Monday, November 21, 2016

What the Bible Says About Prosperity




God the Reliable Promise Keeper:

Numbers 23:19 says, God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

What is a Promise?

Yes, God will make good on his promises but what is a promise? Webster’s dictionary says, "a promise is one's pledge to another to do or not do something. It is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act. That which is promised to engage, to do, give, make or obtain."

God’s promises are the ground for hope and expectation!

Important Promises Regarding Our Well-Being:

John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

3 John 1:2  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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

Deuteronomy 29:9  Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.

Joshua 1:7  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

 Prosperity and a Biblical Worldview:

Vines dictionary says, "prosperity is successive, following in order; consecutive: It comes from making one good decision after another. And the first decision is to accept and follow Christ.  For it is in and through Him the promises are fulfilled."

Strong’s Bible Dictionary says, "prosperity is from a compound of G2095 and G3598; meaning to help on the road, that is, (passively) succeed in reaching; figuratively to succeed in business affairs: (have a) prosper (-ous journey)."

Thayer's Greek Definitions says, "prosperity means to grant a prosperous and expeditious journey, to lead by a direct and easy way."

Your road or journey to a successful life is uniquely yours but God has committed himself to help you prosper and reach an expected end. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jeremiah 29:11). God loves you and thinks good things about you. You must believe He has planned to do good to you and not evil. You  must believe you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living if you only believe. 

God wants your soul to prosper. Soul prosperity leads to eternal life with him in paradise. Revelation 2:7 says, He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. 

Yes, prosperity begins on earth in this life and lasts throughout eternity!

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