Topic: Power to Get Wealth [Saturday December 13, 2014]

Memorise: Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. – Proverbs 8:18

Read: Malachi 3:10-12

3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. 

3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.

3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.


There are many misconceptions about some issues of life that the children of God must rid themselves of. One of such issues is wealth. The Almighty God said in Proverbs 8:18:

“Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.”

Can you believe it that God is in possession of riches and righteousness? This revelation counters the notion that you cannot be righteous and be rich at the same time. Today, I decree that power to get wealth shall come upon you in Jesus’ Name. Many people think that wealth is alien to God and that the realm of riches belongs to the devil. Hence, they go after the devil who deceives them to think that he is the custodian of riches. The devil dangled this lie at Jesus in Luke 4:5-7, but He did not fall for it. The truth is: only God gives power to get wealth. He blessed Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in their generations (Genesis 22:15-18, Genesis 26:12-14, Genesis 30:43).

For those of us upon whom the ends of the world are come, in Deuteronomy 8:18, God said:

“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.”

When Jabez cried unto God in 1 Chronicles 4:10, God blessed him beyond people’s wildest imagination. This same God will give you power to get wealth today in Jesus’ Name. The despondent fisherman – Peter, suddenly became prosperous when He encountered the King of Glory at the lake of Gennesaret. He was looking for additional hands to help him gather in his great harvest of fishes (Luke 5:4-9). The question now is: “How do we get this power to become wealthy?” Simple, according to Deuteronomy 8:18, remember the Lord God who supplies power to get wealth. Worship Him with fear and trembling. We must learn to meditate on His word and follow its principles (Joshua 1:8, Deuteronomy 28:1). We must not forget to imitate Him in hard work because, this same God that said “riches and honour are with me” is still busy working, according to Jesus Christ in John 5:17. So, hard work will open the flood gate of wealth to you. You must not be lazy (Proverbs 10:4).

Furthermore, we must obey His commandments in the area of tithe, offering and giving of first fruits (Malachi 3:10). We must also remember the needy, the widow and the orphans (Proverbs 19:17).

Finally, we must live and spend our income prudently and modestly (Proverbs 21:17).

Prayer Point: Father, please give me power to get wealth and I promise I will remember you, worship you and remember the needy according to your word.

Bible in a Year: Nehemiah 6:15-8:18

Open Heavens Daily Devotional written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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