Gen 14:23 "That I will not take from a thread
even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is
yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich"
God made Abram materially wealthy. Abraham was
quick to point out that not he or anyone else did that. It was God
alone who made him thus. Where is your wealth coming from?
1 Cor 15:46 says first comes the natural then
the spiritual. We start out in the flesh but end up in the spirit, if
everything goes right. Deut 8:18 says, "And you shall remember the
Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth". At
first we are alacritous to make money on our own. God wants us to
prosper financially (3 John 2). We can't do this in the spirit until
we first allow Holy Spirit to clean up our soul motives.
The first time I heard the prosperity message I
unconsciously rejoiced at the prospect of getting rich. Looking back
it was all about the money for me, not advancing the kingdom. My
motives were selfish and I didn't even know it. Re-listening to those
taped messages now, those who were preaching it weren't suggesting
what I was. I heard what I wanted to hear. Sin is deceitful. It hides
behind good intentions and even scriptural promises.
Decide, like Abraham, that it won't be by
cunning business acumen or lots of hard work that you will accumulate
wealth, nor by frugal living. But only by Holy Spirit Himself that
wealth will come to you, by heeding His voice in all the decisions
and actions you take. Let God promote us and not we ourselves (Lk
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