But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. – Deuteronomy 8:18
God made several promises to Abraham and to his “seed.” One of these promises concerns material possessions and the ability to prosper. The Lord has given His children the power to get wealth! The Lord cannot lie, and He will fulfill the promises that He made to our father, Abraham.
If you are in Christ, you are Abraham’s seed
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. – Galatians 3:26-29
God promised to bless Abraham and make his name great. To be blessed implies that God gave Abraham the ability to prosper. The promise was made to Abraham and to his “seed,” Christ. If you are in Christ, you are Abraham’s seed. Physical ancestry does not bring you into this covenant. It is a spiritual covenant, and the only way into it is through the blood of Jesus Christ. Now, it is important to understand what the verse does not say.
There is something that you must do
Deuteronomy 8:18 does not say that God will give you wealth! The verse states that He has given you the power to get wealth. So, do not just sit back and wait for God to pour money out from heaven into your living room. Many times there is something that you must do. This does not mean that God is limited to working through natural means. The blessings of God come from a supernatural source, and the Bible is full of examples of God supernaturally providing for his people. But, God often manifests through a natural channel. God may use your gifts and talents to bring you into financial abundance. This precious gift that God has given you may be activated by some skill or ability that He has given you. Why has God given us this ability, the power to get wealth?
God will honor his word
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. – Galatians 3:15-17
God must honor this covenant because he swore it to Abraham. This is an eternal covenant because it is rooted in Christ. In other words, this covenant did not end when God’s people came under the law; and it did not end when the new covenant, grace, was established. In fact, this covenant came into full manifestation when the covenant of grace was instituted.
How do we use this power
There are 3 steps to using the power to get wealth that God has given us. Step one is to spend time meditating on scriptures that pertain to finances and prosperity. While there is no set formula, it is good to spend fifteen minutes or so, three times a day, meditating on these scriptures. Second, you must start speaking God’s word. Biblical meditation involves speaking! Throughout the day, speak God’s word and also speak according to His word. Instead of saying things like, “I will never be able to pay this bill,” start to speak in line with God’s word, and proclaim, “I can pay this bill because God has given me the power to get wealth!” The last step is to wait upon God. Pray for His wisdom, and He will show you what to do.
If you belong to Christ, God has given you the power to get wealth. The next step is to ask God for the wisdom to use this gift. God’s perfect will is for His children to live in prosperity. Meditate upon this truth, and the blessings of God will overtake you.
Psalm 1; Psalm 112; Mark 11:22-25; Matthew 7:7-11; John 15:7-8; 2 Corinthians 9:10-1; Philippians 4:9; Joshua 1:8-9