BLESSED BEYOND CURSE (PART 21Q) – PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL PROSPERITY
Your motive is very important. Check your motive. The word ‘motive’ is very important; your motive is your driving force. What pushes you? What is driving you? What is your goal? Why do you want to have it? Of what use do you intend to put it? That is your motive! Motives are spirits so your motive is your spirit; it is the spirit that is driving you. Is it the right spirit? Is it the right motive? If it is not the right motive, then it is Babylon. We are not talking of getting prosperous through Babylonian principles.
As a matter of fact you need to break away from Babylon in order to be in the kingdom. 2 Cor. 9:8-10, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.” Money is a very useful weapon; if well deployed to touch lives, it will produce fruits of righteousness. One of the deepest desires of my heart is that God will enlarge my capacity for touching lives, to lift people.
A lot of people are in the pit in which there is no water and they need to be lifted out of that pit. Poverty is a brand and every brand is a seal, so poverty is an evil seal which you should destroy. Those who fail to destroy poverty have the tendency to die young; many people are dying today not because they are tired of living but because they don’t have what it takes to survive. Sometime ago, I ran into a beggar, though he was looking healthy but very unkempt. Immediately on sighting me, he cried out, ‘Pastor, please give me money”. I was taken aback because there was absolutely nothing on me or with me that indicated that I was a Pastor. So, I asked him how he knew that I was a Pastor and he responded that it was written all over me. I asked him why he was begging and he told me that he did not have any money at all to turn over but if only he could get just a little sum of money to start hawking sachet water, he would stop begging. What he requested for was a very small amount and I immediately dipped my hand in my pocket and gave him a double of what he requested for. On receiving the money, he immediately threw away his begging plate and started rejoicing and thanking God for the money. Some months later, however, I passed through the same route and to my surprise, the man was back on the street, begging! He was set free but he was not made free so he was not free indeed. I have discovered that throwing money at people makes them dependent; the best thing you can do for such a person is to empower him or her to be a producer and not a consumer.
PRAY:- Everlasting and Most Merciful Father I worship and adore You today in Jesus’ Name. I ask You to supernaturally empower me financially and grant me the grace to be a blessing to those in need in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED.