Did you know you are dressed for success from head to toe? Yes, you are!
It has often been said, and research even backs it up, that how you dress not only reflects your concept of how you see yourself but it also AFFECTS that concept. In other words, if you dress a particular way, it will affect your opinion of your own ability. This is one reason the military, some private schools and businesses of excellence sometimes have certain dress requirements. Excellence of dress produces excellence of conduct and ability to a large degree.
You may have heard of the proverbial “power tie” or the “power suit” in the business world. Well, let me tell you , we have been given the ultimate “power suit!”
There is no more powerful suit than the full armor of God! Every piece of His suit is for YOUR success.
Look in your Bible at Ephesians 6 and we will examine the armor specifically in light of your financial abundance. Satan’s worst nightmare is a man or woman of God who has enough money to do what God has called them to do! He has arrayed his forces to try to stop that ability from happening in your life.
Have no fear however for you have God’s suit – and it fits perfectly!
Ephesians 6:14 KJV says, “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with TRUTH…”
What is the truth? Jesus said the Word of God is truth! Well, the Word of God says, “I pray above ALL things that you prosper and be in health.” – 3 John 2 KJV. The Truth says, God “gives us richly all things to enjoy.” – 1 Timothy 6:17 KJV. The Truth is that God is our good Shepherd and therefore we shouldn’t want or lack for anything. – Psalm 23:1 KJV.
Ephesians 6:14 KJV also says, “ . . . And having on the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS;”
Due to the amount of space in this letter, allow me to put a few Scriptures together, with emphasis added, to magnify the clarity of how righteousness affects your life of financial abundance.
“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the law might be fulfilled in us [we’ve been MADE the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus], who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the CHILDREN of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and JOINT-HEIRS with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” “[God] hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things.” “In whom also we have obtained an INHERITANCE, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” – Romans 8:3-4, 15-17; Hebrews 1:2; Ephesians 1:11 KJV
We ARE family members in good standing and have access to the family wealth!
I also highly encourage you to go to our YouTube channel [youtube.com/davidweeterminitries] and watch the weekly broadcasts for July and August as we look into this in quite some detail.
Ephesians 6:15 KJV, “And your feet shod with the preparation of the GOSPEL of peace;”
Allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture, let us look and see what God Himself calls the “gospel.”
“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the GOSPEL unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be BLESSED. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” – Galatians 3:8-9 KJV
God preached the “gospel” to Abraham! The gospel is THE BLESSING! The Holy Spirit, through Paul, goes on to explain in vs. 13-14 that is the very reason Jesus went to the cross – to get THE BLESSING on all of us! It is no surprise then that we are told in Romans 1 that it is the gospel (THE BLESSING) that is the power of God unto our prosperity!
Ephesians 6:16 KJV, “Above all, taking the shield of FAITH, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
Faith in what? First and foremost, have faith in God! Have faith in El Shaddai – the more than enough, all sufficient God! Have faith in your other pieces of armor. Have faith in the Word. Have faith in your right standing with God, being a partaker of the family wealth. Have faith in THE BLESSING in which you walk!
Glory to God!
Now let’s look closely at the last two elements of our armor. Ephesians 6:17 KJV, “And take the helmet of SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD:”
In our stand against satan’s attacks against our financial wealth, it is imperative that we keep our thoughts and minds wrapped and protected with thoughts of our salvation. For purposes of our focus in this letter, thoughts of the financial abundance part of our salvation! We already know from Romans 12:2 that this is how our lives are transformed from lives of lack and poverty to lives of wealth and lavish giving!
Meditate on our father Abraham’s immense wealth of cattle, gold and silver. Think of how God took the richest man in all the east, got him through a tough year and then made him TWICE the richest man in the east! Think about your Father’s streets of gold and gates of pearl and realize your part of the family and Jesus said it is our Father’s will for us to partake of that wealth here on earth in this life!
BUT DON’T JUST THINK IT!
It is no coincidence that that helmet and the offensive weapon of the sword are back to back! The word “word” there in vs. 17 is the Greek word rhema and it means the “spoken” Word of God!
It is not enough to just think about the Word where your financial wealth is concerned. You must take that next step and SPEAK the Word of God and enforce the terms of your inheritance! Make it personal and give your angels something with which to work. They listen and obey the VOICE of the Word of God!