But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
The gospel is very simple. The Word speaks of the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3). However, sometimes the gospel looks or sounds too simple to believe, but it is not. The gospel is simple that we might believe it; it is not simple that we might disbelieve or despise it. Our opening Scripture reveals that Jesus took our place; that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor that we through His poverty might be rich. That’s the gospel. Simple, isn’t it? The core of the gospel of Jesus Christ is revealed in His substitutionary work for man. So, Jesus took our place, that we might take His place. We were poor, but Jesus was rich. Then Christ Jesus took our place of poverty that we might take His place of prosperity. This means that as surely as He took our place of poverty in His substitutionary work for us, we have taken His place of riches and prosperity! Hallelujah!!! Prosperity is now commonplace in Christ! Every child of God ought to prosper and do well in life. Just as much as you ought not to live in sin because Jesus died for your sins and was made sin for you, you ought not to live in poverty because Jesus Christ took your place of poverty that you might take His place of prosperity.
Prosperity is your inheritance in Christ. Every child of God ought to prosper financially. Prosperity is something that goes with your salvation from sin. Every child of God ought to be prosperous as they are saved. You ought not to be more saved than you are prosperous, for the same grace that saved you from sin saved you also from poverty. If you cannot deny that you are saved, then you ought not to deny that you are blessed, prosperous, and healed. Psalms 105:37 says, “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” Israel, the Church in the wilderness, was brought forth from Egypt (which is a type of our redemption in Christ from sin) with silver and gold. Israel’s salvation from Egypt was with silver and gold, which is financial prosperity. If the shadow was that glorious, how much more the substance? Just as it is abnormal for the believer to live in sin, it is abnormal to live in poverty. The finished works of Christ took care of both sin and poverty at the same time and by the same sacrifice. So, child of God, reject poverty like you reject sin. Refuse to be poor. Renew your mind to your new status in Christ! You are blessed, you are rich, and you are prosperous! Hallelujah!
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am blessed and prosperous! I have more than enough to meet my needs and to be a blessing to people around me, in Jesus’ Name!
1 Peter 2:24; Galatians 3:14.