Prosperity in Perspective 6
Prosperity Process, Part One
by Pastor John Hamel
We’re continuing to
lay a foundation for Biblical prosperity. We are using the Word of
God in order to establish the will of God for Biblical prosperity. If
you have made it this far, no doubt any poverty mentality is being
shattered into pieces. Old religious, traditional ideas about poverty and humility are being replaced with God’s ideas
of prosperity and humility.
It is a complete dishonor to Almighty God
when His children walk around disheveled in tattered clothing and blown out
shoes. It is not His will for His children to barely make the rent,
the groceries and the bills. The world sees that and they say,
“Forget that God stuff. I can take better care of myself than God
takes care of His children.”
The world always blames God for things that
are not His fault. The world always blames
God for what Satan is doing to God’s children because of their
own disobedience or ignorance. The only thing that will cause the
world to come to God is when His children’s lives are testimonies of health
“And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the
earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall
fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I
procure unto it.” (Jeremiah 33:9)
God Almighty Himself says the nations
should be trembling for His goodness and for all the prosperity that He
abundantly pours upon them. God knows a little something about
recruiting. He knows that poverty and sickness are not very
attractive. He knows if He puts up a poster advertising “Poverty,
Sickness, Tragedy & Confusion. Look no
further. It’s all yours. Sign up today.” that there will be
absolutely no takers.
That is why His recruitment poster reads, “Joy,
Praise & Honor, Goodness, Health &
Prosperity. Look no further. It’s all yours. Sign up
God wants to give His children so much
prosperity that the world actually trembles when they see it. “Well,
why isn’t it happening?” Look around. It is happening.
is happening for those who keep God’s priorities as their priorities.
It is happening for those who follow His instructions. It is
happening for those who willingly pay tithes and give generous
offerings. It is happening for those who have learned how to start
the prosperity process and keep it rolling.
So let’s talk about how
to start the prosperity process.
God for Wisdom First, Never Money
Our good Father is
just waiting for us to ask Him to reveal His plan for our lives. He
wants to reveal that plan. He is not withholding His plan. He’s
a Gentleman. He’s waiting to be asked what the plan is.
only way we get wisdom from God is to ask wisdom of God. Only through
wisdom, God’s wisdom, will Biblical prosperity come.
“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by
understanding it is established: and by knowledge shall the chambers be
filled with precious and pleasant riches.” (Proverbs 24:3-4)
We see from this
verse the importance of asking for wisdom that will lead to prosperity and
not just asking for prosperity alone. God wants to give you wisdom
and knowledge to prosper you. Knowledge is simply the ability to use
His wisdom successfully. When you begin to apply the things that He
shows you He wants you to do that is when you will begin to see your chambers
filled with precious and pleasant riches. But He is not going to show
you what you do not ask Him to show you. He is not going to give you
wisdom to prosper unless you ask Him for wisdom to prosper.
“If any of you lack
wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall
be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For
he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven
with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive
any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his
ways.” (James 1:5-8)
Our loving Father
God will never refuse wisdom to anyone who asks in faith, from a pure
heart, expecting to receive. Simply ask, “Father, what will You have
me to do? How do I pull myself in line with Your prosperity plan for
my life? Show me Your plan and Your purpose, and I’ll pursue it with
all my heart, in Jesus’ Name.”
Lots of people do
not pray that way. They do not ask for wisdom. They tell God
what they are going to do and then wrongfully expect Him to bless it.
That’s just not how it works.
Others call the Pastor and ask him what to do and do
not bother asking God for His plan. That’s a real good way to get
yourself and the Pastor in trouble.
The Bible says that wisdom is the
first thing we should shoot for, whatever the need. The Bible says to
get wisdom first and foremost before attempting to step out in any
endeavor. The only way to do that is to ask God for wisdom. He will either speak to you directly, indirectly
or lead you to something in His Word. Either way, once you
expectantly ask for wisdom, it will come.
Again, it is so vitally
important to ask for wisdom first, not just for
In part two of this lesson, we will study the
next steps that need to be taken in order to properly start the prosperity
process in your life.
Be blessed … John
and Barbara Hamel
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