Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Pastor Creflo A. Dollar: Read the Fine Print
You may have heard the cliché, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you”; however, that is not true. Ignorance is an enemy that will always cost you something. This truth is applicable in both the natural and spiritual realms. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” In the Hebrew, the word destroy means “cut off.” When you lack knowledge, you are cut off from the things of God. It is essential for you to be aware of your covenant rights when standing on His promises. The covenant-minded Christian is sure to experience manifestation in his or her life.
God is a covenant-keeping God. He is faithful to perform the terms of His agreement with you. His responsibility is to bless, multiply, increase and prosper you (Genesis 17:1-10). However, you must do your part as outlined in Deuteronomy 10:12-13:
And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
Your part of the agreement is to understand the covenant and believe, obey and rest in God. As a result, you can partake of His resources. Whatever belongs to God also belongs to you.
Prosperity is a covenant issue. God must prosper you because of the covenant He has established with you (Deuteronomy 8:17-18). You have been given the power (ability, enablement or anointing) to get wealth so that God can bless all families of the earth through you!
The next time you go to God in prayer, approach Him with the covenant on your mind. Put Him in remembrance of His Word by showing Him, through your confessions, that you are aware of your rights. After you have prayed, rest in His promises. While waiting for manifestation, allow the covenant to act as an anchor for your soul. Don’t allow anything to disturb your rest. God’s promises are immutable and unchangeable (Hebrews 6:17-18). You can have confidence that after you have patiently endured, you will receive the promise (Hebrews 6:13-18; 10:35-36). Your covenant partner will never let you down!
The only way to God is through His covenant. However, if you are ignorant of your covenant, you are without hope and without Him in this world (Ephesians 2:12). Without hope, you have no reason to expect anything from the Father. You cannot hope for something that you do not know exists. Sadly, ignorance of your covenant rights limits God, because His actions are based on your understanding and practice of them. Simply put, knowledge of your rights is the key to receiving your inheritance. Build an image of the covenant in your heart by taking the time to study God’s Word—read the fine print. God never changes, and His promises are true for you!