: Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains…
(Joel 2:1-2; see also Malachi 4:1-2; Matthew 16:19, 24:7-8). As such, we need to seek an escape route, lest we become victims of the horrors of these days. The good news is, they that fear the Lord shall be exempted from this economic recession. As it is written: For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied (Psalms 37:17- 19; see also Psalms 91:7, 33:18-19; Malachi 4:2). Again, the Bible says: How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him (Hebrews 2:3).
That means our escape route from this holocaust is in following God’s instructions, directions and commandments as stated in scriptures. That is why the Bible says: And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth. …
The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow (Deuteronomy 28:1,12). In other words, it is our application of the revelation of financial fortune that guarantees our exemption from this economic pressure.
It is also what empowers us to lend unto nations (Genesis 47:15-27; Exodus 1:7). But, what, is financial fortune? Ø It means having all sufficiency in all things: It’s not about the volume but the manifest grace (blessings) of God upon our lives and resources.
It is written: And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8; see also Proverbs 10:22). Ø It is being enriched in all things to all bountifulness: The Bible says: Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:11).
That’s financial fortune. Ø It is having access to God’s riches in glory: Paul said: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19; see also Philippians 4:15-18). However, access to financial fortune begins with being born gain. Are you born again? If you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord, you can do so as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins.
Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”