Throughout the Financial Increase series this month, we have established that the ultimate capital is the word of God, the basic resource that God used to create the world is revelation and revelation is a convertible resource.
Revelation changes you before it changes your situation.
You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.
~ 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NLT)
Approach money from a place of rest, and stop struggling to be rich, you are rich already. Just as Christ took your place, you have also taken His place.
You are not poor; you are rich, being rich or poor is a mindset. Once you’ve accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and accepted the sacrifices He made on the cross, you need to change your mindset.
Don’t approach money with fear and anxiety. If you were doing so before you need to shake it off. Approach money and wealth with faith and absolute trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Come into a state of rest then act in that state of rest.
Believing that you are poor messes with your brain and blocks your capacity to capture and receive inspired ideas that can bring wealth into your life.
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
~ 1 Timothy 6:9-10 (NLT)
Cultivate your relationship with God
Be diligent in prayer, and put yourself in a state where you can hear from God, He will show you things. When God gives you revelation, the revelation will give you rest because He knows the end from the beginning.
Vision is the key to provision. Until you take action, you may not see the money. Don’t chase money, chase revelation, because revelation will give you faith, and it will put your heart at rest.
“The grass withers the flower fades but the word of our God abides forever.”
Any circumstance that is contrary to this word will go but the word of God will come to pass.
Leverage money for influence
God’s ultimate agenda is for us to influence the world positively. (Genesis 1:26 NLT)
If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
~ Ephesians 4:28 (NLT)
Use your money for positive influence to meet needs and solve problems. When you do that, you get influence.
Value collective wealth:
God said “It is not good for man to be alone.” If you acquire all the wealth alone, you won’t be able to enjoy it.
Sermon excerpt from Sunday sermon by Pastor Sam Adeyemi – Sunday 26, March, 2023
Watch this sermon here.