TOPIC:YOUR PROSPERITY IS GOD-ORDAINED
Opening Text:Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1:2).
The first step to living in prosperity is to believe in prosperity. Some Christians don’t believe in it. Most times, they’re the same who condemn and criticize preachers who teach God’s Word on prosperity. Not to believe in prosperity or in the message of prosperity is not to believe in God, for if you study the Bible carefully, you will discover that the prosperity of the Christian is God-ordained, God’s idea, and God’s desire.
If anyone must question, doubt, or get skeptical about the message of prosperity, it shouldn’t be the Christians. We must understand that God already gave the Christian his heritage in Christ Jesus. Man is a spirit and his life isn’t dependent on circumstances. What matters to God is your spiritual condition. Therefore, whether or not you have money in your bank account doesn’t change who you are, and it shouldn’t change your testimony of God.
Money is only a tool to get the things you want, and where money isn’t enough to get them, you can obtain them through faith. The Bible says, "…all things are yours" (1 Corinthians 3:21). Your purchasing power isn’t money, it’s faith. So you’re prosperous irrespective of the value of the currencies in the world. It’s the same thing with your health; it doesn’t matter if you’re feeling headaches or pains in your body, divine health is your divine present-hour heritage. Declare, "I refuse to be sick, because I’ve got the life of God in me." If you’re a child of God, believe in prosperity and don’t be apologetic about it. Don’t accept to be poor or average. You’ve been made rich (2 Corinthians 8:9); refuse to talk lack and poverty. Instead, keep talking your abundance!
Thank you, heavenly Father, for my heritage in Christ. I believe and acknowledge the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ who though was rich, made Himself poor that I might become rich. I accept my prosperity as your will and plan for my life in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y:Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Corinthians 8:9
: Mark 11:1-26 Numbers 16-17
: Acts 24:10-21 Psalm 57-58