What is prosperity? The condition of being or thriving or of economic wellbeing – Webster
God is the author of prosperity.
The silver and gold is mine. We must realize that God is the giver of great things and the source of prosperity. What is the secret? It’s three-fold. Prosper in material things, health, and the soul (inner man) God wants us to prosper in the whole man in unity and power. The Holy Spirit is the connector to the will and purpose of God for you to enjoy. You need these fundamentals or this prosperity will be fleeting.
God wants us to prosper. When we think of prosperity we usually think of material things. And God wants you to have plenty of this. He wants to show you before this year is out to show you that he can and will prosper you in whatever you face. – I want you to be in health. Prosperity without health is not worth anything.
Story: Superintendent of schools had everything. One of the students told him he wanted to be just like you. He told the kid, I would give everything if I could eat a good meal like you. But I have had ulcers for ten years. Lesson: You can be wealthy but if you don’t have health, you don’t have anything. If you’re family hates you, you have no prosperity. Start saying prosperity is flowing in mine life. Start saying that God wants me to prosper. I believe that my pocket book is full and refrigerator.
As your soul prospers. What good is it to have wealth but go to hell. God wants you to have prosperity in your emotional, spiritual, and physical area. If you have a heavy heart, contemplating suicide, God wants to heal your soul. So many people who have had wealth wanted to commit suicide. I send his Word to those who want to commit suicide. Take your hands off their minds devil in the name of Jesus.
When we came here we didn’t have anything. Prosperity is more than dollars. The money will come. The whole composite of the glorious human structure is giving strength, power so that you can be the person God wants you to be. Prosperity begins in the inner man. It begins on the inside. – WHO can do exceedingly abundantly above all that you may see or think. It will renew your mind in the name of Jesus.
The outer man (health,). To the wife prosperity- loving husband, children, and home. To a husband it may be a far different thing. Man- believe God for the electric bill, maintaining the bills. Mom’s was about clothes, school items. To others it is living free of debt. Some it is a nice hut, a horse, a good camel. God can provide prosperity for every one of us. To a farmer it is rain. To a stock broker it is a good stock market. You must get the feeling for prosperity. It works for anybody. Everyone can use it and it will work for them. God doesn’t want his people to be poverty stricken.
I grew up in poverty. God wants you to prosper. God can break the chains of poverty and set you free. The prosperity of God begins right here on earth. Not pie in the sky. Psalms 1:1-3 – blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly. His delight is in the law of the God…His leaf will not wither whatsoever he doeth it will prosper.
David was a rugged man- a hard worker. When he grew up, God revealed to him what prosperity is. The beginning of prosperity is proper Counsel. In the multitude of counselors, there is safety. Sometimes you may get the wrong advice. You can’t be prosperous all by yourself. You will reap what you soul, so don’t cheat others. If you want corn, you don’t sow soybeans. You plant ungodly counsel it will come back to you. You must be careful how you sow your seed. Establish yourself with the right kind of people. The right knowledge will flow if you flow with the right kind of people. The wrong counsel results in divorce. Don’t fellowship with wicked people. It is a total life not a partial life. – I have never seen the righteous forsaken. It is built around discipline.
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful. Disposition has to do with prosperity. Don’t be scornful to everyone. Attitude problem. You must have the right disposition. You must delight in Jehovah. His delight is in the law of the lord. Delight in truth. No matter what you think about it, the bible is true.
The bible is still the most popular book. The prosperous person is honest, delights in honesty, integrity. Always give 100%. Integrity and prosperity are kin-folks. God’s prosperity brings forth fruit. The blessed man or woman is like a tree not a bush or a weed. They are planted by a river not a dessert. That person brings forth fruit in their season. The more we delight in obeying God, the more fruitful we are.
Poverty and transgression are related. More than 50% of charity goes to families that have been deserted by the husband. Matthews 25:14 – for the kingdom of heaven is as a man
The bags of silver represent any kind of resource that we have been given. God expects us to invest them wisely. We are responsible to what he has given us. How well have we used these gifts not how many gifts God has given us? Some people believe that prosperity can be had in heaven but no on earth. Misgivings about prosperity are off.
1 Tim 6:10. Some people believe that prosperity is evil. God is not the author of poverty. We don’t have to accept circumstance. Some say we are victims of our circumstance. Ghettos are created by transgressors. If you serve the Lord you can overcome. God grows bananas all over the world. BILLIONS of coconuts are grown and not eaten. God has an abundance of everything. Line up on the right side. The devil is a loser. Religions teach poverty. You shouldn’t struggle all the time. The thinking – make you think wrong. You should renew your mind. The thinking of transmigration in India produces poverty. Total prosperity comes through living right. Superstitions come from the devil. They are not related to truth.
National poverty (Nehemiah- the God of heaven we are his servants – he had a personal relationship with the God of heaven. The beginning of prosperity is a proper relationship with God.
- All citizens
- All human family members
- Unlimited suffering in a poverty ridden country