Prosperity in Perspective 11
Capacity to Prosper, Part Four
by Pastor John Hamel
We are studying the
subject of Biblical prosperity. We are seeing that Almighty God will
allow us to be tested and proven in the realm of finances for our own
growth and benefit.
Jesus said that only once we have been proven to
be faithful in little things would He put us in charge of bigger
We saw how Israel blew great wealth
because they were so accustomed to living in poverty and they had no true
understanding of what it means to be in Covenant with God. As soon as
Moses, their financial overseer, was off the scene, they went berserk with
all that money.
We also saw how the
Prodigal Son blew his entire inheritance because he did not understand the
true meaning of sonship. He also had no
idea that there was a difference between being covetous and being in
Covenant with the Father.
Presently there are more than 3 billion
people living on Planet Earth who never heard the Name of Jesus. Some
people do not believe that is possible. Well, it is not only
possible, it is true.
There are Native Americans living on
reservations in the United States of
America who have never in their lives seen
one single white man. Many of them have never, ever heard of Jesus,
either. So there is much work to be done and it is going to take
tremendous wealth to do it.
Possibly you began to receive revelation of
Biblical prosperity at one point in your life. You began to tap into
God’s wealth and suddenly forgot where it came from. You stumbled and
fell like the Prodigal Son. You blew your
inheritance because you did not understand the true meaning of sonship. You did not know the difference between
being covetous and being in Covenant with the Father.
You need to
understand that God is willing to forgive you, even as
the Prodigal Son’s Father forgave and restored him. God will forgive
and restore you for His own sake, not just yours. You will find that
in Isaiah 43:25. He will forgive and restore you for His sake because
there are more than 3 billion people on the Earth who have never heard of
Jesus and He wants them all.
By clicking on “Great
Spiritual Awakening Comes to America & the Worldl” you can read how the Lord personally
told me, in a vision, that it is His will to save every lost human being in
He said to me, "I want them all."
This is why my wife and I
are continually developing the capacity to prosper. This is why we
are faithful in little things. This is why we pay tithes and
offerings on every single penny that comes in our direction. This is why we resist the spirit of covetousness and throw
ourselves on our Covenant with the Greater One, Almighty God, our
Father. This is why God’s will is more important to us than our will.
Patience, character and integrity must be
developed in order to be trusted with the kind of wealth that we are
studying in this series. So we are going to continue talking about
developing the capacity to prosper in this lesson, but from a slightly
different angle. We are going to focus on several ingredients that
must be added to faith in order to prosper supernaturally.
Believers have attempted to prosper beyond their present capacity and ended
up stumbling and quitting. We do not want to see this happen to
you. So look with me in this lesson at some key factors in the
development of faith for Biblical prosperity in perspective.
Have Enough Faith to Pull in Supernatural Prosperity
“For I say, through
the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of
himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according
as GOD HAS DEALT TO EVERY MAN THE MEASURE OF FAITH.” (Romans 12:3)
Notice the Apostle said that God gives to
every one “the” measure of faith, not “a” measure of faith. Everybody starts out with the same measure of faith and it
is more than enough to get the job done. You just have to learn how
to develop it and use it.
Jesus said, “…If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain [problem], Remove hence to
yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto
you.” (Matthew 17:20)
Did you notice here that Jesus did not say,
“If you have monstrous faith, as big as a mountain, you shall move this
little mustard seed”? No, He said, “Faith the size of a mustard seed
will move a problem as big as a mountain.” It only takes a little
faith to move a big problem, but that faith must be highly developed.
Faith must be developed in the same way
that muscles must be developed if one expects to carry a big load.
The only way that “the” measure of faith can be developed is by hearing
faith teaching over and over, such as you are doing in this series. (Romans
10:17) The more one hears the word of faith, the more “the” measure
of faith is developed.
Some people hear seven messages on prosperity,
run out and attempt to do financial exploits that are way over their
head. They fail because “the” measure of faith was not yet developed
enough. Instead of blaming themselves, their immaturity and their
impatience, they attack the message and the messengers of Biblical
prosperity. Bad move!
It is vitally important, when it comes to
supernatural Biblical prosperity, to stick around long enough to discover
that there are several ingredients that need to be added to “the” measure
of faith in order to be successful. Notice I said these ingredients
need to be ADDED to “the” measure of faith.
Anyone who has been around long enough to
attend elementary school knows that addition comes long before
multiplication. Children learn to add before they are trusted with
the principles of multiplication.
Anyone who believes they can
multiply without bothering to first learn the principles of addition is
deceived. The principles of multiplication are based upon the
principles of addition. This principle is true in the spirit realm as
well. First, addition. Then and only then, multiplication.
Therefore, in our next lesson, we will learn how we can add
to “the” measure of faith in order to soon multiply supernatural wealth.
Be blessed … John and Barbara Hamel
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