It is important for you to keep in mind that you are not just
reading from a computer screen or a printout. The Anointing of God is
speaking to you in this series concerning His will for you to
prosper. You must make a decision to hear and obey what the Anointing is saying.
Keep this in mind as we continue.
We are going to
look at something in Second Chronicles chapter 20 once I have told you what
is occurring in the narrative.
A confederation of five Kings and
their armies came together to give the Nation of Israel a whipping and to
take all of their possessions. King Jehoshaphat and all of Israel suddenly found
themselves faced with horrible fear.
Have you ever been faced with
the fear of losing everything? Are you faced with the fear of losing everything right now?
God has something to say to encourage you today. You will not lose
everything if you obey Him. You will not lose everything if you
believe what you are learning and act on it.
God spoke to the
Prophet Jahaziel and gave Jehoshaphat and the
Nation of Israel some very specific instruction on how to fight this
particular, overwhelming battle. Jahaziel
instructed everyone to stay out of fear and to know that the Lord was going
to fight this battle for them supernaturally. You will find all of
this in verses 1-15. King Jehoshaphat received the Lord’s
encouragement through His Prophet, Jahaziel.
Jehoshaphat then stood up and encouraged Israel. Here is
what he said.
“And they rose
early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and
said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the
Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His Prophets, so shall
ye prosper.” (2Chronicles )
Israel believed that God
would fight for them. Israel believed the words
of the Prophet. They did as they were instructed and supernatural
abundance fell out of the hands of the armies that came against them.
Supernatural abundance fell into their hands because they followed God’s
instruction and listened to His Prophet. You must do the same.
You must believe that God will fight for you as you pay your tithes and
offerings. You must believe the teachings of His Word that come to
you through His Prophets.
You must turn and walk away from all who disparage Prophets of prosperity in
perspective. They will fill you with fear and drain you of faith to prosper.
God is a God of
abundance. There is more money and material substance in this Earth
right now than anyone can ever even imagine. The poverty that is in
the Earth is not a result of a lack of money or material substance.
It is a result of sin. It is a result of greed and poor management on
The Earth is full of prosperity. Much of it is in
the hands of sinners just like so much of it was in the hands of Israel’s enemies.
God wants to put much of it into the hands of His obedient children supernaturally
even as He did with Israel. The Bible
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and
the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” (Proverbs 13:22)
the entirety of the world's wealth will not be transferred over to the Body
of Christ until Christ comes to set up His Millennial Reign, abundance is
indeed the will of God for His obedient children in the meantime. (3 John 2)
the gold and silver in the world belongs to God and is simply on loan to the
just and the unjust.
silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, saith the Lord of Hosts. The
Glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord
of Hosts: And in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of
God allows the world to use His great wealth in order that their physical
and material needs be met, it is not God's will for the devil's children to
control all the money that is in the world. God desires much of that
wealth to be utilized by His children for the propagation of the Gospel and
for the meeting of their physical and material needs.
the past forty years the message of prosperity in perspective and faith in
God's Word has increased in the Earth. As a result great wealth has
been coming into the hands of many Believers. Those who willingly pay tithes
to their local Church, who give offerings by the leading of the Holy Spirit
and who willingly obey God's revealed will for their specific lives are the ones
who will be entrusted with the management of this increased wealth.
other thing. Those who expect God to prosper them supernaturally must
also be willing to live moderate lifestyles. God gives
money for service, not status. Many Faith Ministers of the Gospel have
used their faith to prosper tremendously. Sadly, many of them use
money sent by God and intended to promote the Gospel in order to live
ostentatious, extravagant lifestyles. In turn they confuse many and
turn them away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Kenneth E. Hagin said, in his book "The Midas Touch. A Balanced
Approach to Biblical Prosperity," "Ministers should not live in
extravagant homes or drive extravagant automobiles. It offends and injures
God has made His
priorities very clear in the Bible. Once His priorities become our
priorities, we will begin to see some of the world’s tremendous wealth come
directly into our own hands.
This wealth will come directly from God
for three primary reasons. Only once we get these three primary
reasons straight will the type of prosperity that God promises come into
We’ll talk about
these three primary reasons for prosperity in our next lesson.
By the way, if you
have not made Jesus the Prophet of Prosperity the Lord of your
life, you are out in left field without a glove when it comes to God
prospering you.Get a clue and get a
glove by saying, “Jesus, You’re my choice for Lord and Savior.” (Romans
That’s when God becomes your
Father and starts hitting prosperity line drives right at you.