Everywhere you look are signs and indications of economic recession and woe. Prices are way up and people don’t even want to work anymore. Here is some news you won’t find just looking at the circumstances around us though – YOU don’t have to be a part of it!
As a matter of fact, you are SUPPOSED to be exempt from the financial problems happening in this world’s system. You are in this world but you are not of it. Your citizenship is in Heaven and you are functioning as an ambassador in this world. The United States Ambassador in any so-called third world country is not concerned about, subject to or limited by the local economy and it’s effects taking place all around him!
His or her livelihood, sustenance and comfort are dependent upon and connected to the financial ability of the United States of America!
Your and my livelihood, sustenance, comfort and financial ability is connected to the financial ability of Heaven!
The people of Almighty God have ALWAYS had the ability to have financially abundant lives exclusive of what is going on around them. Look with me over in the book of Genesis.
“And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. for he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” – Genesis 26:1-3, 12, 14 KJV
Now lets look at the Classic Amplified translation…
“AND THERE was a famine in the land, other than the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines. And the Lord appeared to him and said, Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I will tell you. Dwell temporarily in this land, and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings. And the man became great and gained more and more until he became very wealthy and distinguished; He owned flocks, herds, and a great supply of servants, and the Philistines envied him.” – Genesis 26:1-3, 13-14 AMPC
Notice that right in the middle of a national economic crises this man of God was extremely wealthy. He had servants and abundant resources – and made no apologies for it!
Let me put this in today’s perspective so you can get a better understanding of it.
While everyone around him is just trying to keep one nostril above water, just trying to get enough money to put something on the table and a little gas in the car, this man of God is flying in his private jet meeting with heads of state!
- He had a covenant with Almighty God
- He obeyed the financial laws of that covenant
Notice verses 3-5 . . .
“Dwell temporarily in this land, and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your posterity all these lands (kingdoms); and by your Offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, or by Him bless themselves, [Gen. 22:18; Acts 3:25, 26; Gal. 3:16.] For Abraham listened to and obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.” – Genesis 26:3-5 AMPC
The Lord chose Abraham because he would teach his children and you know dear father Abraham taught his boy Isaac to tithe and to sow!
The tithe and sowing and reaping are the two primary, bedrock laws of financial success in God!
Let’s look at how these two laws function together over in the the book of Malachi. First of all, we know we are dealing with both tithes AND offerings from verse 8 of Malachi chapter 3.
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” – Malachi 3:8 KJV
In this teaching, the Lord is very plain about 3 things that the tithe does specifically.
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 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.” – Malachi 3:10-11 KJV
Now go back and notice that the first thing the tithe does is to activate the overwhelming, abundant financial supply of THE BLESSING in our lives!
The second thing that the tithe does is to protect your harvest from the devourer! Praise God!
The third thing that we see as a result of the tithe is that your vine won’t cast it’s fruit before it’s time. In other words, the tithe insures that the seeds you have planted WILL produce a harvest!
Here’s the thing though – there is nothing to protect from the devourer and no harvest to insure if there has not been any seed sown!
This is how the system works! The Lord instituted this as a law as long “as the earth remains” way back in Genesis 8!
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” – Genesis 8:22 KJV
Jesus said when He was on the earth that the whole kingdom of God operated this way and taught His disciples about it’s operation extensively.
Jesus made it very clear that this law did not only apply to actual crops such as corn, wheat or grapes. His disciples were not farmers! Look at Mark 10:29-30 KJV, “And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.”
So, this law of sowing and reaping also applies to houses, family and lands – and MONEY!
How do we know that it applies to money? Because money is a “whatsoever!” “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7 KJV
These laws of our kingdom are exactly why the Holy Ghost, through the Apostle Paul, made a point of telling us that all of our needs are supplied, not by this world’s system, but by His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19) and they will produce 2 Corinthians 9:8-11 in our lives!
“And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. As it is written, He [the benevolent person] scatters abroad; He gives to the poor; His deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever! [Ps. 112:9.] And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity]. [Isa. 55:10; Hos. 10:12.] Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8-11 AMPC
Lynn and I love you and pray THE BLESSING of the Lord over you today and every day!