On The Path Of Winners
BY BAYO OGUNMUPE
How To Boost Your Wealth
THE fourth key to abundance is the process of boosting your wealth. After claiming your inheritance of riches, you may not be able to retain them unless you take steps to sustain your gifts. In thanking God for their sustenance, the children of Israel reminded Jehovah of four things. One, they recounted their origin. So in order to preserve your treasures, you must remember your beginnings. Two, they recounted their persecution. But remembering your past should not be used as an opportunity to show off your scars of battles. Such times should be spoken in humility about your harrowing. Three, they recounted their deliverance from the harassment of their enemies. You remind God of assistance received from others with names and gratitude. Gain greater faith by recalling past victories, like David of ancient Israel. You are boosting your treasures when you remind God of how He saved you. Finally, remind Allah of how He empowered you.
If you want to boost your abundance, believe that God will sustain your riches. Also, confess to your creator with your mouth of His favour towards you. That is how to buoy your faith in Jehovah. “So faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” Romans 10:17. A lack of understanding will keep you in bondage both spiritually and financially. “Having the understanding darkened, you are being alienated from the life of God through ignorance,” Ephesians 4:18. When you receive the right information a chain reaction is triggered that lead to great things: Information leads to knowledge. Knowledge leads to understanding. Understanding leads to trust. Trust leads to faith and faith leads to belief.
But abundance isn’t the result of simply asking God for blessings. There are other demands involved. Don’t speak before you listen, otherwise you will neither have trust nor faith. Salvation comes when we first believe it and then confess it. Healing comes when we believe and confess with our mouths. When Paul was preaching in Lystra, a man who had been crippled from birth came to him. The man “heard Paul speaks,” Acts 14:9. What started with listening, ended with leaping. Bible records that Paul looked at the man: “perceiving he had faith to be healed, said with loud voice, stand on thy feet and he leaped and walked,” Acts 14: 9-10. Hearing produces great faith. “If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth,” Mark 9:23.
What should you do when you have a big problem? Speak to it. When your words are combined with your faith, miracles will happen. Believing with your heart, and speaking with your mouth are the two hinges on which the door of abundance swings. It is like curing stomach ache with incantations. I have met some people who believe the Bible teaches that whatever we ask we can have – without strings attached. Obviously, they have not read John, who wrote, “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us,” 1 John 5:14.
We cannot ask outside the will of God and expect an answer. But when our request lines up with His will, we have the guarantee that He will not only hear us, but that our wish is already accomplished. The 26th chapter of Deuteronomy contains all the keys to abundance. Your words become the vehicle that carries you out of penury and into the land of abundance.
At this moment, God is at work for you. He may be arranging to have you sacked from your job, because He knows that unless that happens, you will never move to the position He has prepared for you, which is more than you ever dreamed. Persecution is often the opportunity for advancement. Joseph would have never made it to the palace, if he had not been in prison. Jehovah sees the end before the beginning, start seeing your success as complete. To Allah it isn’t a promise, it is a fact. What you are speaking is what you become.” Out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh,” Luke 6:45. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” Proverbs 18:21. “For by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned,” Mathew 12:37. Thy words have spirit and they are life.
We will reap tomorrow, the seeds of the words we sow today. If they had been from a heart full of faith and belief, get ready for your treasures to overflow. When the fruits of our lips give thanks to His name, He gives abundance that never ends. The instruments of boosting your treasures include faith, belief and confession. Never forget your beginnings. Talk in gratitude with Allah about your spiritual Egypt when your back was against the wall and Satan was breathing down your neck. God has carried you thus far. He promised never to leave or forsake you, Hebrews 13:5. Praise God that your treasure is being watered, and that increase is on the way. Our champion for today is Samuel Rene Cassin, French jurist, president of the European Court of Human Rights and the principal author of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Man. He won the 1968 Nobel Prize for Peace. The son of a Jewish merchant, Cassin was born in October 1887 in Bayonne, France. He studied law before entering the French army in World War I. He sustained a severe abdominal injury in the war, which troubled him for the rest of his life. Later, he became a professor of international law in Paris, France.
From 1924 to 1938 he served as French delegate to the League of Nation assemblies and disarmament conferences in Geneva. After the fall of France in June 1940, sequel to World War II, Cassin joined General Charles de Gaulle in London, serving as a member of the Free French government in exile. After World War II, he became president of the Council of State, France’s highest court. Then, he helped found the Unlimited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1944. He was the French delegate to UNESCO between 1945 and 1952. As French ambassador to the UN from 1946 to 1968 he was president of the UN Commission on the Rights of Man (1947-1948) and drafted the Declaration of the Rights of Man. From 1965 to 1968 he was president of the European Court of Human Rights. Cassin received the Nobel Prize for peace in 1968. He was also a Zionist and campaigner for Jewish rights and was president of Alliance Israelite in France. He died in Paris in February 1976.