Bible prosperity, when discussed, generates a lot of debates in the Christian fold.
There are Christians who are of the opinion that believers are not meant to be wealthy; they believe that being prosperous is a distraction from the kingdom agenda. This set of Christians are like Lazarus in the bible(Luke 16:19) who made heaven but as a poor man.
However, there is another class of Christians; the Abraham kinda Christians, who will make heaven yet as rich man.
Here are Seven reasons why as a Christian you must desire to be prosperous in life. These reasons are scriptural and explains the writers opinion on Bible prosperity.
- Prosperity is part of salvation Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,- Inside salvation there is healing, deliverance, prosperity. According to this scripture is somebody is poor you are to be rich.
- Sacrifice for your prosperity has been made 2Cor. 8:9 – For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. This means your prosperity is amongst the finished works of Christ on the cross of Calvary. So, if Christ has paid the price then you are to desire it just like every other finished work you crave for.
- God is the giver of power to make wealth Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth... If you are son of the Father who is the giver of wealth you should be able to access the wealth.
- It is the wish of God that you should become prosperous – 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
- God has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant: Psalms 35:27…Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant… it means your lack of prosperity is giving God displeasure.
- You are to show forth his Glory – 1Peter 2:9… a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him – One of the ways to glorify God is through riches
- God is prosperous and He expects us to be prosperous – Haggai 2:8: God is merciful and he expects us to be merciful – Luke 6:36 God is holy and He wants to be holy –1Peter 1:16 Philippians 4:19
By – Pastor Sunday Olusola