Kenneth Copeland — The End-Time Transfer of Wealth
As you study the subject of prosperity, it becomes clear that God is a God of justice as well as mercy. He is fair in all His dealings. In His Word, He has given clear instruction of how to live a godly life, which is the foundation for prosperity. When we are obedient to follow His ways, He will take care of us and bless us. But those who refuse to go God’s way will have a different outcome. Psalm 37:28 in The Amplified Bible says, “The Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved for ever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.” And Proverbs 28:8 says, “He who by charging excessive interest and by unjust efforts to get gain increases his material possession, gathers it for him [to spend] who is kind and generous to the poor.” It is an immutable law that one cannot truly prosper in all areas of life if he does not serve and obey God (see Deuteronomy 28:15-68). God prospers those who love and obey Him.
Some people may feel that God is taking a long time to fulfill some of His promises, but 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord does not delay and be tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance” (The Amplified Bible). God is giving the unrighteous plenty of time to repent, however, He is well aware of what they are doing in the meantime (Proverbs 5:21, 15:3). They may appear to prosper through evildoing, but their success will be short-lived (James 5:1-4; Psalm 37:7-9). The Word of God indicates that in the last days, there will be a transfer of wealth from the hands of the wicked to the hands of the just. God is actually giving sinners the job of storing up wealth for the righteous (Ecclesiastes 2:26).
That wealth can come into the kingdom of God in different ways. There are those who receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and bring their resources with them. This is really what God wants for all sinners—to have them become a part of the family of God. Then they can become partakers of the blessings of God.
Another way the wealth can be transferred is through faith and the Word of God operating in believers’ lives—such as through the hundredfold return. People who are increasing their giving as they grow will see ever-increasing returns on their giving—as the reservoirs that have held riches from unjust gain are tapped. The wicked rich who refuse to obey God will begin to see their wealth dwindle. Riches will return to the hands of the givers.
So learn to give. Get your words in line with God’s Word. Believe for the hundredfold return—and for the wealth of the wicked to come into your hands, because “The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22).