I had just spent the whole afternoon preparing a huge pot of Jollof rice for the family. By the time I settled down it was past 6pm. This was the first Sunday in July, I couldn’t afford to miss the Word for the month. I scurried off to church as fast as I could. The communion had been taken. I went to the back of the church where the ushers set up the remaining communion and said my prayers and hurriedly took my own share. I joined the congregation, held my offering and listened as the pastor was rounding up and listened out for the Word. I heard it right then, the month of Increased Wealth. I jumped up and screamed hallelujah like I just won a million dollars. That right there was the magic.
Hebrews 11:6- Without faith, it is impossible to please God. FAITH. A very important factor in your walk with God. In fact, there is no walk with him without faith. The word that is given out for a particular season should be taken very seriously. It is how much faith you have in those words that determine how much it works for you. Most people hear the word but don’t receive it because they are too busy trying to mentally process it and give up once they can’t seem to wrap their heads around it. 2Corinthians 5:7- “For we walk by faith, not by sight”. The Spiritual realities of God cant be process with the carnal mind. It could seem foolish, impossible or downright crazy to the senses. Jesus told us in Matthew 18:3 how we should be like little children if we want to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. I’ve learned a long time ago not to even bother and I would even be doing myself further good by trusting and exhibiting acts of faith instead because one thing that God cannot resist is acts of faith. I only know what God said about His Word in Isaiah 55:10-11 “… so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”. With this confidence, I take every Word with utmost importance and act it out “Speaking things that be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). That is faith, the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen. Faith is tangible, faith without works is dead.
- The man of God quoted the scriptures Genesis 13:2, “Abram was rich in silver and in gold and in cattle”. Genesis 15:14 “And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance”. This described the Children of Israel coming out of Egypt with greater substance than they came with. We have left The Month of Prayer and Restoration in June (click link to see my post) and we were coming out into the month of July after all the restoration with increased wealth by the power of the Holy Ghost. A sudden rise by the Holy Ghost that dwelleth in us! God intends to supply our needs. He is our care taker. The Apostle Paul said “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. I am walking in abundance. I am Abraham’s seed.
That being in mind, I charged into the rest of the month with this consciousness. Acting out the word, I was increasing in wealth, whether my surroundings were saying the same thing or not, whether the economy was telling me that or not, whether my bank account at that point was speaking the same language. Took the Word with joy and faith and oh boy did it work or what? I was literally getting bank alerts just thinking about money. People that I thought have forgotten me were chasing me with money. People were calling me up for interviews. Customers that promised to buy and didn’t show up remembered to show up. It is a state of mind. The mindset of success. I didn’t struggle for anything and that is the life of a Christian, upwards and forward only. I faced financial challenges also, even more severe than other times but when God decides to come through for me, it’s always when I least expect it and when God wants to perform, He does it big! My God is a big God. The devil tried to come in the way also. I think this month had my poorest attendance of church meetings in a while. Something always gets in the way! Hell, I didn’t even get a copy of the devotional, either its not available or it skips my mind. But I still had that consciousness, communing with the Lord in my Spirit, meditating on His Word. It got to a point I had to google “Rhapsody of Realities” to find out what the Lord was saying to me that day. My body is a temple, with or without a gathering I would still fellowship with Him.
Increasing wealth wasn’t only in the financial aspect alone. I increased as a person. I learnt a new craft, had unexplainable career opportunities I didn’t even struggle for, the favor of God was at work for me this month and I moved from one level of Glory to another. The month of July has been awesome. I know August would be even better because my God is faithful.
God is real, we are nothing without Him. He is the source, set your sights on things above and watch all your burdens go away.
Matthew 6:19-20 KJV
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal”.
Thanks for reading guys. You know I’m awesome, xoxo