Biblical Prosperity in Perspective 7

Starting the Prosperity Process, Part Two

by Pastor John Hamel

In part one of “Starting the Prosperity Process,” we saw 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 get wisdom is to ask God for wisdom. (James 1:5-8)  Almighty God will either speak to you directly, indirectly or lead you to something in His Word.  

Possibly He will impress upon your heart to do something or He could even send someone to confirm to you what He wants you to know or do. 

Either way, once you expectantly ask for wisdom, it will come.  It is so vitally important to ask for wisdom first, not just for prosperity.  

Once you do hear from the Lord, keep the following in mind.

Get Your Head Out of the Way & Do Not Analyze His Instruction

God is faithful.  He will instruct you.  He will talk to you, impress something upon you, lead you to His Word or possibly lead you to another individual.  There are many ways God can impart His wisdom to you.  However He does it, just know that He will do it.  Once He does, keep to yourself and do what He says.  Do not consult with flesh and blood.  There is no need to go around asking everyone his or her opinion of what God told you to do.  Even if it does not make sense to you in the natural, do it.  

As a matter of fact, the chances are great that He is going to tell you to do something that does not make sense in the natural.  If you will obey Him, and do not try to reason it away or to analyze it, the end result will be supernatural abundance in your life.

When Jesus turned the water into wine at the Wedding Feast of Cana, He did it through the cooperation of the household servants.  Had they argued with Him or attempted to analyze His instructions, they would have missed the Anointing and there would have been no miracle.  It made absolutely no sense to the servants to go down to the well and haul up 162 gallons of water when the request was for wine.  

Had anyone said, “For what, Jesus?  They didn’t ask for water.  They asked for wine.  How is it that you can heal the deaf but you don’t hear so well yourself?  What are You going to do, turn the water into wine?” everyone would have busted out laughing, grieving the Spirit of God, aborting a full-fledged miracle

However, those servants did not argue with Jesus.  They did not give Him any argument.  You know what they gave Him?  They gave Him a bunch of good old-fashioned obedience.  Obedience always sets the stage for the supernatural.  Here is what happened.

“And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.  And they bare it.  When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.” (John 2:8-10)

It made no sense to the household servants to fill those six 27-gallon clay jugs with water when people were desirous of unfermented wine. (Leviticus 10:8-9; Isaiah 65:8)  However, the servants decided to utilize Jesus’ instruction and not analyze it.  

If you will utilize whatever instruction comes to you by the agency of the Holy Spirit, refusing to analyze it, you will see a financial miracle.  You will see His Glory manifest in your finances. 

It made absolutely no sense for Jehoshaphat and the Nation of Israel to march before their enemies, praising God, looking like some sort of goofy parade.  No doubt their heads were saying, “For what?”  But in their hearts they knew that obeying the God of Israel always paid rich dividends, which it did in this case, too.  It took Israel three days to collect all of the wealth of their enemies. (2Chronicles 20:1-25)

It is so important, when it comes to Biblical prosperity, to just jump piggyback on top of whatever it is He is telling you to do, and give Him opportunity to prove Himself to you.  As a matter of fact, prosperity is the only topic in all of Scripture in which God gives us permission to “prove” Him.  He said, “Prove Me now … and see if I won’t pour out abundance upon you.” (Malachi 3:10) 

So ask Him for wisdom and then make a decision to keep your head out of the way.  He is probably going to tell you to do something that is going to take faith.  Faith is the only, only, only, only, only, only thing that pleases Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Throw All Your Confidence upon Him

Once you begin to do what He is telling you to do, you are just going to have to surrender everything to God.  He can be trusted.  He is looking for you to trust Him.  This is where too many Believers fail when it comes to Biblical prosperity.  They draw the line when it comes to “my money.”  It is not your money.  It is God’s money.  He loaned it to you.  He gave you the ability to obtain it.  

Until you are willing to serve God with your money, you are unwilling to serve Him with your life.  Most people spend their entire lives getting money.  Therefore, when they give God their money, they give God their lives.  When they do not give God their money, they do not give Him their lives.  God knows what He is doing when He tells you to give something.  He is preparing you for future prosperity.  Let’s look at some verses in Ecclesiastes.

“Cast thy bread upon the waters for thou shalt find it after many days.” (Ecclesiastes 11:1) 

The Holy Spirit is talking about sowing seed here.  He is using the metaphor of Israel throwing seed into the River Jordan.  It would float downstream, taking root along the shore, producing a harvest that would wait for them when they arrived there years later.  Your seed may leave your hand, but it never leaves your life.  It simply goes ahead of you to produce a harvest, which you will meet up with later. 

“Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.” (Ecclesiastes 11:2)

He is still talking about sowing here, sowing towards your future.  You will be ready for whatever comes if you will obey Him. (Matthew 6:19-20)

“If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, and the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.” (Ecclesiastes 11:3)

The Holy Spirit is simply saying that prosperity is a sure thing for all who plant seeds of prosperity.  It is as sure as the rain falling out of the sky.  It is as sure as tree resting where it falls.  These are just ancient ways of saying, “It’s a done deal.” 

“He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.” (Ecclesiastes 11:4)

Here He is saying that if you allow your negative circumstances to dictate in the matter, you will never plant.  Therefore, you will never reap a harvest.  Do not wait until the planting is good and easy.  Plant now.  You have seed somewhere.  Plant it.  Do not say you do not have any seed when God says you do.  Ask Him to show you where your seed is.  Then plant it. (2Corinthians 9:10)

“As thou knowest not what is the way of the Spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.” (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

Here again instruction is given to not analyze how what God is telling you to do will prosper you.  You will never figure it out with your head.  Do not bother trying.  Just do as He says.  God knows how it will happen and quite frankly, He is under no obligation to explain Himself to you.  He will if He wants to, but do not wait around for it.  You will be wasting precious time. 

“In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: For thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.” (Ecclesiastes 11:6)

Here the Holy Spirit is simply saying, “Sow, sow, sow, sow, sow.  You will reap, reap, reap, reap, reap.” 

The day you make the decision to obey God when He gives you wisdom, is the day poverty ends and the day Biblical prosperity begins for you.  Do whatever He says, keeping your head out of the way. 

Open your mouth and say, “Poverty, I bind you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Prosperity, you come to me now, in Jesus’ Name.  I agree with Almighty God according to Matthew 18:18, in Jesus’ Name.”

Be blessed … John and Barbara Hamel



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