Every Christian has a potential for increase in the area of their finances because of Jesus. Potential means what can, but has not yet, come into being. It means to be possible, able to be, and capable of happening. Jesus’ redemptive work on the Cross made provision for every area of our being, spirit, soul, and body as well as every area of life. Yes, we need to learn contentment in whatever state we are in (Philippians 4:12), realizing all we acquire is the same “all” that we leave at death (1Timothy 6:6‑8). Yes, we need to know God is against self‑centered covetous life styles (Luke 12:15), and that we can always be assured of God’s presence even as we go through difficult times financially (Hebrews 13:5, 6). None of that changes the fact that there is still a potential for increase. Study all of God’s covenants and you will find that increase was a part of every covenant. We have a better covenant established on better promises.
Our hope for increase needs tied to the fact that we have a covenant with God based on exceeding great and precious promises. Along with those promises there are principles that also still work that can bring increase to our lives.
- God Is Still the God of Increase 1 Corinthians 3:6, 7
The God that gives the increase is still the God of the universe and is our God. He changes not Malachi 3:6. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1). God made Jesus wisdom unto us (1 Corinthians 1:30) and wisdom is the key to the material realm of the Earth (Proverb 8:17-32).
- We have a covenant with God that He will bless us and make us a blessing Genesis 12:3.
The Blessing God originally gave Adam that was lost was restored through the covenant God made with Abraham. Since we are Christ’s we are Abraham’s seed and heirs to the promises of the covenant Galatians 3:29. God blessed Abraham in all things (Genesis 24:1).
- Work is a blessing and means to gather what God has provided Genesis 2:15.
What God gives, we gather Psalm 104:27, 28 and work, whether it is on a job, in a business, or investing, is one of the means to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18). We have wealth getting power.
- Jesus became a curse for us to take the limiting curse of poverty out of the way Galatians 3:13, 14.
Poverty is a curse (Deuteronomy 28:16-20, 23, 24, 29-31, 38-44). Poverty is to be in lack or want, implying a lack of resources and to be deficient in the necessities of life. Having prosperity or poverty won’t make one closer or farther from God. We do need a proper attitude whether rich or poor because we can miss God’s purpose in either condition (Proverb 30:8, 9). God, though, has also given us His Word to renew our mind and prosper our soul to change our mindset to think like He thinks (Romans 12:2; 3 John 2).
- We have a High Priest Administrator of the Blessing of God Who is commanded to receive tithes and bless Genesis 14:18-20; Hebrews 3:1; 5:6, 10; 7:1-8.
We are partakers of His Heavenly calling as a High Priest forever after the order of Melchisedec, as we tithe.
- God ministers or supplies seed to the sower, bread for our food, and multiplies our seed sown 2 Corinthians 9:10.
Seed time and harvest is still a law of the Earth and way of increase (Genesis 8:22; 2 Corinthians 9:6). Seed is the source, origin, or beginning of anything. Anything we can call seed, can become more. Second Corinthians 9:6-8 calls “money” seed. He is able to make all grace (financial grace) abound toward us so that we can be in an abounding condition and abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).