1. Aggressively use your faith and believe for a return
We’re going to state some absolute biblical facts. They are actually fundamental to the principle of increase God put in the Bible on our behalf.
You must give to receive anything … God, not man, based multiplication based on sowing. God can only multiply planted seed. Nothing multiplied by nothing equals nothing.
Yes, you must give expecting to receive … the point is no farmer ever puts seed in the ground not expecting a harvest in return.
Give and it will be given unto you. We need to fundamentally understand & believe that God uses seedtime and harvest to prosper us. It was His intent… and not something the church or a preacher cooked up to make them rich and you poor.
Expect a financial miracle every day…look expectedly for your return.
God is your source. Never look to man to be your source.
A pity party will never get God’s attention but a seed will.
No matter how bad your financial situation is…you will never get God to feel sorry for you.
God has given us everything in Jesus. He explained the principle of seedtime and harvest in the Bible and expects us to receive it by faith because we believe His Word..
He is not moved by our needs, but by our faith in His promises.
Jesus himself said it in Matthew 9:29
“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.”
We need to aggressively exercise our faith to prosper and receive our return.
Create the environment in which God must work…so be certain your thoughts are faith thoughts.
Do not be discouraged by the economic drought around you, because it has nothing to do with your return.
Acts 3:16 in the Contemporary English Version says:
“You see this man, and you know him. He put his faith in the name of Jesus and was made strong. Faith in Jesus made this man completely well while everyone was watching.”
According to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word for strong is G4731 and it means:
“to make solid, make firm, make strong”
It’s the same Greek word used in Acts 16:5 in the Classic Amplified Bible which says:
“So the churches were strengthened and made firm in the faith, and they increased in number day after day.”
1 Thessalonians 3:8 in the Contemporary English Version says:
“Your strong faith in the Lord is like a breath of new life.”
Matthew 15:28 in God’s Word Translation says:
“Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, you have strong faith! What you wanted will be done for you.” At that moment her daughter was cured.”
Ephesians 1:14-16 in the New Living Translation says:
“The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly.”
One more scripture about being strong in the Lord.
Ephesians 6:10 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].”
2. Rebuke Satan and command him to release your harvest.
The enemy will do everything possible to keep you from experiencing financial success. Because if he can keep you broke and living in lack. . .he has rendered you ineffective for the Kingdom of God.
I’m going to state what I feel to be obvious but I want you to write it down.
Any part of any harvest that you don’t receive has been stolen by satan. . .the enemy of your future financial success.
What should you do? You rebuke the rascal.
Malachi 3:11 says:
“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Boaz told his workers not to rebuke Ruth for picking up the handfuls of grain he told them to leave her in Ruth 2:16.
Psalm 106:9 says Moses rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up.
Psalm 119:21 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“You rebuke the proud and arrogant, the accursed ones, who err and wander from Your commandments.”
Zechariah 3:2 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“And the Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! Even the Lord, Who [now and habitually] chooses Jerusalem, rebuke you!. . .”
Are you now more confident about your ability to rebuke devil and command him to release your harvest.
Here’s a confession for you.
“Satan, I rebuke you in the strong name of Jesus. I rebuke your sinister efforts to steal my harvests, rob me of my dreams and devour my financial success and my destiny. I’m wise to your tricks, traps and lies. In the strong name of Jesus, I bind you, your lies, deceptions and strategies according to Matthew 18:18 which is my right…my inheritance as a born again child of God. I command you to release my harvests. . .and I’m serving you notice that I’m demanding according to Proverbs 6:31 a seven fold return on all you stolen or tried to steal from me. Release my harvests now. . .in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.”
3. Commission your ministering angels to bring your harvest to you.
By speaking the Word of God, you and I can commission and dispatch the angelic host to go forth and bring our harvest in. Yes, bring money to us.
Psalm 103:20 says:
“Bless the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.”
Saying that the angels “excel in strength” clearly indicates that aren’t some chubby little cherubim that you see in some religious art.
God is dispatching the strongest. . .the most elite, warrior angels on your behalf. God’s angels can get the job done!
Can somebody say “Hallelujah?”
Next, He tells the angels to follow His instructions and obey the voice of His Word.
Get ready for this. . .
Child of God, when you speak the Word of God. . .you are summoning the strongest. . .most elite. . .warrior angels to work on your behalf.
When you speak the Word of God, they are commanded to obey.
Hebrews 1:13-14 says:
“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”
The Classic Amplified Bible translation of Hebrews 1:14 says:
“Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?”
Please notice that in both the King James and Classic Amplified Bible translation the scripture says the angels are not ministering to them but for them.
When you and I speak the Word of God we’re releasing our angels by faith to fulfill His promises. . .to us.
And yes, this is our year of unlimited miracles and financial success.
4. Your scriptural confessions will release your harvest and eliminate your debts.
Mark 11:23 says:
“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.”
The last part of Mark 11:23 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“. . . does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.”
Are you free of doubt? Do you believe that whatsoever you say will take place?
Speak to your harvest. Speak to your money and say:
“Harvest manifest now. . .money come to be now. . .abundance come to me now.
Speak to your bills. . .command them to be paid in full NOW.
Let the words of Job 41:11 in the Contemporary English Version will become a reality in your life.
“I am in command of the world and in debt to no one.”
You will also become an example of Romans 13:8 in the Classic Amplified Bible which says:
“Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one's fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].”
5. God wants you prosperous and financially successful.
Psalm 35:27 says:
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
I’ve read that verse hundreds of times, preached it at least two dozen times, but I vividly remember the night the Lord drew my attention to the last part of the verse.
“. . .let the Lord be magnified which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servants.”
According to the Strong’s Concordance, magnified means:
“to grow, become great” or “praise, magnify, do great things.”
The New Living Translation says:
“. . . Let them continually say, “Great is the Lord, who delights in blessing his servant with peace!”
What delights you? What gives you pleasure? What about our Heavenly Father what delights Him? What gives Him pleasure? What enables Him to “do great things?”
It’s your prosperity!!
Every father, mother or parent takes pleasure when their children are doing well in school or sports.
Have you heard or ever said, “That’s my Son, I’m so proud of him.” “That’s my daughter, she’s a real joy and such a great student?”
We tend to brag, though I’m sure modestly and appropriately, on our children.
That’s what God does. . .He delights, takes pleasure in our prosperity. He can “do great things” through our prosperity.
So if God is delighted and takes pleasure in our prosperity. . .how does He feel when we’re broke, up to our eyeballs in debt.
If our prosperity gives Him pleasure and makes Him happy, then our lack makes Him unhappy.
Why would being broke, in lack or bound by debt make God unhappy? It’s simple, we can’t fulfill His covenant.
Deuteronomy 8:18 says, that God has given us the power to get wealth. Why did He do that? Was it so that you could have a Lear Jet and a Corvette?
God gave us the power to get wealth because He promised to establish His covenant. What is His covenant?
“You are blessed to be a blessing.”
You can’t bless anybody else if you’re broke. God wants you to have more than enough.
If you’re broke at the moment, don’t start making excuses for your situation or get mad at me. . .I’m just quoting the Word of God.
God wants you to believe it because first you must believe it … then you will receive it.
The Word says, God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. I like to personalize the scriptures, here’s how that verse reads when it’s personalized.
“. . .let the Lord be magnified which hath pleasure in the prosperity of <<salutation>>.”
6. Be patient
Do not doubt, become discouraged or double-minded (other D words)
Hebrews 10:35-36 in the New Living Translation says:
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”
Galatians 6:9 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”
Patience produces great rewards.
Proverbs 21:5 in the New Living Translation says:
“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”
The last part of Numbers 23:19 in the Message Bible offers a powerful insight and promise when it says:
“. . . Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?”
Our part is to learn to wait with patience for our profits.
7. Where’s your harvest coming from.
Luke 6:38 in the New Living Translation says:
“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
Malachi 3:10 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
We never have to wonder. . .Lord, how are you going to get this money to me?
He’s God. . .He can get it to you. . .whoever He chooses. . .by whatever method He chooses. . .it’s not your job to worry how … it’s your job to believe He can.
How has He gotten money to you before?
Things like promotions at work, increased sales, unexpected inheritances, large commissions, better opportunities, increased value of real estate, rising gold and silver prices.
If He chooses to put a coin in a fish’s mouth … He can.
Stop trying to figure out God will get money to you . .just start accepting the fact that He will and begin expecting it. . .TODAY.
Did you see the news story in January about Warren Buffett being worth $73 billion dollars?
How did that make you feel?
It didn’t make me necessarily unhappy. Why?
Well, I’m going to tell you a secret. . .
Warren Buffet is working for me.
Several years ago, I read an article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper which said:
“[Warren] Buffett is an agnostic rationalist who gave up belief in God at an early age..." An agnostic is a person who feels that God's existence can neither be proved nor disproved on the basis of current evidence.
Let’s see … Warren Buffet doesn’t believe in God. . .meaning he hasn’t accepted Jesus as his savior. . .so that means he’s a sinner.
Proverbs 13:22 says:
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.”
The New Living Translation of Proverbs 13:22 says:
“. . .the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.”
Hey, guess what. . .Warren Buffett is working for you too.
Now… hopefully he will be saved before he leaves this earth but in the meantime, it’s important that you shift from jealously of people like Buffett. . .rich sinners to recognition that they’re actually working for you right now.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 in the New Living Translation says:
“God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. . .”
When will this wealth transfer come to pass. . .James 5:13 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“Come now, you rich [people], weep aloud and lament over the miseries (the woes) that are surely coming upon you.
“Your abundant wealth has rotted and is ruined, and your [many] garments have become moth-eaten.
“Your gold and silver are completely rusted through, and their rust will be testimony against you and it will devour your flesh as if it were fire. You have heaped together treasure for the last days.”
In Joel 2:28, the prophet prophesied that in the last days. . .the end times we would see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. . .as it occurred in Acts chapter one and two.
No question. .. we’ve been living in the end-times. The ungodly . . . the sinners are heaping up finances for us to use during the last days described in James 5:3 financing an incoming harvest takes money.
One final thought . . .this is a great time to consider our ways.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS