The Power To Get Wealth



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.

Deuteronomy 8:18

This is the very verse that convinced me that God wants me (and us) to be wealthy. If not, then why would He give us the power to get wealth? It'd be for nothing then, to get this power but not plan or aim to get wealthy. However, I know that God whom I serve is a God of purpose, and what He sends out doesn't return void, especially when it comes to His promises and covenant that He had set - if He had said that He had given us the power to get wealth, then I know that this power to get wealth is already within me, and it's for me to get wealthy.

God has never intended for any of His sons and daughters and followers to be poor and live in poverty - that is actually not biblical in nature. The idea of poverty is holy comes from the lying devil, who wants you to be poor. It is the same lying devil who robs and steals from you (see John 10:10) and his ultimate aim is for you to have a poverty mentality to keep you and your generations poor...so that you cannot do anything for the glory of God.

God on the other hand, has said before that He wants you to prosper. He has declared that He has already given you the power to get wealth. He is serious about wanting you to get wealthy - you see, He doesn't just talk about getting you wealthy, He first gives you the power to get wealth and then tells you that He's already given you the power.

Here's the part that most believers struggle with-what does power to get wealth mean? Some people say it's divine favor, such as quicker promotions. Some says that you'd be given more creative ideas to boost your business.

I'd like to share with you what came into my mind one day when I was praying and thinking, and I was actually feeling frustrated as one of my colleagues was telling me that who doesn't believe that one has to live life working. Who doesn't believe that life has got anything to do with work. Who rejects work. Who wants to live the life of doing nothing but spending time with loved ones, just swimming, sipping tea and that's it. Who envies people who can go on holidays, who are born into rich families or has a "luckier" life. Who believes that she will instantly be brought to her place of richest by luck, it seems.

That got me really riled up, as it seems as my antithesis, because I strongly believe and advocate in work. I live to work, not because of work per se, but because I believe that God's purpose lie in me working. I believe His design for me was for work, like how He designed Adam to work in the garden of Eden. Of course, also for communion with Him.

So I started praying and talking to God, and He revealed to me that when He says that He has given us to power to get wealth. If I will take and assume one dimension and with a constant velocity, this can be simplified to:

Power = Work / Time

Power (To Get Wealth) = Work / Time (To Get Wealth)

It seems that He has given us to power to get wealth, which translates to working over a period of time to get wealth. What is not defined is how much work and how much time, to get how much wealth.

However, what I know is that Work is Force x Distance, and Force is Mass x Acceleration, which means that

Power (To Get Wealth) = Mass x Acceleration x Distance / Time (To Get Wealth)

So when God said that He has given us to power to get wealth, it seems to me that He has given us a certain mass which can accelerate over a certain distance which is work, over a certain period of time to get wealth.

It seems that in the end, to get wealth, we have to work. Hmm. I seem to have strayed from my original point, and now there's two points:

  1. That God wants us to prosper, that's why He had given us the power to get wealth.

  2. That to get wealth, I always thought that it involves working...and I'm proven right in the physics version of power defined.

So God wants to prosper us like how He prospered Abraham, whom He made to prosper in all things (see Genesis 24:1), but the key is that God did this so He can fulfill the covenant He made with Abraham. God gave Abraham the power to get wealth, and he became rich in "flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys". (Genesis 24:35) His son, Isaac, inherited his possessions and was also empowered by God to get wealth, so he became "very prosperous". (Genesis 26:13) God also gave Abraham's grandson, Jacob, the power to get wealth, and he grew "exceedingly prosperous". (Genesis 30:43)

God's promise that Abraham and his seed would possess the earth or be heirs of the world was not based on obedience to the law, but on the righteousness of faith. (Romans 4:13) And because you are in Christ and righteous by faith, you are Abraham's seed and an heir of the world according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29) Are heirs of the world poor? Of course not!

My friend, God wants you to be prosperous, not just inwardly but outwardly too. (3 John 1:2) So today, even if you don't have a cent in your pocket, remember the Lord your God. It is He who gives you the power to get wealth, so that He may establish His covenant with Abraham!

God has given you to power to get wealth, so go out there, hone your skills and keep working hard - you will become rich in Jesus name.



join the passive income family

Don't drown in the details - get the free fundamentals of passive income and early retirement and make your first $100 online.

Join the passive income family & newsletter below and get a bonus "Boring Blueprint To Passive Income & Early Retirement"

  • Learn how I started with less than $100 in my bank account from 2005-2008
  • ...turned my life and money around and by 2014
  • ...paid up my $390,000 flat in full in less than 5 years
  • ...starting making USD 40+ online per month
  • ...invested in dividend stocks for passive dividend income for recurring cashflow...for life!

You will also get subscriber-only Passive Income Tips, Starting & Growing Online Businesses Updates, Special Offers/Discounts and More - see you on the inside!

Talk soon!


Nigel

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

No spam ever - your email is never shared and you can unsubscribe anytime with one click.

Enjoyed this article? Share it with your friends by clicking one of the buttons:

Even better - share your thoughts and comments below:


Back To Top

Search In NigelChua

Current Projects

Nigel Chua

Nalco Group

Therapy Entrepreneurs

Xtend Health Asia

Wisdom Of Seneca

Bee Pollen For Health

#1 Recommended Online Business University And Platform

Solo Build It!

More than 95% of my online businesses and publishing works use the Solo Build It platform, for good reason. Find out here.



GetResponse Email Marketing

Building a relationship with your audience, customers and readers are highly important for any offline and online business, and I recommend GetResponse for their services, great price, ease-of-use.

Try GetResponse today (1st month free)

Bonus: learn how to use an email autoresponder



The Hoth

TheHoth can help to outsource your guest posting, article writing and backlinking marketing activities. Visit them here.



Google Suite

Google Suite (GSuite) is THE recommended Google tools for email, calendar, documents, sheets - for productivity  and communication.

GSuite/GMail one month free trial available here.



Shopify

Shopify has made it very easy to start an ecommerce business, solving most of the tech and logistical barriers and even has product suppliers with Oberlo!

Try Shopify today

Books I'm Reading

Holy Bible

Tribe Of Mentors

Seneca Letters From A Stoic

Seneca On The Shortness Of Life

See my full book/read list here.

Blogs I'm Following

Tim Ferriss

Pat Flynn

Tony Robbins

Ramit Sethi

Personal Goals

SGD 2,000,000 invested in dividend stocks with average 5% returns per annum by 45

SGD 2,000,000 in cryptocurrency

Owning, affording and living in a landed property in Singapore (or relocated to another country without worry of money) by 40

Publish at least one book by 40 years old

Online businesses serve readers and clients well (ie readers make more money, have happier/freer life etc), and website makes SGD 10,000 per month

Ongoing: spend more quality time with children, wife, family, bible, God.