Often I see confusion on behalf of Christians when it comes to Godly prosperity. Simply put, Does God want you overflowing and abundant in finance? The answer is yes! That tends to offend people, however sometimes these very same people spend all their time doing double shifts and taking on second jobs just to pay mortgages they have taken out so they can own nice things.
We can't get offended at the person working a normal job that trusts in His God to bring the increase opposed to the one who through self-gain seeks treasures.​ Sounds to me to be a bit hypocritical.

The Bible teaches us to rest in our Covenant promises and that it is faith that is pleasing to God. Obviously we need to work as the Bible also teaches us, if we don't work we don't eat. God wants us functioning and contributing to society.
Lets take a look at some scripture in James:

 

  •         (Jas 5:1-6 [KJV])
    • Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.   Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned [and] killed the just; [and] he doth not resist you.


 
​​Notice how James is correcting these believers for their attitude of just working to hoard up goods. God certainly wants us to have wealth and riches in our homes, but they are to glorify God ,not self. Unfortunately many believers want to gain through self effort rather then trust in the Covenant. It is through increasing to bless others and glorify Gods name that is pleasing to God. James 5 also speaks of those having gained by heaping up riches to live in pleasure all their days. Does this mean that God doesn't want us to live in pleasure? Of course not. Jesus went to the cross to give us a life of abundance. True joy comes from relationship with God. Blessings and promises flow forth from a humble trusting heart towards God.

Did you know you have been redeemed from the curse of stressing and striving to accomplish. The very people that persecute us for increasing from the Covenant promises and blessings, are the very same that strive and work at doing what God can freely do if only they trusted Him. Now I'm not saying we won't have to physically work hard, I am speaking on a spiritual level here. I am referring to the heart that hasn't consulted God on their business dealings or sought Him for those business adventures they are undertaking. What about giving? Has your business or endeavours enabled you to help more people through giving? This is all God's intentions. Not just so we can hoard up and live good lives through carnal striving. Working hard physically is a good thing, however it shouldn't take up your whole life. I encourage you that if your work is not enabling you to fellowship with God, your family and have other recreational time, then you are probably striving.

Did you also know that you do not have to borrow money or take out a mortgage. God says you can be the lender and not the borrower. Will you choose to believe Him in this? (more on that another time)​

I encourage you to trust God with your finance today. God will increase us as we depart from a poverty mentality and receive from God the overflow from Heaven. Faith in God is what pleases Him, not striving to attain what God gives so freely. You can spend your life living to bless others and serving The Lord.​​
Remember God loves a cheerful giver. We can cheerfully give not being fearful of running out of money because our source is from God not the world. ​Don't fear finance but be set free to be loosed from the Babylonian system of finance. God is above recession and government. Trust in Him! Until we decide to give this area over to God, He cannot move in this area. Just as much as you continue to strive in the flesh to produce riches, you'll have to continue to strive to keep it. Don't seek to open your own doors, allow God to open them and then simply just walk though.

I pray you will see Gods heart for you today. We have entered a Covenant with God, and as any Covenant agreement God wants to work with us in this area and every other area. God is our co-partner in life and business, allow Him in.
​Be blessed today
Carol Eddington. xx​

Published by Carol Eddington