As men and women of faith, we know that Jesus died so we could be saved and healed. But did you know He also died to give us a life of abundance and prosperity? He died to give us a life that is better than we ever dreamed of. I don’t believe we know just what Jesus died to put back in our possession.
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.
The curse is recorded in the book of Deuteronomy and part of the curse is poverty and lack. Well if Jesus died to redeem us from the curse, then poverty and lack are not to be a part of our lives. We can only prosper as our soul prospers, so God’s will concerning our increase must be anchored in our heart. Just like everything else in the Bible, we must believe before we will lay claim to it.
Faith begins where the will of God is known.
If you don’t know God’s will you will stumble around in the dark and have no idea what you’re doing. How do we get the faith for prosperity? We go to the Scriptures concerning God’s will, we read and study them and then we believe them to the degree that we will act on them. I can certify that this works because I had a “junk yard mentality”. My grandfather and my dad both had private junkyards that they used to build junk with. One day I wanted to build a trailer so I went to the steel vendor and bought new pieces of material. My dad had a fit, he said I was being foolish because he had a bunch of junked cars I could have cut up for my material.
Psalm 115:13-14 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
So if I fear (revere) the Lord to the extent that I believe and obey Him, He will increase me more and more. What have we got to lose? Our poverty! God has a plan, a way to bring prosperity to every born-again believer and all we need do is trust Him. His plan has two simple steps.
Malachi 3:10 Bring all your tithes into the storehouse and I will open the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing you can’t contain.
The first thing we do is give God His tithe, it does not belong to us and it never has. Tithing is our opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to obey.
2 Corinthians 9:6 He that sows sparingly shall reap sparingly, and he that sows bountifully shall reap bountifully.
Our increase comes from our sowing, how much increase is determined by what we sow. I recommend sowing small and when you see how God gives you increase you will have the faith to sow more. Brothers and sisters, let us not let Jesus die in vain, receive what He died for and give Him the glory.
Jesus received offerings
so the people could be blessed.
And Jesus was a giver,
He had Judas give to the poor. (John 13:29)
Jesus owned a house in Capernaum, He was a rich Jew.
But He became poor
so we could become rich.
PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
This celebration was established in 1992 with a mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries and religious workers.
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
PRAYING BLESSINGS OVER
PASTOR JERRY & KATHY LAMPING
& PASTOR MANDY MOODY AND HER FAMILY
Praying 3 John 1:2 “Beloved, we wish above all things that you will prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”
Praying that God will continue to supply all their needs and answer their wants.
Praying they will see the fruit of their labor.
Pray and ask God how you may show your appreciation.
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.