1. PROSPERITY is the FRUIT of RIGHTEOUSNESS; the seed is the WORD of God which a man receives with unflinching FAITH, as it is written: “But he that received SEED into the good ground is he that HEARETH THE WORD, and UNDERSTANDETH IT; which also BEARETH FRUIT, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” [Matthew 13:23] Take note, the word PROSPER from which PROSPERITY derived was first mentioned in the Bible, when Abraham said to his servant, “… The LORD, BEFORE WHOM I WALK, will SEND HIS ANGEL WITH THEE, and PROSPER THY WAY; and thou shalt TAKE A WIFE FOR MY SON of my kindred, and of MY FATHER’S HOUSE” [Genesis 24:40] From this verse we understand the key element of PROSPERITY to be DIVINE ASSISTANCE in pursuit of heavenly PURPOSE; the Angel of the Lord PROSPERED Eleazar’s way, he got Rebecca for Isaac and the rest is history, “That the BLESSING OF ABRAHAM might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the PROMISE of the SPIRIT through FAITH” [Galatians 3:14] PROSPERITY down through the ages was tied to the BLESSING of the PROMISE made to Abraham and fulfilled in Jesus Christ, but some have  TURNED WAY to their own damnation, “For the TURNING AWAY of the simple shall slay them, and the PROSPERITY OF FOOLS DESTROY THEM” [Proverbs 1:32]

2. PROSPERITY is Christ manifesting ABUNDANT LIFE in us, as it is written: “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] Listen closely, Joseph, a SLAVE was accounted a PROSPEROUS MAN not for his bank balance but of God in Him and with Him, And the LORD WAS WITH JOSEPH, and HE WAS A PROSPEROUS MAN; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian” [Genesis 39:2] For refusing enticements of SIN, he was thrown into PRISON [Genesis 39:9] In PRISON, he continued to PROSPER, “The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD WAS WITH HIM, and that WHICH HE DID, the LORD made it to PROSPER” [Genesis 39:23] From PRISON, he was lifted to the pinnacle of Egyptian society; so would God do to you according to His PURPOSE, if you faint not in RIGHTEOUSNESS, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP, IF WE FAINT NOT” [Galatians 6:9] Learn from Joseph, PROSPERITY is tied to your SOUL not your possessions. Read this oft misunderstood Scripture again and again, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest PROSPER and be in HEALTH, even AS THY SOUL PROSPERETH” [3 John 1:2] PROSPERITY is the WELFARE of your SOUL not of your businesses “… Take heed, and BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS: for A MAN’S LIFE CONSISTETH NOT in the ABUNDANCE of the THINGS WHICH HE POSSESSETH” [Luke 12:15]

3. PROSPERITY is not perishable GAIN, as some teach. Those who peddle this perfidious canon are disillusioned with “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and DESITITUTE OF TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such withdraw thyself. But GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN” [1 Timothy 6:5-6] I warn you to WITHDRAW from those who entice you with vain PROMISES of earthly RICHES as bulwark of LIBERTY from oppression and sundry vicissitudes of this world, “While they PROMISE THEM LIBERTY, they themselves are the SERVANTS OF CORRUPTION: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” [2 Peter 2:19] They allure you with a show of material wealth to make merchandise of you; if they are stupendously RICH through “FAITH”, why do they extort your meagre resources? They are MERCHANTS OF FAITH and you are chattel, “And through COVETOUSNESS shall they with FEIGNED WORDS MAKE MERCHANDISE OF YOU: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” [2 Peter 2:3] Listen carefully, there is no PROPHECY or PROMISE in the Bible to suggest every Christian should be a millionaire; some of us will have little and others more of the things of this world. Do your best in righteousness and be CONTENT with what you have. Godliness with CONTENTMENT is a VIRTUE, inordinate craving for earthly riches is FOOLISHNESS, “For WE BROUGHT NOTHING INTO THIS WORLD, and it is certain WE CAN CARRY NOTHING OUT. And having FOOD and RAIMENT let us be THEREWITH CONTENT” [1 Timothy 6:7-8]

4. PROSPERITY is partial instalment of what we shall be at the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1 John 3:2] You see, it does not mater much what we are right now, if Christ dwells in us; Jesus Christ in us and we in Him is the assurance of BLESSING to PROSPER, as it is written: “BLESSED is the man that WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL of the UNGODLY, nor STANDETH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, nor SITTETH IN THE SEAT of the SCORNFUL. But his DELIGHT in the LAW OF GOD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a TREE planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his FRUIT IN HIS SEASON; his leaf also shall not wither; and WHATSOEVER HE DOETH SHALL PROSPER” [Psalms 1:1-3] If any man is not firmly established in Christ and in HOPE of His appearance, his hoard of silver and gold amount to PROSPERITY OF FOOLS, “For WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN, IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, and LOSE HIS OWN SOUL? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? [Mark 8:36-37] Thus saith the Lord to the Church and as many as are overcome with PROSPERITY OF FOOLS, “Because thou sayest, I am RICH, and INCREASED WITH GOODS, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art WRETCHED, and MISERABLE, and POOR, and blind, and NAKED” [Revelation 3:17]

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