There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East – Job 1:1-3
Many disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ wrongly associate wealth with wickedness and piety with poverty. But that’s not necessarily the case in the scriptures. Wealth is a direct consequence of obedience, just as poverty is a direct consequence of disobedience. Job was the richest man in the East. He was rich in sheep, camels, oxen, donkeys and he had a very large household. In many people’s minds, a man like that would be arrogant, aloof and with no time for God. However, Job was blameless and upright, he feared God and shunned evil.
God was the source of Job’s wealth and influence. He blessed Job with plenty in response to the man’s response to God’s majesty. Job’s wealth was therefore not an accident. When we obey the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ, He blesses us. The Blessing is not magic, it’s not a matter of luck or chance. There are God-ordained principles revealed to us in the Doctrine of Christ that are responsible for financial advancement. Matthew 6:33 says, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.’ What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. It means to seek to enter the kingdom when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to establish it upon the earth. We do so by obeying the commandments of the Lord Jesus Christ.
That tells you something about financial advancement. It’s not only the principle of giving and receiving that’s responsible for it. It’s our all-round Christianity that unlocks the Blessing of the Lord in our lives. We can master the principle of giving and receiving but walk in unrighteousness in other aspects of our lives, and the effect of that is financial ruin because of the many open demonic doors in our lives because of disobedience. But when we walk before the Lord like Job, and we’re blameless and upright, and we fear God and shun evil, not only will we rise financially, but we will never fall. The Lord wants to entrust His riches to His disciples, but He’s looking for those who can steward that wealth in righteousness like Job. Are you one of those disciples?
Father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that I may be blameless and upright before you. I pray that I may fear you and shun evil so that I may steward your riches in righteousness. Amen.
Message by Pastor TL Immanuel
Ps TL Immanuel is committed to going into all the world, preaching the gospel of Kingdom to every creature, and making disciples of all nations by teaching them to obey all things whatsoever the Lord Jesus Christ commanded.
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