Prosperity for God’s people was God’s idea. God made a covenant with a man named Abraham so He could prosper him.

Genesis 12:1-3 (KJV) Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. 

God was calling Abraham out of that which he was familiar, the world and its system, to make a covenant with him.  God tells Abram He is the one who is going to bless him.  The Bible says there was a famine in the land, not good conditions for financial increase but trusting God, Abram left immediately.

Genesis 17:4, God now making this covenant with Abraham.

Genesis 17:4-5 (KJV) As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

God is connecting Himself to Abram and so He changes his name.  It’s like when a wife is coming into the covenant of marriage and changes her name to her husband’s last name.  God is telling Abram that we are connecting together, and I am going to change your name. Ham in Abraham is the silent pronunciation of God. God called him Abraham.  So, now he’s carrying part of God’s name.

Genesis 17:6-7 (KJV) And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

God is telling Abraham; I am going to be your God, I am going to be the one who is your bread provider, I am the one that’s going to protect you, and so on. Later there was a cutting of an animal for God and Abraham was circumcised and the shedding and uniting of blood was supposed to be the strongest covenant that could be made in the earth.  Indians did that with the white man and would cut their wrists and they would take the blood and this union of the blood meant that we are blood brothers. That meant if either was in trouble then the other would come to help them, and if there was a need if the other one had the ability to meet the need then they would have to meet the need.  That’s how covenant works.

Now Abraham no longer has to rely on anybody or anything but rely on God because God is well able to take care of him.

Let’s look again at Genesis 17:4. God says,

Genesis 17:4 (KJV) As for me, …  

In other words that was God’s decision. He was saying this covenant is going to be with you Abraham and your seed in their generations and I am going to take care of all of you.  Now you got to understand this is what you want because this covenant is more powerful than any lack or scarcity and any financial famine anywhere in the world you could be.  Today this covenant is more powerful than any crisis of a virus all over the world.  In this covenant with God, it doesn’t make any difference what’s happening.

Look at Abraham in Genesis 13:2 and look at the first result of this covenant with God.

Genesis 13:2 (KJV) And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 

He got most of it from King Abimelech when he tried to take Sarah and God plagued his house because God is their God watching out for them, taking care of them, guarding them and protecting them.  This covenant made Abraham very rich.  I don’t know how much he had when he left Haran, but I am sure he didn’t leave with much.  He’s getting very rich already in chapter 13 of Genesis after God made covenant with him.  Now let’s look at that same covenant in Genesis 26:1.

Genesis 26:1-2 (KJV) And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; …

God is saying don’t go to that world system.

Genesis 26:2,3,12,13 (KJV) …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; 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: 

Now notice what he had to do to activate that covenant.  He had to sow.  Sowing is trusting in God that’s got to go on if you want that covenant to operate on your behalf.

I want to tell you that crying doesn’t make the covenant work, “Lord, I’m out of money.”  You can’t pray and get the covenant to work.  You can’t fast and get the covenant to work.  Hannah in 1 Samuel and chapter 1 tried that and nothing happened.  You have to sow seed and He will take care of you.  It’s a powerful thing.

Nothing can stop the efficacy of the covenant, the capacity for producing a desired or intended result anytime. It doesn’t make any difference the condition whether there is a drought, virus, it doesn’t make any difference.

Today, the first of the month I sowed a seed even with this shutdown of everything as a result of the virus.  I know who I can depend on in this time because He always remains faithful in this covenant I have with Him.

I pray you continue to sow seed as well in this time because that’s how you activate your covenant with God.  The job is not your source.  God is your Provider.  It works for anybody who will trust God in this covenant. It worked for Jacob who was broke.  He tried to get out of town and go back to his dad’s but couldn’t even get back. His father-in-law, Laban, told him he would pay him, but Jacob told him, “No, don’t give me a thing.”  Jacob was coming off of his system. He then ended up taking everything that Laban, his father-in-law, had and left town.

I am telling you; God has a plan for His people in this time where everything is shut down and people are not working and getting paid and if you want any time for that plan to work, you are looking at one of the best times right now. You don’t have to wait for government assistance.

Peter, Luke chapter 5, is catching no fish in his fishing business and that meant no money coming in and his bills are due, and the pressure is on.  The next thing you know Jesus asked to use his boat.  What does his boat represent?  Seed. The covenant will not work without a seed.  You got to trust the Lord with your seed. Jesus got in the boat and taught on The Blessing and this covenant that existed for him. The next thing you know Peter obeyed Jesus and launched out his boat and caught so many fish till his boat started to sink, called for his partners and their boat started to sink.  Peter then left his boat and went to Jesus and told Him, “Away from me.  I am a sinful man,” For he was astonished and everybody with him of the draught of fishes that were taken.  Somebody said, as a result he changed the whole economy of Capernaum, that whole coastline.

Let me show you just how powerful the sowing of a seed activated the covenant in Jacob’s life in Genesis 43. Jacob sowed not only double to get some food from Egypt where Joseph was overseeing but Joseph also asked for Benjamin his best and when Benjamin came down, everything opened up.  I believe as we keep sowing and reaping in this time of famine, we too will watch this thing start increasing.

I’m just telling you right now, don’t back off.  You can’t afford to back off because God is your Provider.  Don’t look to a man.  You have the same covenant Abraham had, you have the same covenant Isaac had and Galatians chapter 4 and verse 28 says you got the same covenant that Isaac had.

Galatians 4:28 (KJV) Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

Just like He blessed Isaac He is blessing you.

I don’t want you to make the mistake now and back off your sowing because you are switching systems now.  Sure, your flesh doesn’t like it.  Don’t ask your flesh.  Your flesh is dirt.  Don’t ask dirt.  Just go in the Bible.  The Bible says God cannot lie to you.  If He said this thing will work for you, it will work, and this is a good time for you to trust Him.

Other people just don’t know what to do now. They are hoping the government will help them and that’s fine but my point to you is, is you have a guarantee that my God shall supply all of your need. So, continue to activate your covenant with God by sowing your seed. Just do what God tells you to do.  Don’t get under pressure.  Don’t feel anything.  Just do what He tells you to do. I can tell you right now if you are getting short, you need to sow something.  That’s when you need to sow.

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