This is the day and this is the hour for the Body of Christ to become financially free from this failing world's system, free from its good and bad economy, and free from its recession and its depression. I want you to know today, as a Christians; you don't have to join up with the recession or the depression of this world's system.
First and foremost we must know, understand and always remember when it comes to our financial freedom from this failing world's system, that we are citizens of Heaven and through that citizenship we can live out of the provision of Heaven while we remain on this earth.
Ephesians 2:10-19 tells us this very truth.
Ephesians 2:19 Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God's own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you
belong to God's [own] household. AMP
When I awakened one morning the Holy Spirit asked me, "Where do you live?" That is a question He wants to ask you today. "Where do you live?"
I know you dwell at a residence on this earth but first and foremost as a child of the Most High God through Jesus Christ you are a citizen of Heaven. This scripture plainly just told us that so it is the truth. Like I said, it is of utmost importance that we remember we are citizens of heaven.
Why is that so important? Because only thinking and believing you live in this world, this realm means you have to operate financially through its failing system.
In Heaven there is THE KINGDOM OF GOD system with its own operation of financial prosperity, divine health, the good life, and righteousness reigning over all. In other words there is perfect harmony with perfect prosperity, perfect peace, and perfect rest.
The best part of being born again is that you are now living in this KINGDOM, out of this realm while on this earth where Jesus is the King. He rules in His KINGDOM where prosperity in all areas of life can be experienced. We can see a picture of Jesus' KINGDOM in operation in the earth in Ephesians 2:10 where we can live the good life that is prearranged and made ready for us to live.
Actually that morning I just referred to when the Lord asked me where I lived, the Lord told me I was to live in and out of that scripture, Ephesians 2:10 and that is referring to living out of the realm of Heaven.
Ephesians 2:10 AMP For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
This is the kind of life Christians are to be living on this earth. This is not a fairy tale but a reality for us in Christ Jesus. Jesus lived in this earth this kind of life out of THE KINGDOM and He did it to show us who would come into THE KINGDOM how to live in THE KINGDOM.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD system is in operation in Heaven now and can be in operation now in the lives of every born again Christian whether they know about it or not. Christians can live in this KINGDOM now in the earth and in the full operation of THE KINGDOM on the earth when Jesus is seated on His earthly throne later on. This KINGDOM where we operate out of on this earth is the KINGDOM where Jesus is the King and that is why He is called the King of kings.
I hope this Good News stirs you up as much as it does me. This is the best Good News Christians can hear because the only Good News Christians will hear in these times is what is written in the scriptures about them to show them their outcome.
This is the same Good News we are supposed to be testifying about and demonstrating to those outside THE KINGDOM. With this kind of lifestyle, living with the operation of THE KINGDOM in our lives starring them in the face we won't have to drag them into church. We won't be able to get rid of them for they will want to hang around to observe its operation.
I have an article on my home page called, "The Blessing of The Lord Maketh Rich", that you will want to read along with this article. It explains THE BLESSING in THE KINGDOM and its operation to make you rich.
Jesus preached THE KINGDOM everywhere He went. Jesus preached THE KINGDOM to the poor; they didn't have to be poor no more because THE KINGDOM'S operation had come to deliver them. He demonstrated the operation of THE KINGDOM OF GOD by multiplying food, multiplying fish in Peter's boat, retrieving a coin from the fish's mouth and healing all that were sick.
Then he told his disciples, as well as us, to go and preach THE KINGDOM. That's the work we are told we are to do in Ephesians 2:10; preaching and demonstrating THE KINGDOM OF GOD's operation. This is the Good News we must preach.
So THE KINGDOM OF GOD is here operating in this earth and we can enjoy the benefits of THE KINGDOM and draw on its resources while we are facing challenging situations on this earth.
The bible assures us in Proverbs 10:22 that through THE KINGDOM OF GOD we can have abundance in any economy, in any nation in which we live as well as well as any time period:
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord - it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it]. AMP
THE KINGDOM OF GOD operates by faith in its principles. So THE BLESSING being the financial producer of abundance in THE KINGDOM OF GOD operates by our faith in it. THE BLESSING means we don't have to strive to meet our needs or have to rely on our own efforts of working and toiling and striving and working two or three jobs to make a living.
This is the same BLESSING Adam had in the Garden of Eden before the fall. This is the same BLESSING Noah and his family experienced, the same BLESSING Abraham and his family experienced. And the best good news you are going to hear today is; Jesus delivered this BLESSING to every Christians no matter where they are in the world today, when He became cursed with every curse so that we could live out of THE BLESSING of Abraham:
Galatians 3:13,14,29 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); 14 To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we
through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. 29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham's Seed], then you are Abraham's offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise. AMP
When Christians live out of the world's system of finances they are acting as their own god, being their own source of supply, and are always trying to take care of themselves by serving the mammon system Jesus referred to in Matthew 6:24,
Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in). AMP
Living this way you are always following after money instead of money following you around as a result of THE BLESSING. This is a sorry system, a sorry way to live, and only leads to incredible sorrows.
True believers in the Word of God would not knowingly serve mammon but when they worry about their finances and struggle to meet their own needs that is exactly what they are doing. They are binding themselves to this world's system with its sorry results of working harder but getting farther and farther behind. If they do find a way to get ahead, they have to sacrifice spending time with God, sacrifice meditation of the Word, sacrifice serving God, sacrifice family relationships and a lot of time they sacrifice their own good health. In all actuality they will only remain poor. That is what satan wants for that's always the way satan and his system works. Jesus told on satan and his system of operation when He spoke John 10:10,
John 10:10 The thief (that's satan and his system) comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy AMP
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil of stealing, killing and destroying and to give us abundant life, to the full until it overflows into others lives. That's THE BLESSING in operation!
1 John 3:8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. KJV
Jesus' purpose was to deliver this KINGDOM living into our lives on this earth.
By now you are probably asking, "How do I get out of this world system?"
The answer is simple. We trust God and do what Jesus told us to do in Matthew 6:26-33,
Matthew 6:26-33 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. KJV
The birds of the air don't sow, reap or gather their food into barns but the Father cares for them and feeds them. We are surely better than the birds of the air.
Jesus is also asking us in this scripture, "Why do you worry about what you have in your closet to wear; when the lilies don't work to be arrayed with beauty and
your Heavenly Father clothes the grass of the field without any work on the part the grass, will He not clothe for you also?"
Jesus continues by asking us, "Can you by worrying even change the size of your stature?" Jesus wants us to see the futility in our worrying and our working for a living to clothe ourselves and to provide for our every need.
Did you know that worry, anxiety is faith, faith in something going wrong?
Jesus wants us to realize our trust for everything we need should be only in Father God and His promise to provide for us as well as He does for the birds, lilies and the grass.
So when we worrying and are anxious we are really doubting God's love for us and His promises like we found in Matthew 6:33.
Satan uses worry and anxiety to take you away from Father God, His love for you and also His provision for you. Worry and anxiety only lead to fear and like Job in the Bible can lead to catastrophic things happening in our lives.
Jesus had to live in this world and be tempted in all things like as we are yet without sin; sin of worrying and anxiety were included. .
Remember this scripture when you are tempted to worry and be anxious over the things you need.
Hebrew 4:15-16 For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. 16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. AMP
Now comes the main point of Jesus' message,
Matthew 6:32-3232(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. KJV
The Gentiles are those outside of Christ and outside of THE KINGDOM OF GOD and have to seek things and have to worry and work that world system to get their food, clothing, shelter, cars, etc. With them there is no adding to them but working for it all.
It's THE KINGDOM seekers that have all the things added to them without the toiling and worry.
This good news of THE KINGDOM OF GOD is the same good news we are supposed to take the world so they know there is a way out of this world system.
Matthew 6:26-33 may seem impractical to natural thinking, "How can I quit worrying about my financial future when the experts are predicting gloom and
doom? How can I believe God is going to provide for me when my Father, Mother and Grandparents have taught me to provide for myself?"
There's only one way. To enjoy THE BLESSING of THE KINGDOM we have to ignore every voice that contradicts what Jesus said to us in this scripture. We have to admit that our parents and even grandparents were wrong. They were trying to help us but their counsel was not based on the principles of the KINGDOM OF GOD but based rather on the fallen world system.
The people who live in the world's system do have to look after themselves and worry about the world's economy. They have to earn their living through toil and sorrow because they are bound to the effects of the Fall of Adam.
Genesis 3:17-19 Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread. (NKJV)
Before the Fall, God released THE BLESSING on Adam,
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion KJV
God gave Adam a worldwide assignment to bless the whole earth and expand the Garden of Eden until it filled the planet. Along with the commission God said to Adam,
Genesis 1:29 Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. KJV
Adam didn't have to worry and toil to earn anything in the Garden. He just received all the provision God had given him and enjoyed it.
Adam was given THE BLESSING, given an assignment, and given all of his provision all at the same time.
Everything changed when he lost THE BLESSING through his sin. Adam was now under the curse of toil and sweat for a living so he had to forget his God given mission of expanding the Garden and instead focus on his provision.
As believers in Jesus Christ we are no longer under that curse anymore! Paul gives us the Good News in Galatians 3:13,14,29.
Galatians 3:13,14,29 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); 14 To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. 29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham's Seed], then you are Abraham's offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise. AMP
Christians are freed from the curse and can now live in THE BLESSING again.
So now you maybe asking, "So you are saying to me I don't have to work for a living anymore?"
I am not telling you that you don't have to work but rather I am telling you, "YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING."
You shouldn't be sweating and toiling to make a living any more than Adam did before the Fall. Your job is not to make money but rather that's the job of THE BLESSING. THE BLESSING, Proverbs 10:22, "It maketh rich" and with no sorrow. The Amplified Bible says, "And neither does toiling increase it."
You job now is to seek first the Kingdom of God, get your daily assignment from the Father.
He, through THE BLESSING, will pay you far more than you could ever earn out there in the world's workforce. With the assignment He promised you,
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. KJV
Psalms 23:1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. KJV
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. AMP
No matter how hard you work in this world's system, there is no way you will come close to earning the wealth God promises you with your assignment and comes by THE BLESSING .
The only way to receive this wealth is to trust and obey your heavenly Father and then enter into the rest of faith and let THE BLESSING go to work.
Most believers don't do this because they can't overcome their strong belief, they
must earn their living.
The Lord can help us overcome this stronghold in our minds when we meditate the Word of God and scriptures I have placed in this article and stay in fellowship with Him. One such scripture is found in Romans 4:3-4.
Romans 4:3-4 For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed in (trusted in) God, and it was credited to his account as righteousness (right living and right standing with God). 4 Now to a laborer, his wages are not counted as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation (something owed to him). AMP
This scripture is referring to receiving THE BLESSING and is showing us that any part we earn on our own is not by God's grace. It's either by works or it is by grace we receive anything. Nothing you receive from God will be as a result of your effort or your working for it but it's all by His grace.
This scripture shows us we cannot work hard enough to earn our eternal salvation. The scripture also tells us our new birth came only by receiving it by faith through grace, God's healing is a gift received by faith through grace in the healing purchased by the stripes placed on Jesus' back and everything else we receive from Heaven will be by faith in the grace of God. All of it is a gift of grace offered to us to receive by faith
So if we didn't earn our salvation or our healing or anything else in THE KINGDOM why would we think we have to earn our prosperity?
Leaving the world's system with its mammon mentality and the meeting of our own needs, we can get busy with our Garden of Eden assignment God has for us and begin enjoying THE BLESSING that goes along with the assignment. We then could spend our days doing the will of our Father and being a blessing wherever He sends us. If He sends us somewhere to work at a minimal paying
job, we can do it; not to earn a living but because God wants us to take His kingdom into that place of business.
You might say, "I can't pay the bills on a minimal salary!"
God is not asking you to live on a minimal paying salary; He is asking you to give on it! You can use that minimal salary to financially bless someone. That is investing in the KINGDOM OF GOD and the Bible says that when you do that, here is what is what the scriptures promise and you can expect,
2 Corinthians 9:11 Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God. AMP
A person enriched in all things and in every way isn't a poor man; rather he is a rich man. God wants to do this for you and bless you in all things and in every way, including your finances and He can do it in any economy. He can and will bring supernatural increase in the most unlikely situations.
Jesus proved this reality in Luke 5:4.
Luke 5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon (Peter), Put out into the deep [water], and lower your nets for a haul. AMP
It was very unlikely for fish to come to Peter's net in the daytime and it was even more unlikely since Peter and his crew had fished all the night before without catching anything. They had given up and were there cleaning their nets and preparing to go home.
Peter was a Jew, a seed of Abraham, and should have had a revelation of THE BLESSING that belonged to him but he didn't. He had a toiling mentality and so he responded to Jesus,
Luke 5:5 And Simon (Peter) answered, Master, we toiled all night [exhaustingly] and caught nothing [in our nets]. But on the ground of Your word, I will lower the nets [again]. AMP
Peter didn't have a clue that Jesus was about to release a BLESSING on him because he could only think about toiling again, about how much work it would take to clean the nets again. So he reluctantly threw out an old, rotten net; thinking he would haul it back empty and then he wouldn't wash it.
Christians need to understand that the toiling mindset blinds us to God's blessing. With the work for a living curse mentality THE BLESSINGS can be right in our face and we will miss getting it. That's what happened to Peter. He threw out the rotten net assuming he was not going to catch anything and when the fish started filling the net, it broke. Since he had left all of his good nets on the shore he had to called to his partners in the other ship to help.
Luke 5:7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and take hold with them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. AMP
We would call that a miracle but actually it was THE BLESSING in operation. The fish earlier had run from toil but now they started swimming toward THE BLESSING and with THE BLESSING being on Jesus they went to Peter's net filling it up even when the sun was shining.
We need to realize as believers that same BLESSING is upon us right now and it
will work for us anytime and anywhere we are in the world, just like it did for Peter. The great thing about THE BLESSING is that it doesn't care what the economic conditions are in a country or if there are those predicting a recession; it just keeps on making believers rich and there is no added sorrow with it.
Putting our faith in THE BLESSING, getting our daily assignment from our heavenly Father, being cheerful givers; we can stop toiling for a living in that failing world's system that results in not enough and more worry and anxiety.
Instead we can be rejoicing and resting in THE KINGDOM'S provision with THE BLESSING working for us all the time.
We can then get up rejoicing we are going to our assignment from the Father to bring THE KINGDOM into that place and knowing and expecting THE BLESSING to bring abundance of prosperity to us just like it did for Peter.
We are blessed with THE BLESSING and there is no more toil and sorrow for us!
Here are some confessions to help you place your faith in THE KINGDOM and THE BLESSING to see them operate in your life. I have more on my blog, http://www.godswordalive.com/blog.
I have financial rest because I am a citizen of heaven and live out of THE KINGDOM'S provision. (Ephesians 2:10-19 (AMP); Matthew 6:33 (KJV))
THE KINGDOM OF GOD operates for me on this earth so I don't have to strive to meet my needs and trust in my own efforts of working to make a living. (Luke 17:20-21 (KJV); Matthew 6:33(KJV)
I put my faith in THE BLESSING for it is the financial producer of abundance for me in THE KINGDOM OF GOD no matter where I live, no matter the economy and no matter the time. (Proverbs 10:22)
THE BLESSING of the Lord makes me rich and there is no toiling on my part to increase it. (Proverbs 10:22)
THE BLESSING that was on Adam in the Garden, THE BLESSING that was on Noah and his family, and THE BLESSING that was on Abraham and his family was delivered to me by Jesus when He became a curse for me and released THE BLESSING me. (Genesis 1:28, 9:1, 12:2,3; Galatians 3:13,14,29)
Money follows after me as a result of THE BLESSING. (Genesis 13:2,26:13,14)