10 Powerful Biblical Keys To Financial Breakthrough

It is the will of God that we prosper financially and otherwise. Here are 10 Biblical keys to financial breakthrough, as seen in the holy scriptures.
Most prayer requests sent to various ministries daily often relate to financial challenges. If you are a minister of the gospel, you will agree with me that most of those who come to you asking for prayers, often end up asking for prayers for their finances.

10 Biblical Keys To Financial Breakthrough

It is true that we live in tough times. But even with the fast dwindling economy and high inflation rate, the Almighty promised to take care of us—and will continue doing so till the very end. 

Isaiah 46:4 NIV
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

The will of the Lord for us is that we prosper and be in good health, even as our soul prospers (3 John 1:2). This is not the pseudo-prosperity that lacks substantial scriptural basis, but faithful words proceeding from the mouth of our Heavenly Father. 

The prosperity the Lord has promised us in 3 John 1:2 doesn't just end at healthy living. It is all-round prosperity—including financial. Without finances, it's very difficult to live a healthy life. Financial prosperity is part and parcel of God's prosperity package for us. 

Haggai 2:8 ESV
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts.

According to Haggai 2:3, we see that money belongs to God. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1). Our God is not poor, and He doesn't want us poor either. 

I understand that whenever a prosperity message is preached, most Christians retract back into their shell to raise defenses against a seeming deception. Yet, the same Christians pray everyday asking God to meet their needs (which includes finances). What hypocrisy! 

Imagine being instructed by the Lord to host a crusade that would win thousands of souls for Him, but the finances for that crusade isn't available. By common sense, we know that no one could achieve such a feat without money. 

God has money. It is not part of His plan for us that we live in abject financial lack. We are not supposed to ask money from the devil while serving God. There are too many benefits for following the true God—and that includes financial blessing.

Philippians 4:19 NLT
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

No good and rich father expects his children to be poor and wretched. Financial allocation is part of God's divine plan to us, given for the fulfillment of the assignment and ministry He has given us on earth. 

The Psalmist once said, 
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” - Psalm 37:25 BSB

Contary to a popular notion among some Christians, being a Christian doesn't mean one must become subject to undue suffering and permanent financial lack on earth. God is not wicked. We are not appointed to uselessness on earth. 

That said, the one who doesn't want a Christian to have money is Satan the devil. Also, the love of money is the root of evil (1 Timothy 6:10), not money itself. If money were evil, the enemy wouldn't be attacking our finances so desperately. 

Our God is good, and His will for us is good. He wants us to prosper financially, because the financial prosperity of a Christian is Heaven's gain. 

The Lord has revealed to us in His Word, the secrets to drawing down His financial allocation for our use on earth. Let us explore them as follows:

10 Keys To Financial Breakthrough

The reason why people need financial breakthrough in the first place, is because finances don't come easy—especially to Christians. There are many ungodly things a worldly person would do to make money with ease, but a child of God won't be able to do such. Hence, we have to look up to our God and follow the principles He has given us in His Word. 

1. Acknowledge God As Your Source 

The individual who longs to lay hold of financial breakthrough from God and retain its blessings, must first learn to acknowledge God as their source. 

Deuteronomy 8:18 BSB
But remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers even to this day.

A Christian who refuses to acknowledge God as their source risks losing their financial blessing. God will interpret their behaviour as pride—and that's the perfect word for it. Credits must always be given to whom it's due. 

The parable of the rich fool (as seen in Luke 12:13-21) leaves us a valuable lesson to learn. 

Luke 12:18-19 NLT
Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”ΚΌ

The rich fool was conceited in himself. After making so much harvest, the first and only thought that occurred to him was how to store up his harvest, relax and enjoy it. 

He felt he made such great progress as a result of his efforts, so he believed he deserved to pamper himself with it. He failed to acknowledge and give glory to God who gave him such a bountiful harvest.

Not only did the rich fool take pride in his ability to garner wealth for himself, but he also went further to trust in his wealth for his sustenance. 

God responded to this act of egocentricism by letting the rich fool know that, neither the power to make wealth nor the ability to stay alive comes from man. 

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’” - Luke 12:20

The point here is to always acknowledge God as the source behind all sources of income we have. Are you working and earning your money? Acknowledge God as your source! Give Him the glory due Him. Because without Him, you would have neither gotten the job nor be in good health to work it. 

Even when we are receiving financial assistance from others, God doesn't expect us to idolize those who are assisting us financially, or see them as our source. 

Financial assistance from people is an integral part of divine connections from God. Acknowledge the One who gives you power to make wealth! 

2. Prioritize God Over Money

Sometimes, a person's desire and desperation for money can be so obvious that others will easily spot it. It's a known fact that everyone needs money, but we shouldn't allow our desire for money to outweigh our desire for God. 

Diverse keys to financial breakthrough are scattered throughout scriptures. One of them is seen in Matthew 6:33, viz:

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33 literally says, “Chase after God first, and money will follow you.” 

This doesn't in any way mean that we should be idle and only focus on attending church programmes from Monday to Sunday. It means that, in our order of life priority, God should come first before any other thing—including money. 

Many are not prospering financially because they have elevated money to the throne of their hearts. Many who tend to be financially prosperous have already lost their connection with God in the course of making their money. 

The truth remains that, no man can chase after God and money with the same zeal, at the same time, and gain both of them. Money can be intoxicating when it's allowed to control a person. If you're going to chase after money with all your heart, you're going to lose God. We've seen this play out on several occasions, even in the Bible.

Matthew 19:21-23
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 

Desiring money more than God is detrimental to your very existence as a person. In his conversation with the young man in Matthew 19, our Lord Jesus Christ showed us an example of how this can happen.  

The said young man had two options right before him: either to choose God and lose his wealth, or choose his wealth and lose God. After a careful consideration, he chose his wealth over God, losing God in the process. 

After that incident, we never heard from this rich young man again. But you can guess how his life turned out afterwards. If you choose money over God—it's a foolish choice—because you're going to lose both God and money at the end of the day. But when you choose God, you will have everything. 

As Christians, we need to avoid the temptation to love and chase after money more than God. 

We have to nail that deadly greed to the cross, if we must obtain and retain financial breakthrough from God. The Almighty doesn't want to find money contending with Him for the place of the king in your heart. 

3. Work With Your Hands

Nobody should expect financial breakthrough if they are not ready to work and earn money legitimately.

Even the early Apostles who trekked long distances to preach the gospel, also had side hustles that fetched them money for their daily upkeep. They were not depending on the Church to feed and clothe them. 

1 Thessalonians 2:9
For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

The concept of “miracle money” as popularised by many modern-day preachers today, have been taken out of its scriptural context and misinterpreted to mean that God will cause money to “miraculously” appear in our bags and pockets. 

If God truly gives money that way, then there wouldn't be any need for man to work anymore. We all should say a word of prayer, get comfy in our beds and expect money to rain through the ceiling. 

Last time I checked, God isn't a magician and hasn't started performing magic tricks yet. The modernised concept of miracle money negates God's very word. 

2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

Have it at the back of your mind that, God isn't going to bless the thin air and cause money to rain on us. God blesses and prospers us when we are working. We have to give God something to bless. 

Even when God decides to bless us financially through other people, there has to be something very valuable we are working for Him to guarantee such a blessing. God isn't going to bless anyone simply because they exist. 

Financial breakthrough won't come to idle Christians. If you are expecting financial breakthrough, then you should already be working for it. Not just praying and sleeping.

4. Be A Giver

Giving is one powerful key to financial prosperity that many are not harnessing. Storing up wealth only for oneself is an act of greed and selfishness, that doesn't guarantee financial security. 

Deuteronomy 15:10 NIV
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

There is a saying that “givers never lack.” This saying is founded in scriptures. A common scripture like Matthew 6:38 backs it. 

Matthew 6:38 ESV
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

God doesn't go against His Word. If you give generously, you will receive the measure of blessing alloted to your good deed, according to the holy scriptures. 

One of the safest financial investments with good ROI that a Christian can make is giving. The Bible tells us that it's more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). And the easiest way to have stagnant financial flow is to be greedy and selfish with your money. 

Proverbs 11:24 NKJV
There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.

Many consider selfishness and self-centeredness as wisdom, but in the Kingdom, we know that the secret to multiplying is scattering. A Christian who desires to live in financial abundance must be selfless. 

Surprisely, you'll often discover that those who don't like giving love receiving gifts from others instead. Even the gifts they receive from others, they make it habit to not share with anyone. Watch closely the life of such people, if there is any good and new thing happening in their life, financial breakthrough won't be among. 

5. Exercise Faith In God For Financial Success

After these other principles are already in operation in your life, you have to go ahead and exercise faith and trust in God for financial breakthrough. 

Matthew 6:30 
But if God thus clothes the grass of the field, existing today and tomorrow being thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

It will be futile to work so hard, while doubting that God will change your financial status. God knows that you have done your part by working; He is supposed to lay His hand upon your endeavors and bring about abundance. 

But if you haven't been trusting Him for financial breakthrough, then it's not going to come. You have to learn to trust God for your daily upkeep and everything you need in life—including money. 
The Bible tells us that, without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Anyone who asks a thing from God should ask in faith without wavering. A faithless person shouldn't expect to receive from God (James 1:7). 

In other words, even after meeting other requirements that can guarantee financial breakthrough, unbelief can become a stumbling block to the manifestation of your breakthrough. 

Once we know that we have met the requirements for a financial blessing from God, we would do ourselves so much good by trusting God to do His own part. 

6. Honour God With Your Wealth 

The scripture that talks about honouring God with our wealth (Proverbs 3:9), is often misused to refer to tithing. 

I'll like to remind us today that, there are people who are paying their tithes and at the same time, pouring larger sums of their money into unfruitful and ungodly things. 

Paying tithes doesn't necessarily mean that one is honouring God with their wealth. Honouring God with our wealth implies that we invest our wealth in things that please God. 

As a Christian, the things that we spend even the smallest amount of the money God has given us on, matters a lot!

For instance, so many sins people commit daily require money; they have to spend money to purchase the sin. One shouldn't use the money God has given them to fund the works of darkness, while expecting God to bless their finances in return. 

A lot of people complain about not experiencing any form of financial breakthrough, despite the fact that they are working hard for money. But if you check their life closely, you will discover that they are using the little money they have to fund their sins daily. 

If God is the source of your finances, you cannot grow your finances by using it in a way that dishonours Him. 

Even randomly giving out money to strangers is unwise. God expects and instructs us to give, yet we should be led in our giving. 

We should be led by the Holy Spirit in spending the money God has given us, so that we don't end up losing what we already have, instead of gaining more. 

7. Stay Obedient To God

Obedience to God brings financial security. Everyone who expects to receive and sustain financial breakthrough from God, must not compromise their obedience to God

Isaiah 1:19 ESV
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. 

The fruit of the land is the reward for obedience, the rebellious doesn't have access to it. God rewards our obedience to Him and His Word by blessing us with abundance of resources. 

1 John 5:18 NIV
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.

Through obedience, the blessings of God are also sustained; the enemy cannot gate-crash to rob us of those blessings. 

By staying obedient to God, our financial breakthrough, financial prosperity and financial protection is guaranteed. 

8. Stay Grateful And Thankful

If we are always in good spirit, or suddenly become grateful and thankful to God only when more money shows up in our life, then we are not truly grateful. God can see through the facade of false and pretentious gratefulness. 

We are instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to give thanks in all circumstances. Be it in good or what we deem as 'bad' times, the attitude of gratefulness must not be absent from our lives. 

Gratefulness validates to God the genuineness of our faith in Him. When God sees that we are always grateful and thankful for the 'little' He has done for us, it shows Him that we have absolute trust in Him. He will be motivated to do more for us.

Whereas, the attitude of grumbling only proves faithlessness, ingratitude and lack of contentment. That isn't what we should be showing God. 

Therefore, genuine attitude of gratefulness for our present financial status, will often open for us more doors of financial blessings from God. 

9. Stay Prayed Up

The major reason why we should stay prayed up concerning our finances is to protect it from the enemy. The Bible tells us that Satan is a thief. The enemy came to steal, to kill and to destroy (John 10:10). 

One of the major attacks of the enemy will always be directed towards the finances of Believers. 

Many Christians today are experiencing financial lack, not because God isn't blessing them financially, but because the enemy robs them of those blessings the moment it gets to them. 

Not only that the enemy hinders people's access to the financial doors God has opened for them, but he also goes on to attempt robbing them of the little money they already have. 

People wake up to discover that their bank account got hacked and emptied. Things like this don't happen by chance. They're often carefully plotted and executed by the enemy through his human agents. 

I don't subscribe to the idea that people have to fast and pray everyday, bugging God to give them money. If the above principles discussed in this article are practiced, God will bless us financially. 

But praying over your finances to keep the enemy's hands off it, is one thing you shouldn't joke with. When God gives you financial breakthrough, you have the responsibility to cover your finances through prayer, to prevent the enemy from tampering with it. 

10. Cease From Expecting The Worst

It is right, scriptural and acceptable to pray over your finances. But don't do it because you are expecting the worst to happen. 

We've learned from scriptures that Job lived in fear because of his riches. Then the Bible also tells us that the very thing Job feared eventually happened to him. This isn't a good behavior for Christians to emulate. 

Job 3:25 NIV 
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
I've heard many say that rich people barely sleep comfortably because they are always afraid someone might break into their home, to kill or rob them. Remember that fear attracts the very thing one is afraid of. 

We have to put fear of the unknown far away from us, when God prospers us financially. A Christian shouldn't live in fear of what might go wrong in the next minute, because of the financial blessings God has bestowed on them. 

The same God who blessed you financially can as well safeguard your finances, and keep it far from the enemy's reach. Your responsibility is just to pray, not to fear. 

Final Thoughts On Keys To Financial Breakthrough

Financial breakthrough is the birthright of every genuine child of God. It is part and parcel of God's supreme will and plan for us—right from the foundations of the earth. 

I believe it is obvious from today's teaching that God has money, God gives money, and He is always willing to bless us financially. 

It is necessary we are reminded again that, God won't bless us financially simply because we exist. God doesn't pay people for existing. 

There are scriptual principles that must be followed, in order to receive and sustain financial breakthrough from God. 

Beloved, I trust that you learned something new today, after reading our article on Biblical keys to financial breakthrough. 

Thanks for reading. God bless you.
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