The subject of prosperity is greatly misunderstood due to erroneous teachings. Prosperity involves more than money and material assets; instead, it involves success in every area of life. Before Christians can experience this total life prosperity, they must understand and apply pressure to the covenant they have with God.



  1. When you obey God’s commandments, you position yourself to live a prosperous life (Deuteronomy 8:11-18).
    1. God is going to multiply you.
      1. Don’t allow pride to cause you to forget God (vv. 11-14).
    2. God has given you the power to get wealth (verse 18).
      1. Power is the ability, or anointing, to get results (wealth).
      2. There are several facets of the anointing that are available to believers (Isaiah 11:2).
      3. When you keep your part of the covenant by obeying God, He will give you an anointing that will lead you to wealth.
    3. If you are born again, you are the seed of Abraham and have a right to the promises of God.
  2. God made a commitment to bless, or empower Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3)
    1. Abraham went to Egypt during a time of famine; however, he left rich in cattle, silver and gold (Genesis 13:1-2).
    2. His riches can be attributed to the blessing (empowerment to prosper) that was on his life (Proverbs 10:22).
    3. This blessing is also on Abraham’s seed.
      1. Jesus’ death on the cross made a way for the blessing of Abraham to come on the Gentiles (Galatians 3:13-14).
      2. As a Christian, you belong to Christ; therefore, you are Abraham’s seed and heir to the promise (Galatians 3:28-29).
    4. Prosperity is a covenant issue.
      1. God has to prosper you because of the covenant He has established with you.

  3. God uses the covenant to convince man that His Word is solid (Genesis 15:1-17).
    1. Blood covenants were the most powerful type of agreement known to man in Abraham’s time.
      1. A covenant can only be broken by death.
      2. Loyalty is born out of covenant.
    2. The covenant God made with Abraham was a process.
      1. God showed up and made a promise to Abraham.
      2. Abram questioned how he would know that God’s promises would come to pass.
      3. God had a lengthy discussion with Abraham and established His covenant with him (v. 9-17).
    3. God submitted His Word to that covenant, and He does the same today.
      1. God gives His promise first, and then He does what He promised to do.
      2. Everything begins with the Word.
    4. The purpose of the covenant is to show man how loyal and faithful God is to His Word.
    5. Multiplication is part of the covenant (Genesis 17:1-8).
      1. The Father of Creation changed Abram’s name to Abraham, the “father of many nations.”

  4. Abraham was able to rest, or trust, in his covenant with God when he was told to sacrifice his son, Isaac (Genesis 22:1-17).
    1. Abraham had confidence in God’s loyalty to His Word (verse 5).
      1. Abraham had an image in his heart of God raising Isaac from the dead (Hebrews 11:17-19).
    2. In a covenant relationship, whatever one party is willing to do, the other party must be willing to do the same and then some.
    3. Since Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son, God sacrificed His only Son, Jesus.
    4. To raise Jesus from the dead, God used the same covenant image Abraham had of Isaac being raised from the dead.
    5. A covenant is the foundation for unshakeable faith.

  5. If you are a stranger to your covenant, you are without hope and without God (Ephesians 2:11-12).
    1. The only way to have God is through His covenant.
    2. God cannot operate in the things of God without having first a promise and then covenant.
    3. When you keep the covenant before God (in remembrance), He will move in your life.

Scripture References:

  • Deuteronomy 8:11-18
  • Isaiah 11:2
  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • Genesis 13:1-2
  • Proverbs 10:22
  • Galatians 3:13-14
  • Galatians 3:28-29
  • Genesis 15:1-7
  • Genesis 17:1-8
  • Genesis 22:1-17
  • Hebrews 11-17-19
  • Ephesians 2:11-12

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Redeemed Church