How many times have we asked God to bless us financially? Plenty of times, I am sure! But with the asking, there comes the financial test. In this, God reveals the true motives of our heart to us not to Himself because as previously stated, He already know our heart.
Why must God try us?
Well, because money have been such a focal point and god in the lives of God’s people over the years. We have cried for financial breakthrough only to indulge our own greedy lust. But, why would God release money into the hands of those that are not going to do what is right.?
Unfortunately, God uses these kind of situations to teach those that will do what is right. It’s like looking at the wrong to get the right understanding of what not to do. It’s crazy, but that’s how many of us learn, through observation. Many have walked in great levels of anointing only to be overtaken by money. Money can be an extremely powerful tool in the hands of the right and wrong person. As we know, people have been killed, manipulated, under minded, set up, abused, and everything else because of money in the wrong hands. Then, there have been people that have used money for a great cause. Such as, making great investments in Kingdom building, church building, helping the needy, building jobs for others, and so much more. God want us to be good stewards of that He gives us and one of those things is finances.
So let’s look at some ways God trains us.
He train us first in out giving.
1. Are we quick in obeying God when He tell us to release finances into the hands of others, no matter who they are?
2. Are we good stewards of what He give us by asking Him what should we do it?
3. Do we give to the needy without complaining?
4. Do we make right investments for the future not spending in the moment of excitement?
5. Do we pay our obligations on time or do we wait, therefore causing further debt?
6. Do we look to finances to be our god instead of keeping a heart that God is our source regardless of how much money we acquire?
7. Do we walk in pride against those that have less than us?
8. Do we indulge in feeding our emotional roller coaster by purchasing things that are not needed?
9. Are we wasteful?
These are some of the questions we must ask ourselves.
Surely the Father will take us on all these test long before He release financial wealth into our hands. We must go through the training in order to be equipped not only for ourselves, but for others as well. God also does not take pleasure in one of His beloved children fall into the trap of being money hungry. He want to remain “UNO NUMERO” in our lives. He does not want us to place a greater importance on money than we do Him. If you are going through these “testing” at this time, count it all joy! God is setting you up for financial release. God is a good Father and He want us blessed, prosperous, and overcoming in all areas of our lives.
*John 10:10, states, the thief comes not but to steal, kill, and to destroy: but Jesus come that we may have life and have it more abundantly.
It is the Father good pleasure to give us the Kingdom. The devil love to take our prosperity that is why it’s necessary to go through the Holy Spirit financial training course. God want us to know the tactics of the enemy as well so that we will not lose what we have been given because surely the devil have plenty of money traps. So enjoy the training and remember God have our best interest at heart.
*And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. [Matthew 19:16-25 KJV]
*He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. [Ecclesiastes 5:10 NKJV]
*“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. [Matthew 6:24 NIV]
*For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. [1 Timothy 6:10 NIV]