Transcription of The Teaching – Being Blessed With all supernatural blessings We have every reason to Trust God
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Our heavenly Father is the creators of the heavens and earths, God put all the stars in place, He created every living thing In this earth, He has filled us with His spirit, His power from on high so we can live from the seated position in Christ, where He has placed us in Christ Jesus.
He knows every hair upon your head, He knows all about you, He is the searcher of all hearts, and know the secrets chambers of heart, He has given to you and to me new life so we can live victoriously, Our Heavenly Father gives you bread for your food and even provides you seed so you can sow so you can have a harvest of abundance in every area of your life.
He has provide for your health and wealth He has given to you a hope and a future, He withholds no good thing to those that walk upright before Him, and He has freely given unto you all good things to enjoy, He has given you direct access to Him right into the holy of holies, Our heavenly Father has place His desires into your heart, and He has also provided for you faith so you can believe to receive all the things He has freely given to you.
God wants you to enjoy your life now as well as throughout eternity, He wants you to walk and live in His power, He wants you to demonstrate His power and to walk and live in the spirit of God, When our hearts are trusting in God it allows Him to open the doors for us to declare His love and compassion and where we can manifest His power by preaching the gospel of concerning Christ which is the power of God, when we move with our living God, signs, miracles and wonders will follow us, when we allow God to lead us by His spirit, we can be those ambassadors He has called us to be.
Worries and fears and doubts will rob you of your faith and confidence and trust in God.
When we speak negative of ourselves, or others we are contradicting what God has spoken over our lives and the life of others.
Let us look again at Ephesians 1:3
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
The words who hath blessed us in verse 3 of Ephesians 1, the word blessed is eulogeo and it means to speak well of, to invoke a blessing upon you and prosper.
God has spoken prosperity; and God has called for prosperity over your life. With all supernatural blessings in Christ Jesus, we are supernaturally blessed. It is a done deal from God’s part. Our heavenly Father has spoken well of You. He has spoken all blessing into your life.
He has redeemed you from the hand of the enemy He has accepted you, and forgiven you all trespasses, He has given us wisdom and insight, He has made known unto us the mystery of his will He has given us an inheritance that we should be to the praise of His glory and that we should trust in Him.
3 John1:3 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Here God calls you His beloved, He loves you dearly, and God’s desire is that you have a good journey through this life by being successful, in business affairs and in relationship’s in your families, husband and wives and children and those about you. And God wants you to be in good health, God wants you to be wealthy which is to have no lack in any area of life and living. and this is dependent upon your soul prospering or as much as your soul is prospering.
Your soul is your will, mind and emotions.
We are body, soul and spirit, God has provided for all these area’s but we also have a job to do, that is to keep healthy in body and our minds filled with God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding so we can know what we are doing and how to rightly handle our affairs in life by doing things God’s way.
When we follow God’s way we will indeed become prosperous in all area’s as we are faithful and persistence and consistence in looking only to God and following His way of life and living, God is the one that is guiding the humble and meek in heart those that trust Him and goes to Him.
The world has its own way of living, and it depends upon self or other people by looking to people, so many millions, are walking in their own ways, many people apply the principles of God without God, and are successful, many of those people know how to operate in the laws God has set up with govern the earth and the universe, and they apply them and are successful in this world, but they do it without God and they are not truly successful because God is not in their lives.
On the other hand many of God’s people trust God, but do not operate in the principles of God, and many of God’s wonderful people are missing out on the things God has freely given them to enjoy, and the abundance in all things that He wants them to have. But once a believer begins to operate in the principles of GOD with understanding they will be to manifest all that God intended them to have.
Proverbs 3:5 – 22: 5, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
The people of the world do not trust God with all their hearts, they lean to their own understanding.
Romans 12:1-3 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
God wants us to prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
God wants you to trust Him and God wants you to prove Him that He is good on His promise and prove to you self that God is faithful to fulfil His promises to you.
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth
When we are trusting we will be still, not moved by fear or negative emotions, or lack, God is saying be still and know that I am God.
Psalms 46:11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
We are the ones that decide from our own free will heart if we are going trust God with all of our hearts, it starts with a decision to totally depend upon God for your answers and direction for your life and also for the provisions you need, to live to pay the rent and other bills, to buy food and your clothes or to have a break away. We can either rely on ourselves and what we have if we lack then fears worries and doubts kick in, or we can trust God that no matter what is in front of us, that we will trust and depend upon God to provide for those needs.
We live in a world that trades and operates in currency weather that is the pound the yen or dollar, or the rupee. The law of exchange in this world is finance when it comes to buying and selling and trading and paying the bills. We as believers live in this world and also need finances, But when we are looking to God, we as believers know that God is our main source of supply, not our jobs, or rich uncle or aunt or friends, God is our main source of supply and God can use any of those avenues to meet our need as God has many avenues of supply.
God can provide you with that perfect Job, or other means God can use many avenues to supply your need. Instead of running and chasing and focusing on how we can get money, we need to be smart and run and chase and focus on God, we keep Him the first love in our lives, and He will provide a way where your financial needs can and will be met as well as any other area in your life you have need.
God can open great doors for that perfect job, or other means to meet your need. When you go to Him trusting Him to supply for you, He is faithful to come through for you.
One thing you must always remember GOD is always faithful.
Deuteronomy 8:18 says God has given us power to get wealth
It is when we are remembering God and walking with Him and listening to Him and obeying what He would have us do. Giving is a very big subject, the wisdom of God, we have already read in Proverbs
Proverbs 3:9 that we are to honour with our substance and with the First fruits of all our increase.
This is the wisdom of God, in James 1:5 it says if you lack wisdom ask God what to do, and he will give you the wisdom what to do. If you lack wisdom in the area of finance ask God, what you should do, not only does the scriptures show us, God can also work in your heart and show what to do.
In the five sense mind it seems crazy to give if we have little, but one of the laws God has set up for us to operate in is the law of sowing and reaping and also giving and receiving, where there is an inflow there need to be an outflow.
what is your mindset when comes to finances? How do you view money, some people live there life just to make loads of money they work long hours or others may gain it through crime, like robbery and stealing, the dishonest way, their object of desire in life is money, rather than the object and desire of life being God.
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Finance’s are a big deal in the Scriptures and our attitude towards it.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (material wealth or entity that promises wealth. Or greedy pursuit of gain)
As a true believer our priority is God first.
Luke 10:10- 12, 10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
Money is servant, it is not the master. Many people view money as the master and not the servant, money into days world helps us to live and give and pay the things that we need to pay for and also money is used to finance the movement of gospel. When our mindset concerning finance become clear for us from God’s prospective, then we will utilise our finance properly.
God wants us to honour him with our substance and the first fruits of all our increase and when we do this with heart and understanding then we will prosper we will have all needs met and it will be in every area of our lives. When you go through the scriptures you will see all of God’s believing people honoured God with their increase in finance, and also in the fruit of land and livestock. When we give as God shows us to give, we will prosper, this is the will of God for all His people to prosper. When we listen to God and give where He shows us, then we will 1000 per cent prosper in all areas.
You can read a great record in Genesis 26:1 – 33 there was a famine in the land and everyone was leaving that land and going to Egypt, but God told Isaac not to go to Egypt but to dwell in the land and Isaac obey God and sowed in that land of famine and in the same year received hundredfold and it is says the Lord blessed him and he waxed great and became very great. Isaac obeyed God because He trusted God.
We know the same with Abraham he gave the best of the spoils of war, Abraham recognised God was his source of supply and that God had cause him to overcome his enemies.
Solomon asked God for wisdom, and God was so blessed with that, God made him wise and full of wisdom and also made him rich and gave him long life and the life of his enemies.
Trusting God in your finance is the beginning of wealth using God’s wisdom in this world so we can out do the adversary and be blessed to be a blessing. God does not want any of His children to lack, or be in poverty, God wants us to reign in this life by one Jesus Christ in every area and that is including finances.
The law of seedtime and harvest is real and still in play, the greatest investment we could ever make with our finances is to honour God first with our first fruits,
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Psalms 107:37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.
Proverbs 11:24-26 24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
God is a God of increase not decrease, He wants to increase what you sow, God will increase what you sow simple as that.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that observeth the wind (circumstance) shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
If we look at our financial circumstances like the bills and debts or lack of finances in your life you will not sow.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
God will always meet your basic need to live and He gives you seed to sow, the seed to sow portion is for your prosperity but many people eat the seed that God has provided for them to sow.
If you read the whole of 2 Corinthians 9 :1-15 that will give you more insight on the importance of giving and honouring God read 2 Corinthians 8:1-24 first.
Where should we give? What does the Scriptures say
Galatains 6:6-9, 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate (share fully – Greek word koinoneo) unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
We should give to the one that is encouraging you
Philippians 4:7 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Paul knew that through these believers giving, God would greatly bless them, Paul encouraged the believers that the end result of their giving was that fruit may abound to their account and Paul was the one encouraging them.
1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
1 Timothy 5:17 -18, Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
19 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
Romans 15:26-27 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
Read also Philemon 1-25
God wants us to trust Him with all our hearts to honour Him with our life and substance. God says prove me now and prove to yourself if I will not do what I said I am going to do when you believe me and do your part, watch what I will do for you and more.
Here is one more example from the old Testament about giving
Malachi 3:6-14 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?
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