Prosperity Is Yours!
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“…though he was so very rich, yet to help you he became so very poor, so that by being poor he could make you rich” (2 CORINTHIANS 8:9 TLB)
Wow! I’m ever so thrilled whenever I read this portion of Scripture. This is our guarantee for a life of supernatural abundance. We’re so rich, it’s impossible to quantify our wealth.
“But, Pastor Chris, is that really possible?” you ask. Well, the Bible says, “Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks” (Job 22:24). This presupposes that our wealth is inexhaustible. The Bible says of the Lord Jesus “…though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied)” (2 Corinthians 8:9 Amp).
What’s most amazing is the fact that when we start talking like this, the religious folks are the first to raise their eyebrows.
In Luke 7:33-35, Jesus rebuking the Pharisees and Sadducees, said, “For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man…” Even at that time, the religious folks were the foremost critics of the Master’s lifestyle. It’s still the same today! One thing religious folks can’t stand is prosperity. It unsettles them and makes them restless: “…the wicked are like the troubled sea…” (Isaiah 57:20). But thank God the Bible says “Good men everywhere will see it and be glad, while evil men are stricken silent” (Psalm 107:42 TLB).
When you talk big and things start looking up for you in life, you’ll discover that those who grumble are the religious people in our midst. If they spend more time with their Bibles and believe what they read and hear, they’ll know.
Prosperity is yours in Christ Jesus, so don’t let anybody deceive you. There’s nothing too good for you because you’re the King’s kid! Don’t mind those who say otherwise, just keep talking and living happy. When you see a fellow brother or sister prospering, be happy and rejoice with him or her. Hallelujah!
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