Proverbs 3:5-7 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

We are to trust in the Lord with all of our heart and that means to rely not on human logic and reasoning that never can comprehend God and His wisdom and His ways and we acknowledge the Lord in all ways, that we are not wise in our own eyes, that we reverentially fear the Lord and depart from evil which is anything contrary to the written Word of God and spoken Word of God.  This is what we have to do to experience financial increase and that allows the Lord to intervene on our behalf and give us increase as He promised us.

Here is a prime example of this in the life of the prophet Elijah. You will be able to see from this if you are trusting the Lord.

1 Kings 17:5-16 (KJV) So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 8 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. 16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.

The Lord shows us here His covenant of provision and then how He demonstrated that covenant of provision in the life of Elijah.  I want you to take notice how Elijah trusted Jehovah even to the point of telling this widow what to do when she herself had just a little for her and her son. In His covenant with us today God tells us how He is going to take care of us no matter the conditions of our time in the earth.  We must trust the Lord and lean not to our logic and reasoning, five physical senses and emotions and feelings that destroy confidence God will do what He promised and already made ready for us before the foundation of the world when He chose us and made complete provision for our lives while on the earth.

These are scriptures you will want to meditate if you are facing financial famine: 

Psalm 37:19 (KJV) They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Psalm 37:19 (NLT2) They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.

It is God’s covenant promise to you that you will be taken care of in the evil time, you won’t be disgraced in hard times and in the days of financial famine you will be satisfied and have more than enough.  This is His covenant promise to you.  Say, that’s for me.

This widow woman had just enough food for her and her son, yet Elijah the prophet told her to feed him first and, “Fear not.”

The reason why the church doesn’t have more than enough is because they fear and don’t trust God.  They have used their faith in the job, paycheck, salary, Social Security, pension and such and when that fails then they can’t trust Father God who has covenanted with them to meet their needs even in the evil and the hard-financial times. The only way we can trust the Lord is to meditate the Word enough that it destroys any doubt He will take care of us.  Doubt and unbelief come from relying on the logic, reasoning, five physical senses and feelings and emotions.

When the Lord tells us to tithe the tenth of all our gross income, then we need obey.  That’s trusting God’s covenant promise and He has never and never will lie to us.

Proverbs 3:9,10 (KJV) Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. 

We are honoring the Lord when we tithe and give a tenth to Him of every increase. We are proving we trust Him to then make sure we have plenty.

The tendency is to trust our thinking, but we can’t do that now in the Kingdom because that is the training learned in the world. Coming into the Kingdom we have to deal with ungodly thought patterns we learned in the world.

Romans 12:2 (KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, … 

We are not to think like the world, and so we renew or change our thinking by the Word of God and what it says about finances and financial increase.  This is the only way you will ever trust God with finances or anything else in the Covenant.

Luke 6:38 tells us to give.  Notice it doesn’t tell us it will be given us and then we could give.  No, we give first. He is making you take a step of faith first that you trust Him.  You are going to give and trust Him and then He makes sure it is given back to you.  How much?  Here’s what He told you in the covenant, 

Luke 6:38 (KJV) …good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.  

The very good news is, in the days of famine, you shall be satisfied because you gave because you trusted Him, and He made sure it is given back to you. If you are a little short, it is time to give to break that by giving because that’s God’s principle of increase in His covenant to you.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Don’t let your natural understanding and reasoning tell you what to do.  Human understanding and reasoning only cause you to distrust God and cancel the Lord’s supernatural intervention in your finances.  The Lord’s covenant with you says, you give first and He always makes sure it is given back to you in abundance, overflow, beyond what you gave to Him.

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