To Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory. – Ephesians 3:20-21
The covenant is central to God’s relationships with mankind. God uses His covenanted relationships with people to accomplish His purposes throughout history. In Old Testament times, God provided the tabernacle in the wilderness as the center of covenant activity for the Israelites. The 12 tribes situated themselves around the tabernacle, where the cloud of glory was. When they went into the Promised Land, a temple was built, and this became the center of covenant activity.
Today, the center of covenant activity is the local church. This is the epicenter of God using the covenant to manage His kingdom. First Timothy 3:15 says the church is “the pillar and support of the truth.” The local church holds God’s Word, and His people are fed there by His Word. From that nourishment, the people engage in dynamic ministry, and the impact of the kingdom spreads.
According to Deuteronomy 8:18, God gives His people the power to increase through financial and spiritual blessings. God isn’t against prosperity, but He is against wasting it or letting it rule our lives. He wants us to use what we have for His glory and purposes, and He wants to give us even more to use for the furthering of His kingdom. But the question is, can He trust us with more? Are we honoring Him with what we have right now?
What you do with what you have will influence the level of your blessing.