Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually.(3 John 1:2)
What is prosperity
I want us to look at something that is controversial to some in the Christian world, we will be looking prosperity and to be specific we’ll be looking at God’s version of prosperity.
Let’s start by looking at what prosperity is, according to Google’s dictionary prosperity is the state of being prosperous.“a long period of peace and prosperity”wealth, success, profitability, affluence, riches, opulence, the good life, (good) fortune, ease, plenty, welfare, comfort, security, well-being;.
so we now see that basically prosperity means wealth or success, and we need to understand that not all prosperity is from God. The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,and he addeth no sorrow with it.(Proverbs 10:22).
That not all prosperity is from God is proof that God is not responsible for making anyone prosper, God wants you to prosper that’s why He blessed you but He won’t work for you.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.(Proverbs 28:19)
Prosperity is the reward of hard work, if you are not willing to till your ground no amount of prayer can make you prosper. If you want to be successful you have to pay the price and the price of success is hard work.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule:but the slothful shall be under tribute.(Proverbs 12:24)
You hear of how many people like Bill Gates would sometimes sleep in their office’s or how often they would skip bathing and that led them be where they are today. Jesus Christ is the most successful religious leader ever because He is the only one who willingly died for His followers. If you want to be successful be willing to pay the price.