“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18. ► KJV
Al through this month, we have been exploring the WONDERS of Faith and so far, we have understudied the breakthrough, healing and miracle power of faith. As we conclude on the series, I will like us to take a look at The Prosperity Power of Faith.
Faith is simply the expectation of good and every time we are expectant of something, our subconscious and conscious minds have a way of making that happen; not just in health and miracles, but in all areas of prosperity.
Presently, as preventive measures to combat COVID-19, the entire world is in a lock-down and a lot of people are facing limited supply of daily needs. In a time such as this, Deuteronomy 8:18 instructs that no one will ever prosper until he or she believes that it is God's will for him or her to prosper and Luke 6:38 affirms that the difference between living a life of prosperity and a life of want is choice.
The accounts of Abraham, the father of faith who became the most prosperous patriarch (Gen. 13:2/Gen 24:1) and King David, who through faith, became a very prosperous king – (Psalm 62:1/1 Chr. 29:3-6) confirms that prosperity is a product of our individual choices; and man's inability to decide, to either follow in the blessing or the curse, guarantees the delivery of the curse into his life by Satan. In other words, it is our responsibility to choose the blessings of the Lord, or have the Devil choose the curse for us (Deuteronomy 30:19-20). Rather sadly, Satan will without fail, always choose the curse instead of the blessing, sicknesses instead of healing, death instead of life; and poverty instead of prosperity.
Still on choices, your financial success tomorrow will be determined by your obedience to God’s Word today. This means that every time God gives us the opportunity to give - as offerings, tithes, to the needy, to parents and for kingdom advancement endeavours, He is also giving us the opportunity to increase our income. This means that it is time to let go of what is in our hands, so that God can bless us with what He holds in His. What God has in store for us is far greater than what we could ever do on our own. He owns all the wealth in the world; and our income is determined by our obedience to His Word.
As I sign off on this series, I am trusting that your faith has been sufficiently built up this month and even in the face of the battle against COVID-19, I want you to know that God is in it with you. It is my prayer that regardless of the storm, you will savor His presence because He is a God that sees you, knows you, and promises never to leave nor forsake you.
God BLESS you.