- Posted by: Fred Okwir
- Category: Sermons
Prosperity is God’s Will for You
The Kingdom of God is the rule of God, the government of God – his influence into which we are ushered when we receive Christ as Lord and Saviour. In accepting Christ a person enters a covenant or an agreement with God.
The new life now begins from inside and permeates the believers life until it influences/ changes his way of life. Allegiances to the King (Jesus) is a number one requirement.
The Kingdom of God like other governments has its laws, i.e. principles (taught in the word of God) which produces a way of life (a culture e.g. of righteousness).
Every Kingdom has it’s economy (wealth) by which services are provided and quality of life is improved. All these aspects of the Kingdom (The law, way of life and economy or wealth) run into one another. You can not dwell on parts of it and discard other parts. It is folly. That is what many gospel ministers have done. They focus on their area of calling and trash the
other areas they have minimal revelation about. All the gifts of Christ in Eph 4:6-13 ought to be used for building the church. For example the prophetic gift cannot be discarded, otherwise why would have Christ given it to his church? So such ministers end up confusing God’s sheep that end up quitting the church because things are not working. True gospel is not part gospel. It is the “full gospel” that the church needs. Wealth or prosperity (doing well) is in black and white in the bible. To deny it is folly. It is a function of the covenant (Dt. 8:18).
It is one of the reasons for redemption (Gal 3:13-14, 29).
It is God’s will for his people to prosper. True prosperity is wholesome. It covers three areas of life.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers”. III John 1:2 NKJV
The three areas we prosper in is: materially, health wise and in the soul. Divinely originated prosperity begins in the soul. The soul has the mind or thought faculty. For you to flow in the perfect will of God and escape corruption and see true prosperity, you have to renew your mind.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”. Romans 12:2 NKJV
No lasting or deep change occurs in the human life without a change in the mind.
We have two kingdoms side by side, the world rule by the devil, and the Kingdom of God ruled by Christ. For you to stop looking like the world you have to renew your mind and your outlook will become different, faith comes and fulfilment of God’s promises is experienced to the glory of God.
In other words when the soul prospers, good health and financial and material prosperity is within the reach of a believer.
If men knew what God would want them to do on earth before their time to depart from earth comes, they would value wholesome prosperity. The people of God have failed to impact life because many of them are of little practical value in discipling the nations because they have no material and financial means.
For example, how do you spread the gospel to the masses without mass communication capacity to undo the lies they are being bombarded with 24 hrs. a day? We have left homosexuals, drug lords, corrupt politicians, Babylonian systems of banks and the like to run the show. All this is happening because the ministers of the gospel are failing to work to complement one another. However I know that God is raising a new breed of disciples who are seeing the need for the church to do well in every area in order to advance the kingdom. If you still have no personal relationship with Christ, you can establish one. All of us have a destiny in God, and a purpose in life. We all need to prosper in Him in order to have resources for fulfilling his will in our lives. He is the source of all that we will need. You can say this prayer of commitment below, with Him now and become a child of God with full rights to access his power and resources.
“Dear Jesus, I come to you as a sinner. I repent of all my sins. Forgive me. Right now, come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Amen”.
If you said that prayer from your heart, then you are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. Find a bible teaching Church near you where you can fellowship in order to grow spiritually. Let me know about your commitment to Christ.
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