TODAY’S DEVOTION (Tuesday 4th February 2020)
“Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV
WELCOME TO THE 35th DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
When it comes to the prosperity of the righteous, the principles are very simple yet very complicated. Actually, they are simple to all who walk in the Spirit but complicated to those who either walk in the flesh or mix a walk in the Spirit and a Walk in the flesh at the same time.
Very few know that money for the righteous does not come when we stand on our feet before men but comes after we have tarried on our knees before GOD. It is what we get on our knees that meets us on our feet. That is who things work in God’s Kingdom.
For the first time after many months we will be holding a Night of Prayer and Power at our apostolic center caption HIS GLORY NIGHT. Come let’s kindle things in our lives kneeling before GOD. We face so many things as end time saints. If we don’t learn to conquer on our knees, we will be defeated on our feet.
I want to share some insights this morning on the prosperity of the righteous! I want to share something about supernatural financial assistance. Many of us do go for natural financial assistance. We do not know that there is supernatural financial assistance. So, lets talk about it a bit.
When in need of an urgent financial supply and I do not have anything in my bank account, what do I do as a Christian? What do I do to unlock divine help when I really need financial help? If this is not your question today, it will be your question tomorrow.
THE NEED FOR SUPERNATURAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED.
As a minister of the gospel, I am always concerned about the financial state of those the LORD grants me mercy to lead. I know that after God, money is the next essential need of a Child of God.
Sometimes when someone has a bill to pay, it will take grace to concentrate in a Church service. Money is so critical in the lives of mankind that it is the most area many in Church have been deceived and cheated by charlatans.
Every false teacher and prophet will always tell you how God anointed him or her to end your poverty, thereby using your ignorance and need for financial help to rather help himself or herself. Scriptures like the verse of our devotional text have been used to deceive so many and make them give the first salaries of their years to ‘GOD’ while it’s just the preachers they gave.
It is therefore important that we learn from the LORD by ourselves what to do when in need of financial assistance as a Child of God. Permit me to share some practical things to do when you need a supernatural financial supply.
The first step to take is to check your previous financial commitment to God; have you been faithful in worshiping God with your substance? Obviously, financial prosperity for the righteous does not come by giving but by Grace. Giving only sustain the flow.
God’s grace brings the money, then our worship keeps the flow running. That is why you find out that most believers come into financial crisis when they do not worship God with their substance. There is a difference between giving and worshiping God with your substance. You may give without worshiping God with your substance, but you cannot worship God with your substance without giving.
I will teach about how to worship God with your substance in one of our Holy Nation Revival SERVICES at our apostolic Center one of these days!
Many give but do not do that respecting the principles of worship – hence defeating God’s plan to make their money an instrument of worship. We must learn how to worship God with our substance because worshiping God with our substance leaves the Devil with nothing to hold or use in stopping the flow of money to us.
WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ENJOYING CONSTANT FLOW OF MONEY FROM GOD AS PART OF OUR END TIME HERITAGE IN CHRIST.
If that is not so in our lives, something has stopped the flow and it could be a devil we allowed for not worshiping God with our substance when we had the chance. So, when you find yourself in financial Crisis as a child of God, the first thing to do is to check your worship. Are you a giver and not a worshiper?
While many are suffering because they are stingy others suffer because they are givers but not worshipers! Our devotional text said, “Honor the LORD with your substance and with the first fruits of all your increase.”
The result of this spiritual act of worship is constant flow of finances. It says, “So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”
Like I stated earlier, a Child of God ought to be enjoying a constant flow of money from God because Heaven depends on us to pat bills that move the gospel forward on earth. The key to this kind of favor is honoring or worshiping the LORD with our substance.
Friend, if we will enjoy the most of GOD’s financial plan for our lives, we must learn to worship Him with our substance.
Sadly, some do not believe in this scripture or do not practice it all. They worship the LORD with their lips, sometimes even giving along but do not give as worshipers. If you give as a church member instead of a worshiper, you will not unlock constant flow.
Worshiping the LORD with our lips, bring results but constant flow of money is not one of the results it brings. It just makes us beautiful in the sight of men. That is all! If we want constant flow, it requires greater sacrifice. No pain, no progress! That is the rule!
The reason why people just give and not worship God through their giving is because they hate the pain of a giving that is done as an act of worship God. Yet, that is the giving that guarantees constant flow of money to us!
CONSTANT FLOW OF MONEY IS GOD’S SYSTEM OF SUPPLY FOR HIS CHILDREN AND THAT IS THE ONLY SYSTEM THAT IS NEEDED FOR TODAY.
You must therefore be very careful of what you do with money when it enters your hand, because what you do with it is what determines if it will keep coming.
Your financial vision should therefore be constant flow not just spending it as occasion serve you or saving for the rainy day. If you develop the vision of constant flow, you will be careful of what you do with that money that enters your hands. You will know that what you do with it is what will determine if more will come or not.
As a Child of God, whenever money enters your hand, you have been given an opportunity by the LORD to activate or maintain a constant flow of finances from Him. If you put your need first instead of your worship, you will waste the opportunity and begin another circle again.
As you embrace this day, make these truths your meditation. Constant Financial flow is your portion in Christ Jesus, but you must put your worship first to have it.
If you are facing a time of financial hardship and urgently need a miracle, the Bible says in the day of adversity consider. In other words, check where you missed it and then kneel in prayer seeking the mercies of the LORD until you find grace to help you in that time of need!
If kneel in prayer and you have not found grace, please don’t stop! Keep seeking until you find it. When you find it, you will see a move of God that will lead to a supernatural financial assistance.
Remember what we said when we began this discourse! We said that every significant thing in God’s kingdom begins when we kneel before God not when we stand before men. So, kneel before God from time to time until something begins in the Spirit.
Yes, kneel unto you obtain mercy to find Grace in that time of need. When grace is found you will smile because it will wipe away your financial burden and begin another flow that you must use your worship to maintain. However, you must also find a good Church with a Spirit and Truth filled Spiritual authority to sit under all through the process. His grace will be necessary in pushing you through!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrew 4:14-16 NKJV