God allows us to have need in life because He desires us to keep pursuing Him so He can supply our need. A need is rooted in a lack of God’s wisdom. In James 1:4, the word of God tells us, “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If anyone of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it all will be given to Him (James 1:4-8). Every need in life is rooted in the need of our mind being transformed into the mind of Christ that is full of God’s wisdom and understanding because it is full of God’s grace and truth.
Our power to get wealth, lives in the richness of God’s thoughts that is the excellence of His wisdom (Proverbs 8). The excellence of God’s wisdom is understanding His thoughts and ways that is the truth that sets us free from being enslaved to a lie. The word of God tells us in Proverbs 4:7, Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom, and in all your getting get understanding. God’s wealth is hidden in His kingdom just like man’s wealth without God is hidden in Satan’s kingdom. God’s wealth is Godly wisdom and man’s wealth is worldly wisdom. The word of God tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:18,”Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.” For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness.”
Similar to the rich young ruler, some people seek worldly wisdom to obtain financial wealth with the goal of living a better lifestyle for themselves and loved ones. However, similar to how Jesus told the rich young ruler in Matthew 19:21, “If you want to be perfect, go sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow Me.” Financial wealth accompanied by good deeds do not equal abundant supply of wealth. You can be rich in financial wealth and poor in Spirit because you do not have the spiritual wealth of God’s presence in your life. His presence is our blessing and power to get wealth.
Spiritual wealth is the fulfillment of all wealth because it is the treasure of heaven, better known as eternal life that brings total life prosperity on earth as it is in heaven. So whether you are seeking health as your wealth, relational wealth or a self-improvement kind of wealth, it will never supply your need because it does not have the power to fulfill what you lack. When we lack the presence of God, we lack an eternal void of understanding our authentic identity of the image and likeness we were originally created to be in. This image and likeness is the identity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). This authentic identity is what makes us perfect because God’s presence in us is His Holiness covering us.
Contrary to what many people want you and I to believe, God is not against financial wealth or living a successful lifestyle. However, He does not desire us to lose our souls to obtain financial wealth and a successful lifestyle (Mark 8:36). Our soul is purposed to become one with the identity of Jesus. When Satan offered the glory of the world’s kingdoms to include financial wealth, Jesus told Satan He will worship the Lord God, and Him only will He serve (Luke 4:8). Jesus knew the glory of God is much greater and fulfilling then the glory of worldly wealth that is foolishness to God. Now Jesus is now King of kings and Lord of Lords as He seats on the right hand side of God the Father, while God makes His enemies His footstool.
What enemies in your life do you desire to become your footstool? Is it the enemy of sickness? Is it the enemy of divorce? Is it the enemy of depression? Is it the enemy of financial lack? Is it the enemy of a lack of relationship? Whatever, the enemy is, when we allow our mind, spirit, soul and body to become one with Jesus by expecting Him to supply our lack with the abundant supply of God’s wisdom and understanding, He promises to give us back more in this lifetime and the lifetime to come, eternal life (Matthew 19:29).
God will restore all wisdom that we let go of by replacing it with His wisdom that is our power to get abundant wealth that equals total life prosperity! Whatever we settle for, we allow Satan to have dominion in our lives and rule our soul. Never settle for what God has purposed you to rule over and have dominion in. God wants us to have dominion in our mind, spirit, soul and body so that His presence in us can fruitfully multiply throughout the earth.
God is faithful to fulfill His promises to us when we are faithful to trust His thoughts and ways for us (Proverbs 3:5-6). He desires us to have total life prosperity which is the fullness of His presence in us on earth as it is in heaven. It is this total life prosperity that is our gift that will bring us before great men as well as make room for us, so that God may supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.
Minister Jesse Owusu-Ansah is a minister of God and radio personality. His latest single, “Rescue Me” is available on Itunes. Jesse O can be found daily on periscope providing casual conversation, prayer as well as spiritual insight for everyday living.