SIGNS AND WONDERS TODAY
MAY 27 2012 EDITION WEEKLY PUBLICATION
UNDERSTANDING THE ROOT OF
By David O.Oyedepo
As we move forward in the teaching series for this month, ‘My case is Different’ there is need for us to understand our covenant status with GOD. Redemption clearly defines our peculiarity.
But ye are a chosen generation….(1 Peter 2:9). Ye are the light of the world…(matt 5:13-15).
That is why every child of GOD is ordained to be envied, not to be pitied, because redemption has made our case to be different; but understanding will make it evident. Therefore, in this edition, we are looking at, ‘Understanding the root of financial fortune.’
How is your case different?
Your case is different, but understanding is what defines difference.
Prov.21:16 says “the man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”
You won’t be better than the dead when you lack understanding; and the dead, means, the unsaved, “for he that hath Christ hath life, and he that hath not Christ, hath not life.”
That means your case won’t be different except by understanding.
Col 1;9 says;… and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Your depth of understanding will determine the clarity of your difference.
Matt 13:23 says: “but he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understanding it….”
Those that fell on good ground are they who receive the word of God, understand it, and then, went forth and brought forth fruits. the only variable in that equation is understanding. So you need a deep enough understanding for a clear enough difference.
WHAT IS THE ROOT OF TRUE PROSPERITY?
True prosperity begins with your spiritual prosperity: financial fortune is a provision that demands a quality walk with God. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 2. Abraham the blessed was Abraham the friend of God. Before that, we were told about his father David; “I have found me a man after my own heart, a neighbour of thine that is better than thou.” 1 Samuel 15:28. So, God weighs our spirituality. Your covenant practice will only deliver to the level of your spirituality, if it goes beyond that, you will crash. Spirituality is key to true prosperity; it puts you in command of supernatural supplies. But his delight is in the law of the lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water…. Ps 1:1-3
It is not a game of give and receive, it’s a quality walk with God: it doesn’t answer to those who ask, it answer to those who connect. And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father… 1 king 3:3. That was his launching pad into a world of financial fortune. The bible says God told Solomon, “I will give you even that which you have not asked for”
It does not answer to those who craves for it, but to those who crave after God: It does not answer to those who love it; it answers to those who love God. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing ( Ps 34:10). In fact, those who love money enter into trouble; that is what the bible says. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, … 1 Tim 6:9.
There are too many money cravers in the kingdom. God has no place anywhere in their heart. “I must make it by all means,” so they become fraudsters, start taking and giving bribes, looting government treasury, and playing games in their companies. And because the curse of the lord is in the house of thief, they live under a curse without knowing. But love for God empowers you to be in command of gold.
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