The message of abundance is often obscured by its sheer privation for most of the world’s population. In reality, there are glaring disparities in the living standards of people within each country, a wide divide between the wealthy and the poor. Research shows that the gap between rich and poor has placed South Africa second only behind Brazil as the most unequal society on earth. That is quite a sombre outlook or is it?

While the righteous may live in the world, the word of God tells us that we are not of the world. What this means is that we are not subject to the world and its principles yet so many of us appear to be. The word of God acknowledges the existence of natural laws like poverty, the economy and strife but assures us that we operate independent of these, only subject to sovereign spiritual laws. We see our blessed assurance echoed in Galatians 3:13 which confirms our redemption from the curse of the law which manifests in sickness, poverty and death. We are blessed in all spiritual places, Ephesians 1:3, but why do so many of us not manifest this?

Psalm 119:130 warns us that remaining a stranger to the word of God will keep us a stranger to miracles and ultimately estranged from our wealthy place. If the blessing, which is an irrefutable spiritual law, is stronger than any natural law imaginable, we then need to take hold of the word of God as our armoury and take authority over everything mocking our inheritance. Hebrews 4:12 (AMP), guides us to get in the word of God and begin to dominate our walk, allowing God’s word to shed light on every tough situation. So our inability to access our wealthy place in God can be seen to represent the absence of light in our lives.

Let’s consider the darkness. Darkness, which is the polar opposite of light is said to be the absence of visible light. When darkness dominates, human beings are completely unable to distinguish either colour or light.  In conditions of insufficient light, perception isochromatic and ultimately darkness persists. Therefore, if the word of God is the entry of light into our lives, we are obligated to remain in the word in order to keep the curse, which represents darkness, out of our lives and to steer closer to our wealthy place.

Pastor Chuks also told us that the blessing is famine proof, devoid of any lack, scarcity or paucity Proverbs 10:22, it is neither linked to where you work or who you work for, being ‘without painful toil’. We are not blessed because we are rich; we are moved to riches because of the blessing of God over our lives. Pastor also told us that we can never perceive fully the extent of the wealthy place that God has prepared for us, Isaiah 64:1-4. Our God

who causes mountains to tremble before him, sets twigs ablaze, and causes water to boil, will overwhelm us with abundance when we wait on him, continuously seeking his word.

Our confessions, which are our words, should continually be anchored in certainty, reminiscent of the poverty which our Lord overcame, before the foundations of the earth (2 Corinthians 8:9). The crucifixion of our Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:10-12), was by no means the end, but the confident beginning of the story of mankind so that we might receive the promise of the spirit through Faith.We cannot speak ourselves down, poor or even dead because if we do, we will come to fully realise the power of all we have spoken, Proverbs 18:21, but we should rather affirm the realisation of our destiny by our arrival at our wealthy place (Psalm 66:12).

Our success is pre-ordained, that is, pre-determined and marked out for victory by the obedience of Faith which is remaining squarely rooted on the word of God. Romans 8:23-31 tells us that we will arrive at our place of destiny. The word ‘will’ is an expression of an inevitable event. The verb is diligently purposeful, determined and deliberate in its intent. Our arrival at our place of destiny, our wealthy place, is a spiritual legal declaration that with God for us, nothing can ever be against us.

Our God is fully invested in us, not for our own merit but for the defence of His name. Our God is not a man that He should lie. He will defend His name in our lives, for His name’s sake (Psalm 23:3). Everything that God started in our lives, He will surely finish (Philippians 1:6). Our covenant with God assures us that we will prosper at the level of God, that the blessing is our endowment, and that we are the eternal benefactors.


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