Monday morning I read an email from a friend, it had a word on it that caught my attention, at least a portion of it caught my attention….let me share an excerpt of that word with you:
It’s a new day says the Father and you are now learning to operate with Me in a new way. Money moves by the spirit and as you move by the Spirit in the area where your finances are concerned even so the broad, deep, and unlimited resources of heaven will show up even on your bottom line. You will have enough says the Father and plenty left over because surplus is the default state of the kingdom that I have translated you into out of the domain of darkness that you might know the full bandwidth of favor, provision, and prosperity bought by the blood of Jesus and made available to you to experience and rejoice in in your everyday life. So get ready for good measure, pressed down and shaken together. Get ready for supernatural money making ideas to come to you. Get ready for supernatural insight and understanding how to make more money and how to manage the money you have in such a way that the question won’t be having enough to meet the need but what to do with all that is left over because I have blessed you in fullness even in this area of your life. (Russ Walden)
The part, as you can see, that caught my attention was ‘money moves by the spirit and as you move by the spirit…’ Money moves by the spirit. I thought this was very interesting. It brought a couple of scriptures to mind.
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
And 2 Chronicles 25:5 says; “And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.”
I think of this scripture often. As long as he sought the Lord, God MADE HIM TO PROSPER. I believe this is a true statement for much of our lives. In whatever area we need prosperity to manifest, the first thing we need to do is seek God.
Matthew 6:33 tells us to SEEK HIM FIRST…and then all these other things will be added to you. All the provision of the cross came through the spirit and will be released in our lives in the same manner, by the spirit. We live in this earth physically, but we LIVE, breathe and have our being in Christ, which is in the Spirit. The kingdom of God should be more real in our lives than anything here on earth. All we have need of or desire must come through God and for that to happen, we must seek Him first and continue to seek Him, knowing our prosperity is in HIM alone.
On a final note. I think the Kingdom of God way of prosperity is much different from what we see in the world, don’t you. Let’s take a look at some scriptures on prosperity from the word of God.
Proverbs 11:24-25: “There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.”
Proverbs 22:9: “He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.”
Proverbs 28:27: “He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.”
Malachi 3:10:b “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.”
Mark 12:41-44: ‘And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.’
Luke 3:11: “And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”
Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
In the world system we are taught to work, work, work and hoard up. In the Kingdom of God system we are taught it is in giving that we receive. To the natural mind that makes no sense at all….but as the Bible says, God’s ways can’t be naturally discerned, they must be spiritually discerned. Money comes by the Spirit….it comes by Gods way of doing things. That can ONLY be spiritually discerned.
I don’t know where you are today financially speaking, however, I want you to know that I am praying for your freedom from debt and that you prosper, that you have more than enough every month, with plenty more to help others. I am praying that you walk in health and well-being. I am praying that SHALOM is released in your life today – total completeness, nothing broken or missing in your life. I am praying that this day is a new day for you and the blessings of God overtake you today.