Sunday, October 7, 2012

Power To Get Wealth

Deuteronomy 8:18  "And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day."  David of old declared that all that I have is yours Lord, for it is in your hands to give riches and honor to whomever you will.  God gives us ideas for wealth, health to work, and strength to endure.  Not all men understand this and many believe it is their own effort, their own ingenuity and their own strength, but without the grace of God all would fail.  A closer look at Duet. 8:18 gives us some great insights in how to "get wealth".  The Hebrew language helps here.  The word "gives" is "Nathan" (Heb) which means

"to assign".  God literally assigns people to obtain wealth.  He knows they will use it for the good of mankind.  Some abuse it, but for those that want to give God glory, they know they are on assignment with their wealth to assist in Kingdom work. The word "Power" is very interesting, it's the word "Koach" (Heb).  That means large lizard.  The Chameleon is able to change colors and adapt to it's environment.  People of wealth are able to adapt their business and change it with the times.  Borders bookstore had the best list of authors, best prospect list and many advantages over Barns n' Noble, but they are out of business today after 40 years.  This family owned business just didn't adapt to the internet, but sent buyers to Amazon instead.  This fatal mistake cost them all their stores across America. Barns n' Noble adpated, created the "Nook" developed online books and is prospering. Finally the word "Get" out of this verse.  It is the Hebrew word "Asah" and has various meanings.  First is "Bringing forth" as in birth.  Don't have to go far to realize giving birth has a many sided revelation.  Second is the meaning "seeing what others don't see".  Just talk to Bill Gates about windows on that one.  Third is the meaning "agressive  in battle".  It is the sense of a warrior taking the enemy and his spoil.  How many of us have been believing Satan has to repay everything stolen.  Sometimes you simply have to go to battle in the spirit to see the full blessing of prosperity that God intends.  Businessmen and women... go forth on assignment, adapt to the changing market and give birth to Kingdom businesses!  You are His covenant child!

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