1 Samuel 16:7 ‘But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart’.
Men are interested in seeing material things around you and that is the only time they respect you. You must have change of life which is capable of attracting someone’s eye. Physical things matter in the earth. God used spiritual to create things in the physical. “Let there be light (spiritual) and there was light (physical)”. Solomon’s wealth humbled Queen of Sheba.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Your state of life is what will attract people to God. Poor man of God cannot preach gospel. You must have material things to be able to preach the gospel “good news” effectively. You can demonstrate the good things in Christianity through material things and that is the only way unbelievers will be convinced to follow the almighty God. What you don’t have, you can’t give.
Christians are poor because;
i. Men of God have failed to preach prosperity to the church
ii. They are not ready for prosperity messages
iii. They are afraid that people will criticize their wealth
iv. The church is opposed by witchcraft
Adam had dominion over material things.
Psalm112:2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.
Christians received seven benefits from the resurrection of Jesus Christ; we received power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessing.
Revelations 5:12 Saying with loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
A poor church is not regarded as a good one. Jesus Christ paid tax for himself and his disciples. He had control over money and Christians must emulate that.
Declaration: I want to have material things in the name of Jesus. Amen. You can’t have a covenant with God and still be poor. If you think riches, you will be rich. If you think heaven, wait till you die. I am provoking you to be rich. Any Christian who speaks against financial prosperity is a hypocrite. The favourite of God on earth are those who are into money sacrifice.
The first thing a Christian must do is to drive away poverty. Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The devil doesn’t take delight in entering the homes of rich people because riches don’t belong to him; riches belong to God. Never call people to God let the things around you do.
Culled from Prophet Kobi’s ‘SPECIAL PROPHETIC NIGHT’ message.
Date: 3rd January, 2017
Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi is the Founder and General Overseer of the GLORIOUS WAVE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL, Sakumono Estate behind Cable Gold – Greater Accra Ghana.