The bedrock of divine prosperity
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Prov. 10:22 KJV)
It has taken a while for the body of Christ to begin to embrace the reality that Christ’s work also included deliverance from poverty, lack, and toiling which were the result of the curse of sin. God wants to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. He does not only wish above all things that we should prosper and be in health but also takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
As a result of the emphasis of the current teaching on prosperity, believers have come to think that the cornerstone of divine prosperity is giving. The bedrock of a life of perpetual prosperity and success is not tithing, seed sowing, and giving. Yes, you will not know divine prosperity without a habit of perpetual and even sacrificial giving because God has ordained the principle of sowing and reaping to function in the area of our finances. Because of this misconception about the place of giving, many believers have become frustrated and even disbelieved the reality of financial prosperity because they have failed to obtain the results they were told to expect, despite their faithfulness in giving. Giving is not all of it.
The bedrock of a life of perpetual prosperity, including financial abundance, is our relationship with God’s Word. You might not have heard it put that way before.The blessing that maketh rich is in His Word given to us. Sometimes we have treated financial prosperity as though it is a jackpot, or God is a magician where you can have a spiritual life that is nearly dead but play around with giving to obtain some harvest. Men in scripture that were divinely prosperous were men who had a solid, established and flourishing relationship with God. If you treasure God’s Word in your heart, delight in it, meditate on day and night as He commanded and especially commit yourself to doing what God has said, divine prosperity will chase you all the days of your life (Jos 1:8, Job 22:22, James 1:25). The Psalmist says
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.1 (Ps. 1:2-3 KJV)
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Keep your mind and heart on the word above and let it roll over and over again. Ponder upon the scriptures above. Declare that the blessing of the Lord is making you rich, and God’s word is taking priority in your mind, heart, and life.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Thank the Lord for the seed of His Word given to make us prosper in all that we do. His Word impacts our minds and abilities, and even favor with men around us. Pray that your eyes will be opened to see the importance of God’s Word in your life, including your finances.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
You can choose today to condition yourself for all-around success. A major difficulty God has with His people this day and age is that we do not DO what He tells us. We are excited about it, receive it with joy, memorize it, might even teach it to others. What He ultimately wants is that we DO what He says. Many will read the scriptures above and few will take steps to DO the Word. Some will forget, others will not see how relevant it is, others will be too carried away by the demands of their lives and yet others will just not have time to let it sink. This is a paraphrase of the parable of the sower. Refuse to let the Word be unproductive in your life. Do the Word daily, and change your life forever!
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