One of the challenges of our generation is live in prosperity. With the changing economic atmosphere, our financial status are affected quickly. Everytime the Federal Reserve do something, all the economic experts of the world watch. In just matter of hours, stocks plunged deep.
While we can trust on our country’s economic strategies to uplift the lifestyle of the people, let us be reminded that we have a God who wants to prosper us regardless of the economy. God desires His people to experience financial freedom. He loves to see His children living abundant life.
When it comes to financial prosperity, there remains two worldviews that entangled Christians most of the time. However, I already leaned on the other side believing that God wants us to be rich. God has plenty of promises about financial prosperity for His children.
Reasons God wants to prosper you
1. He is the source of all good things
“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11. Our Father in heaven is the giver of good gifts.
Romans 11:36 says, “Everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory” (NLT). Clearly, everything comes from the Lord.
2. He loves blessing His people
God delights to see us living in prosperity.
“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.
3. Jesus redeemed us from financial curse
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.” (vv. 13–14).
In Deuteronomy Chapter 28, there are curses and blessings. In breaking the Law or God’s commandments, there’s a threefold curse: spiritual death, sickness and poverty. Under the new covenant, the blessing given to Abraham also is threefold: spiritual, physical and financial. Christ became a substitute at the cross to redeem us.
4. Jesus came that we might have life more abundantly
In John Chapter 10:10, Jesus tells His disciples, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (NLT). Jesus came so that we live with abundance.
5. God wants to bless us to be rich to show forth His glory
How can we say we have a great and mighty God if we are living in poverty?
1 Thessalonians 2:12, “You should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory” (GW).
6. God’s promises must be fulfilled
The reward of a seeking believer is for God to take care of us.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33.
7. God wants to bless us financially to help spread the good news
“You know the grace shown by our Lord Jesus Christ. Even though he was rich, he became poor to help you. Because he became poor, you can become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
“But remember the Lord your God. He gives you the ability to produce wealth. That shows he stands by the terms of his covenant. He promised it with an oath to your people long ago. And he’s still faithful to his covenant today…” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
8. We are not the tail but the head
Deuteronomy 28:10-13 “So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you. 11“The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
12“The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13“The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
9. God wants us to honor him through financial blessings
Honor the LORD from your wealth
And from the first of all your produce;
So your barns will be filled with plenty
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
We can honor God through our finances by giving our tithe faithfully. (Malachi 3:10)
10. Even the prodigal son gets the best when he returned to his Father
No matter how far a person has gone away from God, when he returns he will get the best. God wants the best for His children.
Luke 15:22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet…’
After presenting to you the 10 reasons why God wants to prosper you, it is up to you to live by it. Your life will never be the same again if you fully understand that God wants to prosper you.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3rd John 2 (KJV).