Your Power To Get Wealth Part 2

I want to share with you an amazing truth about your power to get wealth. Please read this teaching as an introduction.

And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. DEUTERONOMY 8:18 NKJV

You will see here that God gives us the power to get wealth. It isn’t an Old Covenant blessing because it predates the Law. It is part of the Abrahamic Covenant.

The power to get wealth is what I call the Billionaire Blessing of Abraham. Genesis chapter 12 tells us that God promised to bless Abraham and a short time later, after a trip to Egypt, Abraham comes back so wealthy that he struggles to find land big enough to contain his possessions (see Genesis 13:1-5).

Abraham is blessed at billionaire levels just by being God’s covenant partner and friend.

Now note that the power to get wealth is given to us to establish the covenant that God made with the fathers i.e. Abraham, his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob. This word “establish” means to confirm or ratify. It means to prove the veracity!

Some theology smartalec might point out this power spoken of in Deuteronomy 8:18 was given to Israelites in the Old Testament; however, it is clear from the text itself that it is not part of the Sinatic Covenant or the Law – it is an Abrahamic Covenant blessing.

God gave the power to get wealth as a means of establishing the covenant He made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. GALATIANS 3:13,14 NKJV

Jesus was made a curse to get this Billionaire Blessing of Abraham upon us. So it is clearly a blessing that transcends the Old Covenant. It predates the Law.

And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. GALATIANS 3:17 NKJV

More than four hundred years before the Law – which formed the contract made with YHWH by the children of Israel as part of the Sinatic Covenant – the covenant of YHWH with Abraham was in effect.

The Law cannot make the Billionaire Blessing of Abraham of no effect, even though Israelites were obliged to keep it and failure to do so hampered their ability to walk in blessing.

Now we have seen that the power of God to get wealth is given to ratify or confirm the Abrahamic Covenant. But look at this verse in Galatians 3:17 – it tells us that God confirmed or ratified the Abrahamic Covenant IN CHRIST!!!

Put these two verses (Deuteronomy 8:18 and Galatians 3:17) together and it is abundantly evident that CHRIST IS OUR POWER TO GET WEALTH!!

God has given us the ultimate advantage economically by giving us Himself. When you think upon it, it is impossible to fail in life if we just let Him live big in us.

The power to walk in infinite levels of supply and manifest billions is resident in us. We are God’s house. We are the Bank of Infinite Supply.

We are the answer to systemic poverty in the earth.

God has put you on this earth to be a portal that taps into supply from the glory realms above in order to met the needs of mankind.

You are blessed to be a blessing!

Your Power To Get Wealth

And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. DEUTERONOMY 8:18 NKJV

God gives the power to get wealth. Israelites had this back under the Old Covenant but, because their rightstanding with God was based on keeping the Law, this power to get wealth was often hampered by their backsliding.

Note that this power to obtain wealth was part of the Abrahamic Covenant, not the Sinaitic Covenant which we know as the Old Covenant. This is why this wonderful blessing is available to us today – we are blessed in Abraham (Galatians 3:8,9). God has ordained that the power to get wealth is what establishes the Abrahamic Covenant. The Abrahamic Covenant is the over-arching covenant with man of which the Old and New Covenants are components. Jesus came to fulfil God’s promises and oath to Abraham.

Walking in the power to get wealth – what we are calling Abraham’s Billionaire Blessing – was available under the Old Covenant that God made with the children of Israel at Sinai. But their failure to keep the Law hindered this power from having its full flow in the lives of God’s people. This was because failure to adhere to the strict demands of the Law brought curses upon those who transgressed (see Deuteronomy 28).

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. GALATIANS 3:13,14 NKJV

Jesus redeemed us from this hindrance i.e. the curse of the Law, by becoming a curse for us. This removed the obstacle so that the power to get wealth could work without hindrance in our lives. Remember that it was YHWH who said the power to get wealth was what established i.e. proved the Abrahamic Covenant. If you have a problem with this, take it up with Him!

Now, the promise of the Spirit mentioned here in Galatians 3:14 simply refers to the indwelling Presence and power of the Spirit of God coming to live within us. It is one thing to work for a billionaire – many of us do- but it is another thing entirely when a billionaire comes to live in your home! No more cheap furnishings or ten year old bangers sitting in your driveway! Billionaires don’t live substandard lives or shop in charity shops.

The God of Infinite Supply lives in you. HIS power to get wealth resides in your spirit.

The giving of the Holy Ghost meant that God’s power would be no longer just with or for His people – it would be IN them!!

This power to get wealth is now upgraded to the nth degree. It is not subject to any Old Covenant or Law restrictions. The power to get wealth is part of a covenant that predates the Law.

And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. GALATIANS 3:17 MEV

The Law could not make the promise of the Abrahamic Covenant of no effect. In other words, the Abrahamic Blessing was not negated by the Law. However, the curse of the Law had to be removed so that this Blessing could flow freely. Jesus fulfilled the righteous requirements of the Law and nailed the curses to the Cross in His own body.

The Abrahamic Blessing predates the Law. The Law was given with the Old Covenant. Now we have a New Covenant and God has come to live in us. This means the power to get wealth is not external to us.

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you… ACTS 1:8 NKJV

The power of the Holy Spirit has come upon us and in us. This is the power to get wealth!!

The word “power” here is dunamis in the Greek and means power, might, strength and ability. It means the power to do miracles.

One meaning of dunamis not often mentioned is: the power and influence which belong to riches; (pecuniary ability), wealth.

In other words, the power to get wealth!!!

The Holy Spirit comes upon us to give us power to obtain wealth!

Romans 1:16 tells us that the Gospel is the power of God. This is also dunamis in Greek. This is why the Gospel is to be preached to the poor – when we preach, it literally empowers people to get wealth.

God has given us His Word and His Spirit as the power to obtain wealth. You may not have heard this but you are going to hear it more and more.

This wonderful revelation is going to hit planet earth and shatter the Babylonian world system into pieces.

The glory of the Lord will cover this earth as the waters cover the sea.

What God Commands

Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk? Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned? Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because whoever plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more? 1 CORINTHIANS 9:7-12 NIV

There is a principle here that must be learned by all who are seeking to walk in financial abundance. In fact, it is for everyone.

It is this: You must reward your spiritual leaders and mentors with material means. In short, you need to pay them.

Now it is more than likely that these spiritual leaders will not charge a fee for their service. Yes, some are salaried by the church or ministry they work for; however, 1 Timothy 5:17 instructs us that leaders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

I don’t know if double honour means literally double their pay or if it is just highlighting a principle that they be paid above and beyond.

Let me put it in a way you will understand: It ought to be your heart that those who feed you in the Word should live in the biggest house in your town, drive the best of cars and wear the finest clothes.

Paul says that other people have the right to expect to be paid for what they do. The man who mows your lawn expects to get paid. The woman who cleans your house twice a week does it for wages. The labourer is worthy of his hire.

Of course, when you receive teaching from a man or woman of God, very often that minister lives by faith. In Christian culture, they dare not charge a fee and nor would they want to if they are genuine servants of God.

This is the paradox and the conundrum – ministry is delivered free at the point of delivery (Hebrews 10:8); however, as the above scripture and others tell us, those who receive this ministry are obliged to reward the ministers with material and financial benefits.

Failure to do so is likened to muzzling an ox while it is treading out the grain. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that muzzling an ox will only result in a lack of productivity. Letting the ox have some of the grain will keep it strong so it can trample the grain more effectively.

Ministers should be paid. God commands it! 1 Corinthians 9:14 tells us that those who preach the Gospel should receive their living from preaching the Gospel. Preachers should be recompensed for their work.

I have found myself listening to a preacher, being blessed by his or her teaching and realising I had an obligation to sow into their ministry. Be careful what you hear if you are stingy when it comes to giving to the work of the ministry! This give a whole new meaning to James 5:4… Let he who has an ear, hear…

Jesus Himself was supported by donors (Luke 8:1-3). Many women gave to His ministry. If He set this as an example, who are we to discount the practice? Yes, Paul did not avail himself of the right to be paid in relation to ministering to the Corinthian church but it is clear that this was the exception. A careful reading of the first six chapters of Acts shows  us that a considerable amount of money came in to the Early Church and it can be surmised that a good portion of this money enabled the Twelve to be full-time paid ministers, able to devote themselves to preaching and praying (see Acts 6:1-4).

It is wrong that believers should have to be told to bless their leaders and mentors financially; it ought to be a burning desire in each of us to want the very best materially for those who teach us and have the rule over us.

Yes, there have been abuses by preachers who use this principle to “guilt” people into giving, or twist the prosperity message in such a way that you can only prosper if you give to them. But the principle is pure because it is of the Lord. When taught and understood correctly, it will yield blessing.

I do believe if we will honour God’s servants, He will honour us. And honour is the key word here because payment of preachers is based on a culture of honour. Where there is no honour, there is no real manifestation of Kingdom or true expression of ekklesia. Yes, there is a financial reward for giving and the fact that unscrupulous people manipulate this to raise funds for ministries doesn’t negate the glorious truth.

Real men and women of God do not make merchandise of the Gospel, nor do they sell blessings – they are not theirs to sell. And I am convinced that the Lord takes such crooked dealing with His people very seriously. Thankfully, I believe these practices will be exposed and removed from the Body of Christ as the true revelation of financial superabundance becomes more and more known.

Nevertheless, the truth of our need to be more responsible in financially supporting and blessing authentic ministries and ministers that spread the Word still remains.

If you are blessed by someone who has shared with you spiritual truth, you are obligated to bless them back with your dosh.

That really is the Gospel truth.

You can read more on this subject in my ebook: Honouring Leaders Financially