WHY GOD WANTS US TO PROSPER
"Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."
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Why God Wants Us To Prosper
If you are one of those Christianís that believe you shouldnít be prosperous and that you should be content
with just enough to get by, then you are rejecting Godís covenant because as we will learn, prosperity is a
part of Godís will for you. From the beginning of time, God has always promised prosperity to those who follow
Him and who are obedient to His Word. God wants to give good gifts to His children but He also wants us to be
prosperous so that we can have the finances to takes to spread the gospel throughout the world Deuteronomy 8:18
and to help those in need Ephesians 4:28. Money is necessary to survive in this world. We need it to live on
and to pay our personal expenses but money is also necessary to pay the expenses it takes to spread the Word of
God. Expenses such as utilities, gas, printed materials and training aids, sound systems, travel expenses, TV and
radio time and more. There is nothing wrong with having "things" because in Matthew 6:33, we see that God wants
to give us things. We just shouldnít spend it foolishly or hoard it away, refusing to help others and not give
where you see a need. Lets start by looking at some verses that show that God wants you to prosper, have good
gifts, to have the desires of your heart and to have plenty to share for Godís work.
3 Reasons Why God Wants You To Prosper
|So that all of your needs are met.
|So that the preaching of the gospels needs are met.
|So that you can give to others.
Verses That Show Financial Prosperity Is God's Will For You
Notice that some of them have conditions attached to them in the form of,
"If you will do this...God will do that."
|3 John 1:2
||2 Corinthians 9:8
|2 Chronicles 20:20
|1 Timothy 6:17
If God didnít want us to be prosperous, why then did He instruct us in so many different ways on how to be prosperous?
God speaks of prosperity as a blessing Deuteronomy 28:4-6, 8, 11. We find what you must do to receive these blessings
in Deuteronomy 28:1-2. This is part of the old law and Old Covenant but remember the Old Covenant was written for people
living under the curse of sin. It was intended to be temporary until Jesus came. Jesus came and redeemed us from the
"curse" of the law by being made a curse for us on the cross Galatians 3:13-14. On the cross Jesus cried out "It is
finished" and died. The temple curtain ripped and Godís presence left the temple and the Old Covenant. Soon on the day
of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the hearts of believers. The law was now in our hearts. The "blessings" of the
Old Covenant still apply to us. We are just not under the curse anymore. We are under the New Covenant which means
now we are to love God first, love others as ourselves and this then fulfills the law which opens up all of the doors
to Godís blessings.
God also says itís a blessing to have more than enough so that you can lend to others Deuteronomy 28:12. Godís prosperity
does have certain conditions though meaning that you must have a good relationship with God, that you must work for it by
living in the ways of God and you must be obedient to His Word. Financial blessings are the result of doing Godís commandments
which can be summed up in Matthew 22:37-39.
Why God Gives Us The Power To Get Wealth
Your portion has already been set aside for you but how do you receive this wealth and why? Lets read again Deuteronomy 8:18 but
only the 1st half now. How do you receive this wealth? God Himself gives you the power to get wealth! But why would God give you
this power? Now letís read the last half of Deuteronomy 8:18. God will give you the power to get wealth so that His covenant may
be established. This means so that the work of His church and ministry can be done no matter what the financial need. This is
the main reason we have been given the power to get wealth. So Gods needs are met first and then your needs Matthew 6:33. When you
faithfully do your part to further His kingdom, God will reward you with abundance! Seek the kingdom first and all the rest will
be added. So the reason God gives us power to get wealth is so that first His covenant may be established or His ministry work done.
God Gets Great Pleasure In Prospering His People
If you donít want prosperity, God wonít force it on you. He wonít give you anything that you donít want to receive. Yes God loves to
prosper you but if you draw back in fear and give up on faith, God has no pleasure in you. He loves you but is not pleased Hebrews 10:38.
Faith is the key to receiving and pleasing God. You must have faith in order to please God Hebrews 11:6. God tells us to not fear, for if
we fear, we are not acting in faith and not pleasing God. We are not pleasing God by not believing that He can do what we have asked of
Him. God takes great pleasure in prospering us Psalm 35:27. God wants His people to be strong in faith and without a doubt believe that He
will do what we ask. God is REAL. If we ask in faith believing, we will receive! God will keep His promise and shower us in blessings
like any good father. Ask, believe and receive.
Enjoying The Good Of Your Labor
Itís wrong to think that Christians should be poor or to have just enough to get by. You canít fulfill all the things that God would
like to happen that way. How can He use you financially with "Just Enough"? It costs money to spread the gospel and it canít be done
if all Christians had only enough finances to get by on. Where would the funds come from? As Christians you donít want "Just Enough",
you want "More Than Enough!" Genesis 13:14-15 and 17. See how God gave Abraham more than enough? You are a vessel for God and without
you and your finances He canít do all the things He needs done or reach all the people that need reached.
God wants you to enjoy the good of your labor. It is your heritage or portion Ecclesiastes 5:18-19. It is a gift of God to receive your
portion and to rejoice in your labor but you just canít sit back and do nothing and expect to receive it. You have to first put forth good
labor and good work to receive your portion Colossians 3:23-24.