Enjoying the Spiritual Gifts of Prosperity and Divine Health
3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (NKJV)
Do you believe that your Daddy God wants you to enjoy good health and to prosper in all that you do? I hope you do, because he does! And he hasn’t given you a promise that is void of certainty – no he has already provided those wonderful gifts for you! Through the Finished Work of the cross God has granted you access into his own life, which you received when you received Salvation, and right now you have the gifts of prosperity and divine health on the inside of you! That’s why I entitled this devotional ‘Enjoying the Spiritual Gifts of Prosperity and Divine Health’, and not something like ‘Expect Prosperity and Divine Healing’ – because although it’s a wonderful thing to expect to experience the power of God in tangible ways, we can start to enjoy everything he has given us in the now, in the Spirit! And as we enjoy it by faith we can be confident that the Spirit will lead us into seeing manifestation of those glorious realities!
John wrote 3 John 1:2 as a greeting full of meaning and desire; he wanted Gaius (the man John was writing to) to experience that which he already had on the inside. It also mirrors the heart of our God who was in John expressing the same desires! While some think that wanting to enjoy these blessings is greedy or wrong, John knew that it is the correct mirror image of what he enjoyed in the Spirit realm; it’s the natural result because of the glory imparted to us by the Holy Spirit! And, it’s not just the natural result, it’s the God honouring result; God wants us blessed because he adores us, but it also points the world to a God that is good, and it enables us to partner with the Holy Spirit and bless others in a great way!
God’s desire is to convince you that he has imparted these marvellous gifts to you; that when you received Salvation (which includes everything that God is and has), you were made very rich, and this richness can be seen manifest in every area of your life! So today; enjoy the spiritual reality of what you have already been given, knowing that as you partner with Holy Spirit you will be led to explore the dimensions of faith and see great power and prosperity made manifest!