THE WEALTHY TRIBE
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”— 3 John 1:2
As we know that prior to this time in Christendom amongst older generations they had this belief that a true, dedicated and committed Christian was identified in how poor he is and tattered he looks as a sign of him being poor here on earth and rich in heaven and this was passed down across generations but they didn’t understand that God is interested in his children being wealthy even here on earth because psalms 24 vs 1 says “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein.” And we know that he has given the earth to man; Psalm 115:16 “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s: But the earth hath he given to the children of men.”
We thank God that through his son he has given us revelation and spiritual wisdom to understand the plans and thoughts of God to a man that God’s plan for man is to dominate the earth and subdue it just as he said in Gen 1 vs 28; “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” And even though man lost that position Jesus came and his sacrifice on the cross has restored us to our rightful position in him.
Haggai 2 vs 8 lets us know that “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.” And being children of God we are entitled to all that is our father’s because we are from a lineage of glory and from a tribe of wealth. All that is expected from us is to believe and walk according to his instructions and meditate on the scriptures just as we were commended in Joshua 1 vs 8,, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”We are also to be diligent in what we are doing especially in the area of business and work which should be legal and through working devotedly, not gotten by fraudulent means because Proverbs 13:11 tells us that “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: But he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” And we should also be faithful and diligent in giving no matter how little it seems you have now, give willingly and without grudges 2 Corinthians 9:7“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
Finally, brethren, be willing and obedient unto the lord as Isaiah 1 vs 19 says that “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:”, remember that it is God that gives wealth and when your ways have been prospered and you are enjoying the good of the land, acknowledge God and always remember to give him the glory and he will continually prosper your ways. Deuteronomy 8:18“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.”
Further reading- Luke 16 vs 10, Matt 6 vs 33
Confession- I am from a lineage of glory, the wealthy tribe and I enjoy the good of the land in all its fullness. Amen