Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Walter Smith0
Pastor Chris Teaches Us That Prosperity is Beyond Money
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 (Psalm 1:3).
In recent sermon the man of God explains the meaning behind prosperity. While many use this word to describe materialistic and monetary riches, Pastor Chris reveals that the meaning of prosperity is much deeper than that.
“No one born into this world was destined by God to be poor, sick, broken, depressed, downcast or afflicted. Rather, God’s will is for all men to prosper and be in health, even as their souls prosper (3 John 1:2). He seeks the prosperity of your spirit, your soul, and your physical body: the reason you shouldn’t accommodate or accept sickness, poverty, or defeat.”
The Lord only wants to bring prosperity
The president points out that massive misconception that many people have about the Lord. The idea that God is a provider of both good and evil is something that billions of souls seem to share. The man of God reveals that God in fact brings only good and only wishes for all to live a life of immense richness.
“I’m aware of those who say, “We shouldn’t always expect good from God; we should sometimes expect bad things, because life is full of ups and downs.” That’s a great misconception of the message of the Gospel. God isn’t the mastermind of the evil and sufferings in the world. His dream, which has already been actualized for you in Christ Jesus, is for you to walk in complete prosperity.”
Prosperity is far more than meets the eye
The man of God explains how money is merely a tool. What is truly valuable is the amount of faith and belief one has in God. There will always be things you can acquire or not acquire no matter how much money you may possess. Faith however is the only measurable thing that is of value.
“This prosperity, however, is beyond money; the presence or absence of money doesn’t change your state or condition spiritually, and therefore shouldn’t change your testimony of God. Money is a tool. If for example, you require something, and your money isn’t enough for it, that doesn’t mean you can’t have it; you can get it free! That’s the life of prosperity I’m talking about. God never said, “Except you have the money, nothing will be yours”; rather, He said plainly, “…all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21). What’s important is the purchasing power, and your purchasing power isn’t money, it’s your faith! You’re what God says you are, irrespective of the currencies you have at hand or don’t have.”
Apply this in all areas of life
This is a lesson that not just applies to the financial component of life, but to everything.
“This same principle applies to your health. It makes no difference if you feel severe discomfort in your body; proclaim healing and health! Maintain a good confession, and your faith will prevail!”