God has pleasure in your prosperity. In other words, when you are prosperous, He is happy (See Psalm 35:17). The anointing of God that came on Jesus Christ is a poverty-killer. If you are a child of God, if Jesus Christ is Saviour and Lord in your life, then you have absolutely no business with lack and wretchedness.
Spiritual Key #1: Submit to God
“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.” (Job 22:21)
God is the absolute Ruler of this Universe. If you claim to be His child and yet consistently flout His natural and universal laws, you deceive yourself. To submit to God has very little to do with the various rituals and ceremonies with which the religious masses deceive themselves into thinking they are worshipping God. True submission to God can only happen when you learn, understand, and master His natural and spiritual laws. When you submit to divine laws, you are submitting to God, thereby ATTRACTING PROSPERITY AND WEALTH. God is inseparable from His WORD (laws).
Spiritual Key #2: Delight yourself in the Lord
“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms 37:4)
To delight yourself in the LORD refers to a love affair with Him! It means ‘fall in love with the Lord.’ This has to do with fellowship and intimacy with the Lord. You see, when you are in love with the Lord, it will lead to intimacy with Him, then something beautiful happens… He gives you the desires of your heart!
Actually, this doesn’t mean that He’ll give you the things that you desire, such as money and stuff. It rather means that He’ll place desires in your heart. He’ll plant dreams, goals, and visions in your heart! When you delight yourself in the Lord, it means that you are in love with Him. This will ultimately lead to intimacy wherein He plants divine dreams and visions within you. But eventually, you will need the ‘know-how’ to translate these dreams and visions into realities, which is why you need the third spiritual key.
Spiritual Key #3: Tune into the inspiration of God within you.
“But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” (Job 32:8)
The inspiration of God lies within you. You must learn to tune into it for guidance and breakthrough ideas. Whereas many religious folks have mastered how to make their requests known to God through religious prayers and rituals, only very few have learnt how to hear God’s ideas (wisdom) within them. This is not surprising as majority of human beings are too busy blindly and lazily following the manipulative ideas of others, that they have no room for the voice of God within their own spirits.
When you delight yourself in the Lord, he places dreams and visions in your heart. But you must learn to tune into His inspiration within you for ideas, plans and strategies to translate those dreams and visions into realities. “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it. (Isaiah 30:21)
Many have dreams and visions but are groping in the darkness of ignorance and foolishness, all in the name of trying to achieve their dreams. The result is disappointment and frustration. But when you learn to tune into the inspiration of God within your spirit, you discern the way to make your dreams happen. However, every genuine inspiration from God will create the need to apply the fourth spiritual key.
Spiritual Key #4: Give!
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “” (Luke 6:38)
The above instruction, of course, comes from Jesus Christ Himself. According to Jesus Christ, prosperity and wealth are not measured in terms of how much you possess, but rather in terms of how much you give. The presence of Jesus Christ within you means that you have a lot to offer your world. Don’t expect to prosper if all you know to do is take and take and take, without giving anything in return.
If you want to release your prosperity genius, you must switch from the mind-set of consumption, to that of contribution.
When I say contributions, I mean the products and services that emerge from your time, talents and skills. These should be deployed towards the benefit of your fellow human beings if you must attract prosperity. To give means to put your skills, talents, and abilities to work to create beneficial products and services for others. Prosperity will ultimately come to you if and when you invest time and energy, plus other resources, to translate your talents and abilities into products and services for the welfare of the church and human family at large. At the end of the day, you need the fifth spiritual key as the glue that binds them all together.
Spiritual Key #5: Be thankful
Don’t become blind to your present blessings. You are already prosperous. There are so many blessings of God in your life for which you should be thankful.
“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.” (John 6:11)
Jesus had only 5 loaves and two fishes to feed a crowd of over 5000 starving men, women, and children. Yet He didn’t complain about His meager resources. He rather looked up to heaven and gave thanks to God.
Thanksgiving is a great multiplier of resources. You will easily attract prosperity and wealth into your life if you maintain a constant attitude of genuine and sincere gratitude. Give thanks to God for the life you have, for your family, and for the beauty of His creation that surrounds you. Give thanks to God for your job or business even if the income isn’t yet at the level you desire.
Beloved, the anointing of God within you – the presence of the Holy Spirit of God in you – means that you have the POWER (potential and capacity) to break free from the yoke of poverty and soar to new heights of refreshing divine supernatural prosperity and wealth.