In the morning session of the fifth day of the convention, Bishop T.V Adelakun delivered a sermon on “Covenant Wealth.” The sermon explored the concepts of wealth, riches, and money, highlighting their different characteristics and values
- God is the distributor of wealth, and He is the giver of riches. Haggai 2:8, Psalm 50:10, Proverbs 13:22, Genesis 26:12-14, and Genesis 13:2 were referenced to emphasize these points.
- Accessing covenant wealth requires certain requirements:
- Righteousness: Psalm 113:1-3 highlights the importance of living a righteous life to access God’s blessings and covenant wealth.
- Service: Exodus 23:25 emphasizes the connection between serving God and receiving His blessings.
- Obedience: Obedience to God’s commands and guidance is crucial for accessing covenant wealth.
The sermon also addressed myths and lies about covenant wealth:
- Money is money, and the source doesn’t matter: The sermon emphasized that the source of money matters, and money that comes from God is good.
- Money is evil: The sermon clarified that money itself is not evil, but the love of money is.
- You can’t be rich if you are serving God: The sermon debunked this myth, stating that serving God does not hinder His blessings and that money should serve and worship us, not the other way around.
- Money is synonymous with poverty: The sermon challenged the notion that wealth and riches lead to poverty.
- Wealth and riches will send you to hell: The sermon clarified that wealth and riches themselves are not the issue, but how they are obtained and used.
- Wealth and riches will lead you to adultery: The sermon emphasized that money does not make a person adulterous; it is a matter of character and personal choices.
- Prosperity messages are materialistic: The sermon addressed the misconception that prosperity messages are solely focused on material possessions, highlighting the holistic nature of biblical prosperity.