How do we triumph in a world of failure? How do we excel in a world of depression? How do we get exempted from the general menacing turn of events?
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” 2 corinthians 8:9
”But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up like calves in the stall.” Malachi 4:2
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatinas 3:13-14
Let me say this with all authority: you don’t need to know one person more than God Almighty, to get to the topmost position on earth. You don’t need to be connected to one man under heaven to get there, because no one can put you higher than where he is. Seek God’s connection more than you are seeking human connections.
“They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” Psalm 34:5
If you don’t want to see shame, look to God. He is your source. God is not benefiting from our poverty, and it is not giving Him glory. We don’t resemble God by being poor. He built mansions up there. It sure takes somebody that has abundance to do that. The streets of heaven are paved with gold. That takes money too. If you are in His image, you have access to His riches.
It is understanding that you need. “Good understanding gives favour: but the way of the transgressors is hard.” Proverbs 13:15
The Psalmist said, “Give me understanding, and I shall live.” The opposite of good understanding is ignorance. Good understanding provides ease and comfort, while ignorance opens you up to hardship.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. He said,
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
This means that when quality knowledge comes, quality freedom is experienced. Hardship is real, but the comfort of the Holy Spirit for the saints is equally real.
The covenant is God’s hammer for breaking financial hardship. An understanding of the covenant will make you prevail on the earth, against all odds. This is your secret card for breaking financial hardship:
You must be born again. You must have a working knowledge of the covenant.
Walking in covenant relationship with God will distinguish you, no matter the degree of hardship that is prevailing on the earth. A very clear understanding of the covenant will make you great on the earth. This is the difference between the winning Christian and the losing one.
You are chosen, yes! But are you walking in the covenant? If you don’t have a working knowledge of the covenant, you will not be different from the world. Hardship is not for you. It is not your destiny. I have read the will of my God. He wills above all things that I may prosper and be in health, even as my soul prospers (3 Jn. 2). God’s will for me is to prosper. He takes pleasure in my prosperity. He doesn’t take pleasure in my hardship.
Pray that God grants you access to the working knowledge of the covenant. The covenant is it! Ask the Lord to deliver to you the covenant hammer that will break the financial hardship of this era in your life.
Friend, it is time to begin to hunger and thirst for the working knowledge of God’s covenant. Many Christians are still doing trial and error. When the knowledge is delivered to you, you will know.
THE MYSTERY OF THE COVENANT
”For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey. It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills. When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you” Deuteronomy 8:7-10
Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath. Deuteronomy 8:18
WHAT IS THAT COVENANT?
There is what is called, power to get wealth, power for wealth or divine ability for abundance, otherwise known as divine providence, which operates on the platform of the covenant.
It is not a promise you claim in prayer. It is not a desire you enforce by fasting. It is an agreement you enter into with God, which gets Him committed to your needs.
Wealth in the kingdom does not answer to prayers, nor does it have respect for fasting. It only answers to a qualitative covenant practices.
There is a land in the spirit world, where there is no lack of anything. Where you shall eat bread without scarceness. A land of brooks and fountains that spring out of valleys and mountains, full of treasures, whose stones are iron, and out of whose rocks you may dig brass.
There is a land of plenty in the kingdom of God, a spiritual land which you enter into by covenant; by understanding the agreement that makes it work. Length of fasting does not move it to work. Nor does concern of the brethren affect it. The subject of wealth in the kingdom only thrives on the platform of the covenant.
Friend, it is time to get drunk with this truth!
Jesus came here eating butter and honey (Isa. 7:14-15). You are not sent to eat sand and gravel. Jesus could say, “woe unto you Pharisees.” He did not need their money. He was not looking up to them for anything. He was connected to a never-ending source.
Poverty does not make you resemble Jesus, because Jesus was never poor. May God deliver you from it! He said prophetically in Psalm 45:4:
And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Jesus was riding prosperously and in majesty when He was on earth. Divine providence works anytime, anywhere. Citizens of the covenant world are prosperous people. I have seen people who are celebrities in the teaching of prosperity, yet victims of poverty. They are professors, not professionals. They have no working knowledge of the covenant, so they are not working it, and consequently have no results to show.
“Good understanding gives favour” (Prov.13:15).
If you will open your heart to the mystery of the covenant, you will go up. Nothing on earth will be able to tie you down again.
In Genesis 12, when God told Abraham to get out of his country and from his kindred and his father’s house, unto a land that He will show him, He promised him that:
“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” Genesis 12:2-3
Then we are told in chapter 13 that: And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. Genesis 13:2
Riches is the will of God for you. It is a covenant, with a full package of blessings that continues in a cycle. You will be blessed and you will be a blessing. So the blessing is continuous, as you increasingly multiply in blessing others.
You can only prosper by reason of your covenant walk with God.
Stop chasing after men and money! Lay hold on the covenant. Men will be dethroned, businesses will crash, money will fail, but the covenant cannot crash! It can never fail! God has said:
”If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them” Jeremiah 33:25-26
As long as the day and night continue to exist, then recognise that the covenant of God with His people is effectively in force.
Wealth is with God, but He has given men the power to get it. Therefore the key that unlocks God’s treasures has been given to men. All those who operate it have testimonies to show for it.
Covenant wealth is not an issue of luck or chance. It has no bearing with the country you are living in. The economic policy of the nation has no relevance to it. It has to do with your willingness and obedience to the terms of that covenant. The time has come for you to walk into financial liberty. No matter how dry the land becomes, your covenant land will keep on producing. It will remain like brooks and fountains, giving you honey and oil all the days of your life.
SEEDTIME AND HARVEST
There is a law that guarantees peace and the release of goodness and mercy. There is a law that connects you to the source and moves God in your favour, to release the goodies of heaven for you. A law that makes living comfortable for you and makes money lose value to you, by reason of its abundance. This law does not only bless you, but protects the blessing as well.
“It is the law of seedtime and harvest. Genesis 8:22 is where the covenant of exemption from hardship took off. That is where it all began. And Noah built an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more… While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest…shall not cease” Genesis 8:20-22.
God is saying here that only those who sow seeds shall have a harvest. In chapter three of Genesis, He cursed the whole earth after man fell. He said to Adam: …Cursed is the ground for thy sake… In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return unto the ground… Genesis 3:17-19
But after Noah’s offering and sacrifice in Genesis 8:20, of which God smelled a sweet savour, God said He will no longer curse the earth anymore. Instead, He decreed that seedtime and harvest time, summer and winter, cold and heat, shall not cease.
That is the law harvest responds only to seed, not to prayers, fasting, human connections or positions. Only to seed. Only seed sown equals harvest. Until seed is sown, harvest is not in view. That is the law of abundance.
God is not in need and can never be. So whatever He is saying is not to His benefit, but for yours. His commandments are not to grieve you, but to groom you. They are not to hurt you, they are to help you; they are not to pull you down, but to build you up.
“As long as day and night are exchanging positions, cold and heat are exchanging their seasons, summer and winter are exchanging their times, seedtime and harvest is in force. It is a covenant and not a promise. A covenant has a stronger force with God than a promise. He said: My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” Psalm 89:34
The law became a covenant in Abraham. So, there is what man must do, for God to act. God is not permitted to bring increases, until man has committed himself to sowing seeds. If there must be harvest, there must be seed sown.
That is the law, and the scriptures cannot be broken. Neither prayers nor fasting can break poverty; tears or prayers of agreement can’t either. Only qualitative covenant walk can do it!