Have you had an idea that would have blessed your life and brought you financial increase--but you failed to act on it? If so, it's time to go back and get that idea out. Dust it off and give it a try. It may be a key part of God's blueprint for your prosperity!
Here is an important word for everyone in this season: God is blessing business ideas. He's giving profitable ideas even to those who never thought they would launch a business. He is transferring wealth NOW, even through unusual circumstances.
Listen to what He has been speaking:
We all know when God is up to something in our lives, don't we? Those are the times when we see "coincidence" after "coincidence." Things happen that can't be explained, and the Lord drums His message into our heart over and over.
Personally, I have been experiencing the latter. Everything that has come my way the past several months has been about financial blessing, giving, prosperity, and wealth transfer. I didn't go looking for these things; they came looking for me. The Lord has been continually speaking about Deuteronomy 8:18, which says, "But you must remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to get wealth, so that He may establish His covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is today."
I just completed writing a book for a wealthy businessman. The book is his story of how he challenged God to help him start a business. What transpired was an incredible journey of giving and tithing in impossible situations—a cycle that created incredible blessing, wealth and a successful business.
Almost as soon as I completed that project, a friend sent me a copy of his new book to review. The title says it all, Provided: The God Who Walks in the Middle of Your Need by Dr. Cornelius Quek. Right on the heels of that, I joined Kris Vallotton's launch team for his new book, which I thought would be on the prophetic but was on Poverty, Riches and Wealth. (Both are must-read books by the way!) It was pretty clear God was speaking to me in this area.
Between Scriptures, testimonies, podcasts and magazine articles, it seems almost every word the Lord sends into my path is about financial increase—complete with testimonies of unbelievable miracles about how He makes it happen.
Throughout Scripture, God speaks to His people about who He is. He said He delights in the prosperity of His servants (Ps. 35:27). He supplies all our needs (Phil. 4:19). He is a God who transfers wealth to those who are obedient in order to vindicate them. Also, consider this: if heaven is a place resplendent with streets of gold and jeweled gates of pearl, does our good Father God desire us to live in lack? No. He desires heaven to come to earth.
If God transferred wealth to His people throughout the Old Testament, then—by His nature and considering that He never changes—wouldn't He continue to transfer wealth now? Of course He will, and He does! And when we understand that our petition for heaven to invade earth is about every aspect of heaven, we must acknowledge that heaven's riches must invade earth as well.
In this hour, God is transferring wealth and giving an anointing for increase through business ventures. This wealth transfer is not only for experienced businesspeople; it is also for people who never aspired to entrepreneurship before. Nevertheless, God is in the business-building, wealth-transferring profession.
Have you ever wondered what it's going to take for you to experience the transfer of wealth that the Bible predicts? I've heard some say that the predicted transfer of wealth is not biblical, but it happens again and again throughout Scripture.
Just few examples (there are many more) include:
- Laban's wealth was transferred to Jacob (Gen. 31);
- Saul's wealth and kingdom were transferred to David (2 Samuel);
- Egypt's wealth was transferred to the Israelites after they had been enslaved for 400 years (Ex. 12);
- Haman's wealth and position were transferred to Mordecai (Esther 8); and
- Pharaoh's wealth was transferred to Abram (Gen. 12).
Each of these instances have something in common: the wealth was transferred to pay back an injustice.
Have you experienced injustice? That unjust situation is now an opportunity for transfer.
When we look at the story of Jacob, who worked for his uncle Laban, we see a story of tremendous injustice. Jacob, known as the "deceiver," was deceived himself when he tangled with his uncle Laban. Remember the story? Jacob worked for Laban seven years to pay the bride-price for Laban's youngest daughter, Rachel. However, on the wedding night, Laban tricked Jacob and gave him Leah instead. Jacob then had to work another seven years to get his beloved Rachel. After he worked for Laban those fourteen years, he then worked another six years under a deal he struck with Laban to build up his own flock as he took care of Laban's flock.
This is where it gets interesting—and where the transfer of wealth as payment for Jacob's suffering began to take place.
Remember, God said He gives us the power to get wealth. Well, God gave Jacob a crazy strategy to put speckled sticks in front of the sheep as they mated. He placed these sticks before the strong and healthy sheep, who then mated and bore speckled and spotted sheep. He removed the sticks when the weaker sheep came to mate.
What a crazy business strategy to build up the flock! Yet, it was a "God strategy."
God's ways often don't make sense, do they? "'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts" (Isa. 55:8-9).
Another confusing strategy is that He tells us to give to receive. And in this kairos time of transfer, how we give and "plant" our seeds is of utmost importance.
Deuteronomy 30:15-16 says, "See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, and death and disaster. What I am commanding you today is to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, so that you may live and multiply. Then the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess."
Multiplication comes from seeds. It's not about addition, but multiplication. God loves to give wealth to those who seek Him for "God ideas"; people who are willing to give Him His 10 percent so He can bless their 90 percent (Mal. 3:10).
This wealth transfer is available for every one of us. Third John 2 says, "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers." The word "prosper" in this verse comes from Strong's #2137: euodoo (pronounced yoo-od-o'-o). In my study Bible note section, the writer goes to great length to remove this verse from any connection to financial wealth, tying it simply into a blessing for a successful journey.
However, separating this verse from a connection to wealth would be incorrect because the word by definition in the original language denotes the following:
- to help on the road, i.e. (passively);
- succeed in reaching, figuratively;
- to succeed in business affairs: (have a) prosper(-ous journey).
Thayer's Greek Lexicon defines euodooÌ„ as:
- to grant a prosperous and expeditious journey, to lead by a direct and easy way;
- to grant a successful issue, to cause to prosper;
- to prosper, be successful.
The word "prosper," put into context, means to be successful—including in the financial realm. It does include money and business success. God is all about business. He cares about everything that concerns us, His children.
We need to recognize that this verse connects our success in business, life and physical health to soul prosperity. These are all interconnected and yet often we try to disentangle them. It can't be done.
When we see a promise in God's Word, we believe Him and desire that word fulfilled. Although we pray over the promises, we don't know what else to do to actually make that fulfillment happen.
Jamie Rohrbaugh received insight into practical application of how this transfer has happened in the past—and how it is happening again now—in Part 2 of "Three Ingredients for the Transfer of Wealth."
Karen Hardin is a literary agent and published author. She has been in the Christian publishing industry for 25 years and has had the privilege of working on numerous projects for some of the most recognized names in the industry. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Outlook, Crosswalk.com, Charisma, Elijah List and so on.
Jamie Rohrbaugh is an author, speaker, and presence-seeker whose heart is for the local church. Called to intercession and prophetic ministry, she holds a Master's in Biblical Studies from Berea Seminary and is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Jamie serves as a domestic missionary in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information go to: fromhispresence.com
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