November 20, 2016 – Sunday Inspiration: Vital Keys That Guarantee Our Access To Financial Fortune
Keys To A World Of Financial Fortune Part 3 – David Oyedepo
In last week’s teaching, we began to look at vital keys that guarantee our access to the seven fundamental treasures that Christ died and resurrected to connect us to (Revelation 5:12; Matthew 16:19). In continuation, let’s examine other vital keys that guarantee our access to this world of financial fortune, which include:
• Be committed to being a blessing: From research, we understand that an elephant consumes 140 pounds of grass per day and discharges 100 pounds of manure every day.
In the same vein, financial fortune requires that we become blessings to all the families of the earth. Concerning the blessings of Abraham, God said to him: And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice (Genesis 12:3; see also Genesis 22:17- 18; Job 29:4-18).
That means as children of Abraham, we are not ordained to be consumers but distributors of God’s blessings to the world. Remember, if we don’t discharge manure (seeds), the next grass (blessing) will not grow and our blessings may cease.
That will not be our portion in Jesus’ name! (Genesis 13:6-13; Proverbs 11:24-25, 28:27; Galatians 3:29).
• Engage in covenant practice: On March 22, 1982, I was in a three-day fast when I asked God to show me the secret of Kingdom prosperity and He said: My son David, My prosperity plan is not a promise; so, it does not answer to prayers. My prosperity plan is not a promise; it has no respect for fasting.
My prosperity plan is a covenant and until your part is played, I am not committed.
The covenant of prosperity is simply the covenant of seedtime and harvest or “giving and receiving”. Just as only “sowers” are entitled to harvest, only Kingdom investors experience the harvest of God’s blessings and financial fortune.
That means no matter how spiritual we are, if we are not givers, we cannot prosper.
However, it is important to note that no matter how much a thief gives, he can never prosper because the Bible says that he is cursed (Genesis 8:22; Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 11:24-25, 28:27; Jeremiah 17:11; Zechariah 5:3-4; Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Philippians 4:15-19; 2 Timothy 2:19-21). In addition, the giving covenant requires our commitment to tithing because the Bible says that all the tithe in the land belong to God.
That means when we don’t pay our tithes, we are robbing God. Tithe simply means 10% of God’s blessings on our lives which guarantees, among others, the flow of financial fortune into our lives (Genesis 14:19- 20; Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:8-18; Matthew 23:23).
Furthermore, let’s understand that tithing also requires our spirituality to deliver.
The Bible says: And here men that die receive tithes; but there (heaven) he (Jesus) receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth (Hebrews 7:8).