How Faith Works for Prosperity
There are certain ways to obtain financial stability, security and prosperity. In all matters of faith, believers have to know that God watches His word to perform it. In the area of prosperity this knowledge is a mandate.
God simply wants to be first. Cain gave of the fruit of the ground, but Abel gave of the firstfruit. Abel’s offering was accepted above Cain’s. The difference was the “first” (Gen. 4). The tithe of everything is the Lord’s (Lev. 27:30). The tithe however is not “a tenth”, but the “first tenth”.
Jesus said, “where a man’s heart is, there will his treasure be also.
(Roman’s 11:16) tells us that if the root be holy, so will the branches be also. This implies, since Jesus is offered up and sanctified, so will we be also. (Romans 8:29) refers to Jesus as the “firstborn” amongst many brethren. Notice God gave of His first and that is what sanctified the rest. Put God first as your payment priority and He will pay off your house note, car note, utilities, phones, food, etc. The first payment sanctifies the rest.
Now we can see why Abraham was wealthy (Gen. 14), and gave tithes to Melchizedek, yet still declaring that no man made him rich. Abraham was a tither. Also recognize that Abraham did not tithe under the law or old covenant. Tithing, seed sowing, giving, etc., has always been principles for prosperity and financial stability. God promises astounding rewards resulting from the tithe. The prophet Malachi (Mal. 3) spoke saying, “bring all the tithes to the house of God” (your place of worship), and He will open the sky vaults, flood gates/windows of heaven and pour (rain down violently) blessings so much that we don’t have room enough (mental capacity to comprehend) to receive it.
(Proverbs 3:9,10) says to honor the Lord with your substance and firstfruits of all your increase, and your barns (bank accounts) will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. The aforementioned is the only contingency to insure your prosperity and financial security and stability. If you’ve practiced this principle of putting God first, meaning, as soon as you get paid or receive any financial increase, immediately think on and set aside what is due God. That will be the first tenth.
Now exercise faith in the fact that God does watch His word to perform it, and watch Him increase your pay, bring promotions to the job, give successful businesses with an abundance of clientele. He gives strategies and innovative ideas that will progress your finances positively. He’ll also rebuke the devourer (devil) and keep your cars, appliances and material possessions protected and functioning properly.
Daily rise up and make this declaration:
I am a child of the King. My father owns all the gold and the cattle on a thousand hills. I am blessed and prosperous beyond measure. Because I bring the tithe to God’s storehouse, all of my needs are met, my bills are paid and any debts are cancelled. I triumph over all things through Christ Jesus. I am a champion, more than a conqueror, a king and a priest. I give freely, cheerfully, hilariously. I am a money magnet. I am a distribution center. Money is finding feet, cars, planes and ships to get to me now. I am blessed with faithful Abraham and have the abundance of increase in favor with God and all men. The corresponding amount from my sowing is always returning to me. This is the day the Lord has made, I shall rejoice and be glad in it. Send prosperity now!
In Jesus’ name.
Pastor Anthony E. Blackman