So last week, we started a profound conversation about what actually makes one wealthy. Initially, I didn’t want to conclude on anything, especially on the three sides I chose; God, Hard Work or Wisdom. From the comments I got, I realized how everyone agreed that it’s pretty much complicated.
After careful contemplation, I came to the conclusion that the 21st century person is more unlikely to believe in God for wealth. Perhaps, the lifestyle of the Christian pertaining riches have been such a poor example to the simpleton that people would rather believe in anything else other than God to make them rich.
In fact, the average Christian believes in God but not in the money aspect. That part is none other than theory to all of us, I guess. Practically, we shout amen to all the declarations and go back to our poor miserable lives the next day. So why don’t we talk about that? Does wealth have anything to do with God at all?
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The Provision of God
For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil.
Christians think they are so special. Just like any other religious group, they think their God will only be kind to them and be rude to everyone else. God is not like that. Even though the sins of the wicked will not go unpunished, He is still gracious to everybody. We are all God’s creation. We are God’s handiwork.
Remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to become rich.
We are made in His image. When it comes to ability, potential, purpose, provision, He gives each and everyone that. Whether you believe it or not. Whether you know Him or not. Whether you are a Christian or not. That provision of God is still made available to you. This provision includes the potential to be prosperous and the ability to make wealth. God shows favour, not favoritism.
The Propensity of God
He makes some people poor and others rich; he humbles some and makes others great.
1 Samuel 2:7 GNT
Oh yeah….one thing about God; He does what He likes. He can make you poor. Always remember this; prosperity is for a purpose. Forget about the person not being a Christian. God has the Propensity to make someone rich and lay it on the person’s heart to solve a world problem. When God gives you wealth and you think it’s for only you but it was up to only you to become rich, God can take it a away.
Why is this important to know? People think this makes God look schizophrenic, doing both good and bad and playing God and the devil sometimes. This is not so. If God didn’t have the power to destroy, cause afflictions, send poverty etc. He will have to rely on the devil to punish wrongdoers, thus making Him the devil’s accomplice. Every Judge has the power to save and to destroy. If God can make you rich, He can make you poor. If He can exalt you, He can humble you as well.
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night you will have to give up your life; then who will get all these things you have kept for yourself?’ ”
This is a really hard truth that many people don’t want to hear. The same God who can save can destroy. If He can make you whole, He can also make you empty. If He can make you rich, He can also make you poor. This is not a dualistic universe where God can only heal and the devil can only destroy. God can do all things.God can heal and also destroy. That is why Jesus said do not fear the one who can destroy the body. Fear the one who can destroy both the body and soul.
The Exceeding Riches of God
And he went on to say to them all, “Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because a person’s true life is not made up of the things he owns, no matter how rich he may be.”
The Exceeding Riches of God is not even about having a fat salary. It’s not about money. It’s not even about material wealth. Do you know that, even in the financial world, a wealthy man is not one who has a lot of money? It is the one who has the ability to create wealth. This is why people who win the lottery never sustain their wealth. They go back to being broke. If you took all the money in the world and you shared it equally, eventually those who were rich will become rich again.
This is why you shouldn’t be jealous of the facade of worldly riches. Worldly riches don’t last. It is not sustainable. The Exceeding Riches of God is from generation to generation. Can you become rich outside of God’s principles and outlines? Of course. You can go for blood rituals. You can join a rich occult group. You can engage in Internet fraud. You can create/ modify deadly diseases in the lab. You can even sell your soul. Guess what? That wealth won’t last.
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him.
In the end, it is God who blesses. There are those who made wealth and cannot even enjoy it. Down the line, that wealth ended in the hands of the one God wanted to give it to. The Exceeding Riches of God is a kind of wealth that nourishes you multi-dimensionally. There is a kind of wealth that people get at the expense of the family and relationships. Others, at the expense of their health and vitality. No need to be envious of such wealth. It is God who blesses, and He adds no sorrow to it.
Good people will have wealth to leave to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners will go to the righteous.
You don’t need to live a lifetime to discover this. If you want the kind of wealth that is not tied to something outside of you; the kind of wealth that is multi-dimensional; the kind of wealth that you get to enjoy; the kind of wealth that you get to pass to your children and grandchildren; the kind of wealth that is tied to God’s purpose; then look to no one else other than El-Dosted. His streets are made of pure gold. Gold and silver are His. His rewards exceeds all riches, for His Exceeding Riches are incomprehensible.