LOOK BEYOND THE CHANNELS
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine (Psalm 50:10-11).
Just as in our opening verse, in Haggai 2:8, the Lord asserts His sovereignty over the earth’s resources saying, “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.” David minced no words about this either, as he profusely acknowledged the Lord as the creator and owner of all things: “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1).
What does this mean for us? It means we’re as much the possessors of the earth’s riches and wealth as God almighty, because we’re His heirs. Romans 8:17 says, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ….” Sadly, in spite of this truth, many Christians still find themselves struggling financially, unable to prosecute their dreams. The problem, for the most part, is ignorance. They’re ignorant that God, who is their source, lives in them, and that as a result, all the prosperity, wealth or finances they’ll ever need, will spring forth from within them.
2 Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness….” Your wealth is within you; bring it forth. Jesus said in Matthew 12:35, “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things….” Don’t lament that the reason you’re unable to execute your projects is due to unpaid allowances and remunerations. Those are channels, but God is your source. And He’s made all you require available to you in Christ Jesus.
Refuse to limit your finances to anything that you see, or the so-called earthly sources. The truth is, there’re no earthly sources; they’re all channels, and you must look beyond these channels! Your one and only true source is your heavenly Father, and you’re plugged into His eternal supply, where you never run dry. He’s the Great Provider, and He lives in you. If you wanted a facility for your business or funding for your projects, first bring it forth from within! Look beyond the government, men, and your employer and family members when it comes to your finances. They may be channels, but your source is the Lord. Hallelujah!