Understanding Prosperity

Publish date: 03/07/2017

Foundation scriptures:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 KJV

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21 KJV

1. What is Prosperity?
a. True prosperity is the ability to use God’s ability to meet any given need at any given time, by the power of the Word of God.
b. Regardless of what those needs may be.
c. James 2:14-17 KJV - “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

2. Spiritual Prosperity.
a. Romans 8:2 KJV - “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
b. To be spiritually prosperous, you need to be free from the Law of Sin and Death.
c. Luke 4:18-19 KJV - “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
d. You need to be born-again and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
e. To be a New Creature; to have God come and live on the inside of you.
f. Luke 6:27-38

3. Mental Prosperity.
a. 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV - “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
b. To be mentally prosperous, you must be able to control your mind, your will, and your emotions.
c. 3 John 2-4 KJV - “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. 4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
d. Philippians 4:7 KJV - “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
e. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 KJV - “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
f. Prosperity of the mind is when you use the knowledge of God’s Word that you’ve received.
g. It’s when you allow your spirit to control your mind instead of your mind controlling your spirit.

4. Physical Prosperity.
a. 1 Peter 2:24 KJV - “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
b. Mark 16:15-20
c. Luke 6:38 KJV - “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
d. 2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV - “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
e. To be physically prosperous, you need to be prosperous in two areas: health and material provision.
f. Galatians 3:13-14 KJV - “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
g. Christ has redeemed us from the Curse of the Law - poverty, sickness, and spiritual death - so that the Blessings of Abraham can come on all of us who believe.

5. Meet the Conditions.
a. Deuteronomy 28:1-14
b. Health and wealth belong to the believer, but there are conditions to be met.
c. Joshua 1:8 KJV - “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
d. Prosperity is not just about money.
e. If you are a millionaire, but not born-again, you are not truly prosperous.
f. If you are a millionaire, but you have a terminal disease, you are not truly prosperous.

6. True Prosperity.
a. True prosperity is the ability to receive God’s ability to meet any given need - salvation, Holy Spirit baptism, healing, health, marriage restored, children blessed and a blessing, financial needs met - at any given time, by the power of the Word of God.