Sept 6, 2015 – Sunday’s Inspiration: Provoking Heaven’s Order Of Financial Fortune
Welcome to the “ember” part of the year. However, the next four months shall be months in which God shall remember us for outstanding miracles in the precious Name of Jesus. Unfortunately, many erroneously believe that the last four months of every year are earmarked for tragedies, mishaps, perils, etc. It is important for us to know that we are largely victims of our beliefs. What we believe sets the pace for what we experience in life, whether positive or negative. Therefore, we must align our thoughts with what God’s Word says about us and not what world has come to believe (Luke 1:45; 2 timothy 2:16).
In this new month, we shall begin with the understanding that heaven is the home of unfathomable wealth and splendour. This is because everything in heaven is made of gold. As it is written: And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass (Revelation 21:18).
Again, the Bible referring to the structures in heaven says: And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass (Revelation 21:21).
Also from scriptures, we saw the replica of this heaven’s order of wealth in Solomon’s life. Remember, everything Solomon had was made of gold; there was nothing made of silver that was counted, because heaven was the source of his wealth. However, when Jesus came to earth, He said of Himself, “Behold a greater than Solomon is here,” and Jesus dwells in us (1 Kings 10:14-23; 2 Chronicles 9:12-24; Matthew 12:42; Colossians 1:27). That means, every redeemed child of God has a greater-than-Solomon potential and as such, we can access a greater dimension of his financial fortune.
But, what is this heaven’s order of Financial Fortune?
In this context, financial fortune implies:
- Having all sufficiency in all things: 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).
- Being enriched in all things to all bountifulness: This means a level of no lack or management of anything; we are simply enriched in all things to all levels of abundance (2 Corinthians 9:11).
- Having all our needs met according to His riches in glory: In this realm, we live outside every form of limitation. As it is written: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
- Blessed enough to lend unto 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).
- Having all things that others are dying to get, added to us like Solomon: It is a realm where we are not sweating or struggling; yet, things are added to us from heavenly supplies (1 Kings 3:3-13; Matthew 6:19-24; Matthew 6:25-33).
Unfortunately, many are running after financial fortune on the earth today, while others are scheming to acquire wealth. It is important to know that every form of financial game disqualifies us from partaking of heaven’s order of financial fortune. For instance, anyone who plays smart on his/her business partners and clients is disconnected from the flow of financial fortune. Also, we understand from scriptures that running after wealth makes a fool of such individuals. That is why the Bible admonishes:
Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven (Proverbs 23:4-5).
Just as no one runs on the ground to catch a thing that is flying, chasing after wealth is an endless race because it has wings and easily flies away. That is why those who chase after it always end up with nothing to show for it.
How, then, can we access this realm of financial fortune?
First, we must understand that the Law Of Love is the anchor law in the school of financial fortune. Before now, we understood that giving is the cardinal law in accessing realms of financial fortune. However, we must understand that giving is an instruction that follows the greatest commandment in the law, which is love (Job 22:21-25; Matthew 22:36-40).
We understand from the story of Solomon that his love for God was the launching pad to realms of financial fortune. Also, Job was financially great and his love for God was as strong as death. He said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him” (Job 13:15; see also 1 Kings 3:3, 13).
It is our genuine love for God and His Kingdom that empowers our giving life, and that in turn guarantees our access to heaven’s order of financial fortune. Thus, the hotter our love for God, the more delighted we are in giving. This is what makes love the anchor law that launches us into realms of financial fortune (1 Corinthians 13:3; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5).
Friend, it is important for us to understand that heaven’s order of financial fortune is only available to God’s children, that is, only those who are born again. Are you born again? Is Jesus Christ your Saviour and Lord? If you haven’t, you can do so by 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!”
For further reading, please get my books: Breaking Financial Hardship, Understanding Financial Prosperity, Financial Prosperity, Covenant Wealth and The Hidden Covenant of Blessings. I will conclude this teaching next week.
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have five services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. respectively.
I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; or call 7747546-8; or E-mail:email@example.com