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“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God” (2 Corinthians 3:5)
The Amplified version renders our opening verse thus: “Not that we are fit, qualified and sufficient in ability of ourselves, to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.” Therefore, we’re to know and recognize God as our qualification, competence and strength, and not have confidence in our physical abilities, knowing that He has endued us with power from on high.
This understanding informed David’s mentality when as a stripling he confronted and defeated the great Goliath of Gath. Conscious of God’s ability at work in him, he looked at Goliath and said, “…You come against me with a sword, and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the Name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45 NIV). How important it is that we live and walk every day in the consciousness that we are fully kitted with God’s glory and power because we function in His Name!
Our sufficiency is a God-sufficiency! The power and ability by which we function are of God; that makes it unlimited! That means there’s no limit to how much you can achieve and how far you can go on your journey of success, because the power at work in you is of God!Prosperity, Uncategorized tagged by admin
“Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s and Christ is God’s” (1 Corinthians 3:21-23)
God didn’t create you to suffer and struggle through life, but it’s sad that some have settled for the lesser things in life because they’ve ignored God’s Word. God’s Word, apart from showing you His will for your life, also reveals your inheritance in Christ.
2 Corinthians 8:9 declares, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” Jesus became poor, that we might become rich. So all you’ve got to do, to enjoy the life of prosperity He’s brought you into, is to live in His Word!
In Isaiah 1:19, (TLB) says: “if you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, I will make you rich.” Your submission to God’s Word as final authority in your life is the key to living in your inheritance in Christ and enjoying life to the full. That’s what empowers angels to act on your behalf and commit riches to you. God has already bestowed all the treasures of heaven on you. He’s given you all things to enjoy, not in the sweet by-and-by, but today!Prosperity tagged by admin
“Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus” (Mark 15:43).
When Jesus died, the Bible shows that it wasn’t His disciples that got His body for burial. This wasn’t because they weren’t righteous enough, but they didn’t have the influence.
Joseph of Arimathaea, a highly respected member of the Jewish Council, was the one who got the body of Jesus. What does that tell you? It shows that if you’re not a man or woman of influence, you really can’t speak for the “body of Jesus”; that means you can’t speak for the body of Christ – the Church.
It reminds of what the Scripture teaches about the “poor wise man”; his wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard: “Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard” (Ecclesiastes 9:15-16). The poor Church will never be able to speak for the body of Christ; it’s only the Church with influence that’ll speak for the body of Christ!
No matter how nice you are, or how much you believe in Jesus, no influence, translates to no voice. Therefore, make up your mind to be influential for the Gospel. By that, I mean, let your prosperity result in the spread of the Gospel around the world.Prosperity tagged by admin
“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:7)
How wonderful this is! Each one of us has been given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. We’ve all been given grace to excel in life. The Greek word for grace is “Charis,” which is the root of the English word “charisma.” “Charis” refers to the divine influence on the human spirit that reflects on the outside of a man’s life, producing favour, beauty, goodwill, loveliness, and ability.
It’s the glory of God in your spirit which reflects on the outside. This grace causes favour and glory to abound in your life. For example, when the Lord Jesus was a child, the Bible says He “…grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him” (Luke 2:40). Grace made Him, even as a child, to have favour with God and man (Luke 2:52).
The grace of God on your life is the divine ability in you to be successful in every endeavour, and you’re to grow in that grace: “…grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ…” (2 Peter 3:18). Grace is the power of promotion; it’s the thing that causes your life to move from one level to another, and that’s why the Scriptures admonish that you grow in grace. Every child of God has been given grace in abundance (Romans 5:17), but the degree to which you let it reflect is up to you. The more you fill your heart with God’s Word and have the Holy Spirit work in your life, the greater the grace of God that’ll be manifested in your life.Prosperity, Uncategorized tagged by admin
“all the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers” (Deuteronomy 8:1).
In the New Testament, we are not going into the Promised Land; we were born into the Promised Land. However, the instruction to possess the land remains the same! Now that you are in it, you must possess your inheritance in Christ. You must possess your divine health, prosperity, peace, and joy. You have been born into the land that flows with abundant blessings, but you have to possess yours.
The sure way to do so is through your confessions! You must boldly declare that all what God says are yours belong to you. Keep declaring that you have arrived in the place of abundance, where you enjoy unlimited wealth and divine health. Keep declaring that you are making progress and moving forward in life. Keep declaring that you have been brought into a large place!Prosperity tagged by admin
“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalms 16:6)
In the Book of Genesis, the Bible says God placed man in a garden that He made: The Garden of Eden. Eden means pleasure. Can you imagine that God put His first man in the garden of pleasure? From the very beginning, God determined that our lives should be full of pleasure.
Psalms 5:12 (AMP) says, “For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favour).’’
David understood this when he said, “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalms 16:6). The Contemporary English Version puts it this way, “You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright.” What a confession! In the eleventh verse, he said, “…in thy presence is fullness of joy: at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalms 16:11).
We were born right in God’s presence, where there’s fullness of joy, and we dwell with Christ at His right hand, where there’re endless pleasures.Prosperity tagged by admin
“He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth” (Proverbs 10:17).
It’s a sad reality that many people spend most of their lives in the wrong places, doing the wrong things. For years, they struggle in life, failing to achieve anything meaningful, and wonder why. They suffer because they’re ignorant (Hosea 4:6), either because they have no one to guide them, or because they stubbornly reject guidance.
In the Scriptures, wisdom speaks: “I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.” (Proverbs 8:20-21). Anyone can be success if they want to, the Bible says of wisdom, “…those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverb 8:17). ‘Early’ here means as soon as you receive instructions. Instruction will make you wise: “Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not” (Proverb 8:33).
2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” God’s Word has been given to you to help you navigate your way and walk in the guaranteed path of success, victory, glory and prosperity. Your success depends on whether you’d pay attention to it, receive instructions, and act accordingly. You can’t live by the Word and fail.Prosperity tagged by admin
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12).
Do you realize your own good works or your own righteousness couldn’t qualify you for the blessing of God? Our opening verse of scripture expresses this as it says, God “hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.” God the Father did this for us, in spite of ourselves.
God in His infinite mercy and kindness qualified you for the good life. How exciting to realize that you don’t have to strive to be good enough for God. There’s no need to strive and work to merit His blessings, for it’s by His grace. His righteousness is your qualification to be a partaker of the glorious inheritance He’s prepared for the saints.
Thus, all the glorious and precious promises in the Word that have come to us through Christ are your present hour possession. Prosperity, healing and health, success, spiritual advancement and everything that’s required for your total well-being are all yours now.
God’s Word is the book of your inheritance. In Acts 20:32, the Apostle Paul says the Word “…is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” This is the reason you must study the Word voraciously, for through knowledge–the knowledge of God’s Word–shall the just be delivered (Proverbs 11:9).Prosperity tagged by admin
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14)
Only someone with sovereign authority and power can make a statement such as is underlined above. You have to be God to talk like that, and Jesus is Himself God. A man may make promises and disappoint, but not God; He’s the Big Boss! He owns everything, and He says “If ye shall ask any thing in my name I will do it” (John 14:14).
You know, some people say, “Well God only grants our needs, not our wants.” But that’s wrong. Jesus said, “Ask anything.” In other words, ‘Ask what you will” (John 15:7). You shouldn’t ask for your needs anyway, because your heavenly Father already knows what you need (Matthew 6:8). Just as He takes care of the sparrows and the lilies of the valley without them having to ask Him, He cares for your needs.
Wants on the other hand, are different from needs; they’re the extras that make life more pleasurable. The psalmist had this in mind when he said “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). Notice he didn’t say, “I shall not need,” because he knew his needs had been taken care of.
So, don’t exert unnecessary energy in prayer, asking God for your needs. If you recognize any need, call it met, for it immediately falls into God’s supply-system! Hallelujah!Prosperity tagged by admin
“Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9).
Some people complain bitterly about how they’ve been cheated, victimized or marginalized by others. They give these excuses as reasons for their failure in life. But that’s not your lot if you’re born again. You’re the seed of Abraham: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). The blessing of Abraham is at work in you, and that blessing guarantees your prosperity no matter where you find yourself in life; it gives you the advantage.
It was that blessing at work in Isaac that gave him the advantage, causing him to prosper exceedingly, wax great and make progress until he became the envy of the Philistines (Genesis 26:13-14). The blessing worked so much for him that in a time of drought, where others experienced no harvest, Isaac sowed in the same land and reaped a hundred fold harvest (Genesis 26:12).
Now, if the blessing could work so much for the folks in the Old Testament, and give them the advantage, then it certainly works much more for us today. This is the reason as a child of God you can never be disadvantaged; for you’re the blessed of the Lord!