Sept 13, 2015 – Sunday Inspiration: Provoking Heaven’s Order Of Financial Fortune Part 2
Last week, we began this teaching by identifying what heaven’s order of Financial Fortune means in various contexts. Also, we understood from scriptures that the Law Of Love is the anchor law in the school of financial fortune and not giving as we have erroneously believed in time past. This is because giving is an instruction that follows the greatest commandment in the law, which is love (Job 22:21-25; Matthew 22:36-40).
This week, we shall be examining how Father Abraham walked in the realms of financial fortune. First, we must understand that Abraham was a die-hard, unreserved and unrepentant lover of God. That was why he walked in the realms of financial fortune. Remember, God speaking through prophet Isaiah said: Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody (Isaiah 51:1-3).
From the above scripture, “Zion” connotes the church of Christ and that church represents every redeemed child of God. Also the word “Blessed” in the same scripture means to make rich (Proverbs 10:22).
Therefore, God wants to bless us and make an Eden of our lives as He did unto Abraham. However, we must identify and follow the steps that brought Abraham into that realm before we can walk in same (Hebrew 6:12).
Therefore, let’s examine the examples of Father Abraham
He was a Liberal Soul: For instance, when Abraham saw three men passing in front of his house, he ran after them, invited them to his house and took care of them. Unknowingly, they were angels (Genesis 18:2-8; Proverbs 11:24-25).
We must understand that we are essentially blessed to be a blessing and the larger our hearts to being a blessing, the larger God blesses us. God will never bless any man beyond his commitment to being a blessing; first to God and then to humanity. Thus, if we love God, we will give liberally towards the cause of His Kingdom and we will be supernaturally blessed in return (Proverbs 28:27; Luke 6:38).
He was a Lover of Souls: Abraham pleaded for the rescue of the souls of men and women of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible says: the Lord is …not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9; see also Genesis 18:20-33). This implies that Abraham loved to see souls saved as God does. As a result, Abraham won the love of God because anyone who loves what God loves truly loves Him (John 14:21; 1 John 5:3). Thus, we prove our love for God by obeying His commandments and one of such commandments is to pray for souls to be saved and established in God’s Kingdom (John 15:16
Abraham’s love of souls endeared him to God’s and as a result, he enjoyed the flow of heaven’s order of financial fortune. The “hotter” our love for God is, the greater the flow of His fortune in our direction (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Abraham was blessed of the Lord: In narrating the parable of the rich fool, Jesus said that the rich fool saw Lazarus at the bosom of Abraham. This implies that Abraham’s love for God provoked God’s blessing upon him and that in turn launched Abraham into realms of financial fortune on earth and in heaven (Genesis 14:19, 24:1; Proverbs 10:22).
Abraham loved God to the point that he became God’s friend: We must love God and prove it by obeying Him with delight just like Abraham did, and then, we are on our way to the Abrahamic order of financial fortune (Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23).
He was a personal and corporate tither: Abraham paid personal and corporate tithe, and also taught his children to do same. As a result, he walked in the realm of financial fortune (Genesis 14:18-20; Genesis 18:17-19; Genesis 28:20-22). From scriptures, we discover that our tithe, which is ten percent of all our earnings, gifts, etc., belongs to God. This is because everything we have and own was given to us by Him and our tithe is a covenant acknowledgement receipt for God’s blessings, which qualifies us for the next (Leviticus 27:30-32; Malachi 3:10-11).
All these made Abraham a symbol of generational blessing. Remember, Christ died to connect us with the Abrahamic order of blessings. This makes Abraham our redemptive example for walking in financial fortune (Galatians 3:13-14).
However, we must walk in the steps of Abraham to partake of his order of financial fortune and the law of love is the guaranteed platform upon which these steps operate. This is because anyone can give without loving, but no one can love without giving. Friend, when we love God by being committed to the promotion and advancement of His Kingdom, we are on our way to realms of financial fortune. Therefore, welcome to your realm of heaven’s order of financial fortune in the name of Jesus!
Do you have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus? Are you born again? If you aren’t, 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!”
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