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Power to Prosper

John Hagee

PRINCIPLE 1

God gives you wealth not to hoard it, but to be a blessing to other people!

We plant by reaching out to others and then reap as God reaches out to us. God said to Abraham, “I will bless you... and you shall be a blessing.”

Abraham is our spiritual father. Galatians 3:29 states, “If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

If your spiritual father is wealthy, if it is your divine assignment to be a blessing, then how can you fulfill God’s commission to be a blessing without abundance? How can you feed the poor, clothe the naked, build churches or a television ministry if you cannot clothe and feed yourself?

The fact is, if you are serving a god limited in finances then you are not serving the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

“The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the LORD of hosts.” (Haggai 2:8)

It is a blessing to walk up to a home where a family is carrying out their possessions because they could not pay their rent, and pay their rent for them. How can you do that without abundance? God gives you wealth to bless other people, not so you can live like King Tut, but so you can bless others. “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” (James 4:3)

Wealth is given to those who make evangelism a top priority. Deuteronomy 8:18 declares, “Remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”

PRINCIPLE 2

Change your attitude about abundance to receive abundance!

Your thoughts determine your destiny. You can live life without limit or live life on your pity pot. It is your choice.

Some people have a poverty complex. It goes like this, “Jesus was poor. I am poor. I am like Jesus.” That is so wrong; Jesus wasn’t poor.

Jesus had a nice house. John 1:38-39 says, “Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, ‘What do you seek?’ They said to Him, ‘Rabbi, where are You staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day.” The fact is that the house was big enough to hold that crowd.

Jesus wore the finest clothes. John 19:23 tells us that Jesus had a seamless robe. It was so valuable that the Roman soldiers gambled for it at Calvary. Jesus had enough money that He assigned one of His disciples to carry the money bag. That is not poor! If you are walking around with your lower lip trembling saying, “Jesus was poor; I am poor, and that makes me spiritual because I am like Jesus,” you are wrong and in deception.

Wake up and smell the coffee. You don’t understand the principles of seedtime and harvest. God wants to give you wells you did not dig, vineyards you didn’t plant, and open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing you cannot contain.

Some people feel guilty about having nice things. Jesus didn’t; He enjoyed nice things. He does not care how many things you own as long as the things do not own you. It is not about possessions; it is about priorities. God demands to be first.

PRINCIPLE 3

God’s purpose produces God’s power for financial freedom!

You will not have God’s power or His prosperity until you find God’s purpose for your life. God has a purpose for your life. You need to find it.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

God said to Elijah, “Go to the house of the widow woman; I will feed you there.” God had an exact place for Elijah to serve. He also has an exact place for you to serve. If you find that place for you to serve, you will find His power, His provision, and a supernatural abundance.

How many of you have lived in a land of not enough or just enough? How many of you would prefer to live in the Promised Land of more than enough? The fact is you cannot get to the Promised Land without first leaving Egypt. You have to give up what you have to get what God wants to give you. Good is the enemy of better, and better is the enemy of best.

If you are in Egypt or the wilderness, start marching toward the Promised Land. You are Abraham’s seed, and he didn’t live on just enough. Break out of your wilderness complex, out of mediocrity and into magnificence. Attack your lack with seedtime and harvest. Reach for life without limit in the Promised Land.

Get a new attitude, believe for a financial breakthrough, and press toward the Land flowing with milk and honey. God wants to shower you with abundance, but He can’t as long as you stay in Egypt.

PRINCIPLE 4

Release the anointing on your finances!

“It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” (Isaiah 10:27)

What is the anointing? The anointing removes burdens and destroys yokes. If burdens are not removed and yokes not destroyed, there is no anointing.

PRINCIPLE 5

Release God’s anointing to get out of debt!

God can supernaturally bless your finances to help you get out of debt. You will never have financial freedom if you allow yourself to be trapped in the quicksand of debt.

Debt is not a sin, but it is dangerous.

“The borrower is servant (slave) to the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7) Many of you are slaves to banks. You must learn the most important sentence in human speech: “I cannot afford it.”

There are three questions you need to ask yourself before buying anything: “Do I need this? Does my spouse agree with me about making this debt? And how am I going to pay this back?”

Debt destroys your relationship with God. You sink yourself into debt, lose your job, and get bitter at God because your home gets repossessed. The fact is that debt creates another god, the banker. If we came before God with the same humility with which we go see the banker, revival would explode in America.

Plant your seed according to your need. Break the debt bondage. You will not get out of debt overnight, but you will little by little.

PRINCIPLE 6

The final step to financial freedom is to place your seed in anointed hands!

How do you get your ‘not enough’ turned into ‘more than enough’? John 6:9-13 tells the story of a little boy who had five barley loaves and two small fish. Jesus needed to feed 5000 people, and He turned to this young boy who gladly gave his lunch (seed). The young boy placed it into the anointed hands of Jesus, and those hands multiplied it at least fifteen thousand times. The boy then went home with twelve baskets full of leftovers.

They started with not enough, and they ended with more than enough.

When you put your seed in anointed hands, God will multiply it supernaturally beyond your wildest dreams.

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