Friday, November 30, 2012

Spiritual Prosperity

Of all the types of prosperity having a prosperous spirit is the most important. When we have are following the commandments and laws of God according to His will we will pour riches and glory out on us accordingly.

19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Phillipians 4:19 (NIV)

In order for our souls to prosper we must dedicate ourselves to God and make time for prayer and study of the Bible. That means making time for God in our lives and giving our full efforts to follow Him. He will give us the best gift of all, Salvation, just for asking. When you accept Christ as your savior you receive the opportunity to spend eternity in Heaven.

"I would like to learn more about God, but I don't have time." - Give Him 5 or 10 minutes a day and you will find that things in your life that were hindering this time will begin to smooth out and you have more time to devote.

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

"I have tried and I cannot understand all those thee, thou, and art The parables are like riddles. The Bible is not clear enough."  There are many translations that put it into modern language instead of Old English (King James Version). The understanding of the parables comes from studying with the soul and not the mind. If you go into Bible study and open yourself up to God you find a much better understanding than if you are trying to read it with your mind. God will provide a growing understanding of His word if we will allow him.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. James 1:5-7

Spiritual prosperity will also give you the confidence and knowledge to help others to find God. You will be able to speak with others and answer their questions about God and the Bible. It is one of our duties as Christians to spread the work of God to others and help them to find Salvation. 

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  Mark 16:15-16

In summation we are responsible for our lives, if we live a life for God learning and spreading His word with an honest desire and faith He will bless our lives with the same zeal. If we make a halfhearted effort to honor and learn His ways we will not receive the blessings that are in store for us. We serve God all the way or not at all. 

So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16