Father, I thank You for making me an heir of God and joint – heir with Christ. Everything that belongs to Him belongs to me. All He accomplished through His crucifixion and resurrection, He accomplished for me.
Therefore, I refuse to short-change myself in any respect. I am a lender and not a borrower. I make wise investments and get involved in lucrative businesses that bring mammoth yield. I have the wisdom to deal wisely in all I do.
Everything I lay my hands to do prospers to the glory of God.
The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want. He leads me to green pastures and still waters and I am well fed and my thirst is quenched. He supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
I thank You, Father, for Your word says that even though Christ was Rich, yet for my sake, He became poor, so that I might through His poverty will become rich in all things. I praise You, Lord God Almighty that I am rich and a possessor of all good things. You daily load me, lavish me with benefits to enjoy. No good will you withhold from me because I walk in your word and your will.
You prepare a banquet, a sumptuous sup, a table full of delicatessen for me, even in the presence of my enemies and my cup overflows.
Surely, goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life.
Thank You, Father, for Your Son, Jesus, who came to give me life and life to the full-abundant life. I will live this life to your glory. I walk in Your pathway always. I walk in the light of Your Word always and favour surrounds me as a shield. Wherever I go, favour follows me. I am the Head and not the tail. The boundary lines fall for me in pleasant places because, in Christ, I have a goodly heritage.
When others are saying there is depression or famine or drought, I am saying, the Lord is so good to me, there is provision, promotion, prosperity, lifting up, abundance, increase; there is supernatural Supply, there is an unending supply.
You did it for Abraham and Isaac and You are doing it for me. I fix my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith. He is working everything together for my good because I love Him and I am the called according to purpose.
It is a joy to be a giver because You said it is more blessed to give than to receive. Therefore, I give from what You have given. I give generously and cheerfully. I give willingly. I give to You and to those in need. I give as You lead and guide. And as I give, it is given back to me, pressed down, good measure, and running over. I sow on good grounds as a sower who goes out weeping, carrying precious seeds to Sow. Your word says such a person will doubtless return with a great harvest. Thank You, Lord, for my abundant, great and superfluous harvest.
I Will Laugh at Famine
I will laugh at famine
I will laugh at dearth
I will laugh at debt
I will laugh at lack
I will laugh at penury
I will laugh at poverty
I will laugh at bankruptcy
I will laugh at repossession
I will laugh at going bust
I will laugh at barely-getting-along
I will laugh at recession
I will laugh at depression
I will laugh ta inflation
I will laugh at cash-flow problems
I will laugh at take-over bids
I will laugh at crop failure
I will laugh at borrowing
14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” Gen22:14
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied
25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. . Ps37:19,25
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
Genesis 13: Abram Inherits Canaan
1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South.
2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
Genesis 26: Isaac and Abimelech
1 There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.
3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.
13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;
14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Do Not Rob God
8 ” Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘ In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try 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 such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 ” And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts;
12 And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts.
6 ” You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”Hag1:6
9 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. 2Cor8:9
The Cheerful Giver
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
9 As it is written: ” He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,2Cor9:6-10
18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.Phil4:18-19
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke6:38
10 And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold.
12 Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
Psalms 1: Book One: Psalms 1 — 41 The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalms 23: The LORD the Shepherd of His People A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
God will provide
Because He presides
He will supply
And will not deny.
The Shepherd will guide
In the Ocean wide
To my green pasture
His leading is sure.
Amidst the famine
I will keep farming
Continue my sowing
He owns the earth
In all its fullness
He’ll avert the dearth
In His faithfulness.
Genesis 26: Isaac and Abimelech
1 There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. 2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. Gen26:1-3,6,12
Word for Today
THREE LEVELS OF ATTACK (1)
‘…command that these stones become bread
.’ MATTHEW 4:3
The Bible says, ‘…Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil’ (Matthew 4:1 NKJV). This seems to be God’s standard operating procedure. Why? Because He’s a good general; before He puts you into battle He puts you into boot camp. Imagine it: you’re up at dawn, running for miles with a heavy backpack, crawling under barbed wire barriers with bullets whizzing over your head, taking orders from authority figures you don’t know and probably don’t like. But if you pass the test; you get to wear the uniform. On the threshold of His ministry, God led His Son into a situation where He would face three levels of attack. You will face them also. Let’s look at the first one: The attack over the bread. Did Jesus need bread? Yes, He’d been without food for forty days. But He knew that His greatest need was not for natural food but spiritual food. So He told satan, ‘…”Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’ (Matthew 4:4 NKJV). Only when you’re convinced God will take care of all your material needs, will you start putting spiritual things first in your life. Until that happens, you’ll think you have to take care of yourself. As a result, you will walk in fear and not faith. That’s not how God wants you to live. ‘…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you’ (Matthew 6:33 NKJV). When you worry, you don’t trust God. When you trust God, you don’t have to worry. The choice is yours.
Charles H. Spurgeon
“They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house.”Psalm 36:8