God makes you rich

“The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it

[neither does toiling increase it]” Psalm 10:22

In Genesis we read about the promise that God made to Abraham, saying, “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favours] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]” (Genesis 12:2). Then in Genesis 13 verse 2 it says, “Now Abraham was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold.” Do you see this? God said that He was going to bless Abraham and then right after that we see that Abraham was extremely rich. God said it and He did it. Just like Abraham, God wants you to walk in His abundance.

Poverty on the other hand is not a blessing. There is a certain mind-set amongst believers that I call a poverty mind-set, that advocates that poverty is a good thing. People have embraced poverty as something holy, thinking that prosperity is something evil. This kind of thinking clearly doesn’t line up with God’s perspective. God told Abraham that He was going to bless him, and the next moment Abraham became exceptionally wealthy.  Poverty came in like sickness and death, because of the fall of man. In Deuteronomy 28 there is a list of blessings and curses stipulated and you will clearly see that physical prosperity definitely falls under the list of blessings, you also read that poverty was part of the curse in Deuteronomy 28.  God wants to set us free from a poverty mind-set so that our idea about prosperity lines up with His idea about it.  

If you are reading this and you are not rich in earthly material things, remember that there is no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). God loves you. His love is not based on whether you are prospering or not. God wants to teach you to prosper for your sake, but He is not looking down on you for not walking in prosperity. I believe that Jesus died, became poor on the cross, in order for us to be rich,  “For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favour and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).” Corinthians 8:9. Prosperity is one of the many outward benefits that came through the death of Jesus on the cross. Just as much as God wants us to experience healing in our bodies, because He paid the price for us to be healed, so He wants us to experience physical prosperity as well. It is our Father’s great pleasure to prosper us, his beloved children (Psalm 35:27).

The only way to receive God’s prosperity in your life is to know and believe His will concerning prosperity. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”

Say this out loud with me: “Prosperity is a good thing” and “God wants to make me rich!”

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and (that your body) may keep well, even as (I know) your soul keeps well and prospers” (3 John 1:2).