Prosperity in Perspective 14
God Destines No One
by Pastor John Hamel
“Let them shout for
joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause:
yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath
pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.” (Psalm 35:27)
We can see from
this verse of Scripture that when God’s servants prosper, He is
pleased. We also can see from this Scripture that when God’s servants
do not prosper, He is grieved.
Have you ever heard it said, “Some people
are destined to be rich. Others are destined
to be poor. I guess I’m just destined to be poor.”? That is a
lie that has been puked right up out of the bowels of Hell, if I may say
so. It is not possible that God has destined some to be rich and some
to be poor.
The Bible reveals that God has slung into
motion strict Spiritual Laws concerning poverty and prosperity. Human
beings make those laws work for or against them. The Spiritual Laws
of prosperity and poverty are as absolute as the Law of Gravity. It
is up to us to come to an understanding of these laws in order to use them
to bring the lost to Christ.
I once watched a Preacher interview a
wealthy Christian businessman on television. Both of these men were
in agreement that God destines some to have wealth and for the rest to
struggle in poverty.
Of course, neither one of them had any Scripture
to prove the foolishness of what they were espousing. This wealthy
businessman was arrogantly boasting of how beautiful his life was since he
became prosperous. He went on and on about himself and how he enjoys
and deserves his prosperity. He never mentioned one word about why money comes. He just rambled on
and on about how God did not desire to bless all people in the way God had
This man’s reasoning was both unscriptural
and selfish. Some wealthy people choose to believe the way that he
does because it “excuses” them from having to use their money
properly. It also places all the blame for the poverty in the world
upon God, Who is guiltless. This is what Satan wants.
Satan wants people to believe that only a
small handful of individuals are to prosper. He imposes this thinking
upon the Body of Christ to stop them from praying for the finances to save
the lost people of the world. It is vital that we reject these false
notions, unscriptural teachings and demonic, prideful lies. It is vital that we reject poverty the way God rejects poverty.
Is a Vision Killer
“The rich man’s
wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.”
A more literal translation of the second
half of this verse reads, “A needy man’s dreams are fractured by his poverty.”
Poverty is to be despised because God
despises poverty. God despises poverty because it fractures the
dreams and visions of His Creation, the dreams and visions that He gives to
God gives His Creation dreams and visions to reach the lost people
of the world and to live comfortably and respectfully. God gives His
Creation dreams and visions of their lives being a testimony of health and
wealth that will draw people to the goodness of God.
Satan attempts to fracture those dreams with poverty.
Poverty is a hothouse where seeds of
hopelessness, suicide, fear, anger and hatred of
God grow and bloom. Poverty causes people to live in fear that other
less needy people will not respect them. Poverty would cause anyone
to question the goodness of God. Poverty is an enemy like death, one
that is to never be embraced.
Whenever God puts a big dream in someone’s
heart to use his or her gifts and Anointings to
win the world to Christ, Satan is challenged. He moves immediately to
kill that dream with poverty. He tries to convince them that poverty
would be a better route. He tells them that the poorer they are, the
holier they are and it is holiness that will win people to Jesus. He
lies in this way because he knows Ecclesiastes chapter nine better than
most religiously brainwashed human beings do.
“Then said I, Wisdom is better than
strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are
not heard.” (Ecclesiastes 9:16)
Satan knows that
the Bible says that nobody will listen to the preaching of a poor
man. Satan knows that a poor man’s words are despised by all who hear
him. The impoverished preacher’s hearers think, “If you’re so bright,
how come you ain’t got nothing?
If your God is worth serving, how come He doesn’t give you a better pair of
That is Satan’s dream, to shut up Preachers by putting them
in position to where nobody will listen to them. He does it with
Our loving Father
wants our lives to be a testimony of wealth and health. That way when
we set out to seek and to save the lost, destroying the works of Satan in
the process, we will be heard and not scorned. Poverty never
empowered the Plan of Redemption. Poverty has always counteracted the
Plan of Redemption.
As a matter of fact, in these Last Days, Satan
has sent his emissaries right into your community. He’s raising up an “anti-prosperity cult” and he plans on
fooling you with it. His mantra is “The less you have the holier you
are.” Every time he says it, he’s spitting in God’s face and in
“The thief cometh
not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they
might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
Jesus said that it
is the will of God for you to have Biblical prosperity in
perspective. He said Satan has come to convince you otherwise.
When we do not know what the Bible says, Satan usually has the upper
hand. This is why we must understand what the Bible says about the
Laws of Poverty and the Laws of Prosperity.
Laws of Poverty
Here are some of
the key things Satan will use to pressure human beings to operate in the
Laws of Poverty. We will begin in Proverbs chapter 23.
“Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of
the Lord all day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.” (Verses 17-18)
The Holy Spirit
said that we are to never envy the lifestyle of sinners. We will end
up drawn back into sin with them. We are to honor and respect the
Lord all day long. There is a reason for this.
The reason is
that respecting the Lord will keep our expectation, or
our dreams, from being uprooted and dying. To walk away from God to
pursue a lifestyle of sin is to cut off your lifeline. It is just a
matter of time until tragedy and premature death overtake you. This
is what Satan wills for you.
Quite frankly, he does not care whether
you go to Heaven or Hell as long as
he can get you out of here and keep you from financing the Gospel.
“Hear thou, my son,
and be wise, and guide thine heart in the
way. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the
drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe
a man with rags.” (Verses 19-21)
First, a word about
the drunkard. The word used here is actually “tipsy.”
in Scripture is greatness or wealth every associated with individuals who
live a tipsy lifestyle. From Aaron to Samson to Solomon to Jesus to
you, alcohol is forbidden in Scripture. Jesus did not turn water into
fermented wine in John chapter two. That is a lie.
If you are
willing to face the truth, you can click on “The Jesus Drank Wine Lie
Exposed. The Bible Expose You Need to Read.” There
you will discover that there are two kinds of wine in the Bible, fermented
and unfermented. If you are drinking the wrong one, you’re drinking
Next, a word about
the glutton. This word literally means, “To be morally loose.
To shake as in the wind.”
Individuals who are blown by the wind of
popular opinion and peer pressure are being blown over by the Laws of Poverty.
Casual sex, alcohol, unnecessary prescription drugs, casual street drugs,
R-rated movies, Soap Operas, “necessary” little white lies, compromising on
taxes, bringing rolls of bathroom tissue home from the office, etc., etc.,
are all things the devil attempts to use to hook your caboose to the
Can you see
this? Poverty is not a blessing that means you are holy.
Poverty is a curse for boozers, immoral people,
thieves and compromisers.
We also read in
Proverbs 23 that drowsiness will dress you in rags. The word
“drowsiness” is actually “Sleepiness. Laziness.” Some Believers
are of the opinion that they can avoid the tipsy, immoral compromising part
but put their hand to absolutely nothing and still prosper. That is
not what the Bible teaches. The Bible says that you will prosper in
whatever you put your hand to. (Psalm 1:3)
You cannot pay tithes and
offerings, lie around all day and ignore what God is telling you to do.
You absolutely must find God’s Plan for your life, what He has called you
to do. Then you must pursue it with patience, discipline,
faithfulness and even temporary sacrifice if necessary. This is
particularly true for those who are called to Ministry. There is a
price to be paid and you must be willing to pay that price in order to step
up higher in the things of the Spirit.
Poverty is a curse
for tipsy, loose, lazy loafers who refuse to put their hand to
anything. Only Satan himself could put such a spin on this to where
it turns into so-called “holiness.” If poverty means you’re holy,
then some of the holiest people in the world are drunk, immoral, lazy,
lying, thieving loafers. This is why the Bible calls Satan the
“father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Special Word about Rebellion
“Poverty and shame
shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he
that regardeth reproof shall be honored.”
Anyone who rebels against the Written Word of God and
still expects to enjoy wealth has got an altitude problem. Not just
an attitude problem, but also an altitude problem. By that I mean,
you simply cannot live the low life and enjoy the benefits of the high
life. It is impossible to refuse to change the way you think, talk and behave and enjoy true Biblical
prosperity. You cannot ignore the correction and instruction of God’s
Words and God’s Prophets and
It is foolish to
believe that you can rebel against your parents, God’s marriage laws, God’s moral laws, civil authorities
or your Pastor and enjoy the kind of
prosperity we are studying in these lessons. I will even go so far as
to say, if you have a radar detector in your vehicle, you might want to
rethink what you are doing. Radar detectors are designed specifically
for people who only want to obey the rules when someone is watching.
God put a radar
detector in your soul when He made you. It is called
conscience. Obeying your conscience will bring you to prosperity a
whole lot more quickly than slowing down only when the radar detector
indicates someone is watching. God is always watching.
Some people do not
like this kind of preaching. They prefer leaders who will not talk
about tithes, offerings, little white lies, hot toilet paper and radar
detectors. For some reason they actually prefer that vain type of
preaching that leaves you so broke you cannot even afford to pay attention.
“He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he
that followeth after vain persons shall have
poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings; but he
that maketh haste to be rich shall not be
innocent.” (Proverbs 28:19-20)
Making haste to be
rich solely for the sake of being rich makes one guilty. Guilty of
selfishness. Guilty of despising the “Great Commission.” Guilty
of allowing people to go to Hell needlessly.
It is the will of
God for His Family to abound with blessings and to have plenty.
Plenty to seek and save the lost first, to destroy the works of the devil second, and only then to live a life of abundance.
Satan is more
conscious of the more than 3 billion people in this world who need
salvation than most Christians are. But that is changing. It is
also why he is laboring so diligently to convince Believers that poverty
means you are holy, when the Bible says it is a curse for being a
fool. Now that is good preaching if I do say so myself. Thank
You, Holy Spirit.
open my eyes to how You despise poverty. Please give me revelation of
how You see poverty. Forgive me for any foolishness that I may have
cooperated with. Forgive me for anything I ever thought, said or did
that counteracted financing Your Plan of Redemption. I am so glad I
can come to You about this. You’re a good God, a loving Father.
I trust You and I want nothing more than for You to trust me with
tremendous wealth in order to help You build a Family that will worship You
forever. Thank You for enlightening me. In Jesus’ Name.”
Be blessed … John
and Barbara Hamel
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