Biblical Prosperity in Perspective 30

Enlarging Your Prosperity Vision, Part Two

by Pastor John Hamel

In our last lesson we looked at Isaiah’s vision of what I refer to as Last Days revival.  We saw how the Lord showed Isaiah that His family’s understanding of Biblical prosperity in perspective would be broadened in the Last Days.  

Isaiah saw multiple millions, potentially billions of people covering the Earth like a sea and being converted or “turned over” to Jesus.  He saw the “forces” or the “wealth” of the newly converted people of the world being heavily invested into the conversion of additional multitudes. 

I told you how the Holy Spirit said to me, in my February 2004 vision of massive worldwide revival, “From the reaping will come the reapers.”  I saw so many people coming to Jesus in that vision that I said to Him in the vision, “I didn’t know there were this many people in this Country.”  I believe I saw what Isaiah saw.  I believe we live in the day that Isaiah foresaw in his spirit.

Reader, you live in quite potentially the most exciting time in all of human history.  You are living at the beginning of quite possibly the largest revival of Christianity the world has ever seen.  

This massive outpouring of God’s goodness upon the lost as well as the saved people of the world that Isaiah, myself and others have seen, is going to be financed by the greatest outpouring of wealth the Body of Christ has ever seen.

Pray that God Would Enlarge Your Prosperity Vision

It is absolutely essential in these Last Days that Believers learn the importance of enlarging their prosperity vision.  There is simply no way for God to fulfill His vision to increase His family unless His present family members receive a vision as large as His.  The author of Psalm 119 knew this.  Let’s go through a few verses together.

“Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.  I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame.  I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Verses 29-32)


The Psalmist prayed that God would enlarge his heart, enabling him to see things the way that God sees things.  The Psalmist asked God to broaden his understanding of God’s plan and purpose for His creation of the human race.  Every member of God’s family needs to pray that prayer.  Every member of God’s family needs a revelation of God’s desire to save the lost multitudes.  Every member of God’s family needs to say to the Father, “I will run the way of Thy commandments when Thou shall enlarge my heart.”  


Ask God to enlarge your prosperity vision so that He can use you in His plan to reach the multitudes.  You may or may not be called as a Preacher or a Teacher, but everyone is called as a lost soul Reacher!


“Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.  Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.  Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and NOT TO COVETOUSNESS.” (Verses 33-36)

Remember the Prodigal Son?  He did not have a large vision for Covenant prosperity.  He was not all about putting others first.  He was all about putting himself first.  That is why he is called the Prodigal.  Selfishness is about as off course as a human being can be.  The Prodigal had a large vision all right, but it was for covetous prosperity.

When we look at Psalm 119:29-36 in context, we see that the Psalmist actually prays that God would enlarge his vision for COVENANT prosperity and diminish his vision for COVETOUS prosperity. 

If you heard anything that was being said during this series, please let it be this.  God does not want His children to limit His financial blessings on their lives by their maintaining a fear-filled, teensy, false humility-based, self-focused, religious idea about wealth.  I am of the opinion that God cringes on His Throne every time He hears one of His unenlightened children selfishly say, “But I just don’t need all that much.”  When God says that He needs to prosper you in order to reach the lost people of the world, you better listen up.  Judgment Day is coming sooner, not later. (Romans 14:10; 2Corinthians 5:10

This entire series has been about breaking that spirit of religious pride off of God’s children, setting them free, enlarging their prosperity vision so He can use them to help someone besides themselves.  Allow God to enlarge your understanding of His will for your Biblical prosperity.  

What compassionate Believer does not want to impact the Nations of the world for Jesus?  Isaiah knew that tremendous wealth was exactly what it was going to take to reach the world on a God-scale.  The writer of Psalm 119 knew it.  Now you know it, too.

God Gave Solomon a Huge Vision for Prosperity 

Almighty God used King Solomon to impact the world in his day.  Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived apart from the Lord Jesus Christ.  People came from all over the world not only to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, but also to look at his life.  God gave Solomon a huge vision for prosperity and turned his life into a testimony of wisdom and wealth in order to get the world’s attention on his God.  

Solomon wanted everyone in the world to know, “If you aren’t serving my God, it’s time to re-evaluate where your loyalty lies.  No one takes care of His own like my God.  As a matter of fact, my God made your god, whoever, or whatever it is.” 

Let’s look at just some of Solomon’s tremendous wealth given to him by the Almighty in First Kings chapter four.

“And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life. And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,” (Verses 21,22)

Thirty measures of flour is the equivalent of 315 bushels.  Threescore measures of meal is the equivalent of 630 bushels.  This was for just one day mind you.  Solomon was feeding so many guests, employees and family members that his bakers were baking multiple thousands of loaves of bread every day.  Talk about “wonder” bread. 

“Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallow deer, and fatted fowl.” (Verse 23)

Someone once estimated that Solomon was responsible for feeding well over 30,000 people annually, day in and day out, with a food budget that easily exceeded $17 million.  Still, this did not put a dent in God’s capital reserve.  God has whatever it takes to get the attention of the world without ever coming up short.

“For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.  And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.” (Verses 24,25)

“… every man under his vine and under his fig tree …” is an expression of peace, safety and tremendous prosperity. (Micah 4:4; Zechariah 3:10) 

Solomon was not the only one prospering.  Everybody under his dominion was prospering.  There was such an Anointing for prosperity that it was difficult to not prosper where Solomon ruled.  I believe this Anointing is in the process of manifesting once again in the Earth, only in an even greater way to reach even more people than those in Solomon’s day. 

“And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.” (Verse 26)

Possibly Solomon had only 4,000 stalls of horses, not 40,000. (See 2Chronicles 9:25.)  This is possibly a transcription error.  It was against the law for Israel to multiply horses extensively. (Deuteronomy 17:16)  This was because with too many horses, Israel had a tendency to trust in the strength of their horses, not in the strength of their God. (Psalm 20:7)  

However, even if Solomon only had 4,000 horses, that is a tremendous amount.  I once worked for a wealthy entertainer who had possibly a couple of hundred horses.  He bred them as a profit “hobby.”  I understand that they were worth millions.  Solomon’s 4,000 horses today would probably be worth hundreds of millions, even pushing the billion-dollar mark.

“And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.” (Verse 27)

Solomon had twelve individual men who oversaw the feeding of multiple thousands.  Each of these men was assigned to their own individual month of the year.  It took each individual man eleven months to prepare for the one month he was responsible for.  Imagine that.  It took each individual man plus his wait-staff eleven months to prepare for their one month of service to Solomon’s dining room. That is a tremendous amount of preparation and feeding going on at a tremendous expense.  Again, this came no where near to depleting Creator God’s capital reserve. 

Notice also “…they lacked nothing.”  This is still the will of God today. 

Had Adam not disobeyed God and fallen, he never would have lacked a single thing.  Presently in Heaven there is no such thing as lack.  During the coming Millennial Reign of Christ there will be no such thing as lack.  Ultimately when we all live on the New Earth eternally, lack will never be an issue. (Isaiah 35:1-8; 65:20-25; Revelation 22:3) 

If it never has been the will of God for people to suffer lack in the past, if it is not God’s will for people to suffer lack who are presently in Heaven, if it never will be God’s will for people to suffer lack in the future, why would it be God’s will for people to suffer lack in the world today?  This is particularly noteworthy in light of the fact that there are presently well over 3 billion souls living in the Earth who need to be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  That in itself creates tremendous expense.

“Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.  And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.” (Verses 28,29)

Solomon’s vision for supernatural prosperity was almost immeasurable.  Even as it is almost impossible to measure every grain of sand on the seashores of the world, it was almost impossible to measure Solomon’s God-given vision for supernatural prosperity. 

God not only gave Solomon his massive vision for prosperity, God gave Solomon massive prosperity as a result of the God-given vision. (1Kings 3:13; 10:1-9)  This is what God wants to do for all of His children today.

“And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.  For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.” (Verses 30,31)

God also gave Solomon wisdom that equaled his prosperity.  In other words, God gave Solomon the wisdom to properly utilize such massive wealth.  This is what God wants to do for each one of His children today.  He wants to give them wealth and the wisdom to use that wealth in order to impact the Nations of the world with the message of Jesus Christ.  God wants to give each of His children “no waste, no want” wisdom.  By this I mean, with the wealth that God gives His children, He wants to give the wisdom to use it with tremendous effectiveness, trimming away all waste and want.   

God wants to do this for you, Reader, because He is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11)  God wants to enlarge your prosperity vision so He can enlarge your prosperity.  This is so you can go and tell the Nations about Jesus, or so that you can stay home and send others to tell them about Jesus.  

Either way, you were not born by accident.  Your life is on purpose and it is all about reaching others with the Gospel.  It does not matter if your birth was the result of a rape.  It does not matter if someone said you were “unplanned” or “an accident.”  Whoever your parents are, however and whenever they came together concerning you, aggressively, gently, accidentally or on purpose, when that sperm and egg came together, Almighty God gave you life on purpose.  He kept that seed from dying on purpose.  

As a matter of fact, before you were ever conceived on Earth, you existed in God’s mind in Heaven. (Psalm 139:1-24; Jeremiah 1:5)  He has allowed you to live because He needs you.  He cannot properly evangelize the world without you.  There are people who will never hear of Jesus without your cooperation.  You’ll answer for that, too. 

We did not teach this series of web studies in order for people to go off begging God for something He does not want them to have.  We put the effort we did into these thirty lessons, researching them, transcribing them and placing them on the Internet at no cost to anyone, for the express purpose of getting Believers into agreement with the Almighty’s Salvation-based Covenant.  We did so for the express purpose of bringing Believers to the place where they would give the Almighty access to bless them with the Covenant wealth for which Jesus spilled His warm, Holy, innocent, reconciling Blood.

Above All Remember Why Prosperity Comes

Biblical prosperity in perspective comes for the same three primary reasons that Jesus came. 

Jesus came to seek and save the lost people of the world. (Luke 19:10)  Biblical prosperity in perspective comes to seek and save the lost people of the world. 

Jesus came to destroy the works of Satan and to break his stronghold off the lives of God’s precious creation. (1John 3:8)  Biblical prosperity in perspective comes to destroy the works of Satan and to break his stronghold off the lives of God’s precious creation. 

Finally, Jesus came that we, His family, might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)  Biblical prosperity in perspective comes that we might have life and have it more abundantly for the express purpose of being a testimony of God’s goodness to the people of the world. 

Almighty God knows better than anyone that no one is drawn to a God of lack, debt and poverty.  No one is looking to sign on as another one of God’s hobos.  God uses wealth to demonstrate and to communicate His goodness to the lost, suffering people of the world.

“And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour 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)

Prayer:  “Father, please forgive me for my former selfishly small vision.  I did not know then what I know now.  Please increase my prosperity vision.  Enlarge my heart.  Enlarge my mind.  Enlarge my finances.  You created me in Your image and You have an unlimited prosperity vision.  I desire to imitate You in this manner.” 

“Even as You gave Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Isaiah, Jeremiah, King Saul, King David, King Solomon, Job, Jesus, the twelve Apostles and all the other Bible authors and servants largeness of vision for prosperity, please enlarge my prosperity vision.  Help me to see the world and its needs through Your eyes.  I now understand it’s not just about me.  I now understand it’s about Covenant, not covetous.” 

“I will not be afraid to prosper.  I refuse to fear that money will take me away from You.  I love You too much to leave You.  Thank You for this wonderful revelation and supernatural provision.  I commit my tithes and offerings to You, even as You have committed supernatural multiplication to me for doing so.  I commit to reach the lost billions for You, in Jesus’ Name.”

Be blessed supernaturally … John and Barbara Hamel


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