The righteous will flourish like the palm tree: he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord. They will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age; they will be fat and flourishing. To show that the lord is righteous, he is my rock and there is no injustice in him”
He did not say that the righteous will be comfortable, he did not say that the righteous will be rich, he did not say that the righteous will be rich, he says that the righteous will flourish like the palm tree. Psalm 92:13-15
That is the level that God wants for you, his son, he says that the righteous will flourish, if you belong to the side of the Lord, if you are a child of God, if you are coming out righteous, the level of prosperity that God wants for you is to flourish .
Now what do I mean by that?
For example, when you reach the level where you are prospering, you work only for interest, you do not work to survive day to day, hallelujah.
Oh! you fly to London today, you come back next week, you just go to the office, yeah, what’s going on here? You have people working for you, you can even tell them, you said look all I want to do again is write checks. (Hallelujah) – You just check Tuesday’s books and on Wednesday you disappear back to New York. (Hallelujah)
When you get to that level where you flourish, you don’t go back to checking bank balances, before you spend money (Amen), you don’t go back to racking your brains, you don’t start calculating, and you start listing what you want to buy before you buy. You walk into a store, lots of people go to the sales section, you go to the real thing (praise the Lord), you just pick what you want and pay for it, you’ll get there in Jesus name.
That is what Almighty God wants for you as his child. If the daughter of Yaradua (president of Nigeria) comes now, isn’t there some kind of expectation that we expect from her? Yaradua’s daughter, for example, we don’t expect her to wear rags. The president’s daughter.
You are the sons and daughters of the owner of the entire world. The gold, the silver, the oil, the minerals, the hidden riches, everything belongs to your Father, and you will flourish in the name of Jesus. Now a safe way, a very safe way by which you can get to the level where you start to flourish, is the real investments.
Now, what do I mean by investments? I’m no financial guru, but by the grace of God I’ve been in the corporate business practice of law for almost 27 years, so you should know what I’m talking about; and I will be very, very practical, I will try to avoid theories.
In Nigeria today there are three main types of investments, you have investments in stocks and shares, you have property investments and you have foreign exchange investments (forex trading)
They look at the currency, when the dollar goes down or the pound sterling goes down they buy. And when it goes up, they sell just to make more money, that’s what they want, but that’s a bit technical, I won’t go into that too much. Let’s limit ourselves to investments in property and investments in stocks and shares. When he reaches the level where he flourishes through investment, he no longer works for money. It is money that will be working for you. For example, if in 1980 I built a house and until now I continue to collect rent, either annually or triennially. Until 2007, it is the money that I have invested that still works for me. When you get to the level where you prosper through investing, you no longer work for money. In the name that is above any other name, the money will work for you. I say the good money will work for you.
Oh, before I go on, pastor, all these things that you’re doing, we’re not in a bank room, we’re not in a seminary either, is this biblical? Yes, highly biblical, I remind you of the story in Matthew chapter 25:14-30, for a matter of time let me tell you what happened, it was Jesus himself who gave the parable, he said that “the kingdom of God is like a man who goes to a far country, to one of his servants he gave five talents of money, to another he gave two talents of money, to another he gave a talent of money, the one who received five invested it, and returned another five, the one who he received two reinvested it and obtained another two. He who did not invest was cursed. He was cursed, he said, “cast out the worthless servant, on that day there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” , that will not be your portion in the name of Jesus.
So inversions are biblical, because God has specifically sent someone to me this day.
The first point you want to know is that getting to the particular point where you thrive has nothing to do with a particular trade. It doesn’t have to be it’s because he’s in oil and gas ah it’s because he’s selling cars no matter what kind of trade you’re doing no matter what kind of business you’re doing all you need is God’s blessing. You may be selling ordinary water, if God’s blessing is in that business, you will prosper. So it has nothing to do with any particular type of trade or business, you can prosper in any type of business that the Almighty God wants you to do.
You have to get to the level where you start to flourish, especially through investments. You must commit all your ways to the Lord daily, in a regular and structured way; prayer life must be daily because yesterday’s anointing is not enough for today.
The Bible says in Lamentations 3:22-23, that it is of the mercy of the Lord that we are not consumed, because his compassion never fails, they are new every morning, great is his faithfulness.
So your prayer life should be daily, not when things go well you start praying and praising God, when things don’t go well they don’t see you again. It must be daily, it must be structured, for example, you have to choose a specific meeting place, where you meet the Lord daily, if it is your bedroom, let it be your bedroom, if it is your kitchen, let it be your kitchen, if it is your living room, let it be your living room, do not make living room today, bedroom tomorrow, when the angels come, let them meet you in a specific place and let that place, as some people say, become an altar.
Choose a specific meeting time