7 Things To Do To Experience 7 Kinds Of Wealth

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If you were to ask any Word of Faith or prosperity minded believer to name their top ten scriptures the list would no doubt include some of the following.

3 John 2                                                        Psalms 35:27

Deuteronomy 8:18                                       John 10:10

1 Timothy 6:17                                              Philippians 4:19

Genesis 12:2-3                                             2 Corinthians 9:8, 10

Luke 6:38                                                      Matthew 6:33

If I were to ask the same group to narrow the list to their top five. . .no doubt Deuteronomy 8:18 would still be in the list.

It was recently revealed to me. . .that we’re overlooking a road map to prosperity by failing to focus on Deuteronomy 8:6-18.

First, let’s look at the seven things you need to do.

6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lordthy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lordthy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

11 Beware that thou forget not the Lordthy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lordthy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

18 But thou shalt remember the Lordthy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

1.         Keep the commandments of the Lord.

This is not optional. . .this is not based on your convenience or your perspective. . .keeping God’s commandments is an absolute requirement.

I could give you dozens of reasons to keep His commandments but I’m just going to give you the following two scriptures. 

Deuteronomy 10: 12 in The Living Bible says:

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you except to listen carefully to all he says to you, and to obey for your own good the commands I am giving you today . . . ?

Exodus 15:26 says:  

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”

2.         Walk in His ways.

Walk like a man.  No, walk like God.  Go where He leads.  Do what you see Him do.

Deuteronomy 30:16 says:

“In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”

When you walk in His ways. . .you will not sin.

Psalm 119:3 says:

“They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.”

3.         Fear Him.

If you ever needed a reason to fear Him. . .and there are many. . .just consider this one.

Psalm 34:6-10 in the New Living Translation has really been stirring in my spirit.  It says:

“In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; He saved me from all my troubles.   For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the Lord is good.  Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!   Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. . .and those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.”

4.         Bless the Lord thy God for what’s He’s given you.

God bless you.  Not the same thing as to what you’d say to a person after a sneeze.

When you bless someone. . .it’s more than words. . .it’s deeds.

According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for bless is barak (H1288).  It’s used 331 times in the King James Version of the Bible and the very first time is found in Genesis 1:22 which says:

“And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”

Literally, we bless the Lord our God by the actions we take.

5.         Beware…don’t forget God in your daily life.

The Hebrew word beware (H8104) appears 468 times in 440 verses in the Hebrew Concordance of the King James Bible and it is defined as:

“to keep (286), observe (46), heed 35), keeper (38)”

Keeping His commands, judgments and statutes in your daily life is not a sometimes thing. . .or just a Sunday thing. 

The Hebrew word for day is translated as day (a 24-hour period).

We’re to keep His Word 24/7.  It should be foremost in our minds until it becomes like breathing. . .done effortlessly and on our own.

6.         Keep his commandments, judgments and statutes.

As previously discussed, commandments are defined in the Hebrew as commands.

The Ten Commandments are not the Ten Suggestions.

When we obey His commandments . . .good things happen. . .when we don’t. . .they won’t.

Exodus 15:26 says:

“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”

The Hebrew word for judgment comes from a root word (H8199) which is defined as:

“to judge, govern, vindicate, punish.”

By our actions. . .His judgments will either vindicate or punish us.

Statutes come from a Hebrew root word that means:

“prescribed task, prescribed portion, action prescribed”

When we keep His commands we will be vindicated or punish by the actions we’ve taken and the tasks we’ve performed.

7.         Our faithfulness will allow Him to fulfill His covenant.

Genesis 12:2-3 says:

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Exodus 20:2 says:

“I am the Lordthy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 says:

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.”

Our faithfulness allows Him to keep His promises.

As you do the seven things the Word commands you to do. . .you position yourself to experience the seven kinds of wealth God has prepared for His children.

But make no mistake. . .our Heavenly Father has very specific instructions

Deuteronomy 8:1 says:

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do. . .”

In Hebrews 8:5 we are told that God used the children of Israel as an example for us.  There is a very good reason that you and I should obey His directions “. . .that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD.”  V 1

When it comes to wealth and/or opportunity God checks us out . . . to determine our response to His Word and His commands.

Deuteronomy 8:2 says:

“And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.”

It’s easy to follow God when things are good . . .but the real measure of your faith is how you act and react when times are tough.

In the midst of adversity God wants to make sure that you’re depending on Him to deliver you from every attack of the enemy. . .and even from the success you will enjoy through obedience.

Deuteronomy 8:3 says:

“. . .that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”

Our obedience to Him and His word is an absolute pre-requisite to experiencing the seven kinds of wealth we about to study.

1.         God wants you to have good land.

Deuteronomy 8:7-8 says:

For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;  A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey.”

What makes a land good?  Flowing water.  Springs for valleys and hills where crops are grown.  Crops like. . .wheat and barley.  Other things like. . .vines, fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey.

The land God wants you to have isn’t just any land. . .it’s good land.

Question. . .when praying about increase. . .do you ask God to give you good land?  If not, you should.

Throughout history. . .land has always been important and it’s no different today.

One more thing. . .there is almost always good things located underneath good land.

2.         You will be in a place where you lack for nothing.

Deuteronomy 8:9 in the Amplified Bible says:

“A land in which you shall eat food without shortage and lack nothing in it; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.”

You may have been traveling through enemy territory but God is going to bring you into a fresh place. . .where every need will be met and you will LACK FOR NOTHING.

I personally like that phrase . . .in fact, lay claim to it. . .make it a part of your daily confession. . .personalize it.




That’s sounds pretty good . . .but it gets even better. . .when you remember the Lord thy God and what He’s done for you.

3.         Houses You Can Be Proud Of.

Deuteronomy 8:12 says:

”Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein.”

You will have a good house . . .you may have left behind a house in Egypt during your time of bondage to debt. . .but rejoice you’re going to have “goodly houses.”  Notice the scripture doesn’t just say that you’re going to have a house . . .it says that you’re going to have “houses.”  Are you seeing this?

What is a goodly house?  Let’s look Deuteronomy 8:12 in the New Living Translation which says:

“For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in.”

Your house may not be featured in Million Dollar Houses or rooms on HGTV (Home and Garden Television Network). . .though it could be. . .but you will never again be ashamed of where you live.

And by the way, while I love playing Monopoly with my children. . .it’s now taking on an entirely new meaning.  I’m ready to buy property, houses, hotels, railroads and utility companies.  I want people paying me rent.  I’m ready for Park Place and Broadwalk.

4.         Your tending your own flocks and herds.

Deuteronomy 8:13 says:

“And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply. . .”

Notice the word “thy” meaning the flocks and herds that are multiplying are yours.

Shepherds for the most part were always paid a wage to tend someone’s flocks and herds.  Being a shepherd was not an easy job. . .it was often grueling. . .subject to extremes of the weather and the drought of resources.

However, Deuteronomy 8:13 clearly points out that your flocks and herds are now multiplying.

In the Old Testament, wealth was often measured by the size of a person’s flock or herd.  It was critical for a person to know the location of every animal and also its physical condition.

2 Samuel 12:2 says:

“The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds.”

5.         More and more money will be coming your way.

Deuteronomy 8:13 says:

“. . . and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;”

I don’t know about you but I like the Word multiplied.  When it comes to money and possessions multiplication is definitely better than addition.

I also like the Message Bible translation of verses 11-13:

Make sure you don't forget God, your God, by not keeping his commandments, his rules and regulations that I command you today. Make sure that when you eat and are satisfied, build pleasant houses and settle in, see your herds and flocks flourish and more and more money come in, watch your standard of living going up and up.”

6.         When God’s on your side. . .there are no limitations to your future.

Deuteronomy 8:15-16 says:

“Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint.  Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end.”

When you’re in the middle of a financial desert. . .with enemies all around you. . .no water. . .no food. . .no family to help you out of a tight spot. . .just remember God is doing more for you right now that you can see so He can bring into manifestation the things you can see.

God will fight your battles for you.

Exodus 23:22 says:

“But if you will indeed listen to and obey His voice … I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”

Romans 8:31 in the Amplified Bible says:

“… if God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]”

You have a silent partner in life. . .who is never silent. . .and who’s always willing to stand up for you.

7.         You have the ability. . .the power to get wealth.  Now do something with it.

Deuteronomy 8:18 says:

“But thou shalt remember the Lordthy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”

First, the verse is saying that we should ALWAYS REMEMBER the Lord our God which was the consistent them in the earlier part of this teaching.  Read or listen to the teaching again. . .so you can grasp the fullness of what’s being said.

No matter how successful we may become. . .we should never forget who our source is . . . the One who enables and empowers us to be successful and prosperous.  We’re to always REMEMBER. . .the Lord our God.

Second, the verse says that it is God who gives us the POWER to get wealth.  The power to get wealth is not something of our own creation or born through our own abilities. . .for it is only the Lord who gives us the power to get wealth.

Now it’s also important to realize that God would never give us a power unless He wanted us to use it!

Third, and finally, God gives you the power. . .the ability to get wealth.

Deuteronomy 8:18 in the New International Version says:

“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.”

Can somebody shout HALLELUJAH?

One final thought.

I understand that you may have worked hard to get where you  are. . .but I also know that it was the Lord who gave you. . .a brain to think with. . .the strength of body to work. . . the health to function properly. . .and the skills to create possibilities.

In short, we are who we are and where we are because of who is in us.