Many people accept insufficiency in their lives because they believe lack is simply a part of life. They erroneously believe that God teaches us lessons through poverty. However, this is far from the truth. Poverty destroys people and God is not the destroyer. Poverty is a creation of Satan. God wants to see His people prosper in every way, even beyond their own imaginations.

  1. God told Abraham to get away from his relatives because they were negatively influencing his thinking (Genesis 12:1-3).
    1. Likewise, we should refrain from spending time with people who influence us to think in ways that contradict the Word of God.
      1. God wants to prosper us but He is limited when our thinking opposes His Word.
      2. Abraham moved away from his relatives and followed God’s instructions.
      3. As a result, God blessed him by pronouncing empowering words over him.
    2. We too can be empowered by speaking His Word over our circumstances.
      1. When we speak God’s Word, we are agreeing with what He has said about us.
      2. We do not have to tolerate lack in any area of our lives. We can resist it by speaking against it.
      3. We can research God’s promises of abundance and begin speaking them. We must pursue prosperity.
      4. In God’s system, we give His Word priority in our lives (Matthew 6:33).
    3. The need of the Kingdom is to spread the Gospel (the good news) all over the world.
      1. People need to hear the Gospel and be saved in these last days.
      2. They need to know that God wants them whole—which means there is nothing missing or broken in their lives.
      3. When we focus on meeting the needs of others, God supplies our needs (Philippians 4:19).
      4. It is vitally important that we refuse to become self-centered. We are blessed to be a blessing to others.
  2. Why does God prosper us?
    1. He does so to establish His covenant on the earth (Deuteronomy 8:18).
      1. He empowers us with ideas, abilities, witty inventions, concepts, etc.
      2. God’s will is for us to make an honest living with our hands so that we can help those in need (Ephesians 4:28).

Scripture References:

  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • Deuteronomy 8:18
  • Matthew 6:33
  • Philippians 4:19
  • Deuteronomy 8:18
  • Ephesians 4:28

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church