Look closely at Psalm 115:16: "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; but the earth He has given to the children of men."

The wealth of the earth is not for those who are living for greed or lust or selfishness. It is for those who walk with God and have put Him first in their life. The world has misused wealth and its power for ungodly or personal gain, and not the purpose for which God gave it. Wealth and riches are given to us for the purpose of establishing the covenant of God.

Deuteronomy 8 says:
And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
(v. 18)
God gives you the power to get wealth. His wisdom and anointing empower you to possess the wealth and riches for the purpose of establishing—to set up, ordain or to prove—His covenant.

God made a covenant with Abraham and established it again with Isaac and Jacob. In that covenant, He promised to bless and multiply them and their seed. He is bound to His Word, and therefore He is bound to bring that increase into your life if you will walk by faith with Him.

It is time for the increase of the people of God to be, "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20). It is the day for increase to come and the message of faith in God to flourish.

As you increase, you are able to use that wealth to further establish God's covenant in others. The ultimate plan for your increase is in order that the message and power of His covenant may be brought to all people worldwide.

Lay hold on your covenant, and God will establish His covenant of increase in you.

Source: Breaking Financial Barriers by Dennis Burke.
Excerpt permission granted by Dennis Burke Publications