To attract wealth, you must have a solid theology concerning the topic; in other words, “What does God say about wealth?”
It all begins with a sound theology of wealth. That’s the foundation for a good psychology of wealth which leads to a legitimate perspective on wealth.
Once we establish our wealth perspective, we can move to developing a philosophy of wealth, then progress to a building an action plan for wealth. But it all begins with God and His view.
I want to give you eight foundational Scriptural premises for the subject of wealth, so you are established in what God says about it.
1. Lack and poverty are not God’s will for you.
(Deuteronomy. 2:7, Psalm 23:1—no lack even in desperate circumstances).
Poverty is always a satanic principle. John 10:10 and I John 3:8 teach us that Jesus came to undo the stealing, killing, and destroying. Therefore to resist prosperity and abundance is to resist the will of God.
2. God wants you blessed with wealth
He has pleasure in your prosperity! Psalm 35:27, Deuteronomy. 8:18, Ephesians 3:20, Hebrews 8:6, Luke 4:18
3. No believer has a money problem
I’ve discussed this before. You may have an obedience problem, attitude problem, knowledge or know-how problem, or a vision problem, but by covenant, you don’t a money problem. As long as you see lack as a money problem, the problem will only increase.
4. God has given us a plan for radical wealth in His Word.
He spells it out clearly, gives the cautions against greed, covetousness, and hoarding, and tells us what His purposes are for wealth.
- Genesis 13:2— Abraham, the father of faith, was very rich
- Genesis 20:14-15— Our mistakes do not hinder God’s wealth covenant
- Mark 10:30—Wealth with persecutions
- Psalm 112:1-3—Wealth and riches in your house
5. Wealth that God gives is not contingent upon the economy…
…quarterly earnings, stock market, interest rates, or economic indicators.
In John 21, we find the disciples fishing all night long and catching nothing. Jesus from the shore speaks a word, they obey, and suddenly they catch a boat-sinking load.
In Exodus 12:35-36 We find wealth coming to God’s people in one day!
Matthew 6:33 If we seek God’s priorities first, then all these things shall be added unto to us. It doesn’t say this will only happen, however, “if the market is good” or if the economy holds up.”
6. Consumer Debt has the potential of bringing multiple curses on your financial life.
Read Deuteronomy 28.
$1.00 in debt now can cost you over $600 in future buying power. You say, well, it’s only 4% interest I’m paying. But think of the interest and growth you are losing by not be able to invest that 4%. If you take the time to figure it out, you’re potentially losing 12 -20%, which could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars over time. You’re sacrificing your future wealth to enjoy something now.
Why do God’s people go into deep debt and have financial lack? Pride—the Mother of all sin—is one top issue: I Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourself, and God will exalt you in due season.” You can live in a decent 2-bedroom home and drive a decent used car, but you chose something far beyond what you can afford simply because of pride. So you sacrifice your future, and a lending institution gets your wealth.
7. God has given His children the POWER (not skill or talent to get wealth.)
Deuteronomy 8:18; Ephesians 3:20
The amount of wealth we enjoy will be according to our management of the wealth He entrusts to us now. (Matthew 25) It doesn’t seem fair but, Jesus said more will be given to the better manager even though he doesn’t seem to need it more.
The one who obeys radically, and plants radical seeds, will be blessed radically. He will reap a radical harvest (2 Corinthians 9:6).
If God didn’t want His children wealthy, He wouldn’t have given us the power to get wealth.
8. God has an over-riding purpose for prospering His children
The Gospel, the kingdom, the establishing of His covenant in the earth.
In Haggai, people’s houses were falling apart, and they weren’t experiencing good harvests. And when things weren’t going right for them, the prophet reminded them that it was because they putting their plans ahead of God’s purposes.
Now it’s Up to You!
God gives the seed to the one who will plant it (Isaiah 55:11). Everybody has something to plant. God gives the power (Deuteronomy. 8:18; Ephesians. 3:20), and God gives the increase (I Corithians. 3:7).
You must activate the power to get wealth through faith and action, which equals obedience.
What a powerful teaching, I am trely blessed. Thank you Dave.
execellent topic on getting wealth God’s way. Gods people need to be awakened to these 8 principles. Especially #4 too many christians live in poverty because of covetousness, greed and hoarding. Continue teaching so that God’s people can become awake. Blessing
Thank you for clearly & simply representing God’s heart regarding prosperity. There has been so much written and distributed in the church world that has muddied the waters in regards to Biblical prosperity. These 8 premises are so excellent! Blessings on you as you seek to advance God’s Kingdom agenda.
There are a couple of groups I’m involved with and have been in prayer for their businesses. We’ve had incredible God given successes on many levels, but there seems to be a new limit we’re hitting: Plateaus of such financial height they are causing complacency. How do I inspire them to keep receiving from the Lord? I didn’t sign on to ever tell Him, “Thanks, but that’s enough Lord.”
Powerful teaching. I’ve always wanted to be wealthy but was always afraid to step in the ways contrary to God’s way. This has opened my eyes. Short and powerful teaching. Thank you Dr Williams.