The Test Before The Wealth
Whenever we go through tests we always think of the devil. When we fail the test God gives we want to point at someone or a witch to blame. We never associate God with tests and temptation while in fact God uses tests to see if we qualify for the blessings or wealth. Before God blesses us financially with the wealth we desire we must first go through our tests.
- Purpose Test
Before you qualify to serve and fulfill your life’s purpose you need to pass the test that qualifies you. “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”-Mat 4:1 (NIV)
What is the wilderness you need to go through to be tempted? It may be a business or job you are employed in. God provides you with employment to see your faithfulness and commitment to other people’s purposes to see if you qualify for your own.
Before God gives you your own ministry He will test your faithfulness by sending you to a ministry for you to submit under. Before God gives you wealth, He will send you to a business to serve and submit under to see if you qualify for your own wealth. If you can’t be trusted with someone else’s wealth, who will give you your own?-Luke 16:12 (GW)
- Character Test
Our character will make or break us. Your gift and talents may get you to the top but your character will keep you on top. Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”-Job 1:8 (NIV)
God knows who we really are and the power to conquer we have within us. The devil never asked God first about Job. It was God who mentioned what a great man Job was. Are you so faithful to God that God can brag about you and your character? Or are you a man God cannot brag about because of your poor character? It’s your character that qualifies you for wealth not your education or family background. If you don’t have the character to keep the wealth God wants to bless you with, God will not give you the wealth you desire.
After Job was tested in all areas He never gave up his dreams. He never even gave up his salvation because of the hard test God gave him. “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship.”-Job 1:20 (NIV) after Job lost his wealth and children he worshiped God. What a man? Can you lose your business and family and still get down on your knees to worship God? Or will you sell your character on the altar of sacrifice? The test you need to pass will not be easy.
If you want to be a billionaire or millionaire you need to pass the millionaire or billionaire character test to qualify. The size of the wealth you desire determines the size of the test you need to pass.
Be a man or woman of great character. Don’t take bribes. Don’t bribe others or look for shortcuts to wealth. Go through the test and let God deal with you and your character. The longest route to your financial success is through a shortcut. It’s going to take time before you become a billionaire. There are no get to wealth fast schemes with God, allow God to deal with you and your character in the tests. Other faithful men and women have passed God’s test, you can and will pass too. Keep on keeping on my friend.
Be fruitful, grow, shine, excel, multiply and allow God to test you. I love you.
By Ebenezer Mamabolo
An ambassador of The Kingdom of Heaven (King Ebby)
Founding father of: Igniting Dreams Within.
Photo by Drew Hays – unsplash.com/@drew_hays
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