Does God Want Me to Prosper?
People have the idea that spiritual things are separate from material things. That isn’t true. Spiritual laws govern material things. A Spirit (God) created all matter.
So the laws of prosperity will work for anyone who will meet the biblical requirements to walk in them. God’s will concerning financial prosperity and abundance is clearly revealed in the Bible.
God has always promised, “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19). Understand though, that being willing means more than just saying, “Well, Lord, if You want me to prosper, I’ll prosper.” Being willing means you apply the force of your will and determine to receive by faith what God has promised, no matter how impossible the circumstances may seem to be. And why does God want us to prosper? The Bible says, “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth” (Ephesians 4:28).
The whole purpose for gainful employment and prosperity is to take God’s laws and prosper by them, and then do something about the poverty in the rest of the world. Some rich people don’t want to do anything but stay rich. But if you reach out and preach the gospel to a born-again man in Africa, he has some hope for the first time in his life. He learns that God wants to prosper him and his people. To the starving man that doesn’t mean a Cadillac! It means that God will show him how to get some rain on his scorched ground.
The gospel not only gives people hope in the Kingdom to come, but through Jesus and the message that God wants to prosper His people, it gives people hope in the here and now! God’s will is prosperity.
Scripture References: Galatians 3:13-14; Deuteronony 28; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Luke 6:38