“The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.”
“And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.”
What does it mean to prosper? To prosper means to break or burst forth into increase and progress and greatness. For example, a well is different from a fountain. A well requires drawing to get its water out, whereas a fountain is self-pressured, and pours out its water without drawing. Prosperity is like the breaking forth of a fountain of water. It pours out abundantly and richly without drawing or human effort.
The God-kind of prosperity is void of human struggle; it is God causing you to abound in goodness, favour, increase, progress and greatness. That’s what it means to prosper; it is breaking forth without efforts or struggles. When struggle and hardship are involved, that is not prosperity. When you are the one running to and fro to make ends meet, sweating it out profusely, it is not prosperity. Yes, you have to work hard and be diligent in your work or assignment, but it is graceful and prosperous. Hard work is not hardship. Hard work is graceful diligence which produces prosperity; but hardship is a curse, it is struggle without anything to show for it. Christ has redeemed us from hardship; we have been set free from the curse of hardship that we might prosper abundantly.
Our opening Scripture tells us of Isaac, the covenant son of father Abraham, who was a partaker of the blessing of Abraham; that he began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous. The King James Version of the same verse tells us that he waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great. You, too, are the seed of Abraham. Galatians 3:29 tells us that everyone that is Christ’s is Abraham’s seed, and an heir of the promise made to Abraham. You, too, ought to abound in God’s goodness causing you to begin to prosper, and continue to prosper until you become very prosperous. Prosperity is God’s mandate and blessing on your life. Go forward and take territories in Jesus’ Name.
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I am breaking forth on all sides effortlessly. My prosperity is God’s will, therefore I declare that I prosper abundantly, waxing great, going forward, growing until I become very great. Amen.
Further Meditation: Isaiah 54:2-3; Psalms 1:1-3.