Sunday, 25 January 2015

GET IT THROUGH THE RIGHT MEANS

MEMORIZE: As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatchet them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. Jeremiah 17:4

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Thessalonians 1-2, Proverbs 26

God wants us, His children, to prosper. I marvel when people say, "No rich man will make heaven." Does that mean Father Abraham did not make heaven? According to Genesis 13:2, he was rich in cattle, silver and gold. If rich people will not make heaven that means Isaac, Jacob, David and other men who were mightily blessed by God- especially in the area of finance - did not make heaven. That is a lie from the pit of hell! Abraham was rich and he made heaven. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says, “for ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” God is delighted when His children prosper. Psalm 35:27 says this: “let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.” Can you see that? God has pleasure in the prosperity of His children. God does not want you to prosper alone; He wants you to have good health with it. 3 John 2 says, “beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

However, how you get your wealth is very important. Some got their wealth from selling drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc. Some got it by importing and selling fake drugs. Some got it by rebranding expired drugs and selling them. Some got it through money rituals. Some got it through internet fraud and sending fake emails and all sorts. Some got it through prostitution and keeping sugar dad or sugar mummy also known as friends with benefits. Some got it through stealing from the government also known as embezzlement. Some got it by selling their babies – what a wicked world! Some got it genuinely, by being diligent in their business or in their calling – profession or ministry. How one gets wealth is important because of the repercussion of getting wealth through illegal or ungodly means. Jeremiah 17:4 says, “As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatchet them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

It is unfortunate that we live in a world where how you get wealth does not really matter. How you get your wealth may not matter to man but it matters to God. The Lord said this in Jeremiah 17:10, “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” How you get wealth is very important. You do not need to do anything funny to get rich. According to Deuteronomy 8:18, the power to get wealth comes from God. As far as you are diligent and faithful in the payment of your tithes, you will prosper. Do not cut your life short all because you want to drive a Range Rover or BMW X6.  Whatever it is you are doing, maintain your integrity. Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no’. Do not put your hands into a dirty business all because you want to make fast bucks. Short cuts they say cut the life of those who use it short! Avoid selling fake insurance premiums. Avoid illegal business dealings. Avoid anything that will cause people to say, "And you call yourself a Christian."

QUESTION: What is the point of getting all that wealth and when the time to enjoy it comes; one is nowhere to be found?

PRAYER POINT: Father, please empower me financially so i can sponsor crusades and revivals.

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