Did you know that it’s God’s will for you to prosper? It’s the truth! God desires you to live a life of abundance and prosperity. Many people have been misled by this, because of the way prosperity has been taught by some preachers and ministries. As a result, trust in the concept of God’s desire for His children to access prosperity is often low. Here are three keys to realign your thinking to a biblical view of how we can enter into prosperity starting today.
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Key 1: You must believe that God wants to bless you
Psalm 35:27 says: “Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication and want what is right for me; Let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who delights and takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.””
Right there in scripture we see that God takes pleasure in our prosperity. That means that the heart of God is delighted when we prosper!
And in Psalm 84:11 the Bible says: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord bestows grace and favor and honor; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
With these two scriptures God reveals the truths that: 1) God wants to see us prosper, and 2) God will not withhold any good things from His children.
Before we can enter into into prosperity we must first believe that it is God’s will for us to prosper. When we believe it, then we can enter into it. Take a moment and meditate on these two scriptures. Ask God to increase your faith for prosperity, because it is His will for you.
Key 2: Jesus promised us abundant life
In John 10:10 Jesus said, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” (Amplified Bible)
Not only is it God’s will for us to prosper, but the Father sent His son Jesus to earth to reaffirm the Father’s heart. God’s desire is for us to be blessed, physically and spiritually, and in all ways! Jesus’ work on the cross allows us the freedom and power to enter into prosperity and abundance, simply by believing in Him! Jesus sacrificed His body on the cross in our place. He defeated death when he walked out of the tomb. Jesus paid the ultimate price for us and the war is won. Our inheritance is that we get to walk in abundant life.
If you believe in Jesus, and the work of the cross, then you get access to an abundant life. It’s that simple.
Key 3: God wants us to be blessed so we can advance His kingdom
Jesus said, in Luke 12:48, “But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” (NLT translation)
God wants to pour out blessings and prosperity upon His children, but not for us to sit back and keep it all to ourselves! That’s far from the reason God desires us to be blessed. God’s perfectly designed plan is for His children to use the blessings He has given us to advance the Kingdom of God. The more resources and prosperity we have in our lives, the farther reaching impact we can have for the Kingdom of God. And as Jesus clearly states in Luke 12:48, to whom much is given, much is expected. God expects us to use our wealth and prosperity to do good in this world, to help those in need and to glorify the name of Jesus.
When we assume a position, where we acknowledge that all of the blessings and wealth in our lives come from God for the purposes of advancing God’s Kingdom, it changes our relationship with our wealth and prosperity. Our wealth is no longer something for just us, it’s a tool to build God’s Kingdom, bless others, and glorify God. That is the position God wants us to operate from in order to effectively steward the prosperity He desires to release upon our lives.