PROSPERITY—YOUR GOD-ORDAINED RIGHT IN CHRIST;
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).
I’ve often said that the Christian is not the poor trying to be rich, but the rich discovering his inestimable inheritance in Christ. There’re Christians who don’t believe in prosperity, but what we read in the scripture above reveals that its’ God’s will for you to prosper. 3 John 1:2 says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Not only does God want you healthy and strong, He also wants you to prosper financially; it’s your God-ordained right, for you’re Abraham’s seed. The Bible says Abraham was blessed in all things (Genesis 24:1); he was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold (Genesis 13:2). In today’s language it will be right to say he had a lot of money. As the seed of Abraham, you also have been blessed and enriched in all things unto all bountifulness.
You’re an heir of God, and a joint heir with Christ; therefore learn to talk big. When you talk big and things start looking up for you in life, some people, especially the religious folks around you will grumble at you and raise eyebrows. Don’t be moved by that. Just keep talking your way to abundance, and keep enjoying your prosperity in God. One thing religious folks can’t stand is our prosperity. It unsettles them and makes them restless: 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).
Prosperity is your God-ordained right in Christ Jesus, so don’t let anyone deceive you. There’s nothing too good for you because you’re the King’s kid! Refuse to be broke. Keep talking prosperity; and when you see a fellow brother or sister prospering, be happy and rejoice with him or her, for that’s the life to which we’ve been called as God’s children.