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How many Christians do you know right now who are just barely hanging on financially? How many do you know who are looking for a miracle to get them through a critical time of shortage and lack? Unless I miss my guess, you know quite a few. You may even be among them yourself.

If so, I know what you're going through. Financially speaking, several years ago, I went through the toughest years of my life and ministry. During that time it seemed the pressure never ceased. It's not that God didn't deliver us. He did! He rescued us from disaster over and over again.

Yet as soon as one financial miracle came - another impossible situation rose up right behind it. We literally lived from one financial miracle to the next.

I don't mind telling you that, even though I was grateful for those miracles (and this ministry wouldn't have survived without them), I got tired of living that way.

"Well, Brother Jerry, isn't that just part of living by faith?" you ask. "Isn't it God's plan for us to believe Him every day for enough to get by?" No, it isn't. God has impressed on me that His will for us is much higher than that.

A Covenant of Increase
God's covenant with us isn't a "just get by" covenant. It's a covenant of supernatural increase. That's proven again and again throughout the Bible. Psalm 115 says:
O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
(Ps. 115:9-14)
I know material wealth makes religious people nervous, but God has no problem with it. It wouldn't bother Him at all if it took every bank in town to hold all your increase, as long as you remembered and honored Him as the God of increase (See Deut. 8:11). In fact, Psalm 35:27 says the Lord "hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!"

God's kind of prosperity isn't sporadic, either. It doesn't just come occasionally to get you out of a financial jam. No, we've already seen that it increases you "more and more."

The "R.K. Harrison Translation of Hebrew Into Current English" says it like this: "May the Lord give you continual prosperity." Continual prosperity! Continual means without interruption. If there's no interruption in my prosperity, I won't have to live on financial miracles!

Continual prosperity is a lifestyle without scarceness. A lifestyle without lack. What's more, Deuteronomy 28:11 says, "The Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity" (AMP).

A surplus means there's more than enough! Most of us have thought, if we could just get our needs met, we'd be prosperous. But that's a shallow version of what God calls prosperity.

He says prosperity is having a surplus. He says, "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children" (Prov. 13:22). Notice how much higher His thoughts are than our thoughts.

In His estimation of increase, not only are all your needs met, but also you have enough left over to help somebody else and enough in store for two generations after you!

How do we walk in that kind of increase? The first step is to begin to expect it. We'll never experience continual, supernatural prosperity until we elevate our thinking to God's level and enlarge our capacity to receive.

We must be able to see it happen with the eyes of our heart. When we have that image on the inside of us, God will be able to deliver it to us. Our only limitation is our own thinking.

A Reward for the Diligent
Let me warn you, though, this kind of increase is not something you're going to experience overnight. It's not something that will happen after just a week or two. It takes commitment.

God told Moses in Deuteronomy 28:1, "It shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments...that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth." Diligence means to make a steady effort to accomplish. A diligent person never backs off. Never quits. Never gives up.

As I've studied the Word, I've found that supernatural increase comes to faithful and diligent people. People who have a determination to hold fast to God's Word no matter how impossible the circumstances may seem.

Galatians 6:9 says, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." There is a due season for those who are diligent and faithful. There is a set time, a designated moment when God rewards those who diligently seek Him" (Heb. 11:6).

Time for a Change
I want you to know, I've come to my "due season" and I'm enjoying it. I've enlarged my thinking and set my sights on the good land where there is no scarceness or lack. I intend to live in continual prosperity.

I've made up my mind, I'm not going to live from one financial miracle to the next anymore. If I can believe God to bail me out when I'm almost at rock bottom, then I can believe God for continual prosperity! Praise God, I am blessed of the Lord, and as Proverbs 10:22 says, "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."

Now don't misunderstand. I'm not telling you to get your eyes on riches. I'm telling you to be faithful to God and simply expect Him to fulfill the covenant of increase. If you'll do that, you won't have to get your eyes on riches and wealth. In fact, you won't even have to pursue them.

They'll chase you down! God said, "All these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deut. 28:2).

He didn't say you'd come on the blessings and overtake them. If you're pursuing the blessings, you have it backward. Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33).

Due season has come. It's time for us to tear down the fences of limitation in our lives and believe God to enlarge our borders. It's time to stop living from financial miracle to financial miracle and start living in continual prosperity. I'm ready, aren't you?

Source: One Word From God Can Change Your Finances by Jerry Savelle.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Jerry Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God's help. While he considered himself a "nobody," when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God's faithfulness and Dr. Savelle's "no quit" attitude, his life is totally different than it was thirty-eight years ago.

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