Today people may look down on you but tomorrow they will look up to you for help. When my father was about to die he sent for the eldest son but he was busy playing football. I am number five and the stubborn one and was available. He said to me come let me bless you. He also said to me, you will cross this world and go through every part of the world. Whatever I touch shall be money. What others look for shall come looking for me. And he said again; but in your prosperity remember your brothers, your step brothers and your step sisters. I could not believe that number five could become number one. Right where you are, heaven is preparing for a better tomorrow for you.
When you fail to serve God with your money you are likely going to end up serving the money. Already, there are many of us who worship our money. We hold unto it, we don’t want to give out what God has blessed us with for the service of the kingdom. How many of you know that a god of gold cannot protect, cannot heal, cannot promote; it cannot bring you to a place of distinction it can not bring you to a place of fulfilment. Only the blessings of God can make you rich because the supernatural determines the natural.
The bible says in the book of Proverb 10:22 ‘The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it’ it is the blessing of the Lord that makes you rich, not how much you were paid. I have a mother who use to have a lot of money but hated the church. She threatened to beat up my pastor for turning me into a woman. She said I used to drink and smoke, do all sorts of things but now I am a woman. She went and bought 100 plots of land only to find out that the vendor was not the owner of the land; her money finished in one day. I told her you needed that lose to make you humble and make you teachable.
So many of us brag because we have money, others wont even bow before God while some think they are too pretty to repent. Others said they come from great, rich family. All these things are arrant nonsense because only two troubles can take away your wealth from you. My mother became poor within one day and I was so happy that she wanted prayer. Don’t let God bring you to that place before you serve him.
There are people who understand kingdom principles. In the book of Matthew 10:40-41 the bible says ‘He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward’.
Every one of us that has something that is missing in your life, you need a prophet’s reward. When the woman of Shunam gave food and accommodation to Elisha (2 Kings 4:12) something was missing in her life – she had no child. Man of God said to her, madam by this time next year you will be cuddling a child and she said to Elisha don’t tell me lies because I am too old to conceive. The man of God said No, because every barren womb once it receives the word of God shall be reactivated and shall be fruitful. The number of years she has been barren will not count and remember that Sarah was an old woman. Therefore it does not matter how long you have been barren, today can be a day you will receive your own prophet’s reward.
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I said to the woman who closed her account to give us money when we were buying the land for the fellowship venue. In no distant time you will be the richest in Uyo, Nigeria. Today she is one of the richest in Uyo. The bible says Moses had to give a commandment to stop the people who understood the power of turnaround that God can give to them that faithfully and cheerfully gives him, because no one can out-give God Exodus 36:6 -7. There are people here who will go to their appointed place in life from here because God will open your understanding and show you the limitless boundless possibilities of life. Right where you are, if you make good use of what you are hearing, it can be the beginning of your year of unending laughter.
Dr Uma Ukpai
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