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Prosperity is God's Will For Every Believer: Here's What the Bible Says

The Holy Spirit is a teacher. The scriptures tell us that He teaches us all things and leads and guides us to the truth. Years ago, the Holy Spirit led me to the truth concerning prosperity. I have used what He has taught and have seen the benefit firsthand.

Many Christians argue against prosperity. They have labeled teaching on prosperity as the Prosperity Gospel saying it is false. I don’t believe in a Prosperity Gospel. To me it’s just plain Bible teaching — sharing what the Bible says about money.

I’ve heard others say that talking about money shows greed, that money is not important. First off, money is very important for these reasons:

You spend at least eight hours, five days a week going after money to provide for your family and/or yourself.

Everything you own cost money, even the Bible you read every day.

Nothing is had without money. Not even the Sunday message you hear every week. It costs money for the building you visit every Sunday. The chairs you sit on cost money. The heat and air conditioning run during the service cost money. The communion elements cost money. Do you see where I am going with this?

If we truly want to prosper according to the Bible, we need to renew our minds about money and learn what God’s Word says. Then we need to receive what we learn and believe it.

Let’s look at a few scriptures about money:

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things–Ecclesiastes 10:19.

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus–Philippians 4:19

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work–2 Corinthians 9:6-8.

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts–Haggai 2:8.

The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein–Psalm 24:1.

For they are already Mine, just as the forest beast and the cattle grazing over a thousand hills are Mine — Psalm 50:10.

Now, the Bible does warn us about worshiping money and material things. I Timothy 6:10 says that the love of money is the root of all evil. (Many people quote this verse wrong. They say money is the root of all evil. That is not true. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.) The last few verses of Deuteronomy 8 caution us to remember the Lord when we become prosperous, that we not forget Him and His commandments.

If you want prosperity, you’ll have to renew your mind about money. You’ll have to find out what the Bible has to say then receive and believe.

 

I’ll be the first to admit that financial prosperity is a stumbling block if you are not ready to handle the blessings of God. Be aware that money is not the problem. GREED is the problem. If you eradicated greed from your heart, you can prosper and be a generous giver. Money won’t burn a hole in your pocket driving you to the mall every weekend. It won’t consume your thoughts. Instead, you will use wisdom, save and give.

You might be reading this article now and be in desperate need of a financial breakthrough. If you want that breakthrough, you need to get the Word of God in your spirit concerning finances. Even though you mentally agree with what I’m saying, you may not have the faith to receive the provision you desire. You see, you can’t believe for finances and then curse the money you earn by mishandling it and complaining that it isn’t enough. You can’t resent those that are doing well in life. If you engage in these kinds of actions, you need to understand they are a contradiction to the Word of God. These negative actions and attitudes will hinder your faith and tie God’s hands. Your actions must line up with what you believe. Your attitudes must line up with what you believe. 

You can press in to receive the finances you need. It’s not hard. Realize that God wants to bless you. 

If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures–Job 36:11.

Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant–Psalm 35:27.

Wanting prosperity is not greed if your motivation is right. When we prosper we can have more than enough so that we can give to others.

 

Meditate on the Word concerning prosperity. Speak it. Memorize it. Think about it. Visualize it (see yourself with the provision you need). This is how to build your faith. That’s what God needs to move in your life (Hebrews 11:6). Start with the verses in this article. Use your Bible concordance or the Internet to find more. 

Now the enemy is sneaky. He will try to distract you by trying to convince you that you are selfish to focus on prosperity. He’ll tell you that you should read scriptures about love or holiness instead. He’ll attempt to make you believe you are not spiritual when you read scriptures on prosperity.

Money is not evil. The LOVE of money is evil (1 Timothy 6:10).

 

The devil will twist the Word of God. He did that to Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:6). He quoted a scripture but it was the wrong application. Love and holiness are important. In fact, your faith won’t work without them. BUT having money to pay bills, buy clothes, food or a home are legitimate concerns. It is not worldly to seek the Lord concerning those areas. Philippians 4:19 tells you that God will supply all your needs. He won’t just give you any old thing either. He gives according to His riches and glory. That verse in the Bible so you’d know He wants you to be richly blessed.

My prayer is for you to overcome every wrong thought concerning money and receive all that God has for you.

Love,

Karin

 

 

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