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God wants to fill the chambers of your spiritual and natural house with precious and pleasant riches. Your part is to walk in His wisdom and to hold fast to your faith in Him. When I read through Proverbs 24, I come across verses that remind me of some spiritual landmarks in my own life where I "fought the good fight of faith" and won.

For instance, this chapter includes what I call my "house scripture" - a key passage that we stood on years ago to receive our first home debt free: "through skillful and godly wisdom is a house, a home, a family, built, and by understanding it is established on a sound and good foundation. And by knowledge shall the chambers of its every area be filled with all precious and pleasant riches" (vv. 3-4 AMP).

Isn't that a marvelous Word from God! So let's look at some faith principles in Proverbs 24 that will help fill our homes and our lives with God's precious and pleasant riches!

By 1968, Ken and I had never owned a home. Actually, we hadn't even rented a home that was really desirable! This was about the time we began to learn how to apply the Word to our lives. This was also the time we found the scripture that says to "keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another" (Rom. 13:8 AMP).

Kenneth and I had already made a commitment to obey God's Word no matter what, so when we saw this verse, we immediately stopped charging any purchases or borrowing money. Well, the one material thing in this life that I really wanted was a nice home. When I was a little girl I didn't play with dolls much but I did play "house."

To buy clothes or to have a car without debt looked impossible for us. But to pay cash for a home? I had never heard of such a thing. My mother and dad never even owned a home of their own and at this time I was in my mid 20s.

But I found scriptures to build my expectations and to make my stand for a home. One of the main scriptures I stood on was this passage in Proverbs 24. This verse bought the house and then filled it up!

I'd tell the Lord, "By faith I see both our family and our house built by the wisdom of God! I see the knowledge of God filling every chamber with precious and pleasant riches." When the situation looked impossible, I would hang on to that scripture.

The devil would say things like, "You sure can't ever have a new house now. Whoever heard of paying cash for a house? How could you ever get the money?"

But I had also found another scripture:
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient, possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
(2 Cor. 9:8 AMP)
Because of this scripture I could say in faith, "God is able! I don't have to know how He will get our new house. All I have to do is trust that He is able, and He will do it."

For a long time it looked as if there was no way we could ever own a house. Until our decision to "get out and stay out" of debt, we had borrowed money for everything we bought.

In the natural, paying cash for a home seemed so impossible. But I kept confessing, "God is able. I see my house filled with precious riches!" I didn't give up.

In the meantime, God provided us a good place to live, but it wasn't ours. It took patience to stand in faith for that house. It didn't happen in a year. It didn't happen in two years. But after six years of growing in the wisdom and knowledge of God, we purchased our first home - with cash!

We didn't go from a little rented house to a dream home in one step. God has, over these 30 years of faith, given us every home we asked for, and we have been so blessed. In the walk of faith you can't despise small beginnings. Through faith and patience you inherit the promises (Heb. 6:12).

Earlier, I discussed the law of gradual or progressive increase, and that law has been my and Ken's experience. You walk in progressive increase because you walk in progressive revelation. Your faith works according to the Word that you understand and live by.

Though we started small, now we are able to build according to Isaiah:
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes, For you shall spread abroad to the right hand and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
(Isa. 54:2-3 AMP)
There are other house scriptures that you can stand on as you believe for the perfect home for your family. God promises that the seed of the righteous "shall be mighty upon earth. Wealth and riches shall be in his house" (Ps. 112:2-3). He also says that "the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish" (Prov. 14:11).

I saw two more house promises while working on a book: "Every wise woman builds her house" (Prov. 14:1 AMP), and "God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land" (Ps. 68:6 AMP).

These scriptures will produce a harvest of blessing in your home and in your life as you hold fast to your faith and do what you know to do according to the Word. God will give you a home filled with the love of God and precious treasures.

God remembers what He hears. He never forgets to reward you when you walk in honor of Him and hold fast to your confession of faith in His ability and goodness. Your part is to keep walking in God's wisdom - what He says is right. God's commitment is to fill the chambers of your spiritual and natural house with precious and pleasant riches!

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.

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