COVENANT OF DIVINE PROVISION
Deuteronomy 8:18, “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” “But you shall earnestly remember,” is how the Amplified version puts it.
From the above scripture what does God give you? Power to get wealth. In fact God does not give wealth. He only gives you the power and enablement to make wealth. Power is defined as the rate of doing work. The reason why most people are poor is because they believe that God gives wealth whereas God gives the enablement to get wealth and not wealth itself. When He gives you the power you work with it. This means there is a God part and man also has a part in the equation.
God gives you power to get wealth to establish His covenant. A covenant is an agreement between two or more people with attached conditions and predictable outcomes. When you use the power it will produce for you and multiply your success rate. So you need to get out there and do something. Get involved in tangible things that will yield enough tangible results for you to enjoy.
Remember this, when your outgo is more than your income then your upkeep will become your downfall. God told me that your harvest in life is absolutely dependent on what you sow – absolutely dependent. What you don’t put into life you can’t get out of it or else you’ll be taken as a robber.
What do you do for a living? There are many things that people do that do not constitute making a living. Don’t be lazy! No lazy man has a future in the kingdom of God. The Bible says that whatsoever you lay your hands upon shall prosper; when you do this you have given God something to bless you from. Without this God will be limited in His performance in your life. Remember at the beginning of Moses’ assignment He asked him, what is that in your hand? So what are you presently working at?
Some people are trying to claim prosperity as a promise, but it can’t be claimed. It is not a prophecy you await or a promise that you claim, it is a covenant you enter into. It is a law and not a theory because it has a predictable result at all times, the result cannot be changed. The word of God cannot be broken; when you understand prosperity you cannot be broke. Prosperity is a lifestyle, not the lottery or some get-rich quick scheme. I’m sold out to the agreement for when I do my part God will do His. God will deliver, He never fails.
A theory is not yet proven but a law is a tested and proven formula, it entails actions with predictable results. These are laws and not theories that will take you somewhere great. There’s no reason why you should be poor. Most people don’t walk in prosperity because they don’t know the laws. You will be stuck in the if you don’t know the laws. Whatever you do needs to be done with the right heart and attitude. God looks at the heart not the outward appearance.
I’ve found out that most people’s prayer is about money. People mostly get deceived and short changed when it comes to money. It’s not just about money but total prosperity. It’s not enough to know the right thing, but the delivery is equally important. The labour of the fool wearies all of them because he knows not how to get to get into the city. You will not labour in vain in Jesus name!
For further study:
Luke 6 :38, Galatians 6:7
Personal Declaration for the day
I will operate the covenant of divine provision and God will show up for me
Questions for you to reflect on:
What does God give wealth or power to get wealth?