And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise – Galatians 3:29
The Scriptures chronicle for us Bible characters who were very prosperous; men like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, etc… God had beautiful testimonies about these ones.
Let’s examine some of these men and what the Scriptures recorded about them, beginning with Abraham. The Bible says he “…was VERY RICH in cattle, in silver, and in gold” (Genesis 13:2). Then, Genesis 26:12-14 talks about Abraham’s son, Isaac: “…HE HAD POSSESSION of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” Then what about Jacob? Genesis 36:6-7 shows us that Jacob and Esau had so much possessions that they couldn’t live together in the same place; the land couldn’t support their “combined assets”—herds of livestock. So, Esau had to move a considerable distance away from his brother Jacob.
God identified Himself with these three great patriarchs. He said, “…I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob…” (Exodus 3:6).
Another character is David. The Bible tells us that he was “…FULL of days, WEALTH, and glory. His son Solomon ruled after him” (1 Chronicles 29:28 MSG). And you know the story of Solomon (the richest man on earth until Jesus) who didn’t even ask for riches, yet God Himself gave it to him (2Chronicles 1:11-12).
These were God’s friends, and God’s testimony of them was extraordinary. He called Abraham, “my friend” (Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23). He called David “a man after my heart” (Acts 13:22). And both of them were very prosperous.
What about Job? The Bible says he was THE RICHEST MAN in all the East (Job 1:3); and after he lost everything, God gave him twice the things he lost, “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before…12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.” (Job 42:10-12).
Does this sound like a God who hates his children to be rich? Psalms 35:27 says, “Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
Being born again, you’re the seed of Abraham; an heir of God, and joint heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). Therefore, prosperity is your birthright. Believe and live in prosperity. This isn’t about amassing wealth for yourself until you don’t know what to do with all that you have; it’s about being who God has made you to be; taking your place as a blessing to others. Read 2 Corinthians 9:8 (Amplified Bible) and understand God’s idea for your prosperity: “…God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”
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I’m connected to an endless stream of prosperity, riches and glory. I’ll never be broke and I’ll never be poor, because I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ! I have an inestimable and inexhaustible inheritance in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: 2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:21; 3 John 1:2