Biblical Prosperity in Perspective 29

Enlarging Your Prosperity Vision, Part One

by Pastor John Hamel


We have certainly covered a lot of ground concerning God’s will for your personal prosperity in these enlightening web studies.  We have come to our final two lessons in the study of this fascinating and unnecessarily controversial subject.


This would be a good place to review what we have studied to date.  I will list for you here just the titles of each lesson:  Basic Elements of Biblical Prosperity 1 & 2.  A Supernatural Transfer of Wealth.  Understanding Why Money Comes 1 & 2.  Starting the Prosperity Process 1 & 2.  Developing the Capacity to Prosper 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.  This Isn’t Just About You, Honey!  God Destines No One to Poverty.  The Ministry of Angels & Prosperity.  The Importance of Maintaining a Good Report 1 & 2.  Divine Connections and Prosperity 1 & 2.  Tithing Under the Old Covenant.  Tithing Under the New Covenant.  Why I Obediently, Cheerfully & Expectantly Pay Tithes.  Offerings, the Supernatural Power of Percentages 1 & 2.  Unleashing Expectation for Prosperity.  The 3 Tenses of Faith for Biblical Prosperity.  The Believer’s Heavenly Bank AccountWithdrawing from the Believer’s Heavenly Bank Account.


In our final two lessons we will look at the importance of Enlarging Your Prosperity Vision.  


I trust the Holy Spirit is presently using all of this revelation to enlarge your personal vision for Biblical prosperity.


Praying for Biblical prosperity and releasing faith for Biblical prosperity are not a matter of trying to talk God into something He doesn’t want to do.  


Praying and believing God for Biblical prosperity is simply a matter of coming into agreement with what God has already provided.  It is simply a matter of giving God access to your life and allowing Him to prosper you.  


We have seen beyond all doubt that God wants to prosper all of His children and we have seen why.  God wants to prosper His children to equip them to seek and save the lost, to destroy the works of Satan in the Earth and to give them personal abundance that will draw other people to Him.


Almighty God, our Father, desires for His children to increase their vision for Biblical prosperity.  Biblical prosperity simply is not going to happen on the outside until God’s children get a big vision of it on the inside.  


This is what I have attempted to help you to do in this series.  I have endeavored to increase your vision for Biblical prosperity on the inside.  I have endeavored to help you to get your eyes off of yourself and your own needs.  I have endeavored to get your eyes on God and on His needs.  


Almighty God needs to love and to be loved.  He eagerly yearns to increase His family.  He eagerly yearns to surround Himself with multiple billions of moral free agents who came to Him as a conscious act of their own free human wills.  


Therefore, building His Family must be our primary focus for obtaining Biblical prosperity.


This is why God sent Jesus into the Earth.  This is why Jesus sends His Disciples out into the world as Fishers of Men and as Ambassadors for Him. (Matthew 4:19; Mark 16:15-20; 2Corinthians 5:20)  God wants a family.  Families are an expensive proposition.  


However, God’s finances are unlimited.  The only problem He has is when His children limit their unlimited Father to the small channel of human reason.  When God’s children limit Him through religion, doubt, unbelief, fear, pride and ignorance, they block the spout where the wealth comes out.  


When the wealth spout ceases to flow, the lost have no place to go.  There is no way for them to know of the One Who loves them so.  This is why it is so important for God’s family to enlarge their prosperity vision.


Isaiah's Vision of Coming Revival & the Wealth to Finance It


Isaiah had a great big vision of the world revival that I believe is just before us.  As a matter of fact, I believe we are even now in the beginning stages of what Isaiah saw in his spirit.  We will look at Isaiah’s vision verse by verse in chapter 60 of the Book named for him.


“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Verses 1-2)


Isaiah said that there was coming a time when gross darkness shall cover the Earth.  I believe this is the time we live in.  The world’s cup of sin is full and slopping over.  Isaiah saw the Glory of the Lord coming upon the people of the world during the time of the fullness of their sin.


The word that Isaiah used for “Glory” is actually “Goodness.”  Isaiah saw the goodness of God come into the Earth during this time of sin and darkness.  Supernaturally provided wealth used to turn men from darkness to light is a manifestation of God’s goodness.  


We will see in a moment that Isaiah did indeed see tremendous wealth becoming available to God’s family in the Last Days for the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


“And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.” (Verses 3-4)


In Isaiah’s vision of the Last Days, he saw Gentiles coming to the Light of Jesus by the millions, possibly the billions.  (A “Gentile” is anyone who is not a Hebrew.  The majority of Hebrews will come later.)  I, too, saw this in a vision the Lord gave me.  


You may read of my vision by clicking on “Great Spiritual Awakening Come to America & the World.”  I saw what I believe Isaiah saw, millions, potentially billions, of people being saved through the preaching of Jesus Christ across this Nation and on a world scale.  They came from every direction.  They came from great distances to hear of the forgiveness and the love of Jesus Christ.


“Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” (Verse 5)


This verse contains striking revelation of what we have been studying throughout this series.  Isaiah saw into our day, when our understanding of God’s will to finance the preaching of the Gospel on a massive scale would be enlarged.  The word he used for “enlarged” actually means, “to have one’s understanding broadened.”  


Has your understanding been broadened in this series concerning God’s will to prosper you so you can finance revival on a worldwide scale?  Even as my wife and I have gone over these lessons in order to share them with you, our vision for Biblical prosperity has once again been supernaturally enlarged.  


The Bible says faith comes by hearing and by observing. (Proverbs 4:20-22; Romans 10:17)  The more I preach and teach on Biblical prosperity, the more our vision for Biblical prosperity is enlarged.


Isaiah also said “…the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee.” 


In the Bible, masses or great multitudes of people are often referred to as a “sea.”  We have all heard the expression, “A sea of people.”  This is where that expression comes from.  Isaiah saw so many people being converted to Christ in these Last Days in which we live that it seemed to him to be a great sea.  


I, too, saw this in my vision of this Last Day revival.  I saw so many people being saved, it was as if an ocean of people was covering the entire Northeast quadrant of the United States, spilling over, spreading south and west and moving on to the Nations of the world.  It was as if the floodgates were opened and a sea of human souls was pouring into God’s Kingdom.


When Isaiah said “…the abundance of the sea shall be converted…” he used an interesting word for “converted.”  That word actually means, “to be turned over.”  Isaiah saw people being released from the kingdom of darkness and “turned over” to the Kingdom of Light. (Colossians 1:12,13)  When God’s Glory and God’s goodness moves in the midst of His creation, Satan has no choice but to let them go or to “turn them over” to their rightful Owner.  


I, too, saw what Isaiah saw, in my vision.  It was as if Satan simply could not hold them any longer and he turned them all over to Jesus by the multiple millions.


Finally, Isaiah said, “…the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.”


What Isaiah said here fascinates me.  It has to do with what we have been studying in this series.  The word for “forces” is actually “wealth.”  This is a reference to the massive wealth that is presently in the world.  Isaiah saw the lost people of the world coming to Jesus in waves, bringing all of their wealth with them.  Even as they are coming now, they are willingly receiving the revelation of the power of tithes and offerings that you have received in this series of web studies.  This massive wealth will continue to increase and be used to reach even more individuals for Christ.  This tremendous harvest of wealth will bring in an even greater harvest of souls.  


Even as the Lord said to me in my February 2004 vision, “From the reaping will come the reapers.”  Millions will be saved and will themselves become Ambassadors for Christ and Fishers of Men.  Glory!  It is happening.


The wicked who are turning to Christ and becoming righteous are bringing their wealth with them.  This is just one reason why the Bible says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just. (Proverbs 13:22)


However, this will not happen fully until God’s family begins to enlarge their prosperity vision.  This is why the Holy Spirit moved on me to prepare this series.  I am just one of many whom He has assigned to help His family to enlarge their prosperity vision.  It is time to get your eyes off of “me” and get your eyes on the “sea.”  It is time to focus on the sea of souls that is beginning to pour into the Kingdom and the financing it is going to take to convert and receive them.  


Any professional fisherman will tell you, “Once you go to the effort of catching them, it’s time to regroup and clean them.”  It is going to take billions of dollars, if not trillions of dollars, to catch them and to clean them.  It is going to take massive financing to convert them according to the Covenant and to teach them about the Covenant.


The wealth of the wicked is not the only way God is going to finance this present Last Day harvest of souls.  God has also begun the process of taking wealth away from some Christian people who are presently misusing it.  He gave it to them for the evangelization of the world and many of them have been using it to live a high-dollar lifestyle that is focused on “me” and not on the “sea.”  


Sure, they put up a good façade to keep the money coming in, but they no longer care about seeking and saving the lost.  They no longer care about destroying the works of Satan in the Earth.  All they care about is living the “good life” and lavishly spending God’s evangelization financing on “me.”  Like the Prodigal, they are thinking covetous and not Covenant.  


However, Almighty God sees right through it all and it is all about to change.  It even is changing now.  God is taking His money back, supernaturally, and giving it to those who will use it for the evangelization and deliverance of the world.  


This is perfectly illustrated and foretold in the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25:14-30.


In part two of this lesson, we will see the importance of praying for God to enlarge our prosperity vision.


Be blessed … John and Barbara Hamel



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