Romans 8:32 – “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” NASB
2 Peter 1:3 – “…His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” NASB
God’s vision is never cheap nor is it easy. Tragically, I have witnessed well-meaning believers and churches receive the Vision of God and try to accomplish it as cheaply as possible and with as little stress, pressure, or controversy as possible.
If we are going to Wage Spiritual Warfare and Pull-Down Strongholds, We need Power, the Power of God. Deuteronomy 8:18 informs us that God gives us the power to ‘create wealth’ and we are told that the ‘wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just.’ God has plenty, He owns it all, for as the Psalmist declares, “The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof…”
But there is a Battle Ground that we must overcome and that is the Human Mind or the subconscious fleshly mind. When we hear Truth all the old arguments surface, challenging and questioning that which we have not seen before. Too often we have attempted to operate in Human Understanding to achieve the purposes of God and we produce an Ishmael rather than an Isaac.
Leaning, trusting, or depending upon my own understanding prevented me from receiving forgiveness for a time and finally, the truth revealed in Proverbs 3:5-6 broke the chains and allowed me to receive freely and fully, His Salvation. In Salvation, we find entrance into the Kingdom. In Healing, we are fitted for service. In God’s Prosperity, we are enabled to fulfill the call and finance the vision.
I challenge you to rehearse in your mind and heart the Abrahamic Covenant as revealed in Genesis 12:1-3. When we recognize the scriptural directive for appropriating the Promise of God for Salvation, Healing, and Prosperity we can move into what God has for us powerfully. God has a Plan of Finance and while I never want to make wealth the focal point of my message, we must have money or a medium of exchange in this world.
In Malachi 3, we are told to bring the ‘whole tithe’ into God’s storehouse and the Promise is He will Open heaven for us and bless us as is revealed in Malachi 3, 2 Corinthians 8; 9:6-16; Luke 6:38; Ecclesiastes 11:1-4, and Proverbs 19:17. Regardless of your view of the tithe or tithing giving to God will never go unrewarded by God!
The Law of Multiplication can be applied to every dimension of life. If we follow God’s directives completely, we will find that the Work of God never lacks and as in the illustration of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness in Exodus 36, the giving was so much the people had to be restrained from giving. Imagine that problem in the Local Church! God finances what He ordains and if we will be obedient to Him He will open heaven’s windows for us and bless us, spiritually, physically, and financially.
Many fail, to be charitable because their minds tell them that if they give away their money, they will not have enough for themselves. Remember the Law of Harvest and the Law of Multiplication. We reap WHAT we sow, we reap LATER than we sow, and we reap MORE than we sow. If the need is God-caused it will also be God-funded. It becomes a matter of mindset and trust.
If we cannot trust God with our finances, we will find that we are unable to trust Him in virtually any area of our lives. The Battle Ground we must overcome and the Stronghold we must pull down is the Human Fleshly Carnal Mind and bring every thought captive to the obedience of our Lord Jesus.
God, bless you richly as you roll all your care upon Him and Trust Him today!