Faith is a journey and so in your finances you will advance from faith to faith and one glory to another glory and from increase to increase.

Luke 19:12-13 (KJV) He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

Occupy means “to advance and hold”.  In the military you want to advance and hold that position.  You don’t want to let the enemy push you back and take back what you have advanced to get; but you want to hold on to it.

This advancing and holding is something God wants us to do continually as a Christian.  He wants us to be in better shape next year then we are this year.  The Word tells us,

Psalm 115:14 (KJV) The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

Romans 1:16-17 (KJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

So, notice you are supposed to go from faith to faith to faith to faith.  Each year your faith should be getting stronger and doing more for you for that is the way faith is designed to work.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

So, you should go from glory to glory.  You should go from faith to faith.  You should go from increase to increase.  You should steadily be growing.  You should be better off then you were last year or ten years ago as you use your faith.

As we are growing in faith we are becoming independent of the world system.  God wants you to be in a place where you don’t have to depend on a man to pay you.  You can depend on God to be your paymaster.

What happens a lot of times is people read about increase but they don’t want to participate.  Here is what I mean and found in Genesis 26 and this is when Isaac was in a time of famine. Living by faith we don’t do things the world’s way as you will see with Isaac.

Genesis 26:2-4,12-14 (KJV) And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt (Don’t do it the world’s way,); dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

You got to understand nobody else could make anything grow because there was a famine in the land and there was no rain; but God can make us increase when nobody else is increasing.

Genesis 26:12-14 (MSG) Isaac planted crops in that land and took in a huge harvest. GOD blessed him. 13 The man got richer and richer by the day until he was very wealthy. 14 He accumulated flocks and herds and many, many servants, so much so that the Philistines began to envy him.

Isaac got richer and richer by the day until he was very wealthy.  God can make you richer and richer by the day. God can make you independently wealthy.  I say that because what He wants to do is get you completely off of the world’s system.

One of the places you can start is, many times people start in debt and then from there they stretch their faith to the place where they got everything paid off and then they stretch their faith to the place where they have a little bit more then just enough and then they stretch their faith a little bit more and they have abundance and then they stretch their faith a little bit more till wealth and riches are in their house and they are helping other people.

Some people start in debt where they can’t pay attention and they can’t pay even one payment and they get harassing phone calls from the system.

What I am telling you is that using faith, it works and brings you increase and increase and more increase.  It worked for me and continues to work, and I am increasing more and more, me and my family.

Lots of time people say they tried using faith and it didn’t work.  No, it tried you and you didn’t work.  Increase by faith is a spiritual law, but it takes faith to make it work.  A lot of times people are try to operate in faith because other people do it, but they don’t do it because of faith and they fail.  So, what you do is take the scriptures that have to do with sowing and reaping and increase more and more and meditate those scriptures.

People say the Bible doesn’t work.  Everything in the Bible works and I can vouch for it as I have put it to work for many years now and it worked.

I pray your faith will be faith in God being your Source.  True enough He will use other resources; but God still wants to be your Source.

Philippians 4:19 (KJV) But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

God wants to show you that even though you may not be working, He can take care of you without me begging from somebody.  He can take care of you and me.  So, don’t be focused on money but to be focused on God and His mission of you going from faith to faith and His desire to increase you more and more because that is His nature because He loves you.  Now build your faith on that and go from faith to faith in Him and go from glory to glory and experience increase to increase more and more.

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