As men and women of faith, we know that Jesus died so we could be saved and healed. But did you know He also died to give us a life of abundance and prosperity? He died to give us a life that is better than we ever dreamed of. I don’t believe we know just what Jesus died to put back in our possession.
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.
The curse is recorded in the book of Deuteronomy and part of the curse is poverty and lack. Well if Jesus died to redeem us from the curse, then poverty and lack are not to be a part of our lives. We can only prosper as our soul prospers, so God’s will concerning our increase must be anchored in our heart. Just like everything else in the Bible, we must believe before we will lay claim to it.
Faith begins where the will of God is known.
If you don’t know God’s will you will stumble around in the dark and have no idea what you’re doing. How do we get the faith for prosperity? We go to the Scriptures concerning God’s will, we read and study them and then we believe them to the degree that we will act on them. I can certify that this works because I had a “junk yard mentality”. My grandfather and my dad both had private junkyards that they used to build junk with. One day I wanted to build a trailer so I went to the steel vendor and bought new pieces of material. My dad had a fit, he said I was being foolish because he had a bunch of junked cars I could have cut up for my material.
Psalm 115:13-14 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
So if I fear (revere) the Lord to the extent that I believe and obey Him, He will increase me more and more. What have we got to lose? Our poverty! God has a plan, a way to bring prosperity to every born-again believer and all we need do is trust Him. His plan has two simple steps.
Malachi 3:10 Bring all your tithes into the storehouse and I will open the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing you can’t contain.
The first thing we do is give God His tithe, it does not belong to us and it never has. Tithing is our opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to obey.
2 Corinthians 9:6 He that sows sparingly shall reap sparingly, and he that sows bountifully shall reap bountifully.
Our increase comes from our sowing, how much increase is determined by what we sow. I recommend sowing small and when you see how God gives you increase you will have the faith to sow more. Brothers and sisters, let us not let Jesus die in vain, receive what He died for and give Him the glory.
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming