ƆTENENEENI YIEDIE A WƆREHWEHWƐ NO
Psalms 73:1-5; 35:27
God created everything in the world for man to enjoy. He delights in the prosperity of His children. Truly God is good to such as are of a clean heart. The Lord prospered Abraham greatly such that Abimelech and other Gentiles envied him. God was good unto Isaac too. When he planted crops a certain year, the Lord gave him a hundredfold yield, for which the people of his day envied him. Moses did not envy the Egyptians; neither was Joshua envious of the Canaanites. Despite the promises, provisions and power of God, as well as the privileges available to the believer, the psalmist was envious at the foolish, when [he] saw the prosperity of the wicked. As New Testament saints, we must not be envious of unbelievers. We must realise that God has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant(s) and He has made provision for it. Christ came that we might have life more abundantly (John 10:10) both here and in eternity. Therefore, He will supply all [our] need according to his riches (Philippians 4:19).
1. BELIEVING AND OBEYING THE LAWS OF PROMISED PROSPERITY.
WOREGYE ADI NA WOREYƐ SETIE DE AMA MMARA A ƐFA YIEDIE A WƆAHYƐ HO BƆ NO.
Deuteronomy 28:1,2,8,12; Job 22:22,27,28; Psalm 37:3-5; John 10:10; Romans 8:32
God created the world and He makes everything in it to run according to law. When we understand, believe and obey the laws of prosperity, the Lord will set [us] on high above all nations of the earth. However, for these blessings [to] come on [us], and overtake [us], we must desire to possess what God has promised us and not become a burden to charitable believers. Two, enquire about the laws of prosperity and the promises the Lord has given to His children to prosper, and how to benefit from them. Three, acquire necessary skills of modern life in order not to be left behind. Four, admire and see ourselves succeeding, able to afford our needs and helping others. Five, require diligent effort that is necessary to prosper. We must task our brain and not leave it to go dormant or dead. Six, perspire because In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat. We must be diligent and not be afraid to work. Seven, inspire other people to make it. When people look at us, they should see a go-getter who is doing well spiritually, materially, professionally and in every other area of life.
For the Lord to command blessings upon all that thou settest thine hand unto implies believers must have a work on hand. Through that work, no matter how small, the Lord will bless us and we shalt lend unto many nations, and not borrow. However, as believers who recognise the laws of prosperity, we must set a target or goal, have a destination with a time limit and work towards the target to prosper. When we decree a thing concerning the work of our hands, it shall be established. The expectation of the coming of the Lord should not hinder us from labouring to prosper. We must put our hands to work so that unbelievers will see that the Christian life is profitable.
2. BUILDING IN OBSCURITY WHILE LABOURING FOR PERISHABLE PROSPERITY
WƆRESI WƆ ESUM MU WƆ MMERƐ A WƆREBRƐ AYƐ ADWUMA DE ANYA YIEDIE A ƐBƐ SƐE.
Unbelievers labour for perishable prosperity. We cannot blame them because they do not know anything about a better, spiritual life. They only reckon with what they see. Thus, they run after the mundane. They understand the laws of prosperity and prosper through them. Unfortunately, they labour to acquire perishable prosperity. Though Old Testament saints understood the end of the wicked who were prosperous in their day, they left them to perish without any hope of eternal life. As New Testament believers, we must understand that, The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Hence, we should reach sinners with the gospel and show them how to keep their prosperity and possess eternal life.
As Christians, we must not envy unbelievers because we can get more than what they possess. If, with their numerous problems, they can get prosperity without prayer, grace and the guidance of the Spirit, we can get more with prayer, grace and the leading of the Spirit. To live a fulfilled, healthy, happy, holy and righteous life, we must wait upon the Lord and keep on serving Him. …Those that wait upon the LORD shall inherit the earth.
3. BEGINNING WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES ON THE LADDER OF PREFERABLE PROSPERITY.
WOREHYƐ ASƐ WƆ AKWANBUE A ƐWƆ YIEDIE A WƆREHWEHWƐ ATWEDEƐ NO SO.
3 John 1:2; Job 8:6,7; 2 Chronicles 15:7; Psalm 104:23,24; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Romans 12:11; Psalm 1:1-3; 112:1-9
There is the possibility of having the prosperity of the soul, which is preferable. We can prosper, be in good health and have material things that we need to make life rich and fulfilled but we must begin with opportunities on the ladder of success. We should not be in a hurry as we start climbing. Opportunities will come our way as we climb higher and remain pure and upright. As we dutifully do those things that appear small at the beginning, [our] work shall be rewarded. To get our portion of the riches of God, we must be strong, discourage laziness and go forth unto [our] work and to [our] labour until the evening.
We must take delight in what we do and appreciate God who gave it to us. The Scripture says, Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do [in any profession or trade], do it with thy might [skill and understanding]… We must do our work heartily and joyfully, better than anyone can handle it. We must also concentrate and be at our best at our duty post, Not slothful in business; [but] fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. We must also learn to give to God, be a blessing to others, balance our spending and save. Then, the Lord will exalt us to honour, gladness, happiness, abundance and prosperity in every area of our lives.