God again reveals His attitude toward abundance with the very first miracle Jesus performed. The miracle at Cana, in which Jesus multiplied the wine, was a miracle of abundance.
It was during a wedding feast in Cana when the host had run out of wine to serve his guests. Jesus’ mother told Him about the problem and then instructed the servants of the host by saying, “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5 NKJV). Verse 11 further states, “This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”
God’s glory was revealed through a miracle that did not heal anyone, nor did it deliver anyone from demonic power. It was a miracle of abundance. Jesus did what He saw His Father do; He provided abundant supply—increase!
It is significant that the first miracle was a miracle of abundance. God has made a clear case that blessing and increase are a major part of His plan for His people. Just as Abraham believed God’s first words that He would bless him through His covenant, we also must receive His promise and His plan by faith and activate it in our lives.
Look closely again at Psalm 115:16: “The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.”
The wealth of the earth is not for those who are living for greed, lust, or selfishness. It is reserved for those who walk with God and have put Him first in their lives.
The world has misused wealth and its power for ungodly or personal gain and not the purpose for which God gave it. Wealth and riches are given to us for the purpose of establishing the covenant of God. Deuteronomy 8:18 says, “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day” (NKJV).
God gives us the power to get wealth. His wisdom and anointing empower us to possess the wealth and riches for the purpose of establishing—to set up, ordain, or to prove—His covenant.
God made a covenant with Abraham and re-established it with Isaac and Jacob. In that covenant, He promised to bless and multiply them and their seed. God is bound to His Word; therefore, He is bound to bring that increase into our lives if we will walk with Him by faith.
It is time for the increase of the people of God to be “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). It is the day for increase to come and the message of faith in God to flourish among His people.
As we increase we are able to use our wealth to further establish God’s covenant in others lives. The ultimate purpose for our increase is not so that we can squander it on ourselves, but that the message and power of God’s covenant may be brought to all people—worldwide.
When we lay hold of our covenant, then God will establish His covenant of increase in us.