NINETY per cent of believers seeking counselling have a financial problem. They struggle and are in lack, sometimes the problems appear to worsen after prayer.
God’s children can suffer financial hindrances that make them doubt if God really does love them and even cause them to wonder if He wants them to suffer financially for some reason.
A change of mind set is the beginning of overcoming financial difficulties. Do you see yourself as a child of God, a seed of Abraham with an inheritance for yourself, your children and grandchildren?
Haggai 1:6 “You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but never have enough. You drink but never have your fill. You put on clothes but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” (NIV).
Financial difficulties cannot be overcome until one understands “the heart of the Father.”
God is generous, we only need to look into the Bible to find out how God has been generous with His children. Look at the example of Job. He was a child of God who was blessed with abundance.
Job 1:3 “…and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys and a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. ” (NIV).
The church today would doubt such a man’s Christianity and others may start saying he has gotten his wealth from stealing since many of us are not used to seeing Christians who are wealthy and prosperous.
Wealthy and God fearing
Despite his wealth, Job was blameless and upright. He feared God and shunned evil. He did not get his wealth from the Occult, Illuminati or the Freemasons, but from God Himself. When God looks at His children, He wants them to be like Job; wealthy and God fearing.
God allowed Job to lose all the wealth because Satan told Him he only feared Him because He had blessed him with such abundance. “
Job1:8-12. Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one on earth like him, a man who is blameless and upright, who fears God and shuns evil.”
Satan answered the LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not placed a hedge on every side around him and his household and all that he owns? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out Your hand and strike all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”
“Very well,” said the LORD to Satan. “Everything he has is in your hands, but you must not lay a hand on the man himself.”
You can be extremely rich, lose everything, but still fear God.
Anointing of wealth
God promised Abraham He would bless him with prosperity and make him a great nation. Genesis 12:2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you, I will make your name great and you will be a blessing.” ( NIV).
A demonstration of the heart of the Father, how generous He was with Abraham is seen in Genesis 13:2 “Abraham had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.”
God did not only bless Abraham, but also his cousin, Lot, who also became wealthy. Lot was benefiting from the anointing of wealth that was on his uncle, Abraham.
Galatians 3:16 “The promises were spoken to Abraham and his seed. The scripture does not say “and to his seeds” meaning many people , but unto your seed” meaning one person, who is Christ” thus God did not only give the promises to Abraham but upto his seed, Jesus Christ, and to many according to Galatians 3:29 which says, “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (NIV).
If you belong to Christ then you are Abraham seed and the blessings are also for you. God’s promises to Abraham through Jesus Christ is for every believer.
One of the reasons Jesus was crucified was to make us rich. Click on the link below for a related article on Financial curses.
The word of God expects Christians to live in financial prosperity. 2 Corinthians 8:9 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, so that you through his poverty, might become rich.” (NIV).
The same is amplified in 2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given to us all things that we need for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and goodness.” (NIV).
When Jesus said it is finished, He already made us rich!
The mind reset comes through the knowledge of God. If a child does not know he is a heir to the inheritance of his father, they continue to live in poverty.