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Today I’m going to discuss financial prosperity, and how God can make it happen if you let Him take control! First however, let’s get a very common myth out of the way. A myth that has been embedded in some church’s teaching: That “God doesn't want us to financially prosper; that the church shouldn’t have too much money.” That is totally one hundred percent untrue. God wants us to be blessed so abundantly that we don’t even know what to do with all that He’s given us, and then even bless us some more after that!  God wants us to be blessed, so that we may be a blessing to others.  Understand however that Biblical prosperity is not only financial prosperity.

Unfortunately when it comes to finances, many are simply looking for a quick fix. Some Christians are looking so desperately for a quick fix to financial problems that they ignore the basics of living a Godly life, and pursue just that one particular quick fix (or quick scripture). This article will give you a better understanding of God’s ways, so that you can prosper!

To understand how we can financially prosper, it’s important to first identify what’s stopping us. You cannot be living an ungodly life, while trying to use prosperity scriptures out of the Bible and expect things to work out. It doesn’t work that way. We must instead be in a position to receive from God! To be in that position we have to practice a continual lifestyle built on the Word of God. We have to operate by His Word. You have to be reborn in Christ Jesus.

When you resist sin and walk righteously before God you’re opening a spiritual doorway and activating a spiritual law of prosperity (not just in finances, but all areas of life) that God has set in place. It’s not that God doesn’t want to help sinners, God still loves and wants to help sinners too. When you sin however, you are separating yourself from God, not allowing him to help you.  In other words when we sin we are turning our back on God.

Allowing spiritual growth to take place is crucial. God’s plan is for us to grow financially as we grow spiritually. In the Bible the Apostle John wrote under the inspiration of God: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 1:2)  Why does God want us to grow financially as we grow spiritually?  Simply because God knows what happens to those who are too spiritually immature to handle great wealth.  They abuse what they have, and they turn to sin. They spend their money on drugs, alcohol, and other evil things.  They begin to trust in their riches, and many become greedy.  Eventually they ultimately end up destroying themselves. Keep in mind many of the worlds “wealthy” have usually acquired their money by the world’s system, not God’s system. An example of the world’s system is the Casino. You play your “odds” putting trust in the world’s system to help you become rich fast. While a very small percentage win, many lose. Don’t let Satan steal your money. God’s way is the way of success. The Bible say: “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6) Well then lets get rooted and start to receive! It’s time to prosper, hallelujah!

When you understand that we grow financially as we grow spiritually, then another important part of this prosperity puzzle comes into place. Continually feed your spirit! Jesus gave us the key to prosperity in all aspects of life when he said “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and its righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) When Jesus said “these things” He’s talking about food, water, clothing, shelter, and yes money too! Now, here lies a very important point. Remember that we are in a covenant relationship with God. We know that God’s part of the covenant is to prosper us in all areas of life. Our part of the covenant is to seek His kingdom first. It is not to seek after that financial prosperity first. If you begin to seek financial prosperity first you will get sidetracked, and you will fall short of letting God have control over that area. You have to tie God’s Word concerning financial prosperity to the rest of his commandments in order for financial prosperity to manifest. All of the elements of God’s Word have to be functioning simultaneously in your life, not just the ones concerning money.

So how can you start on the road to prosperity today? By becoming rooted in God’s word, feeding your spirit, and obeying His commandments! By showing God that you are spiritually mature and can live a righteous life, you are saying to him: “God, I am ready to receive! Put yourself in a position to receive and let God control your finances! It doesn’t matter what company or store you work for, because when you’re living by God’s Word God is your employer!   You might make a certain wage when you work, but God will not limit your income to that.  Whatever you make becomes irrelevant! When you allow God to become your employer, a life of abundance is on its way!

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