The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22).
It’s never been the will of God for His people to be poor, broke, or lacking. In fact Jesus said that if we seek first the kingdom of God all these things would be added to us (Matthew 6:33). These things He mentioned are natural things, food, clothing, and shelter.
To be rich is to have an abundance of provision; to have a full supply. In that sense, God wants His children to be rich. He wants us to be abundantly provided for. And Jesus has made that provision available. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9).
He took our sin, so that we could be free from sin. He took our sickness so that we could have His health! In the same sense then Jesus also took our poverty so that we could have His prosperity.
Poverty is part of the curse of the broken law, and Jesus was made a curse for us so that the blessing of Abraham could be ours! But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith (Galatians 3:13-14- NLT).
The curse of the broken law was threefold – poverty, sickness, and spiritual death. Prior to the first man Adam’s sin, there was no poverty, no sickness, and no death. All of these are the results of sin and its consequences. Jesus became all three so that we could be blessed with Abraham’s blessings which include restored relationship with the Father, restored health, and restored prosperity.
The first Adam brought a curse on us through disobedience. But the second Adam brought back to us the blessings of heaven! God created the earth as our habitat and placed within it all the resources necessary for human life to thrive. And God is not withholding the blessing from us! He didn’t place abundance here and then lock it up where it would be unavailable! Adam’s sin let a thief loose, and the thief wants to keep from you the blessing of God.
Meditate on Deuteronomy 28: 1-14, which, like no other place in scripture, clearly lays out the blessings of Abraham that we inherit by faith. Get rid of any lack or poverty mentality that you may have. As God’s children, He wants to bless us not only spiritually but also naturally.
He wants us to be blessed so we can be a blessing! And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day (Deuteronomy 8:18). He wants us blessed so that we can give and finance His causes and purposes in the earth.
God is not opposed to our blessing, but He is opposed to our being covetous! Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
Expect the Father to bless everything you put your hand to today! Expect Him to prosper you. Be a giver. Be a blesser. See yourself as a redeemed child of the King. You have a rich inheritance. Command Satan to keep his hands off of all that belongs to you. Thank God for His blessings being on you, both naturally and spiritually. His blessing has made you rich. Expect His best in every area of your life today!