God wants His people to be successful in every area of life. Many Christians have a difficult time accepting this; however, the Word contains many promises of total life prosperity. One of the first steps to receiving His promises is to believe that it is His will for us to prosper.

  1. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers” (3 John 2, AMP).
    1. Man is a spirit who possesses a soul and lives in a body. The soul consists of the mind, will, and emotions.
      1. The mind is the control center of our lives.
      2. Our thinking must be renewed with the Word in order to prosper God’s way.
    2. It is God’s will to prosper His people (3 John 2:3, 4).
  2. “He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill” (1 Samuel 2:8).
    1. God wants to deliver those who are in poverty.
      1. Poverty does not merely describe a financial condition; it encompasses every area of life.
      2. Likewise, prosperity (shalom) covers every area of life.
        1. True prosperity means to be supplied abundantly in every area.
      3. From a biblical perspective, to be rich means to have nothing missing or broken in life.
      4. We do not have to tolerate lack and insufficiency.
    2. However, we must believe and pursue the prosperity (wholeness) God has promised us.
      1. He promised to bless us when we obey Him.
      2. When we confess His promises over our lives, we begin the process of receiving those promises.
  3. God has already empowered and blessed us with all spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3).
    1. God is a spirit, and all physical things came from Him.
      1. The spiritual realm is the “parent” realm of the physical realm.
      2. What is reflected in a person’s physical, natural state is a reflection of their spiritual state.
      3. For example, when we are in poverty (lacking something) physically, it is because we are impoverished spiritually.
      4. We become spiritually impoverished when we neglect to spend time with God and obey Him.
    2. Before we blame the devil for everything that goes wrong, we must make sure that our enemy is not our “inner me.”
      1. In other words, we must judge our actions to determine whether we are poor on the inside (spiritually).

Scripture References:

  • 3 John 2:2-4, AMP
  • 1 Samuel 2:8
  • Ephesians 1:3

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church