Deut. 8:18; But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish the covenant which he sware unto thy father, as it is this day (KJV).
The above passage is one scripture that every Christian desires particularly on the wealth aspect but when you take a comprehensive look at it you will find that there are three keywords/phrases to hold on to. Rather than picking the Scriptures that entices us, Christians need to also consider the ones that put some level of weight and responsibility on us. Dr David Oyedepo is often quoted as saying that “any faith that puts all the responsibility on God is an irresponsible faith”. How do we expect God to bless us with the lay of the land, resources of the earth and sea and oceans and still expect him to come down and work our lands for us?
It is indeed an irresponsible faith and I believe this applies to most religions.
Keywords from Above Scripture
Remember: The whole chapter 18 of the book of Deuteronomy, you will find God speaking to the Israelites on how far He has brought from the land of Egypt; the provisions, the safety from serpents and wild animals, the daily supply of food from heaven, the supply of water from the rock and finally bringing into a land of abundance of wealth. A land wherein the land one can practically pick up treasures of stone and brass. Remembering God and who and what He has done shows that you acknowledge His omnipotence, His unlimited ability to give you wealth and riches as you so desire. It is a thought of faith to have it in mind that there is a God in heaven who answers prayers; who did wonders in a period forty years in the desert. It is in remembrance that you show your faith in Him; remembering your God means that you have not forgotten the story of your journey and walk with Him. Thou shalt remember how far the Lord your God has brought you; the wonders He wrought when you least expected.
Covenant: The deeds of our God are mostly established by a covenant; which means we have a role to play and God has His to play as well. A covenant from the Scripture above shows that it can be enacted in a previous generation and come to fulfilment in the next or following generations. The God who placed in the land of milk, honey and different resources and raw materials will not come down to work them for you. God set the world and all that is in it with various laws like that gravity and mankind discovered it to be able to harness the power and principle to do great things today. The covenant of our God is binding and can only be activated and yield results when we do our part. In this 18th chapter, the expectation of God is for the children of Israel to be obedient to the voice of God.
Power: Power is the ability to make things happen; to cause changes, to convert something from one form to another. Power can be seen as an influence as well and charisma to pull things to yourself. All these show that there is power to get wealth and the conditions for it have been dealt with as remembrance of God and the recognition of the covenant and playing our part. It is the fusion of these two (remember & covenant) that gives us that power for wealth.
What is the Nature of the Power?
It is the power to know the following about He who is giving you this power;
- That God can send you favour from any place and at any time.
- That God has the power to cause kings to bend to your bidding and favour you.
It is that power that makes people want to associate with you when they see you from afar or for the first time.
- It is the power causes growth on any business or idea that handle or start.
- It is the power that makes people not to say no to you.
- It is the power that causes a geometric increase in your business and career.
- It is the power that breaks every economic rule, expectations and projections for your business and career.
- It is the power that causes people to remember you that you alone can offer a particular service or product.
- It is the power that makes people break protocols just to favour you.
- It is that same power that causes the removal of another that you might take over.
To conclude, the keywords are like the foundation to be able to experience the manifestations of that power to get wealth. Once you play your part diligently without compromise, God is committed to showing you the various nature of his power to get you wealth beyond what I listed above.