Being provision minded is the way of life in this Babylonian world system with lots toiling and working for a living and working harder and longer and faster but not smarter. This it is not the will of God for any believer in Christ Jesus and certainly it is not the lifestyle of the Kingdom of God for any believer.
Isa 1:19 If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, then I will make you rich! TLB
I want you to pay attention to that last part of that scripture, “then I will make you rich! God is going to make you rich.
Then Jesus, in line with Isaiah 1:19 we just read, told us to seek another Kingdom, the Kingdom of God for our provision and they would be added to us.
Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. KJV
What is prosperity? What does God mean when He uses the word “prosper”?
3 John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper… KJV
The Hebrew word for prosperity is the word, “shalom”. Shalom can mean “safety, welfare, health, prosperity, peace and rest”. And isn’t that what all people on this earth are seeking after each day that goes by?
From my own personal experience, I can safely say there are little peace and little rest in a person’s soul and body without financial prosperity and I am sure that you would agree with me.
Lamentations 3:17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. NIV
Lamentations 3:17-18 Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is. NLT
So how did all of this lack of financial prosperity and being constantly provision minded get started if God wants us to prosper and be in peace? All of this financial lack, deprivation from peace and financial prosperity started when the First Man Adam by his own choice rebelled against God. And once he rebelled he stepped outside of God’s total provision in the Garden of Eden and was left to a dismal future.
Gen 3:17-19 “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; NIV
God is not cursing this First Man Adam like religion has told us, no, the Lord was just telling Adam that he by his own rebellion opened up his life to the curse. He had been living in The Blessing of the Lord in the Garden but rebellion opened up the door to the curse in his life. From that time until now this curse was all mankind’s destiny in life; that by painful toil and sweat mankind would produce what they needed, all their provision. Mankind then and mankind now operate in survival mode and every day their major concern under this curse would be how to find provision.
Maybe today this is your concern as well. Maybe today you are under financial pressure after suffering financial failure and financial lack; but I have some very good news to share with you today.
First of all, God did not leave you and me in this mess the First Man Adam got us into by His rebellion to fend for ourselves, provide for ourselves as most religious people believe, teach and preach. Even though the First Man Adam rebelled and this curse came on all mankind because of his sin, God in the same breathe told Adam of His plan to get him and all mankind out from this curse of toiling for a living and being provision minded.
Gen 3:14-15 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. KJV
To prove again that God wanted to bless mankind instead of curse mankind, after Adam’s rebellion that cursed mankind, God came to a man named Abram to restore His relationship with all of mankind through covenant so He could once again bless mankind. Here’s what God promised Abram.
Gen 12:2-3 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” NIV
With this blessing of God, mankind was not limited any longer to his own sweating and toiling for his provision. Now God through covenant by way of The Blessing was involved in the lives and the prosperity of mankind. Through the covenant God was saying, “I will make you…” I want that to stand out in your thinking right now, that God through covenant has said He will make, He will bless you.
The scriptures I am about to share with you will be proof to you that God through covenant is now once again going to be mankind’s provision and there would be no toiling and sweating for provision that was under the curse that came through the First Man Adam. God through The Blessing was restoring to mankind the Garden provision for all needs and wants met. Here’s promise of no toiling for provision, for The Blessing of the Lord instead blesses, increases you without toiling:
Prov 10:22 The blessing of the Lord — it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it]. AMP
Proverbs 10:22 It is the Lord’s blessing that makes a person rich, and hard work adds nothing to it. GOD’S WORD Translation
Proverbs 10:22 When the Lord blesses you with riches, you have nothing to regret.CEV Footnotes: regret: Or “No matter how hard you work, your riches really come From the Lord.”
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it. TNIV
Here’s proof that God is our provision:
Deut 6:10-12 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you — a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant — then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. NIV
All of us born into this world were born into that land of slavery but then God gives us a picture of His provision, a provision that is not tied to someone’s personal ability to run fast, toil harder and sweat longer. Here are scriptures that picture this very truth of the Lord’s provision without the toil.
Deut 8:7-11 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land — a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. 10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. NIV
Deut 8:18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. NIV
And in the New Testament we find the same revelation of no toiling for a living:
Luke 5:1-7 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. KJV
Peter had this toiling mindset that we have had to always toil to get provision and Jesus showed him that through obedience to His Word there would be provision from Heaven. The Blessing of the Lord was on Jesus and when Peter obeyed the words of Jesus that Blessing was on him and it is on us as well. Remember the Lord told Abraham, “and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you”. Do you remember that?
We are part of “all peoples on the earth will be blessed” through Abraham’s blessing.
There is a lot more of this teaching, “Your Way Out of Being Provision Minded”, I share in an audio at this link and you can download the PDF transcription to study with the audio. Here’s the link: http://godswordalive.com/media.html
I have just posted a whole new series of audios on God’s Word Alive entitled “Kingdom Ways To Prosper In Financial Famine” that will show you how to use Kingdom financial strategies to escape the financial famine in this world system. The Kingdom has provided for you through Jesus a Redemptive Wall that separates you from the financial famine in this godless, Babylonian world system. Now is the time for each and every Christian and their households to flourish in the Kingdom of God and get back to Eden and live on top of the world.
I know this will be Good News to especially senior citizens who think they are on a fixed income and anyone who has lost their job or have a job and still can’t pay bills.
In her new E Book, “Senior Citizen Benefits in the Kingdom of God”, Janie brings seniors attention to the reality they are already citizens in the Kingdom of God and she brings awareness to seniors of the senior benefits they are entitled to from the government of the Kingdom of God.
Janie lets seniors know for sure they don’t have to settle for what naturally they can expect when they become a senior citizen and that seniors can have heaven filled days with an expected end.
Janie explains how seniors need to have a spiritual perception of their life ahead rather than just a natural perception which brings comfort, peace and joy that not only strengthens the inner man of the spirit but also brings strength to their body and soul.
Janie includes some powerful Kingdom living scriptures for seniors to renew their minds to Kingdom thinking and Kingdom living and included with the scriptures are powerful confessions of faith that reinforce these Kingdom scriptures in a personal application.
Janie speaks to seniors about living until they are satisfied, unfixing their fixed income, possessing the mind of Christ you can’t lose, dominion over time, the promises from the Word of God for the renewing of their youth, their destiny and expected end and so many more revelations of the senior benefits of the Kingdom of Heaven government.
This new E Book is a must have for all seniors who want Heaven’s perspective of how seniors can live out their lives fully satisfied and would make a wonderful gift to celebrate the life of any senior.