“Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause, and let them say continually, “let the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant." Psalm 35:27
1. God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants who favor His righteous cause.
"For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." (1Tim 6:10) Money is not the root of all evil. Rather, it’s the love of money or a wrong relationship with financial and material things. You can have this even when you have no money. Money takes on the character and the nature of the person whose hands it is in. When it’s in the hands of a righteous person, it will be used for righteous purposes. When it’s in the hands of an evil person it will be used for evil. (Matt 6:33) “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you." If you do this, you will inherit everything and miss out on nothing.
2. You favor Gods righteous cause by:
i. Making His work your priority.
ii. Using what He has blessed you with to further His work.
In Luke 5:3-7, Peter let Jesus use his fishing boat as a pulpit from which to preach to the multitude. Then the miracle of increase and multiplication took place. Peter knew how to fish, but Jesus knew where the fish were biting. He knows how to grow your business when you link it to His business!
3. Sacrifice releases the power of God
A young lad was willing to give his small lunch to Jesus. (John 6:8-14) This young man’s sacrifice released the life and miracle working power of Christ and five thousand hungry men were fed. The principle we learn here, is that your little becomes much when it’s placed in the Master’s hands.
(Rom 12:1) “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” It’s not unreasonable for Christ to ask believers to sacrifice something for the gospel’s sake!
The first church I ever planted grew to be one of the largest churches of its kind in Canada. Then the Lord spoke to my heart in 1988 and told me to release it to my associate pastor and start Victory Churches of Canada. This movement is built on the sacrifices of a lot of people. What is built on sacrifice the Devil cannot destroy!! Read Psalm 50:5.
4. God favors and honors His obedient servants
“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.” (Prov 11:24)
The first time I ever released a key leader to plant another church, the Lord spoke to my heart from this passage of scripture and said, “For everyone you release I will give you two of like quality and character.” When I did my part, God did His part and multiplied our leadership base. (John 12:26) “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me, and where I am, there My servant will also be. If anyone serves Me, him will My Father honor."
May you live in God’s favor as you favor God’s righteous cause!
Dr George Hill
Apostolic Founder and President of Victory Churches International