When the Holy Spirit came to earth, as recorded in Acts 2, the church saw three things happen:
Multitudes were saved.
Multitudes were healed.
Great abundance came to the believers.
The Bible tells us:
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold. (Acts 4:33-34)
Our Lord Jesus promised: “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life” (Matthew 19:29).
We not only have everlasting life, but we will receive an abundant harvest in this life!
Divine prosperity is God’s will for you!
All you and I have to do is simply obey the Lord: “Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do” (Deuteronomy 29:9).
Divine prosperity is the legal right of every covenant child of God: “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 8:18).
It’s not God’s will for any to perish, nor is it His will for any of us to live in sickness or in poverty. Poverty comes only when the Word of God is disobeyed, for we are given this promise: “Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured” (Proverbs 13:18).
Honor means favor in your life, your family, and your business dealings: “The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” (Deuteronomy 28:8).
When we obey the Word of God, prosperity will be the immediate result: “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures” (Job 36:11).
Obedience, Prosperity, and the Coming Wealth Transfer
So simply put, prosperity is the result of obedience to God’s Word, not the result of luck or chance.
The Bible tells us true prosperity is found in the house of the righteous, not the house of the wicked: “Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner” (Proverbs 13:6).
In fact, the wicked one day soon will lose their wealth so you might gain it: “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22).
Debt is not the will of God for you. Debt is bondage like any other bondage. Proverbs 22:7 tells us, “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
Debt is pure bondage. God’s will is for you to be delivered from that bondage. That liberty is yours, and it can come to you quickly. All you have to do is put the Lord first in your life and obey His law.
Specifically, what does obeying Him involve?
The first step in obeying Him comes through loving and seeking Him: “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17). As a result, abundance will come our way: “That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures” (Proverbs 8:21).
The next step in obeying is giving. As a result of loving Him, we will obey His law and give as He commanded us to give to His work: “Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10). We love Him, and, as a result, we obey Him by giving.
Then we call on Him, asking for Him to prosper us. Do not be ashamed to ask God to prosper you. It is His pleasure to pour abundance upon you because of your obedience, but you must also ask for it. Don’t just sow for it, but ask for it. David prayed specifically for prosperity: “Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity” (Psalm 118:25).
It’s time to put our Lord Jesus first!
It’s time to sow into His work and obey Him!
It’s time for you to pray earnestly that God will prosper you!
I’ve shared Scripture again and again here to prove the truth of biblical prosperity. Put Jesus first today and sow your seed today asking the Lord to make 2013 the greatest year you’ve ever known.
Sow your seed now with mighty expectation for today and the future, for our Lord Jesus declared, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38).
This is your time to prosper and secure your financial future!
scripted by the Hubwell Faith Team