×

Title Here

Content Here

×

Title Here

Content Here

×

Title Here

Content Here

God wants us to understand righteousness and the connection to health, wealth, and prosperity. So, what do righteousness and prosperity have in common? For starters, knowing that you are righteous can help you walk in the wealth that God intends for you to have! From Abraham to David, there were many patriarchs who walked in righteousness before Jesus came onto the scene. How? Find out in today’s episode of The WealthBuilders Podcast! Mike Davis shares about God’s heart for His people to prosper and His divine will that was written in the stars since the beginning of time. Tune in to learn how great wealth is in the house of the righteous (Proverbs 15:6 NASB).

Click the player below to watch this episode, or listen on your preferred podcast platform!

Episode Shownotes

Look at the life of Jesus. He never asked God for anything concerning his needs, but every need was always met. This was not entirely because He was the Son of God since Philippians says He laid down the attributes of God. He was a man like you and me, but I believe He knew who He was and what it meant to be righteous.

 

Righteousness in the Old Covenant

Next look at the patriarchs who were extremely wealthy men, starting with Abraham. How were they considered to be righteous before Jesus shed His blood? 

Genesis 15:5-6 ‘Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.’

The word count in this story doesn’t mean to tally up but it means to tell a story. God was telling Abraham a story that He had written in the heavens. Studying and reading the heavens has been corrupted and misused, but God is the one who put the stars into space. And he created the 12 major constellations which tell the Gospel story beginning with Virgo (the Virgin) and ending with Leo (the Lion). 

 

The Gospel Written in the Heavens

In the story of the constellations, Abraham is looking up and God is telling him about the virgin birth, the coming Messiah who will be the Lion of the tribe of Judah, whose name is going to be Jesus. This is what Abraham believed and why he was counted as righteous.

Psalms 19:1-4 TPT ‘God’s splendor is a tale that is told, written in the stars. Space itself speaks his story through the marvels of the heavens. His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky, showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship. Each day gushes out its message to the next, night by night whispering its knowledge to all— without a sound, without a word, without a voice being heard, yet all the world can hear its echo. Everywhere its message goes out. What a heavenly home God has set for the sun, shining in the superdome of the sky!’

David saw the story in the heavens and believed—another righteous, wealthy man. Solomon, David, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Lot, Joseph, Job and many more righteous men can be found in the Old Covenant. Job knew the constellations and believed God. Much of Job’s discourse with God in the final chapters of Job is directed to the heavens and the constellations found there.

 

Wealth is in the House of the Righteous

  • Proverbs 15:6 ‘Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.’
  • Psalms 112:1-3 ‘Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.’

These righteous men knew that God was their source and made sure no one could take credit for their wealth but God. They saw the promises of God every single night in the sky.

  • Deuteronomy 6:10-12 ‘So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant— when you have eaten and are full—then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage’

 

Practical Steps

When you understand the righteousness you have received through Jesus and renew your mind daily, you can sleep through the storms of life. None of the curses in Deuteronomy 20 will stick to you. This is living life at a higher level.

How do you live this way? Renewing your mind, taking the limits off your identity in Christ, believing we already have those things He has promised (healing and wealth). Your righteousness removes the fear that your boat is going to sink.

Agree with what is on the inside of you. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom on how to walk  through life in victory, because He has already won.