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God’s Vision for Your Prosperity

Luke 6:38 (KJV)

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Did you know that the Gospel – without your efforts – has the power to bring about manifest, abundant prosperity in your life? All of the promises of God for your salvation are contained in Scripture, and freely gifted to you in the grace of Jesus Christ, so that you never have to live in lack – not even for a second! (Romans 1:17; 2 Corinthians 1:20). In Luke 6:38, we see God’s heart for abundance, and that God’s idea of prosperity is lavish, and over the top, so that you are jam-packed with overwhelming affluence. God’s idea of prosperity isn’t that you just have enough to get by and get the bills paid, it is ‘good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over’. In other words, God desires for you to be able to richly enjoy all things –   family vacations,  expensive food and drink, giving to others, having fun as an heir of the world ,without a care in the world! – because you know that your finances will always run over and are luxuriantly provided for by your heavenly Father who has an inexhaustible supply of blessings to lavish on us as believers! (1 Timothy 6:17).

Now, don’t mistake Luke 6 as a ‘conditional’ promise either. Under the Old Covenant, you had to give to receive. However, under the New Covenant, inaugurated through Jesus’ blood (Matthew 26:28), Jesus gave everything for us so that we could freely receive the blessing of prosperity. As Romans 8:32 (KJV) declares, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” – In Christ, you have been freely given all things, including material blessings. God gave, so that manifest prosperity could be freely given to us! Therefore, you can allow the Gospel and the promises in Scripture to re-define your ideas of abundance and prosperity so that they are infinitely enlarged ‘in accordance with the riches of His glory’, and not in accordance with what your bank account says, your tithing, your sowing into  ministries, or your paycheque. God desires that you trust the Gospel with your material wealth and security! (Philippians 4:19). As you begin to trust the Father, and not your own efforts, as the source of your material income, you will declare along with the Psalmist that “I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” (Psalm 37:25, NIV). Step into God’s abundant supply of grace, and see prosperity manifesting all around you. As 2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV) says, “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.” – some people try to spiritualise this verse, but the entire context of 2 Corinthians 8 is material wealth!

2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMP) is another Bible verse which speaks of God’s heart for prosperity, “And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.” – God desires that you have so much prosperity in Him that you are completely self-sufficient upon His goodness and grace, trusting that He will always, without fail, provide! Once again, don’t read law into this verse, as it is not saying that we ‘need to’ or ‘have to’ give to charity in order to receive. Instead, it is encouraging us that we will have so much money that we ‘get to’ live out the desires our heart and new nature in Christ: we get to share in the exciting blessing of giving to others! (Acts 20:35). Being able to give freely to others, as a joyful giver, as one who has freely received, will only come to us when we realise that we have a never-ending supply of financial security in Christ (2 Corinthians 9:7). When the believer gives ‘according to what He has’ (i.e. abundant, inexhaustible material riches and security in Christ), they gain a ‘willing mind’ to give freely to others! (2 Corinthians 8:12; KJV).  Believer, God delights in your prosperity, because He loves to see you blessed and prosperous (Psalm 35:27; Psalm 122:7). Jeremiah 33:6 (NIV) declares, “’Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” – God wants you to enjoy security and prosperity! He wishes that in all things we prosper and be in health! (3 John 1:, KJV).

 

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Irreversible Blessing!

“ Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” – Galatians 3:13-14 (KJV)

Galatians declares that we have the blessing of Abraham, so it would benefit us to know what this blessing is. Many already know that like Abraham, we are made righteous by grace through faith, and not because of works of the law (Romans 5:1). However, that is as 631far as many have ventured towards understanding the blessing, but God has more for us to discover!

Galatians 3:9 says that ‘they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.’ (KJV) We are blessed in the same way that Abraham was blessed – so let’s by blessed by discovering the blessings!

  1. “the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.” – Genesis 24:1 (KJV)

  2. “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.” – Genesis 13:2 (KJV)

  3. “Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken (i.e. advanced) in age;” – Genesis 18:11 (KJV, brackets mine)

  4. ““And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.”– Genesis 24:35 (KJV)

  5. “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:– Genesis 12:2 (KJV)

  6. “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” – Romans 4:13 (KJV)

  7. “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;”– Genesis 22:17 (KJV)

  8. “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”– Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

  9. “And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac.” – Genesis 25:11 (KJV); “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.,” – Genesis 26:12 (KJV)

  10. “And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her”. – Genesis 17:15-16 (KJV)

The weight of the blessings and Goodness upon our lives is staggering, shocking, and astounding. In Christ, we have become heirs of the world, overflowing with blessings in every facet of our lives to such an extent that those around us are also blessed abundantly in supernatural proportions!

These blessings are evidently not a one off thing, but in Christ we shall experience one 632blessing after another, both in the natural and in the spiritual. Because we have the blessing of Abraham upon our lives, will experience wealth, health, divine renewal of youth, and divine protection, to name just a few of the above blessings.

Also, just like Abraham’s wife Sarah, through God’s blessings we shall no longer by defined by how others have viewed us, because the blessings of God will re-define our status and our identity. In areas where we have seemed to be lacking, we will discover such over-abundance of blessing and influence that we will forget the past and rejoice!  (see Isaiah 61:7). We will not have to do anything to make this come to pass, either, as God will ensure that this is so through his grace given to us in Jesus Christ. This is why Paul prayed not that believers would gain their inheritance in Christ, but that they would know just how glorious and hope-filled their calling is, because they already have ‘the riches of the glory of Christ’s inheritance’, within them. In other words, the blessing is already within us and upon our lives, and Paul wants us as believers to know and recognise this! (Ephesians 1:18, KJV)

Through the blessing of Abraham upon our life, given to us in Jesus Christ, God has promised to curse the curses that come against us, and to bless these blessings upon our lives so that we go from one degree of blessing to another.

Now, don’t think that these blessings are for some and not others. Because Scripture has made it clear that Christ has qualified us, redeeming us from our sins and the curses of our633 mistakes and failures! (Galatians 3:13-14). Get ready to experience and see more blessings than ever before through the power of this Gospel message! (Romans 1:16)

 “ Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” – Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)

Being in heir of the world is also about unconditionally inheriting all of the promises included in Deuteronomy 28, such as:

  • Being blessed wherever you go (28:3)

  • Experiencing blessing in your family and career (28:4)

  • Being blessed with abundant material provision (28:5)

  • Experiencing blessings within your home and also outside of your home (28:6)

  • Being blessed with all authority over your enemies, such as sickness, poverty, and worry (28:7).

  • Being blessed with influence and favor with people (28:10)

Yes, being blessed to be an heir of the world means that in all circumstances you are ‘above only, and not beneath’ (28:13). It means that in Christ you have authority over ‘all the power of the enemy: nothing shall by any means hurt you’ (Luke 10:19, KJV). Do not think that these blessings will be a small trickle. In Christ, you have supernatural-sized blessings, just like Joseph in the Bible who prospered so much in Jesus that even his non-believing master could physically see that ‘the Lord made all that he did prosper in his hand’ (Genesis 39:2-3, KJV). So today, simply focus on the fact that God loves you. Take the focus off your performance, and place it onto your righteousness in Christ. You will reign with the blessings of Abraham, manifesting your identity as an heir of the world!

“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)” – Romans 5:17 (KJV).

Through the finished work of Jesus Christ, the blessing given to Abraham that kings would come from him, has been fulfilled in us (Genesis 17:6). We reign in and through Jesus 634Christ and his grace, and exercise royal authority on earth and over our circumstances (Revelation 1:6; 1 Peter 2:9) . When you reign, sickness, sin, disease, and poverty does not. When you reign, the abundance and supply of heaven is released into your body, your emotions, your mind, and your surroundings. This is truly good news!

Limitless Life Devotional

Being a Favor Magnet

 1 John 4:10

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  (KJV)

Jesus has established us in a position of favor with the Father, where we cannot help but be blessed wherever we go, and whatever we do. This is what Ephesians 2:6, being ‘seated in heavenly places with Christ’, and Ephesians 1:3, having ‘all spiritual blessings in heavenly places’, is all about. This is why John declares that Jesus is the ‘propitiation’ for our sins. The biblical word for propitiation is the Greek word ‘hilasmos’, which speaks of an atoning sacrifice; a sacrifice which redeems us back into the blessings and favor of the Gospel. In other words, John is stating in 4:10 ‘because God loves us, he sent his beloved Son to atone for our sins, to make us a magnet for all His goodness, grace, and blessings’. This is why Hebrews 8:6 declares that the new covenant is ‘established on better promises’.  Another way of referring to these ‘better promises’ is as ‘the blessing of Abraham’, as mentioned in Galatians 3.

In order to understand how God’s love is linked in with Christ being our propitiation, or favor-magnet, let’s take a look at Galatians 3:13-14: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.’ (KJV). Jesus carried all of our curses, and in return became an atoning sacrifice for our sins, so that we could forever experience the unconditional, irreversible blessings of our affectionate and loving Father. But what is this blessing of Abraham that was bestowed upon us?  – First of all, it means that we are righteous through Jesus and faith in him, and not through our own works (Genesis 15:6). As it wasn’t our good works that caused us to inherit the blessing of Abraham, our bad works cannot disqualify us. It is simply through Christ that we have been made a co-heir of this blessing! (Romans 8:17). That is why John writes in 1 John 4:10 that love is not about our love for God, but his love for us. The blessings are ours to experience, not because of our sincerity, striving, or love, but because of God’s love towards us, shown through Christ’s finished work. Focusing upon and enjoying his love causes every blessing of faith to effortlessly manifest (Galatians 5:6).

But what kind of blessings are given to those who have received ‘the blessing of Abraham’? – To answer simply, as many as you can imagine, and even more! – Genesis 24:1 declares that ‘The Lord had blessed Abraham in all things’, i.e. in every sphere of life, Abraham was experiencing vast blessings. Now, don’t let anyone tell you that this doesn’t include marterial prosperity, because Scripture is clear that Abraham was ‘very rich in livestock, silver, and in gold’ (Genesis 13:2). Romans 4:13 further expresses that through ‘the righteousness of faith’ Abraham ‘became an heir of the world’. Yes, being blessed to be an heir of the world means that in all circumstances you are ‘above only, and not beneath’ (28:13). It means that in Christ you have authority over ‘all the power of the enemy: nothing shall by any means hurt you’ (Luke 10:19). So today, in order to experience these truths that Christ has become our favor-magnet, simply focus on the fact that God loves you. Take the focus off your performance, and place it onto your righteousness in Christ.

Limitless Life Devotional

Mighty God, Mightily Blessed

Genesis 26:12-17

‘Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him… And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we…’

I find it strange that some people believe in a mighty God, but not in the truth that that mighty God wants his children ‘mighty upon earth” (See Psalm 112:2, KJV). You see, it’s only natural that the Almighty wanted to share his power and his wealth with his children. And it’s only supernatural that he has! Through Jesus we have been abundantly blessed, with every mighty blessing the Almighty has! God blessed you, not because he had to, but because he wanted to, and he hasn’t blessed you with a ‘buy now, pay later’, or a ‘look now, taste later, blessing. No, he has blessed you with the blessing of Abraham, a blessing you can see fully made manifest, a blessing you can enjoy in every area of your life!

Like Isaac in Genesis 26, who was abundantly blessed (I mean, he sowed and then in the very same year received a ‘hundredfold’), you are blessed – even more so as you are in unhindered Union with the Blesser himself! Isaac enjoyed the blessing of Abraham and walked in such manifest blessing that he ‘waxed great’ and even made a pagan kingdom (bare in mind that Isaac had more of a household than a nation) envy him and beg him to leave and admit that he was much mightier than they. Now, do you think that a man who received God’s blessing from the outside (as in, through a friendship covenant), has it better than you, who is ‘in Christ’? No! In Christ you are blessed, and like Isaac, but more so, you can walk in tremendous blessing! Now, there are a few differences: instead of making others fear, you become a light of attraction for the Kingdom of Papa, and instead of having a great possession of flocks, you can enjoy a more contextual material gain (unless of course you’re a farmer and would like an increase flocks and herds). But, never mind the differences, the truth remains that you can enjoy the blessing of Christ in every area of your life!

So, today know that your Papa loves you, and hasn’t given you a ‘look now, taste later’ inheritance, but the very blessing of Christ, which you can see and enjoy in the here and now! Perhaps, today allow your heavenly Daddy to encourage you in this reality – sit on his knee and co-know with him the truth that you can experience manifest Salvation, manifest prosperity!

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Experiencing the Union-Reality

Ephesians 1:17

‘That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him’ (KJV)

Relationship with God is far more than a religious idea designed to make obeying rules easier, relationship with the Godhead is indeed an eternal reality, brought into existence through Jesus Christ, and inaugurated in our spirits by the Holy Spirit! Union with the Trinity is real; the implications of this New Covenant, of our inclusion into the Coven of the Trinity, are real and incredible – in terms of the benefits afforded us, our eternal security, and the joy and peace we can know daily in knowing Jesus!

The factual, mystical reality of Union with the Godhead is one of the main reasons why I find it hard to not believe in prosperity, I mean just consider: God is rich, I mean like truly rich, magnificent and majestic, with all glory and honour, and the truth of Jesus tells me that everything that God is and has has been given (as a free gift) to me (and you) in Christ! Certainly every blessing heaven has to offer has been given (See Eph. 1:3)! And, the Bible is clear that we can see and experience these Spiritual, new creation realities! We can know these truths as manifest and tangible like we can know Jesus!

The first step in order to experiencing your union the Godhead and all of those fantastic benefits included is to know what you have and what’s included! Now, often this starts on an intellectual level, but the Holy Spirit desires for you to receive supernatural revelation concerning your ‘knowledge of him’. When you know (by revelation) what you have and what you’re included in, you can know (experientially enjoy) your Union and its benefits and blessings! I like the way the NIV renders Ephesians 1:17, it says: ‘I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.’ You see, the Father of glory is infinitely rich, and he has made you rich (See John 17:22, Philippians 4:19), and as you know this truth, as you allow Holy Spirit to minister and love you into enjoying this truth, you will know (experientially) the Truth and his provision and prosperity!

Limitless Life Devotional

Enjoying Spiritual Treasure

John 1:16

‘And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace’ (KJV)

Some people relish in the idea of lack; to some the concept of living in lack and ‘just getting by’ is appealing, and there are many possible reasons for this. One is the religious ego, or the power people feel they have over those who aren’t as ‘trusting’ as they are. But, in short probably the main reason is that they see poverty as a virtue, as a holy lifestyle which requires their devotion and trust. Thank God that he doesn’t see it this way! In God’s mind poverty has always been a result of the curse, and he has never willed it upon any of his children! God himself has only ever been poor in Jesus on the cross, and that was for our sake – ‘so that you through his poverty might become rich.’ (KJV)

It’s important that we know a few things concerning prosperity and poverty; one is that poverty was a result of the curse. Another is that there is nothing wrong with you if you aren’t seeing your provision made manifest just yet (you aren’t under the curse, you are free from the curse, See Gal. 3:13-14). One more is the truth that you have the very same spiritual riches and prosperity of the Trinity – indeed, ‘of his fulness’ you have received! And another is that you can see this prosperity made manifest and enjoy the provision of your Papa in every area of your life. Oh, and another is that being poor is overrated, it’s not holy or unholy, it’s just a contradiction to the truth you can experience. YOU are holy and YOU are complete, and as you enjoy your holiness and fullness you will see glorious manifestation of the provision and prosperity of your Daddy God!

Know today that whether you have, in terms of wealth, plenty or little, your spiritual bank account, your spiritual treasure chest is FULL with the innumerable riches of the Godhead! Know that you have the prosperity of the Christ! Know that you can see this made manifest! Rest today in the reality of the sufficient one within, don’t buy into the religious lie that God isn’t interested in seeing you prosper, and don’t buy into the lie that it’s better to be poor. You are already rich! In Christ you are prosperous, and as you enjoy this reality you will see this prosperity tangibly manifest and flood into every area of your life!

Limitless Life Devotional

According to His Riches

Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

‘God is El Shaddai, not El Cheapo’ – Andrew Wommack.

Haha, I love this quote. A lot of Christians rarely forget that God is the Almighty and that he is rich beyond compare, but a lot of believers do often forfeit the peace of knowing that God wants to be the Almighty in their lives and that he has shared his riches with them! God HAS shared his wealth with you, in fact he has shared his life with you (see 1 Pet. 1:4, 2 Pet. 1:4, Col. 3:4). And, he delights in showing you your inheritance (what’s been provided through the death, burial, resurrection, and accession of Jesus). It is his pleasure to reveal what’s included in your treasure chest of grace! What’s more, is that you discovering your inheritance is actually a testament to God’s grace! Hear God say to you today; “My Beloved, I so love you! I want you to relax, receive my love, and open every present that is bestowed upon you. Don’t leave one unopened!”

In the light of this good news, what circumstances are you worried about? What situation are you deeming impossible? Whatever it is you’re facing, God says, “I’ve got it! I’ve got it covered. I have personally paid the bill for whatever breakthrough you need”. So, don’t focus on your worries, or even your contradictory circumstances, focus on his over-supply that is ready to flow into every area of your life!

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19). This verse reminds us that God’s supply is rich! That God’s supply is not in accordance with our need, but in accordance to the riches of God’s grace! Focus on that today. Don’t live in demand, live in supply. Don’t live in reaction to negative emotions or circumstances, live in response to God’s love, grace, and supply!

 

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