Taking Possession Of The Abundant Life

Taking Possession Of The Abundant Life

 

In today’s society, Christians are persecuted for believing it’s the will of God for them to be financially wealthy. Many people believe that biblical prosperity only pertains to the spiritual aspects of life and Christians’ true riches are waiting for them in the sweet by-and-by, Heaven. We often hear that money is the root of all evil. And it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into Heaven. I’m sure many of you heard all of this before, right? So it may leave you wondering…. Does God want me wealthy?

The answer is simple, YES! God wants us wealthy to help finance His Vision and be a blessing to other people. After all, the only thing one poor man can do for another poor man is to feel sorry for him. God doesn’t want us feeling sorry for anyone! He wants us to be in a position to bless people financially when the Holy Spirit prompts us to do so.

God doesn’t want us living below our means. Jesus actually took on poverty for us to become rich!

  • 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 through his poverty might become rich” – 2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV

So Christians have a blood-bought right to have wealth and not struggle in this life!

We see there are several places in the Bible, where God refers to wealth and riches for His children.  

  • “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant” – Deuteronomy 8:18
  • “The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it”- Proverbs 10:22
  • “Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever”- Psalm 112:3

Money is not evil. However, the love of money is the root of all evil. Why? Because God wants us to have the right relationship with money. God wants us to have money not for money to have us. We trust God and run after Him, not money.

  • For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”- 1 Timothy 6:9 NIV

The other misnomer we hear is that rich people can’t go to Heaven.

  • “It’s easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God”- Matthew 19:24.

In this passage of scripture, The Kingdom of God refers to a mindset and not a place. The Kingdom of God is God’s way of thinking and being right. Jesus is saying that it is impossible to receive the things of God if we trust more in money than in Him. Often times, people that obtain wealth outside of God’s system, are blind to their spiritual poverty because of their accomplishments. They tend to trust money more than God, which makes it difficult for them to receive.    

Child of God it’s time to shift your thinking! God does not want you poor, He wants you abundantly wealthy! Your wealthy place starts in your thinking! Make up in your mind today, that it is the will of God for you to be wealthy and have abundance in Him.

 Four Keys to lay hold of your abundance in God

  • You must realize you will face giants in the land. Joshua 1:6-7
  • You must have the courage to consistently be in the word and obey it. Matthew 7:7
  • You must take possession of the word. Psalms 1:1-3, Romans 8:31
  • You must NOT settle for less. Proverbs 23:7 

Scripture References: Luke 4:18; Joshua 1:1-9; Proverbs 10:22; Acts 10:34-38; Romans 8:28; John 14:15