Miracles Pt. 4 – How to Receive a Financial Miracle
Today some will “Get this” and others will “Forget this!” Be the person who Get’s It! (Tap yourself on your head and heart and say, “I’m getting This”)
Psalm 77:14 NIV – You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
Need a financial miracle? The wrong place to look for answers and direction is Google Search.I did a search on “how to pray for financial miracles.”
The first reference was an ad offering me a miracle prayer cloth.
I believe in prayer cloths. . .I have given them away in times past and may even do so again because Paul gave them away in the book of Acts when the anointing was strong. However, I don’t think a prayer cloth is the first key to your miracle.
The second reference began by saying:
“Dear Lord, we pray for a favor that financial miracles may come our way the soonest. We don’t ask for more than what we need Lord.
We just need the right amount we need to clear all our debts as well as my spouse’s. Nothing more than that Lord.”
Ok, I’m good with the prayer cloth. . .but let me tell you I’m going to ask for more than what I need. . .because there’s a world that needs my help as well. Money is not just about me and mine.
Anyone who would limit or restrict God’s blessing flow needs a check-up from the neck-up. . .and a better understanding of the Word.
Miracle – an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. A supernatural manifestation of divine power in the external world. a spontaneous expression of God’s elemental power.
No matter what your current economic status is, God can and desires to bring Financial Miracles into your life and family. Expect it!
Luke 1:37 ESV – 37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
•NIV – For no word from God will ever fail.
Mark 10:27 NIV – 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
- You can Expect Miracles of Divine Provision for Your Needs
Expectation – is to have a strong desire and be filled with anticipation and confidence in obtaining what is hoped for and expected
Expectation Believes What God says will come to pass
•Expectation sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible
•Expectation is not believing that God can but that God will!
•Expectation is believing in things when common sense tells you not to
•Expectation is the KEY that releases the resources of God into our situation
Have faith in God to provide supernaturally in spite of the natural, physical, and economic situation. I believe God can supply miracles of provision when there seems to be no possible way for the provision to come to us.
Genesis 22:14 NIV – So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
Psalm 78:23-25 NIV – Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; 24 he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. 25 Human beings ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat
We can move into our financial miracle when all normal resources have been exhausted. My scarcity doesn’t determine God’s capacity for miraculous generosity.
I Kings 17:1-16 NIV – Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.” 5 So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.7 Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. 8 Then the word of the Lord came to him: 9 “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.” 12 “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.” 13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah
So, Don’t Worry
I can assure you that He will supply your financial needs.
You won’t have to worry about having a roof over your head because He will supply. You don’t have to worry about food or clothes because He will supply.
Don’t Worry About Your Finances – God Knows and He Will Supply
Luke 22:22-24 NIV – Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Philippians 4:19 NIV – And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
2. Activate Your Faith to Receive a Financial Miracles
Faith is a spiritual force based on the eternal laws of God that can change things in the natural.
Hebrews 11:6 NIV – “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
You Must Believe who God is
You either have a history of Believing God or a history of Forgetting God!
Jeremiah 24:7 NIV – I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV – We also thank God continually because, when you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it, not as the word of men, but actually as it is, the Word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
Believing is called Faith
“Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances” CS Lewis
The Bible says in Matthew 9:29 “According to your faith it will be done unto you.” What are you expecting God to do in your life? This is the law that God has established. It’s called the Law of Faith. The fact is, we get what we expect out of life. We see what we expect to see. We hear what we expect to hear. We feel the way we expect to feel. We inevitably accomplish what we expect what we’re going to accomplish. This is the law of faith. God says you get to choose. Because “According to your faith it will be done unto you.”
Faith is… To have trust or assurance, confidence, conviction, belief, reliance in what God says. Trust that produces actions.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
•Amplified – Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
“If you believe”….Numerous times in the Bible we are told that if we only believe THEN God will fulfill His promises. It starts with believing. There is incredible power in belief.
•“Faith is like a light bulb. You turn it on when you can’t see”
•”Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe” –Augustine
Ephesians 1:17-19 NIV – 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength
Mark 9:23 NIV – “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Believing is the process of receiving and manifesting the reality of our hopes into our lives. For Christians, faith in action is believing and obeying the Word of God. Christians are called believers for a reason – they believe.
•The law of believing is the greatest law in the Word of God. Believe and ye shall receive.
•There is no situation in your life too difficult for God to turn around. Only believe! We get what we believe for!
The PRAYER of FAITH – It’s you asking God for a particular outcome, whether its a job, money, a person, whatever.
Mark 11:22-24 ESV – 22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received[a] it, and it will be yours.
FAITH MOVES GOD TO ACT ON MY BEHALF
Now don’t get me wrong, God is neither a servant nor a slot machine. He is not there to cater to your every whim
Matthew 9:29 NLT – Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.”
God does not bow to pressure or bargaining but He loves to answer requests made in genuine faith.
3. Ask God Specifically for your Financial Miracle
Do you want a raise? How much? When do you want the raise to become effective? Money for a vehicle?
When do you plan to pay off your first debt? How will you do it? What’s your plan? When and how will you pay off your second debt?
Our God is a God of being specific – which is why you must be specific in your miracle prayer request. Being Specific greatly increases the likelihood of greater results.
Matthew 7:7-8 ESV – 7 “Ask (Not whine or complain), and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Ask – to want or desire something, to inquire, to request, to crave, to call for, to demand.”
Listen…We don’t ASK too much of God, but far too little
John 14:12-14 ESV – 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me[a] anything in my name, I will do it.
John 15:7 ESV – If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Anything: any thing whatever; something, no matter what: a thing of any kind. in any degree; to any extent; in any way; at all:
•If you want to see Extraordinary Results in prayer, then be specific when you ask God for what you want, need, or desire. Clarity is the key.
If you are not clear, Faith cannot bring you what you want, need, or desire. a mixed frequency with your asking may produce no results. Get SPECIFIC with God and ASK Him.
Matthew 21:22, Whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
•“Whatever & Anything” is an Extraordinary promise. What is your Financial Anything?
4. Practice Generosity through Tithes and Offerings
God wants to bless you and prosper you in your finances and in all areas of your life, but there is a spiritual principle that we must follow in obeying and giving that unleashes God’s supernatural provision!
Malachi 3:10-12 ESV – 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer[a] for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. 12 Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.
Leviticus 27:30 NIV “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.”
Tithe – means returning a tenth (10%) to the Lord- It’s God’s idea.
•Tithe puts us all on the same level of sacrifice. It is worship to God. It must be returned to God. Returning not Giving.
Tithing is not a mosaic innovation, but it is a legalization of what Abraham had done VOLUNTARILY 400 years before the Law came. He tithed to the Lord as a lifestyle principle, not a ritual or rule.
Deuteronomy 14:23 LB “The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God in first place in your life.”
Years ago John D. Rockefeller was the Bill Gates of America. He was the wealthiest man in the world, president of Standard Oil. He was asked, “What is the secret of your prosperity?” He said this. “Tithe ten-percent, save ten-percent and live on the rest.” That’s the 10-10-80 principle.
John G McCoy, Pres/CEO of Bank One told Les Wexner when he was a young man and just starting out, that he should start Tithing financially and he did. Les said he was so nervous he thought they were calling in his loan and he was on the verge of passing out. 🙂
Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
Offerings – Anything you deem necessary to give over and above your Tithe.
Proverbs 11:24-25 NIV 24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. 25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
•Generosity doesn’t start when you have a lot, it starts when you have little!
- Your giving and generosity should be directly tied to what God allows to come into your life.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8, NIV 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work
- •••”There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there” Col. Sanders (he gave $2 million to the AG missions prior to his death)
•”Generosity is a good criterion of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people” Dr. Karl Menninger
Luke 6:38 NIV – Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
When you believe God’s promises and obey His Word, you can activate a season of miracles in your life TODAY!
Declaration – We declare that God’s favor is on your life! That your work, career and company are successful and fulfilling, and your finances are blessed. We declare that your out of debt and your every need is met and You have plenty more to put in store and you will lend and not borrow. And that you will have more than enough for you and your family, able to share with others, and generously sow into God’s Kingdom. My miracles are expanding and accelerating. Today I expect and happily receive financial miracles.”
Prayer – Father, Your Word declares in 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. It is your desire for us that we would experience prosperity in all that we put our hands to do.
For there is great need in this world, and we desire to be in a position that we can give to every good work, that the Kingdom may advance and lives can be transformed by your amazing love.
We speak forth promotions, business ideas, divine connections and partnerships.
We stir up the same creative spirit that made the heavens and the Earth, to bring forth new ideas and inventions for the betterment of this world, that we can be a blessing to many. In Jesus Name, AMEN.