DAILY DEVOTIONS WITH REV KEN ESEKHAIGBE
TODAY MARCH 15TH 2017
Topic: COVENANT OF WEALTH
“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
The wealth talked about here goes beyond just having physical money. Wealth here talks about Gods divine blessing in its complete form. There is a covenant of blessing that every Christian ought to walk in and in it is all you can ever need for life.
For a covenant to however be operative, there must be a sought of relationship between the parties involved. In this case that relationship begins when a man receives Christ. This is what gets you connected to Gods covenant of wealth where you can begin to walk in the blessing.
For every child of God who is connected to this covenant of blessing, it is important to know that there is a system of prosperity with which it functions which is Gods system of prosperity. This is where some have gotten it wrong. Though a man may be connected to the blessing, he could still suffer lack in different areas if he chooses to walk in the worlds system. “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: 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:” Genesis 12:1-2
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One major factor that affects our operation in Gods system of prosperity is our relationship. In the above scripture, God wasn’t just trying to change Abrahams physical location, Gods plan was to change Abrahams view from the world system thereby connecting him to Gods system. This was not going to be possible if Abraham remained in his father’s house because his kindred and family were deep in idolatry and other forms of worldly activities that won’t let Abraham walk in Gods counsel as he is supposed to so God had to pull him out setting his focus on a new kind of relationship which is a relationship with God. Psalm 1;1 says “Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”
The blessings of God cannot rest conveniently on a man who still operates in the system of this world and walk in its ways. However when you pull out from the worldly system and walk with God, refusing to consider the counsel and ways of the ungodly then it becomes easy to follow Gods counsel thereby causing the blessing to rest properly. This is where your relationships come in. It’s very important for you to connect the right relationship and this begin with being close to God, verse two of Psalm 1 says But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Studying and meditating on the word of God continually will help build your relationship with God and help connect you to other meaningful relationships where you can get right counsel and enjoy God’s blessings and grace more than ever before. Have a great day.
SCRIPTURAL REF: Hebrews 11:8-10 Deuteronomy 5:33 Psalm 84:12
PRAYER: Thank you Father for connecting me to your covenant of wealth through Christ Jesus. I therefore walk in your system of prosperity even as I enjoy the manifestations of your blessings upon every area of my life in Jesus name. Amen.