I’m starting to understand what I already am in Christ:
- I’m holy
- I’m righteous
- I’m more than a conqueror
- I’m complete in Him
- I’m anointed
- I’m accepted in the Beloved
Because of that I also realize that I am already successful/and or prosperous because God is with me.
Now I understand how this sounds. My logical mind gives me every reason in the world why this ISN’T true. But my success has little to do with what I have or don’t have–it has everything to do with WHO is with me and WHAT He says about me. For instance Joseph was successful:
“But the Lord was with Joseph, and he [though a slave] was a successful and prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.” (Genesis 39:2 AMP)
“So David waxed greater and greater (Hebrew: went in going and increasing): for the Lord of hosts was with him.” (1 Chronicles 11:9 KJV)
“And the Lord was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.” (2 Kings 18:7 KJV)
True Abundance Comes from Above
We’ve spent most of our time being brainwashed (by the enemy) with this distorted view of riches, prosperity, and wealth. Not realizing that only true, pure, and holy abundance can only come from God. Jesus said it like this:
“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 KJV)
That term “more abundantly” is the Greek word “perissos.” It has several meanings: “exceedingly, above the greatest abundance, superabundantly, over and above, more exceeding.”
It is only God that bless, make rich, and add no sorrow with it. But even though God has provided it it is your responsibility to lay hold of it.
Paul when he talks about inheritance says this:
“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” (Galatians 4:1 KJV)
The Greek word he uses for “child” is “nepios.” The word is derived from two Greek words: ne (meaning not) and epo (meaning to speak). In this sense, the child is the one who doesn’t know how to speak, or doesn’t speak. As a child they don’t know how to claim what is rightfully theirs. Incidentally, the word “claim” comes from the Latin word “clāmāre” which means “to cry out.”
This is why when it comes to the things of God they have to be claimed audibly by faith.
You as the heir have to throw up your hands and say:
- “Father I thank you for your abundant life.”
- “Father I thank you that because You’re my Shepherd I do not lack.”
- “Father I thank you that wealth and riches are in my home and my righteousness endures for ever.”
- “Father I thank you that as I focus on you and Your Word I prosper in everything I do.”
- “Father I thank that as I honor You with my tithes and offerings my barns are filled with plenty and my presses burst out with new wine.”
But what do you think? Are you prosperous? Why or why not?