Transference of Wealth

by Barbara Wentroble

Prophets

God has been speaking through His prophets for many years concerning the transference of wealth to the righteous. I first heard prophesies about this in the mid ‘80s. Although I didn’t have a great degree of revelation on this topic, my spirit leaped when I heard the words! Since that time, prophets have been speaking “transference of wealth” to the Body of Christ frequently.

In January 2006, while we were ministering at a conference in Denton, Texas, Dutch Sheets prophesied, “2006 is the year that begins the transference of wealth.” It is vital that we not only hear the words of the prophets but that we also believe them so we can prosper . . . Put your trust in His prophets and succeed (2 Chr. 20:20). I am choosing to believe that we are in a “now season” for the release of great wealth to God’s people.

Purpose

* Why should we as Christians believe for prosperity? This may seem to be a mindless question, but there is a reason for asking it. Some believers are not sure we have a spiritual reason for even considering prosperity.

* Shouldn’t we be satisfied with what we now possess?

* Doesn’t money corrupt people?

Very good questions! I am so glad you asked! I have very good answers to these concerns. First of all, Christians need to believe the Lord to supply and increase finances for Kingdom purposes. Massive amounts of resources are needed to eradicate poverty, build houses, medical facilities, and many other ventures to transform society.

Second, being satisfied with status quo is an extremely selfish way of thinking. Finances are needed beyond our own four walls and our own comfort. Wealth gives us the ability to care for others and not just ourselves.

Third, money can corrupt people. So can a lot of other things. However, not all Christians are corrupted by money. Misuse of power and authority, pride, gossip, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, slothfulness, and many other vices can cause a person to miss the best that God has for them. The issue is not money, but the issue is the heart. Hearts can love money in the midst of a lifestyle of poverty not just where wealth is involved. The scriptures state that it is the love of money not money itself that is the root of evil. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang (I Tim. 6:10).

Wealth is needed to advance God’s Kingdom throughout the nations of the world. One of the indicators that transformation has taken place is a release of finances and resources. Review George Otis’ documentary called “Transformations” and see how the economy changed when God’s Kingdom transformed areas.

Preparation

Each of us has a responsibility for preparing to be recipients of the release of wealth God is promising. We must get our own house in order if we are going to be used by the Lord for helping to steward His estate. Getting out of debt is a priority. Debt enslaves us to hard taskmasters. Find wise counsel and put a plan in action that leads you to financial freedom.

Do not neglect tithes and offerings. Dale and I learned many years ago that our only way out of a difficult financial season was for us to give our way out. When we should have “gone under,” we came “up and out.” The joy of our lives is to give, give and give some more.

Look for wise investments. Under the directions of the Lord, the prophet Jeremiah bought a field when real estate hit bottom. “See how the siege ramps are built up to take the city. Because of the sword, famine and plague, the city will be handed over to the Babylonians who are attacking it. What you said has happened, as you now see. And though the city will be handed over to the Babylonians, you, O Sovereign LORD, say to me, ‘Buy the field with silver and have the transaction witnessed.’ ” (Jer. 32:24,25 NIV). God knew the future. He promised a future and a hope for Jeremiah. “Behold, I am the Lord, the God all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me” (Jer. 32:26)). Under the leading of the Lord, He will take the little you have today and turn it into much in the days ahead. Today may look bleak. Yet, God has a hope and a future for you! Prepare for the great future that awaits you!

Promise

The Lord has many promises in His Word for believers concerning wealth. One of these promises is that He gives us power to get wealth so He can establish His covenant. “But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is today” (Deut. 8:18). God’s covenant blessing includes wealth! His Son, Jesus, became poor on the Cross so you and I can become rich. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich (2 Cor. 8:9). Even though this promise includes spiritual wealth, we must not exclude financial wealth. Both were purchased simultaneously. His sacrifice for us through death and resurrection must be embraced so His covenant with us can be established in the Earth!

Peter Wagner is a voice the Lord is using today to break the Church out of old unbiblical mindsets. In a recent paper he wrote:

One of the salient characteristics of the Second Apostolic Age in which we now live relates to the availability of unprecedented quantities of wealth for the extension of the kingdom of God. It is one thing to generate wealth through supernatural transfer or through empowering of individuals or groups to create wealth, and it is another to see that this wealth is used responsibly according to the leading of God and for the purpose of God.1

May we be a people who listen and obey the voice of the prophets. May we possess a vision for using the wealth to extend God’s Kingdom! May we prepare our hearts and our lives to live in the promise of the Lord in our generation. We were born for this hour! Now, may we arise as a responsible apostolic company of believers to facilitate the use of this transferred wealth “according to the leading of God and for the purposes of God.”

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One Response

  1. i hope i will be seeing many of the new entries in this blog . good going .

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