The Sign Of The Dollar

dollartHave you ever noticed how the dollar sign resembles a serpent on a pole?

I don’t believe this is an accident.

Some people believe it comes from the sign of Hermes, the Greek god of commerce but we know that counterfeiting the true is a ploy of the evil one.

The serpent on a pole is biblical:

Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses: “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.” So the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord that He take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. NUMBERS 31:4-9 NKJV

This serpent – or nehushtan was a type of Christ, signifying the Saviour’s death on the cross, where He became sin for us and took our sicknesses and diseases upon Him. It is used as a symbol of the medical profession to this day. Those Israelites who were bitten by the fiery serpents were healed by only a look at Moses’ bronze (some translations say brass) serpent. There is life for a look at the crucified One, as the old song says.

Seeing your sin upon Jesus brings you salvation. Seeing your sickness upon Him is health and healing to you. He bore both sin and sickness in our stead. It is important to note that Jesus became sin on the cross. He took upon Him our Adamic, serpent nature.

So what does this have to do with the dollar sign?

Everything is the answer.

You see, it is God’s will that we be delivered from evil. Jesus actually instructed us to pray this in Matthew chapter 6. We are to pray “Deliver us from evil.”

As Bill Johnson often points out, the Greek word for “evil” here is poneros.  It came from the word ponos, which means “pain.” And that word came from the root word penes, which means “poor.” This is what Jesus came to destroy: evil-sin, pain-sickness and poor-poverty.

The root of all evil is lack. This produces poverty spiritually – sin is to fall short of God’s glory. Poverty in the body is lack of good health. And poverty in your finances is to lack what you need to live a satisfying life.

The dollar sign reminds us of God’s remedy for man’s lack in every realm i.e. the crucified Christ. Jesus bore all OUR evil in Himself on the cross. The dollar sign is thus a symbol of our redemption. Jesus paid the ransom price to set us free. He who knew no sin and in whom was no evil or death became the sinful, sick and broke US on the cross, in exchange for HIS righteousness, His life and His riches in glory.

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich. 2 CORINTHIANS 8:9 KJVER

Remember that the Romans viewed crucifixion as much more than a form of capital punishment. To the Romans, crucifixion was a statement of Rome’s power and its right to utterly impoverish all who opposed this power. Crucifixion was, to the Romans, the ultimate form of bankruptcy and was implemented as a very public lesson to any with seditious thoughts.

Crucified victims were stripped naked to ram home the message that Roman rule meant you were owned by the empire.

Jesus bore excruciating poverty on every level in order that we could walk in infinite, superabundant supply.

When you look at the dollar sign, do not think of mere money. Think of the destitution that was in your old self and how that destitute old self was nailed to the tree in Christ. Christ bore your Adamic nature and took your poverty in every area upon Him.

He was the serpent on the pole, bearing all your evil.

It is LIFE, PEACE and JOY to gaze upon Him crucified.

And now you can walk in plenty, knowing no lack or fear thereof.

You are the redeemed, the rich and the righteous!

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by being made a curse for us—as it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” — so that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. GALATIANS 3:13,14 MEV

See your poverty upon Jesus as He hung on the cross. Now, see yourself as walking in His riches in glory. These riches belong to you.


Wealth With A Purpose

Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God. 2 CORINTHIANS 9:11 KJVER

Very often the life of faith is lived in paradox. This means living in the tension between two seemingly opposing thoughts. For example, we are supposed to live in peace with all men and we serve the Prince of Peace. However, Jesus Himself said He came not to bring peace but a sword.

Scripture has plenty of such apparent contradictions. The truth is, they are not so much contradictory as accepting of the fact that life on this planet has many variables and is lived in a state of flux. There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. There are appropriate times and seasons for things.

Another paradox is that God has given us abundant scriptural warrant to believe Him for success and prosperity in the economic realm. We are created to be productive and multiply – and money is a massive part of this. He gives us power to get wealth and Jesus died to get Abraham’s billionaire blessing on us (see Deuteronomy 8:18 and Galatians 3:13,14). Yet we are to be content if we have our basic needs met (1 Timothy 6:8). That is some paradox!

It is an easily explained one. You are supposed to desire increase in your finances. But not for purposes of avarice.

You see, the paradox is this: Prosperity is about YOU. But prosperity is not about YOU.

God wants you rich, yes. No question about that. And your faith is involved. Now, since faith works by desire (Mark 11:22-24), you need to desire financial abundance in order for your faith to have a target. But you are not supposed to want to get rich (1 Timothy 6). A conundrum indeed.

The answer to it all is your MOTIVE or PURPOSE in getting rich.

This verse brings it out perfectly:

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 CORINTHIANS 9:8

God multiplies favour toward us so that we can have all sufficiency in all things. This is not just about managing, this is living in plenty. As we overflow in our own circumstances we can then abound to every good work. Notice it says ABOUND, not just give a little.

You have to catch the spirit of this.

This is about abounding personally FOR THE PURPOSE OF ABOUNDING TO OTHERS!!! Your personal increase is based upon the desire to bless others. Now, it is not wrong to want to prosper. It is not wrong to desire better things, bigger houses, nicer clothes, faster cars. Especially if you want to give your family a better life. And that is the clue: you want to prosper for others’ sake.

We can even see this in the world system. Wealthy people often give a massive part of their wealth away to good causes. Now, if you will have this heart for others in your dealings financially, you qualify for extreme abundance! On the other hand, if you want to be Mr Big, you are setting yourself up for ruin. It just makes good sense that God has reserved ultra wealth for people who are happy to use their wealth to bless those less fortunate than themselves.

Maybe this spirit of generosity explains why some of the super-rich get their money – because they are prepared to give so much away. Worth a thought… Remember that God sees the heart.

We can also see how this applies to the Abrahamic Covenant.

Now the LORD had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

blessed-to-be-a-blessingWe see that God promises here to bless Abraham personally and make his name great. But it wasn’t to stop at Abraham! He was not just to be blessed, HE WAS TO BE A BLESSING! This is where we get the phrase “blessed to be a blessing.”

Not only that, all the families of the earth are to be blessed in Abraham and his seed. This is no small enterprise; this is a massive global program involving everyone.

Your prosperity is linked to the divine purpose of the Abrahamic Covenant! You are to prosper so that others may prosper!

This brings us back to our verse at the start:

Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God. 2 CORINTHIANS 9:11 KJVER

We are to be made rich in every way so that we can be bountiful in our giving. Thus we will fulfill our side of the Abrahamic Covenant in terms of our financial and economic commitment. God’s side is to give us power to get wealth on this planet (Deuteronomy 8:18), to enrich us in everything.

Wealth with a purpose is not about curbing your ambitions but is about refining them. The purpose of our being rich is to manifest what is ours in glory realms so that others can be blessed by this.

Think of it this way: God’s business is blessing you; your business is blessing others. Our job is to be blessed so that we can bless others.

You can be as rich as you want to be if you will simply channel your blessings to a world that needs them.

Wealth God’s Way

Teach and command these things. Anyone who teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to godly doctrine is conceited and knows nothing. He has a morbid disposition for controversy and verbal disputes, from which come envy, strife, blasphemies, evil speculations,  constant disputes by men of corrupt minds, being destitute of the truth, and supposing that financial gain is godliness. Withdraw yourself from such men.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out.  If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with these things. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful lusts, which drown men in ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evil. While coveting after money, some have strayed from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 TIMOTHY 6:2-10 MEV

Money is not the root of all evil, as some erroneously teach; the love of it is. This is because the love of money is a manifestation of fear, specifically fear of lack. This was the original sin that Eve fell into – believing the lie of lack. Lucifer himself believed this lie (Ezekiel 28:4,5,15,16) and became Satan – the adversary – i.e. the one who opposes himself.

It is inconceivable that any lack could come from God. Lack only exists in consciousness and that is consciousness defiled by the lie that lack is your portion. Iniquity began in Lucifer when he saw himself as lacking status, authority and wealth. Eve believed the lie that she lacked something to make her godlike. The truth is, she and Adam were already perfectly like their Creator and lacked nothing. The lie was that the thing forbidden them – fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil – would have given them more than they had or made them more than they were. The truth was, eating this fruit would make them less. Believing the lie, they ended up indeed lacking.

All Satan has to offer is lack. God is the King of Abundance. Satan cannot offer anything but deception.

Millions on planet earth oppose themselves because they believe in scarcity. They choose to live in the evil one’s kingdom of lack. There is no lack in the Kingdom of God. The believer has complete access to the resources of this Kingdom and is free to manifest these resources on this planet through faith. So the Christian need not live in the scarcity paradigm of this world system.

That said, Paul here dismantles a possible deception that people who have wealth are therefore all believers. He says that financial gain does not necessarily equate to godliness. People often cheat, steal and swindle their way to financial plenty. So wealth is no guarantee of godliness.

Yet, right on the other hand, Paul says that godliness is a guarantee of financial success. Money might not be proof that you have God but having God in your life is great gain. Of course, this is spiritual gain but the riches in glory are meant to be manifest on this plane. So financial abundance is available, provided it comes the right way. That way is the way of stewardship.

Walking in the billionaire blessing of Abraham is your covenant right and you can manifest unlimited wealth here in this life. But the purpose of this billionaire blessing is not to make you JR Ewing; it is to make you a distributor of Kingdom resources. You are here to manifest wealth for Kingdom purposes, not to build your own empire and be like the tycoons of the world system.

In terms of your own material needs, you can be, as Paul says here, content with just having your basic needs met, such as food and clothing. But if you have a family to feed or a payroll to meet, you need much more than subsistence levels of supply. If others depend on you, you simply must have abundance.

Groups such as the Puritans have exemplified this. Many Puritans lived frugal lives, eschewing ostentatious displays of wealth yet racking up huge fortunes, out of which they built schools, universities and churches and helped the poor. These believers had a highly developed sense of stewardship in their endeavours as well as great faith in their election by God to exercise dominion in society.

A man or woman enthused with a purpose in building wealth for the sake of the Kingdom is an unstoppable force.

The determining factor here is which system we are operating under. We are either desiring to manifest Kingdom resources as stewards or desiring to get rich in the natural. It is the latter system which will see us brought to ruin and pierced through with many sorrows. That is the Mammon system of this world, the Babylonian economy God has purposed to destroy.

We see this in these verses further on in 1 Timothy chapter 6:

Command those who are rich in this world that they not be conceited, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who richly gives us all things to enjoy. Command that they do good, that they be rich in good works, generous, willing to share, and laying up in store for themselves a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of eternal life. 1 TIMOTHY 6:17-19 MEV

Here Paul gives a charge to those who are “rich in this world.” He is addressing those who have money and giving a way for people who have money to bring their riches under stewardship and make them Kingdom resources. It is alright to be rich but don’t trust the world system of economics.It is okay to be rich in the world if God is your Source.

That is the key to it all. Whether you made your money wheeling and dealing in the world system or by the Kingdom system, you make your wealth holy by placing it under the Lordship of Christ and calling it Kingdom!

Godliness with contentment is great gain. This means you function in the Kingdom, with God as your Source. Without that sense of inner contentment it is easy to get sucked into a place where you fear lack and begin to function in the world system of avarice again.

Functioning in the Kingdom is recognising – BY FAITH – that you are an heir of the Kingdom and that all things are yours. You are a partaker in Abraham’s billionaire blessing and that there is no lack to you because you fear YHWH. You MUST develop consciousness in this wonderful truth because what you retain in consciousness is what will manifest in your life.

There is no “getting rich” for the believer, only manifesting on this physical plane what belongs to you already in glory realms. You are already rich and superabundantly funded over there in the invisible Kingdom of God!! As Paul says here in 1 Timothy, those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare i.e. a trap. The trap is that they are locking themselves out of Kingdom reality, where all needs are already supplied and our wealth is infinite. This trap is being locked into the carnal realm of lust and Paul calls it straying from the faith and thus they have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Unnecessary ones.

When you drop out of faith and love, you end up mired in fear and lust. Faith knows that God has supplied already because faith recognises the love of God toward us. But fear sees lack and cannot recognise the love so the auto response of the fearful man or woman is then to lust after that which he/she perceives he/she lacks. Lust is energised by fear of lack and is the opposite of faith.

We could say it this way: Money is not God but can become so to the fearful man or woman. This is serving Mammon. It is fear-based economics. But to the covenant man or woman, God is money. He is our Source of supply and our portion. He is our gold and silver.

Yes, the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver; JOB 22:25 MEV

Wealth on its own is nothing. It is no proof of godliness or relationship with God. But a relationship with God IS a guarantee of provision, plenty and prosperity. He is our Provider, our Financier and our Backer. In Genesis 15:1 God tells us He is our exceedingly great reward, the literal Hebrew of which means our rapidly-increasing money supply!

Now, as I said, this is not to make us all tycoons like those men rich in the world system. It is as we read here in 1 Timothy, to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, willing to share, and to lay up in store for ourselves a good foundation for the coming age, so that we may take hold of eternal life.

This is wealth and abundance with a purpose, which is to help plant the Kingdom of Heaven here on planet earth. It is stewardship business and carnal men and women have no part in it. It is selfless service because it necessitates the acceptance of responsibility on the part of we stewards to handle money and administer it for Kingdom purposes. We do not wish to be lazy stewards who refuse to multiply the resources given to us.

One last word on this for now. If you have a steward’s heart, you can enjoy the wealth. God gives us richly and lavishly – not stingily and sparsely – all things to enjoy. It is not wrong to have fun being wealthy and to rejoice in seeing the Kingdom manifest in your life. It is okay to have money, dear brother and sister. Just don’t let the money have you. Knowing how to abound is as much a part of living as knowing how to stay strong in faith during lean times.

Just remember that God has pleasure in your prosperity when it comes His way.

Increase Is In Your Mouth

532408_374816429253424_1869537211_nA man’s stomach will be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips will he be filled. PROVERBS 18:20 MEV

Your faith-filled confession or affirmation is vital to your financial state of affairs. What you SAY determines what you will GET in life. Nowhere is this more applicable than in your financial situation.

Examples of speech where this could work against you with devastating consequences include statements like: “I never seem to get ahead financially” and “I never have enough money.” Also, saying stuff like “Life is hard in this economy” and “There isn’t enough business to go round” will not serve your best interests.

If you are going to walk in financial superabundance you MUST change what you are saying about money – if, of course, what you are saying is negative and doom-laden.

You have been divinely created and designed to alter circumstances by speaking life-filled words rather than words of death and destruction. According to the above verse in Proverbs, you literally eat by what you say and you can see increase in your income by the words you speak.

It’s easy to prove this and silence sceptics. If you can get a sceptic to say only positive things about his/her financial affairs and leave off negative talking, even the most hardened will have to admit there is a very powerful truth at the heart of this message. In other words, it works!! And anybody can prove it for themselves if they will only be diligent in applying it.

Your faith-filled words can dominate – and eradicate – lack, penury, debt and poverty from your life. You can literally speak yourself into a prosperous, superabundant life – if you will say what God said concerning supply and finances.

God’s Word has much to say about the infinite supply that is yours to claim in Christ. By speaking what the Bible says, you can change your income levels massively.

The next verse in Proverbs 18 goes further:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. PROVERBS 18:21 MEV

As one translation says: “The power of the tongue is life and death— those who love to talk will eat what it produces.” You ingest either death or life by what you speak. That means you will enjoy plenty and abundance or scarcity and lack. The quality of life you experience is dependent upon what you say.

This goes beyond positive thinking, or positive speaking. The message of supply in the Word of God has the supernatural miracle power in itself to produce what it says. The supply you speak of manifests in physical form when you release the words. This is the Shazam! of financial supply, the Aladdin’s Lamp of life, the real magic of the universe.

For truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says. MARK 11:23 MEV

Supply is yours by saying so. That is the faith secret of the Bible. You have what you say. This is why confessing poverty is so devastatingly wrong and why confessing you have superabundant supply is a must.

The secret of your financial increase is by affirming you have it.

Say this over and over until supply manifests in your life:

“YHWH is my rapidly-increasing money supply today and always, in JESUS’ NAME!”

God’s Antidote For Poverty

Jesus came preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom.

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. MATTHEW 9:35

This Gospel is a good news message to the poor (Luke 4:18,19 and Isaiah 61:1,2).

The Kingdom of God coming is good news to poor folks.

What we have not understood is that the Gospel is first and foremost a message that liberates people from penury and lack. Of course, the Early Church knew this and certain groups since have known it, such as the Puritans. The so-called social gospel is fine but it is built upon human endeavour and human empathy. The true Gospel of God is supernatural and based on miracle power and divine compassion. Giving a man a few cans of beans to feed his family for a few days is not the same as breaking centuries of curse and kicking out spirits of lack and poverty from the man’s life.

We must grasp once and for all that the roots of poverty are spiritual. Poverty is a spirit. Destitution is a spirit. Debt is a spirit. These spirits are sent to oppress and keep man down in the pit of despair and misery.

Part of this is to understand that in the spirit, things are often the reverse from the natural. For example, in the natural we see depression as the result of poverty. But this is not how it is in the spirit realm. The truth is that depression is the cause of poverty. This is because what we call depression is actually oppression.

Think of the Great Depression as we call it. What happened? Well, people got poor and then got depressed, right? In the natural, yes, that’s what looked to have happened. But the truth is that all the riches that were there prior to the Great Depression were still there. All the gold didn’t vanish. The coal and salt and diamonds were still in all the mines. The money was still in existence. The mansions that people lived in were still standing.

What actually happened was that men were deceived by spirits of fear and oppression to believe they lacked. It’s interesting that many fortunes were made during the Great Depression by people who refused to give in to fear and saw opportunity where others feared ruin. Instead of looking at share certificates and seeing security, people looked at them and saw disaster.

Of course, part of this was because people trusted in uncertain riches and not in the infinite supply of YHWH Yireh. But the truth is that fear spread like a virus and wiped out the economy.

You must deal with the root of the problem. That root is not in the natural. Poverty is not just a natural thing. Nor is it mental, which is why positive thinking has limited value when it comes to liberating people from poverty and failure.

The solution to poverty is found in the spirit.

That is why Jesus said to decree: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” This prayer is a thermonuclear weapon against forces of poverty and indebtedness. The Kingdom is a kingdom of supply. It is the answer to poverty. It is good news to a poor man because there is no lack, penury or impoverishment in the Kingdom. Neither is there just getting by, just barely enough or even enough. The Kingdom is one of opulence, superabundance and luxury beyond human imaginings.

God does not want us to settle for enough. Yes,we should be content that our needs are met. But that is only the starting point. The Puritans understood this. They lived lives of modest comfort and even frugality – while stockpiling huge fortunes in business which they used to fund the building of churches, universities and schools.

You can be a multi-billionaire and you are supposed to be. As long as you retain the heart of a steward. And there is nothing wrong with you enjoying your wealth, either.

I believe God wants to take us all to the place where we are all so rich that we get bored with wealth and the only real fun we get with it is to bless others with it. This is what 2 Corinthians 9:8 is all about:

 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 CORINTHIANS 9:8 NKJV

God wants to bring you to a place where you give out of your plenty, not your shortage. This might not be what prosperity preachers tell you but it is Bible. Now, there is nothing wrong with you giving out of your lack. You can find that in the Bible, too. But we need to move beyond a place where we see prosperity is about our giving and to a place where we see it is about the Giver. You don’t get rich by giving. You get rich by being saved. Jesus bore your poverty and gave you His riches (2 Corinthians 8:9). Prosperity is not a works issue; it is a FAVOUR issue, thank God!

Jesus died to get Abraham’s billionaire blessing upon you (Galatians 3:13,14). You are redeemed from the curse, which includes the curse of poverty, failure and oppressiion. It doesn’t matter how many generations of your ancestors lived in hardship and penury – the truth is, YOU don’t have to.

Salvation is not just about the sweet by and by; it is also for the here and now. God has equipped every believer with all that is necessary to go from a life of failure, want and destitution to one of victory, success, wealth and honour. He has made us kings and priests in His Kingdom.

God has crowned you with glory and honour. Reign in life, dear brother and sister!

How To Come Out Of Lack

Remember that the Gospel is Good News to the poor.

The poor are those who have a consciousness of lack.

Your problem is not that you lack – it is that you think you do.

Jesus Christ obliterated lack on the cross. Lack and shortfall were never God’s plan for man. Adam knew no lack in Eden. Indeed, it was believing the lie of lack that saw Eve eat the forbidden fruit. Not being allowed to eat this fruit was not a lacking of something any more than not injecting heroin into your veins is a lack.

God’s nature is superabundance. He cannot bless us in a parsimonious manner – He is the God of more than enough. If you need a bus ride home, God will give you a fleet of limousines and a team of chaffeurs for the rest of your life. That is His nature; He drowns even the notion of lack with oceans of supply. If this is not the God you know, you need to get acquainted with Him! If you are serving El Just Enough, you need to get to know El Shaddai – the God Who is more than enough! He is the God who engulfs you with supply.

Now most of us have experienced lack. Some have been through excruciating poverty. Paul said he knew how to live in abundance and how to live in lack (Philippians 4:11,12). Indeed, the verse following these about being able to do all things through Christ is his summary of being able to live through any economic circumstance. Paul knew that the secret of living through times of lack was to affirm the temporary nature of the circumstances and to declare the will of God that His people live an abundant life fully satisfied in their own selves with plenty to give away to good causes.

This is the secret to coming out of lack. You must change your consciousness of having not to one of having.

Look at what Jesus said in Mark’s Gospel:-

 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.     MARK 11:22-24 KJV

If you desire something, believe you receive it WHEN YOU PRAY. And you will have it. You have to receive the thing you desire by faith before you have it in its manifested form.

This is why so many believe in the lie of unanswered prayer. People equate manifestation with the receiving i.e.they don’t believe they have the thing they prayed for till it shows up. No, you have to “have” it first in faith form before you have it in manifestation. You have to believe you receive. Then you will have.

I like the Lexham English Bible version of verse 24:-

For this reason I say to you, whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received it, and it will be done for you. MARK 11:24 LEB

The minute you walk away from praying about something, you must see it as a thing you have received. Past tense. From that point on, it is a matter of thanksgiving for that thing, not supplication. In other words, telling God you don’t have that thing is unbelief. You have received it by faith and you are looking for the manifestation. That is how faith operates.

And that is how you faith your way out of lack.

What you HAVE in physical form is not the true measure of your wealth. If you are a child of God, you are an heir to Abraham’s blessing and this includes access to all of God’s resources. This means you have access to INFINITE SUPPLY. In truth, you HAVE all things (1 Corinthians 3:21-23).

This should be your confession.

“Thank You, Father that I am superabundantly supplied in all things (or you can state a specific thing here like finances) and I walk in Abraham’s billionaire blessing. I reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ and am funded superabundantly. Infinite supply is mine!”

Move from a place where you have not to a place where you have by RECEIVING the infinite supply that is yours in glory realms. This is is why Jesus spoke about banking in heaven – there is no safer place to store your riches! You don’t need to do anything to get these riches; they are yours!! All you have to do is RECEIVE them by faith and you will HAVE them in manifested form.

Jesus said the Father knows you have need of things to function on the earth plane. When you understand these things exist in a higher dimension, then you can see them “stepped down” into the physical dimension. In this higher dimension of God’s Kingdom, you are already wealthier than Midas.

Who you are in the spirit is the real you.What you have in the spirit is your true wealth.

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What You Hear Determines Your Supply

Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” MARK 4:24,25 NKJV

Here Jesus tells us to pay attention to what we hear.

What you hear impacts your life because it goes into the inner man and is planted there.

If you hear poverty, lack and failure, that is what you will see in your life. The more you hear, the more you will receive whatever it is you are paying attention to.

If you are flooding your consciousness with God’s Word on abundant supply and no-fear living, then you will walk in these things. The Bible calls this serving God. However, if you are always fretting over lack and debt, then you will receive more of these things.

You must accept this basic spiritual truth: Your financial increase is tied to what you are hearing.

The more you meditate and speak superabundance, the more you will manifest of this.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ROMANS 10:17 NKJV

Faith is the substance of things hoped for. It is the real spiritual reality of things, the heavenly materiality that undergirds physical things.

Faith is the substance of abundance and riches just as it is the substance of healing or any other “thing” we desire from God.

So we could say that wealth and abundance come from hearing God’s Word. Financial increase comes from hearing God’s Word.

This is wonderful but it is even better when you realise that the word “comes” is not in the Greek. So the verse actually reads: “FAITH BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.”

Financial increase by hearing God’s Word!!

The word “comes” makes it sound like a Law of Attraction thing but although attracting the wealth that is in the world is certainly part of the Blessing, it goes much deeper than that. You see, we prosper from the inside out. The SUBSTANCE of superabundant supply is banked in our inner man. Your spirit is a purse that contains the heavenly substance of supply.

You don’t need to wait to get rich by this system. When you hear God’s Word on your covenant right to walk in Abraham’s Billionaire Blessing, the substance of wealth is immediately deposited in your spirit.

Hearing God’s Word on financial supply is how you make a deposit in your spirit bank.

This is why it is vital to constantly speak the Word on financial superabundance. This Word must not depart from your mouth (Joshua 1:8). As you hear yourself speak what God said on your money supply, so the SUBSTANCE of that supply becomes real inside you.

Your tongue determines your future because your tongue determines what you hear. And if you speak increase, then that is what you will receive. On the contrary, if you speak lack and shortage – or just neglect to speak increase – then even what you have will dwindle away from you or be taken from you.

The principle is that to walk in the life of abundant supply, you must engage your mouth by speaking that supply.

Here are some things you can say that will keep you walking in superabundance:-

God gives me power to get wealth

YHWH is my shield and my rapidly-increasing money supply

God girds me with wealth and makes my way perfect

God is my Source of supply; He is Infinite Supply to me

My income increases constantly