But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day (Deut. 8:18 KJV)
Moses spoke the words of the verse above to the Israelites as they prepared to enter the promised land flowing with milk and honey. He exhorted them not to forget God because He is the One who gives them the power to create wealth. God gives power or ability to get wealth. That implies the abundance the Israelites were about to step into was a gift from God to them. Jesus reiterated this principle in Matt. 6:33 where He told us to seek first the kingdom and all “these things,” meaning the wealth the gentiles are looking for will be “added unto you.”
The word “power” above means physical or mental strength. That means God gave them the strength or ability, including physical strength, ideas, etc., to create abundance, including the blessing of God over their land.This blessing is still seen in operation in the nation of Israel today. God can, and still does, give His people the ability to create abundance. The Church should awake to this reality. When Israel entered the promised land, they stopped receiving manna which came as a daily miracle. They had to move from miracle provision every day to walking in the blessing of God through the work of their hands. Manna came from God, but it was not God’s best for their provisions in life. Financial blessing is better than financial miracles. Put His blessing to work in your life through His ability at work in you.
I want you to think about the last three sentences above. Both financial miracles and blessing are from God, but He wants you to step into the promise land and begin to live in the blessing.
APPLY THE WORD
Are you currently living by financial miracles only or you have stepped into the realm of divine ability to create wealth working through you? How can you put to work God’s ability in you?
Thank the Lord for the power to get wealth given to you in Christ Jesus.
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