“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great” (Genesis 26:12-13).
By natural laws, Isaac shouldn’t have gotten the harvest he did when he sowed in the land of Gerar. There was a terrible famine, meaning that the economic factors were adverse to his prosperity. Everyone else who ventured into agriculture turned up with nothing. But there was something about Isaac that made his case different—he was Abraham’s seed.
God had said to Abraham, “…I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). God invoked in the man the empowerment to prosper. It didn’t matter where Abraham or his descendants found themselves—they functioned by a different set of rules! They weren’t affected by the economy of the nation where they lived, for they functioned by divine principles. Isaac smartly keyed into this, and his prosperity was mind-blowing. He prospered so much that the Philistines envied him (Genesis 26:14); the same thing happened in the lives of his own children.
Abraham’s physical descendant didn’t need to look for the “lucrative business” of the day for they were themselves the symbols of prosperity! They functioned by heavens economy. They weren’t dominated by market forces, economic downturns or inflation; they grew bigger and faster than inflation. It ought to be the same with you, for the Bible says, “if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29).
The same blessings God pronounced on Abraham are yours! The divine enablement to prosper and succeed has been invoked upon your life! Others may lament the inflation and prevalent economic crunch in the world today, but you have a different song! Why? You’re Abraham’s seed; you operate heaven’s economy! You’re the icon of supernatural prosperity.
I belong to Christ; therefore I’m Abraham’s seed; an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Christ! I’m the symbol of wealth and prosperity everywhere I go. I carry my own atmosphere of increase and riches; such that I’m totally unaffected by the economic situation of the country where I live! I declare that I grow bigger and faster than inflation; this is my heritage, as the seed of Abraham!
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )