(week 50/15)

We wish ALL our readers a wonderful, joyous and blessed Christmas celebration!

It is vital for every Christian to know and understand that it is God’s will for us to be rich or wealthy: financially and materially.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV: For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV: You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

God wants us to be wealthy so that:

i. Our physical and material needs will be met (Phil. 4.19, Mt. 6.32).

ii. We will have the financial resources to disciple the nations:

In addition to preaching and teaching the gospel with supernatural power to get men born-again and filled with the Holy Ghost, this will involve building schools to bring education to remote unreached tribes, hospitals for their health care; digging wells and boreholes to provide them clean water; providing electricity generating plants to provide electricity and many other amenities that will be necessary to provide a conducive environment in which they can be taught the Word of God and discipled. As we can imagine, this will cost trillions of dollars as most natural governments who should provide these things will either not be financially able or willing to do so.

It is the church that will be the richest institution on the earth that will provide these things for every tribe, tongue and kindred that do not have them. This will fulfill:

Deuteronomy 28:10-13 ESV: And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. (11) And the LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your livestock and in the fruit of your ground, within the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. (12) The LORD will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. (13) And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them,

So that in every tribe, tongue and kindred there will be a perfect church, that has been discipled and so will be a witness to its own local community:

Matthew 24:14 MKJV: And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all nations. And then the end shall come.

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

iii. God’s name will be glorified in all the earth as the desire of all nations turn to Him through His church that will control the glory of the riches of the earth:

Haggai 2:6-9 ESV: For thus says the LORD of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. (7) And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. (8) The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts. (9) The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.'”

The current financial shaking, the world is facing (it started with universal severity about October 2008) is part of the fulfillment of this scripture. As the world financial system is being shaken God is placing in Zion the perfect church (Ps. 50.2) wisdom and knowledge that will bring stability to the shaking financial system, so causing the treasures of the nations to come to the church just like all the nations of the earth brought their money to Joseph to buy corn in Egypt during the seven years of famine (Gen. 41.56-57).

Isaiah 45:14 AMP: Thus says the Lord: The labor and wealth of Egypt and the merchandise of Ethiopia and the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you and they shall be yours; they shall follow you; in chains [of subjection to you] they shall come over, and they shall fall down before you; they shall make supplication to you, saying, Surely God is with you, and there is no other, no God besides Him. [I Cor. 14:25.]

Isaiah 33:5-6 ESV: The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, (6) and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.

Isaiah 60:1-5 CEV: Jerusalem stand up! Shine! Your new day is dawning. The glory of the LORD shines brightly on you. (2) The earth and its people are covered with darkness, but the glory of the LORD is shining upon you. (3) Nations and kings will come to the light of your dawning day. (4) Open your eyes! Look around! Crowds are coming. Your sons are on their way from distant lands; your daughters are being carried like little children. (5) When you see this, your faces will glow; your hearts will pound and swell with pride. Treasures from across the sea and the wealth of nations will be brought to you.

In our article next week, we will see how to use the power of God to get wealth as we look at the laws of prosperity!