The month of November has been declared by the Spirit of the Lord as MONEY NOVEMBER. This is a season to effect the wealth transfer from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. The wealth of the wicked shall be redirected into the hands of the righteous. Understanding the importance of wealth creation and kingdom prosperity is the key to a sustainable spiritual growth in your life.
Proverbs 22:5-7 “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
In this season of prosperity and wealth transfer, we shall be tackling one of the crippling topics of the Church. In this day and age in which we live we have several teachings regarding the wealth of the Church and what it actually means. Most people I have come across have presented the argument that riches are only eternal, they claim “a child of God must solely wait for his wealth in Heaven”. This is not true, if God had reserved riches only in heaven, He would not tell us to have dominion and take care of the earth because we need resources to do this. This means wealth generation starts right here on this earth.
I noted that the reason most believers cower when someone starts talking about wealth is because they have been told that money and wealth are synonymous to greed and pride. It is not so. The reason God wants to bless you is because it is morally right for Him to do so. In a normal society, whenever you work and generate an income, you help someone else in the process. For example, if you are a teacher, you help children read and become better people in future. If you are a Policeman, you provide peace in the city and save lives. If you are a Bank Manager, you provide professional advice that helps others in the community live better lives. This is why you should prosper because your activity is a blessing. Our opening verse says by humility and fear of the Lord are riches and honour. It goes further to say that train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. This verse is for the Church to teach saints about the morality of money. It is saying that with humility and honour comes riches. This implies that the riches of a believer bring honour and humility while money in the hands of an unbeliever brings pride, arrogance and shame. This is why it is so important that the Church get this wealth. When wealth is transferred to the hands of a believer, the entire nation prospers and everyone lives in peace and harmony.
Father, I understand the morality of prosperity. You are the God that gives me the power to prosper in this life. By doing my job, I am a blessing to my community by changing lives; in Jesus’ name. Amen.