When you understand what the Bible has to say about where financial resources come from, you receive the key to unlocking God’s storehouses For us to understand Kingdom Economics and business finance principles, we must first recognize the source of it all. The Bible tells us in 1 Chronicles 29:11.12, “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all” (NKJV, emphasis added).
In basic terms, God owns everything. As the owner of all the gold and silver (Haggai 2:8), God can do whatever He wants with it. As the owner He has rights. He is not looking for a way to help you out. He is waiting for you to seek Him out, to pray and ask for Him to meet your need. It’s not because He doesn’t know what you need, but He wants to see your willingness to follow His plan and not your own. You see, the Bible is God’s propositional revelation–if you do this, this will happen. And God is always true to His Word.
Since everything belongs to God, every spending decision is a spiritual decision. He is the Owner, and we are stewards of all He has. As stewards, you and I have responsibilities. And as stewards, we will have to give the Owner an account of what we’ve done with His things. Just as in the Parable of the Talents in Matthew’s gospel, the servants had to give an account of what they did with the rich owner’s talents. Will you be like the servant who received ten talents, or like the servant who received only one? Are you investing your resources in Kingdom purposes, or for your own gain? As a steward, you will give an account for how you managed God’s resources. Are you managing wisely?
Earlier I referred to the term propositional revelation. Finances are one of the propositional revelations found in the Bible. God wants you to have the best of things in the worst of times. He has your very best interest at heart and wants you to prosper in all things. All His wealth belongs to His children. Not some of His wealth… ALL of it! But you do not qualify for God’s abundance unless you are His child. So, the first key to unlocking the storehouses of God is: HAVE YOU RECEIVED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? When God is your Father, His wealth belongs to you. He has promised to take care of His children.
"Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God." Deuteronomy 28:1-2, NKJV
The next propositional revelation relating to finance is we must be obedient. When God tells us to do something, we must move forward, in faith believing that all things work together for our good.
As Christians, our disobedience extends to our tithes and offerings. Many Christians are D.E.B.T. Christians… Doing Everything But Tithing! They’re stingy with God, mistakenly believing that the money is theirs to do with as they please. Their financial plan doesn’t include God’s Kingdom. They errantly believe that if they give to God, they’ll have less money for themselves. But you can’t out-give God! God loved you so much that He gave His only Son to redeem you, offering you the unmatched gift of eternal life… there has never been another gift so elaborate in the history of mankind. Tithing is not asking too much; we’re just giving back to God what’s already His.
Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Malachi 3:8-9, NKJV
In Malachi 3:10, God challenges us to a test. “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”
Would you like to receive blessings so substantial that you don’t have room enough to receive it? That’s God’s promise to those who are faithful in their tithes and offerings. Are you tithing? If you are, then you know that you can live better on the 90% that you keep when you’re giving 10% to God. Tithing is God’s plan for funding the purposes of the Kingdom of God.
God wants you to give Him the honor He is due. He comes first in time and order. When you tithe, tithe with your firstfruits. Tithe before you buy that new phone upgrade you saw on your social media feed. Tithe before you schedule that vacation trip to Hawaii. Let God know that He holds first place of importance in your life.
America has fallen away from God. We are no longer obedient to His Word. We are no longer one nation under God. We have become a nation of people who are lovers of ourselves. We invest in the things that don’t have eternal impact, but rather bring pleasure to ourselves. Our schools and universities no longer teach our children the Ten Commandments but are brain washing them with the Critical Race Theory. We are heading in the wrong direction! We must take a stand and be obedient to God’s Word if we are looking to be blessed. Our silence is consent to evil.
Another important step if you want to gain financial freedom is to get out of debt and stay out of debt. In our current state of inflation, any unnecessary debt is a very bad idea. Debt is not a sin, but it can be dangerous. Proverbs 22:7 tells us, “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
You will never find financial freedom if you continue to weigh yourself down with unnecessary debt. If you don’t need it and you can’t afford it, just say "no." Keep moving. God will supply all your needs, but don’t confuse this with all your “greeds.” Debt is a prison without bars, and you simply do not need to live in this kind of stressful environment. It’s hard to thrive when you’re trying to just survive.
If you answered "no" or "I don’t know" to any of these questions, then it’s not a need, it’s a “greed.” Practice self-discipline and walk away. God will supply all that you need and so much more. In obedience, tithe and see what He will do for you!
A final proposition in Kingdom Finances is to solve a problem for someone else. Have the blessings in your life become a blessing to others? If the answer is “no,” then you’re not living according to Kingdom Economics. Until you begin to bless others with the blessings in your life, your possessions become a burden. But what you do to bless others will come back to you. When God puts someone in front of you with a need that you can meet… don’t pray about it, help them meet that need. This is a gift from God and your ticket to unlimited blessings. God has no problems getting finances to you. But does He have a problem getting finances through you?
God doesn’t operate on a system of scarcity, but of abundance. If you want to be included in that abundance, be part of His distribution system by giving to others. When God’s people live in obedience to His Word, He brings to their lives the blessing of the Kingdom because they operated under Kingdom Principles. When you subject yourself to the covering of God, you enable yourself to receive the blessings that only God can provide.
God wants you to prosper in all that you put your hands to. Financial freedom is certainly the icing on the cake, something that we should all strive to achieve. There are unlimited resources at God’s disposal. Are you going to choose to follow God’s plan, to be obedient to His voice? Step out in faith and realize how truly great our God is!