Sunday 13th of November 2016 – Keys To Financial Fortune Part 2 By Bishop David Oyedepo
Last week, we discover that we can escape the present economic holocaust by following God’s instructions, directions and commandments as stated in scriptures. Our obedience of God’s Word also guarantees our access to financial fortune thereby empowering us to lend unto nations (Genesis 47:15-27; Exodus 1:7; Deuteronomy 28:1, 12).
Thereafter, we looked at some definitions of financial fortune. In today’s teaching, we shall explore one more definition before examining how to access financial fortune. What is financial fortune? Ø It is being blessed enough to lend to nations: For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee (Deuteronomy 15:6; see also Deuteronomy 28:10-13). These are God’s Kingdom prosperity plans for His children.
However, it is important to recognise that we live in a Kingdom that operates on keys. Without these keys, we cannot access the warehouse of heaven where our treasures and inheritances in Christ are stored. Concerning these treasures, the Bible says: …Worthy is the Lamb (Christ) that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing (Revelation 5:12; see also Matthew 16:19). In other words, at redemption, Christ guaranteed our access to seven fundamental treasures; all we need are the required keys to access them.
Therefore, let’s examine vital keys that guarantee our access to this world of financial fortune. · Walk in financial integrity: It takes integrity to walk in financial fortune. For instance, Job was a man of integrity even in his home and his wife testified to this when she said: Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die (Job 2:9; see also Genesis 14:20-21; Proverbs 20:7; 28:20; Jeremiah 17:11). Thereafter, the Bible says: … The Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning… (Job 42:12).
That means, Job’s integrity brought him to a greater realm of financial fortune than before his ordeal (2 Kings 5:25-27;Psalms 92:11- 15, 112:1-3; Job 1:1-3, 42:10- 17; Daniel 6:28; Zechariah 5:1-4). · Be spiritually minded: Being spiritual is the sure foundation for experiencing lasting and ever growing prosperity on earth.
For instance, Abraham, the most blessed mortal whose blessings Christ died and resurrected to connect us to, was highly spiritual. His spirituality enabled him to hear from God several times and that led to his transgenerational breakthroughs. Furthermore, the Bible records that he was God’s friend and we all know that God can’t have a carnal friend because two can’t walk together except they agree (Genesis 24:11; Amos 3:3; 3 John 1:2).
Again, the Bible gives an account of a perfect man named Job, who feared God (very spiritual) and eschewed evil. As a result, God showed him Kingdom secret that made him to prosper and flourish until he became the greatest businessman in his days (Job 1:1-8; 2:9; Romans 8:14). Thus, we must recognise that our giving becomes barren when we are not spiritual.
This is because, just as it takes spirituality to access financial fortune, one will require same to grow and sustain it (Genesis 14:23; 1 Kings 3:3, 11:1-10, 14-25; Job 29:4-12; Proverbs 10:22; 1 Timothy 4:7-8). That will not be our portion in Jesus name! Moreover, access to God’s financial fortune begins with being born again. Are you born again?