PROSPERITY: MORE THAN MONEY
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper (Psalm 1:3).
No one born into this world was destined by God to be poor, sick, broken, depressed, downcast or afflicted. Rather, God’s will is for all men to prosper and be in health, even as their souls prosper (3 John 1:2). He seeks the prosperity of your spirit, your soul, and your physical body: the reason you shouldn’t accommodate or accept sickness, poverty, or defeat.
I’m aware of those who say, “We shouldn’t always expect good from God; we should sometimes expect bad things, because life is full of ups and downs.” That’s a great misconception of the message of the Gospel. God isn’t the mastermind of the evil and sufferings in the world. His dream, which has already been actualized for you in Christ Jesus, is for you to walk in complete prosperity.
This prosperity, however, is beyond money; the presence or absence of money doesn’t change your state or condition spiritually, and therefore shouldn’t change your testimony of God. Money is a tool. If for example, you require something, and your money isn’t enough for it, that doesn’t mean you can’t have it; you can get it free! That’s the life of prosperity I’m talking about. God never said, “Except you have the money, nothing will be yours”; rather, He said plainly, “…all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21). What’s important is the purchasing power, and your purchasing power isn’t money, it’s your faith! You’re what God says you are, irrespective of the currencies you have at hand or don’t have.
This same principle applies to your health. It makes no difference if you feel severe discomfort in your body; proclaim healing and health! Maintain a good confession, and your faith will prevail!