Many people associate the concept of exchange in the Kingdom of God as wrong. However, throughout the Word of God, we see that God’s Kingdom operates according to a system of exchange. In fact, everything we do in life requires an exchange. It is through supernatural exchange that we participate in the anointing or the divine enablement of God.

  1. “Abram was grateful that God helped him win in battle. Therefore, he gave his tithe to the high priest” (Genesis 14:17-20).
    1. By doing so, Abram was honoring God with His wealth. He was making a divine exchange.
    2. When we honor God with our wealth, He honors us by blessing our finances (Proverbs 3:9, 10, AMP).
  2. “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
    1. Covetousness is an unhealthy yearning for wealth.
    2. We should not waste our lives being consumed with wealth.
      1. Some people focus so much on gaining wealth that they forget to value people.
      2. We should realize that there is much more to life than material things.
    3. “Wealth [not earned] but gained in haste, or unjustly, or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use, [such as riches] will dwindle away; but he who gathers little by little will increase them (Proverbs 13:11, AMP).
  3. “He that believeth on the son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).
    1. We can have life when we believe on Jesus. Our lives should be consumed and focused on Him, not material things.
      1. However, we shouldn’t pretend that we have no need for money.
      2. Material things are needed to survive here on the earth. We need food, clothing, water, etc.
      3. Money enables us to live comfortably.
      4. However, the Holy Spirit gives us a deep, inner comfort that no material item can give.
  4. Miraculous multiplication is derived from materials already available.
    1. Supernatural multiplication took place when:
      1. Jesus turned water into wine. In order to have wine, the water pots had to first be filled with water (John 2:5-8).
      2. Jesus fed more than five thousand people from only two small fish and five barley loaves (John 6:9-13).
      3. A widow, during a famine, fed the prophet Elijah her last meal. As a result, she did not run out of food (1 Kings 17:9-16).
      4. Another widow came to the prophet Elisha when creditors were threatening to take away her sons. Elisha directed her to sell the oil in her house, and the oil multiplied as a result of her obedience (2 Kings 4:1-6).
    2. In each one of these instances, obedience was required, and an exchange was made.
      1. The miracle came from something that was already available in the natural realm.
  5. The greatest exchange:
    1. “He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very poor], in order that by His poverty, you might become enriched—abundantly supplied” (2 Corinthians 8:9, AMP).
      1. Jesus was rich in righteousness, and we were rich in sin.
      2. He was poor in sin, and we were poor in righteousness.
      3. He became poor when He took on the sins of mankind in exchange for His righteousness.

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 14:17-20
  • Proverbs 3:9, 10, AMP
  • Luke 12:15
  • Proverbs 13:11
  • John 3:36
  • John 2:5-8
  • John 6:9-13
  • 1 Kings 17:9-16
  • 2 Kings 4:1-6
  • 2 Corinthians 8:9, AMP

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church