Throughout the Word, God plainly shows that His will is for His covenant people to have a surplus of prosperity. He promised to make Abraham rich, and the promise of Abraham is ours today (Galatians 3:13-14; Genesis 17:6). God’s will is prosperity for you – spirit, soul and body.
We want to share with you what true Bible prosperity is and how to apply it to your own life. We encourage you to look up each of the following scriptures as a basis for your own study.
- What Is Prosperity?
Matthew 6:33; James 2:14-17; John 14:21; 2 Corinthians 9:9
True prosperity is the ability to use God’s ability and power to meet the needs of mankind – regardless of what those needs may be.
- Spiritual Prosperity
Romans 8:2; Luke 4:18, 6:27-38
Spiritual prosperity is freedom from the law of sin and death. To be born again and filled with the Holy Spirit puts you in the position to receive from God all the things promised in His Word.
- Mental Prosperity
2 Corinthians 10:5; 3 John 2-4; Philippians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:14
To prosper mentally (in your soul), you must be able to control your mind, your will and your emotions. Prosperity of the mind comes when you use the knowledge you have accumulated from the Word of God – when you are controlling your mind, instead of allowing your mind to control you.
- Physical Prosperity
1 Peter 2:24; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:8
Physical prosperity is twofold – health and wealth. Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law – sickness, poverty and death (Deuteronomy 28:15-61). Health and wealth belong to the believer. Meditation on the Word and acting on the Word will bring results (Joshua 1:8). When you act on the Word, mix your faith with it and do not doubt in your heart, the Word will work for you.
What produces spiritual, mental and physical prosperity? What brings all these areas together? The Word of God. Hebrews 4:12 says the Word is alive, powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. It divides the soul and spirit, the joints and the marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. When you are walking in the Word of God, you will prosper and be in health.
We cannot settle for prosperity in the physical or the mental realm only, just as we cannot settle for spiritual prosperity alone. We can’t afford to be lazy and to discount physical and mental prosperity simply because we are saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is God’s will for us to be made whole – spirit, soul and body – and to be kept that way until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23). As you walk in the light of God’s Word, you will become prosperous in every area of your life.
A Confession of the Prosperous Life
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I confess that Your Word reigns over every area of my life. Because of that, I live a prosperous life. I thank You that You liberally supply and fill to the fullest measure every need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. According to Deuteronomy 8:18, You give the power to get wealth in order to establish Your covenant. So as an act of my faith, I receive that power to work in my life.
I confess before You that I am a giver. As I give abundantly of my increase, I know that You will make all grace, every favour and earthly blessing, come to me in abundance so that I am always, under all circumstances and whatever the need totally self-sufficient, possessing enough to require no aid or support, and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
Father, I thank You that Your angels are free to minister for me and bring in the necessary finances so that I can continue to be generous to Your work. It is written that Your angels have been sent to minister for heirs of salvation, so I loose them now to work in my behalf.
I confess today that I am redeemed from the curse of poverty. I resist lack and say that it has no place in me: The Lord is my shepherd and I do not want. Abundance is mine. Success is mine. The blessings of the Lord are mine. I confess it and thank You for it, in Jesus’ Name.
Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 1:14; Psalm 23:1