IF YOU DON’T PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY, YOU ARE A USELESS MAN.
YOU CAN’T BE A BLESSING IN POVERTY.
WITHOUT PROSPERITY THE KINGDOM WILL NOT BE PROMOTED.
YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR VOICE IF YOU ARE NOT PROSPEROUS.
OBEDIENCE AND SERVANTHOOD ARE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR GOD TO TRUST YOU WITH HIS PROSPERITY.
WISDOM TIP: MEN LEARN TO SEPARATE YOUR OFFICIAL LIFE FROM YOUR FAMILY LIFE
AS YOUR DAUGHTERS ARE GROWING, DON’T HOLD OFFICIAL MEETINGS IN YOUR FAMILY HOUSE BUT OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
-Pastor David Ibiyeomie on ‘SECURING YOUR HARVEST – PART 2’ Salvation Ministries – Home of Success 23rd July 2023 Second Service || PART A
Before I share God’s Word with you, I have a wisdom tip for this Second Service, it is not the Message it is just a wisdom tip. I say: ‘Men learn to separate your official life from your family life especially those of you who always have people around you, learn to meet them outside your home remember you have grown-up daughters and as they are coming they are seeing them’ – Wisdom.
Every man as your daughters are growing, don’t hold meetings in your family house, hold the meetings outside your home – Political and business meetings. Are the men hearing what I’m saying?
Well, the Message is ‘SECURING YOUR HARVEST – PART 2′. In Psalm 35:27, so God takes pleasure when you and me prosper, He is pleased. God wants you prosperous, God does not want you to live a wretched life, no Sir!
He said: “The blessings of God maketh rich and it added no sorrow” Proverbs 10:22.
God is the true source of lasting wealth, everything God does He has a purpose for doing it.
Why does God want you to prosper?
You need to find out why God wants you to prosper because He has a purpose for everything He does.
1. To promote His Kingdom
Because without prosperity the Kingdom will not be promoted Zechariah 1:17.
2. To be a blessing Genesis 12:2
You can’t be a blessing in poverty. For with all humility before God, the personal billions I have spent on scholarship, I can’t do that if the provision is not there, I’m able to train students all over the world by God’s privilege because God has blessed me, is that true?
He blesses you to be a blessing. Today, when I say that I want to build a Church, I don’t announce. I say: ‘Pay for it and build it’. It is only one Church that God has privileged me to build that I have seen with my eyes, the one in Bolo after almost a year before I saw it – That is, the Church, they have started worshipping a year plus before I saw the building.
3. To meet the needs of your family 1 Timothy 5:8
If you don’t provide for your family, you are a useless man true? Many women who are saying: ‘My husband is useless’, not because the man is really useless because the man cannot provide. Once the man cannot provide, the first thing you hear them talk is, ‘Don’t mind your father, useless man’, they say: ‘Mummy, why do you call him useless’?, ‘He can’t even pay your school fees’. True? Ninety-five percent of useless men is money matter oo, the men, they don’t have any problem, it is just that. Once you cannot pay school fees, you cannot give her money, you are a useless man to your wife.
And I have never seen a woman who provides for the house that is humble, it is one out of one million. Her mouth that time, ‘Useless man, his mates are going to work, he is here depending on my salary, your father, useless’, that’s why God should prosper you true? It is for both women too, if you are not doing anything you are also useless.
Her husband will also say: ‘Everything! Lipstick, na me go give am, useless woman’! So, that is why God should prosper you because if there is nothing you are getting you are useless, true? That’s why God should bless you so you too can have your own small shishi. You don’t have your voice if you are not prosperous so that you can provide for your house.
4. To help the poor Proverbs 19:17, Proverbs 28:27
Do you know why you need to prosper? You don’t need healing every day because you don’t fall sick every day but you need money every day that’s why you need to prosper, don’t deceive yourself. You don’t need healing, do you need healing every day?
No! You only need healing when you are sick but you need money every day, so don’t pretend you don’t need money every day even to come to Church this morning you need money true? For instance in Nigeria, gas and fuel have gone up, you need money every day! To pretend is hypocrisy, you say: ‘I don’t need money’.
It’s a lie, you need it! God said: ‘Don’t put your focus on the need, put your focus on His Kingdom’. In Matthew 6:31-33, He said I know you need these things but don’t put your focus on the things, put your focus on the Kingdom of God. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the good works include carrying out God’s will.
Now, while studying, I saw something from Job 36:11 and had a better understanding, I have used it to preach sometime. While studying, light came from that Scripture – The truth is that, there is obedience and servanthood – They are major requirements for God to trust you with His prosperity.
Fulfill these few things and you will prosper and God will be pleased. Now listen, if we are not spending our days in prosperity and our years in pleasure, it means that we are either not obeying God or we are not serving Him in some areas of our lives.
So everyone not prospering, you are either not obeying God or you’re not serving Him faithfully. Many are willing but they are not obedient Isaiah 1:19, they say ‘I like to pay tithe’, that cannot make you prosperous, you like to pay until you pay. ‘I like to give’, you will not prosper. Liking to give is your willingness to give but you must give. I would like to go to Lagos but have you gone to Lagos? From Port Harcourt! ‘I like to’, it is not there yet. Obedience must be with action! John 2:5