Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
The message of prosperity details all that Christ has made available to the believer in His substitutionary work for man. Our opening verse reveals the desire of God for our prosperity; that God wants us to prosper materially and be in health (physical prosperity), even as our souls prosper (Prosperity of the soul). The will of God is clear; He wants His children to prosper. God is willing to prosper His children so much that their prosperity becomes evident to all. However, the reason why God’s people are not prospering as they ought to, is because they haven’t yet discovered for themselves what God has provided for them. While some of God’s children are slack, others might not be patient, studious or diligent enough to get God’s Word concerning prosperity, be it messages or tapes in audio format, in studying the Bible or reading books, or go on a personal retreat to explore the vast blessings of prosperity available to them in the Word. Sadly, some believers will just pick up their Bible and say, “Holy Spirit, lead me, lead me” and just open to a page of the Bible and pick a verse at random, instead of doing a thorough study of the Word. However, sometimes, the verse is not even relevant to the dealings of God with them. While some believers are slack to study but make time out to watch series movies, others genuinely do not know how to study their Bible and discover their blessings in Christ.
2 Corinthians 8:9 says, “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 message of prosperity is anchored on the finished works of Christ. Jesus took our place of lack, defeat, shame, sicknesses and diseases so that we might take His place of abundance and have more than enough to be a blessing to our world. In life, people function at three different levels, namely: not enough, just enough and more than enough. God’s design for you as a believer is to live in the zone of more than enough, having over and above what you require in order to meet your own needs and the needs of others. Psalms 35:27 says, “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.” God delights in your prosperity; He wants you to prosper and He has made all things available for your prosperity in His Word. The good life has been designed for you. You abound in wealth, abundance and all-round prosperity in Jesus Name. Go and prosper in Jesus Name!
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I acknowledge that prosperity is God’s will for me; therefore, I make bold to declare that prosperity is mine and I prosper in all that I do. Amen!
Psalms 105:37; Zechariah 1:17.