PRAYER AND FASTING WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE CAN LEAD TO DEATH.
THE JOURNEY FROM POVERTY TO PROSPERITY BEGINS WITH HATRED FOR POVERTY.
PROSPERITY IS BASED ON THE COVENANT NOT ON PRAYER AND FASTING.
IGNORANCE IS THE MAJOR WEAPON satan USES AGAINST BELIEVERS.
AS A MARRIED MAN, WE HAD FIFTY NAIRA. I SOWED IT IN FAITH AND GOT TWO THOUSAND NAIRA IN TWO HOURS. SINCE THEN I HAVE NOT STOPPED GIVING.
FAITH IS A MAJOR REQUIREMENT TO TAKE PRACTICAL DELIVERY OF YOUR PROSPERITY.
YOU MUST SEE POVERTY AS A GREAT ENEMY OF YOUR DESTINY.
YOU DO NOT PRAY TO PROSPER YOU ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY IT TO PROSPER.
-Pastor David Ibiyeomie ‘COMMANDING SUPERNATURAL BREAKTHROUGHS – PART 2’ Salvation Ministries – Home of Success 17th September 2023 Second Service PART A
-I pray the Holy Spirit will bless everyone with His Word in the name of Jesus.
This morning we will be looking at ‘COMMANDING SUPERNATURAL BREAKTHROUGHS – PART 2′. We are still in the month of ‘Supernatural Living‘. 3 John 2. It is God’s will that you prosper. Since it is His will, you must love prosperity because what you love you attract and you ultimately become.
The journey from poverty to prosperity begins with hatred for poverty – what you hate you reject and what you love you attract. You must see poverty as a great enemy of your destiny because poverty is a curse of the law. Galatians 3:13-14. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law which includes poverty.
-Today, you will never suffer it anymore in the name of Jesus.
The way you hate sickness, hate poverty because the curse of the law is poverty, sickness and untimely death. 2 Corinthians 8:9. So to accept poverty is anathema because Jesus became poor so that you will not be poor.
We are the representatives of Jesus like He is the representative of His Father, so you must reflect what He has done for you. As a child of the Most High, you are destined to prosper. 1 Timothy 6:17. But to enjoy the riches of God there are things to do.
Things to do to enjoy financial abundance:
1. Go for knowledge.
To overcome financial hardship, knowledge is a must, it is very important. Job 22:21-25.
Many are in crisis today because of ignorance. Hosea 4:6.
Nothing can stop a man of knowledge from prospering, if you have knowledge you prosper. You can’t have the Word and be poor. You do not pray to prosper, you acquire knowledge and apply it to prosper. Isaiah 1:19. Job 36:11.
Declarations: I will go for knowledge and practice it as to overcome financial crisis.
It is by knowledge you will know that prosperity is based on the covenant not on prayer and fasting. Without knowledge you can fast, you can pray, you can kill yourself. Somebody fasted! Pastor Abioye was sharing the story.
I know the young man we grew up from the same compound, he was fasting from ignorance; from another Church and he died in the room. He was fasting without water, he closed the door, by the fourth day he died. He went to Heaven but he went in ignorance.
He was fasting because he came from a Church where they do deliverance so he thought poverty was a fasting issue so he had ulcer and he was now fasting, the fasting killed him. He went to Heaven but I’m sure God would have looked at him and said: ‘My son, you are very stupid’.
They don’t fast to come out of hardship. You fast to get power you don’t fast to come out of financial hardship. Because I have fasted out of ignorance before so I can tell you, the more I was fasting the more poverty was increasing. So you need to know the truth, He said: ‘You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free’. He didn’t say: ‘You shall fast to come out of hardship’.
If you don’t know the truth you can be doing your head like this and God shall be laughing at you and saying: ‘Continue’. Ignorance is simply something you have ignored to know and the greatest weapon satan will use against you is your ignorance. Ignorance is the major weapon satan uses against believers.
-You will not live in ignorance.
2. Have faith.
Faith is a major requirement to take practical delivery of your prosperity. Hebrews 11:1. Faith is a major requirement! We must believe that it is possible not to suffer. If we believe! Prosperity is possible if we believe the Word of God. Mark 9:23. If you want to enjoy abundance then you must believe that what God says He will do, He will surely do it. Numbers 23:19. If God has said anything then trust Him to do it. Mark 9:23. All things are possible to ‘him’ not to ‘them’ – individualistic.
There is no collective prosperity, it is individualistic. It is not enough to hear God’s Word, it is important that your faith is put to work. Faith is sharing responsibility with God based on His Word to commit God to perform – He is a God of integrity. When you have faith that God will do it… Now listen carefully, why you need faith is because there are things that would be before you, you need faith. Hebrews 11:1.
You have not seen it but you don’t doubt it. In 1997, we had fifty naira at home as a married man, I was already married then. My wife and I were at home all we had home and abroad, bank, unbank – fifty naira. You can be with fifty naira as a bachelor but not as a married man because bachelor, you can go to anywhere, stop anywhere and say: ‘Oh boy!
Find me something make I chop’, but as a married man you can’t do that but that was all we had, no bank account, no savings anywhere. Now, I got a revelation from the Word of God, I took that fifty naira… Hebrews 11:1.
You have not seen it but it is evident that what God says, He will do it. So I took the fifty naira and sowed it as a seed when I have not gotten. Did you understand how it is? My faith was intact that seedtime and harvest shall not cease. So I gave the fifty naira, in two hours I got two thousand. Somebody came to me and said: ‘Sir, I have ten thousand I want to give you two thousand’. I smiled. This man who gave me two thousand can give me money if I beg.
Don’t think I don’t beg before, I used to beg too before I got knowledge. Begging is begging! I used to beg too: ‘Find me something’. I was in a club of: ‘Find me something’ before I left that club by knowledge. Most of you are still in the club of: ‘Find me something’.
-May you leave that club forever.
As you said: ‘Amen’! Do it! There is something to do to come out of that club. How many of you have been in that club before? If you have not been you are deceiving yourself.
All of us have been in that club: ‘Oh boy! Find me something’. Some of you are still in the club, you are now putting your hands down, why are you deceiving yourself? How can you say you are not there? ‘Oh boy! Find me something’. Begging is a club of: ‘Find me something’.
I was in that club, don’t say you were not in that club, dem born you inside millions? Born you with golden spoon? Thank you!
Only 0.001 in this part of the world are born with that kind of life. So I was in the club of: ‘Find me something’. Now, I had the fifty naira and I dropped it and this man came to me and gave me two thousand. If I beg him he will give me but he has not given me in his life without me begging.
That was the first time I said: ‘So this thing works’. I removed tithe, removed offering and gave again from that day it has been non-stop. Faith!