Friday, October 21, 2011

Gateways To Financial Fortune


Winners’ Chapel International - Nyeri

Thanksgiving and Dedication - Sunday - 3rd April 2011

Prophetic Focus:
 Financial Fortune Is My Heritage” Deuteronomy 8:18

TOPIC – Gateways To Financial Fortune
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
INTRODUCTION
1.        Famine has been there in every generation in history-
Abraham Time
Genesis 12:10 – And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
Genesis13:2
- And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Isaac Time
Genesis 26:1 -
And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
Genesis 12-14
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

Jacob Time
Genesis 43:1-2
1 And the famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

Genesis 43:12 -
And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:

2.        But the covenant is superior to all economic circumstances
Psalms 33:18-19
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.


WHAT IS A COVENANT?
A deal (an agreement) between God and man based on well defined terms, and sealed with an oath

Hebrew 6: 13 – 15 (Ref: Genesis 22:16-17)

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Genesis 22:16 - 17
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;


NOTE:
It is the covenant of seed time and harvest that is the gateway to financial fortune

Genesis 8:20- 22,
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Luke 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

God Does Not Break His Covenant
Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.


IMPORTANT BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
1.     But giving is a biblical way to financial blessings
Acts 20:35 -…
remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
 Luke 6:38 -
Give, and it shall be given unto you;

2.        Your seed is not a financial donation to help God, or the ministry or the pastor –, it is a spiritual transaction for provoking.
Psalms 50:12 -
If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Haggai 2:8 - The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.
Luke 22:35 -
.. When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, nothing!

BIBLICAL CHANNELS FOR GIVING INCLUDE:
1.     Tithe
Malachi 3:8-10,
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.

Genesis 14:20 -
And he gave him tithes of all (Abraham and Melchizedek)
Matthew 23:23 -  
these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Hebrews 7:8 - And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

2.     Worship offerings
Deuteronomy 16:16-17

3.     Kingdom investment
Haggai 1: 3-15, Exodus 35:4-16, 22

4.     Sacrifices
Psalms 126;1-6, Psalms20:1-3

5.      Giving to the poor-
Deut. 15;11,Pr. 28;27, Matt 25:31-44,Job 29;3-18)

6.      Giving to parents
Ephesians. 6:1-2,
Genesis 27:1-15

This Week: The Week of Financial Fortune