Lasting Wealth by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Topic: Lasting Wealth
1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
God is love. God answers prayers but He is not prayers. He works miracles but He is not miracle; God is love. When you understand the love of God, what answers to God will answer to you. Until this love question is answered, your financial dominion will not be answered. The reason most people have not gotten business secrets is not because they are not born again, God reveals things to those that love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 12 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Secrets revealed by God was what made men wealthy right from the Bible days. Secrets are revealed to those who love Him; not people who come to church. It is not about proximity but is connectivity; it is the relationship you have with God. The secret for wealth is loving God.
1 Corinthians 13:8 Charity (love) never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
When you walk in love, you cannot fail because God is love and God never fails. You cannot be sold out and not make impact in life. Solomon never prayed for money but was the richest man in his time.
1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
Solomon loved the Lord and he showed his love through his actions, his giving the best to God. As a result, God gave him even those things he did not ask for.
1 Kings 3:13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
You must have a revelation of God’s love to enjoy everlasting wealth. Struggling for wealth is a misplacement of priority; just love God.
Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Struggling to give is a proof that you do not love God. God loved the world and He laid down Jesus without struggle.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Whatever you cannot lay down disqualifies your love for God. Love is laying down something precious; your best. God never laid down Angel Gabriel or Angel Michael. He laid down Jesus, His only son. Most of us give but do not give their very best; they give our second best. Anyone you see getting wealthy laid the foundation of love and gave his best.
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The love of God is there already in your heart. May the Holy Spirit help you to give it expression in Jesus name-Amen!
God bless you.
Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest growing and spreading churches in the world. He pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with Headquarters presently located at Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt in Rivers State of Nigeria.