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Listen And Obey

By Janie Baer

To possess the financial prosperity the bible guarantees you in this New Covenant in Christ you must be willing to listen to the Holy Spirit and be obedient to faithfully do what He tells you to do with money and your financial matters.

Realize you have available to you 24/7 the best financial Advisor, the Holy Spirit, there is on planet earth and if you pay close attention to what He tells you and act, here is what you are guaranteed:

Deut 28:1-2,8 "Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God: 8 "The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. NKJV

If you are unwilling to obey Him then the bible plainly tells you,

1 Sam 15:22-23 Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee…. KJV

Just as any financial advisor you could pay to counsel you with your money must have your full cooperation if he is going to continue to provide you with his service; so too the Holy Spirit needs your full cooperation if you want Him to help you.  Trust Him for He knows what He is asking you to do will make your situation far better off than what the leaning on the arm of flesh and the wisdom of men has done or could do for you.  You must realize obedience to His counsel is your way out of financial crisis even if it causes you some suffering when you have to give up your way of handling your money and financial matters.

You must make changes to come out of crisis, possibly in your spending habits, the way you deal with money, how you deal with people in regards to money and your emotional attachment to money.  But listen you will not only have the Holy Spirit’s counsel available to you but you will have His grace along with it to enable you to make the necessary changes in your heart and thinking as well as handling financial matters.  If you could have done it in your own strength you would have done it by now.  Here is what the bible tells you about the Holy Spirit and what He came to earth to do for you:

John 14:26 But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. AMP

I know that Word from God had to bring comfort and strength to your inner man. It does mine every time I read it.  Read it again.

He’s your COMFORTER instead of comfort spending to bring comfort to you in your troubling financial affairs so you have His peace to make wise decisions.  He is your FINANCIAL COUNSELOR and His counsel far exceeds any financial adviser in the world’s system, so settle down in His peace and let Him talk to you right now.  You are wasting time if you don’t listen.  You have a HELPER available to you 24/7 who has supernatural abilities to work in your favor and behalf.  You have an ADVOCATE with God and man involved in your affairs.  He is the BEST LAWYER you will ever find on this planet.  You will have His JOY which is your STRENGTH and this is supernatural strength to strengthen your mind so you move ahead confidently when all looks gloomy and there is no possible way out naturally for you.  You will have ONE WHO WILL STAND BY YOU when you have done things wrong and it looks like you are going under and you might as well end it all!  No, there is no financial matter He can’t fix if you will be honest with Him, trust Him, listen to Him and obey Him.  He is here right now to stand by you.  He is here to be your closest CONFIDANT as well as your FINANCIAL ADVISOR.

Humility plays a big part with God bringing healing to your finances.

2 Chron 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. KJV

If humility can heal a nation it can also heal your finances as you seek the Lord, listen and then truly be repentant for having your own way.  There is no financial advisor in this world that will work with you or me if we are not willing to listen and apply their counsel and neither will God.  God has made promise to you He will heal your finances when you turn from having your own way.

The Holy Spirit will tell you right away the Kingdom of God has entirely different principles of handling money and finances than the world system and they are righteous, holy and always have a guarantee of producing for you at a greater percentage of return than any investment this world system has to offer you but it will require you seeking Him and your obedience to His wise counsel.

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