Proverbs 13:21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but PROSPERITY IS THE REWARD of the RIGHTEOUS.
Oh…I have touched on a topic which many have come to loathe….Or I might be wrong? What is your view on prosperity? Do you think Kingdom prosperity is an ASSET or a REWARD? First let us define these two words:
AN ASSET is: the entire property owned by a person; valuable item that is OWNED; useful or valuable quality, person or thing; an ADVANTAGE OR RESOURCE.
A REWARD is: taking reward of thine own value; the fruit of one’s labor or works; that which is given in return for good or evil done; receive for some services or attainment as for excellence in studies; recompense, requital.
While the discussion has become heated about whether it is right to preach or teach about prosperity in the Kingdom, I believe with all my heart that God was and is still the AUTHOR of the word PROSPERITY! If it weren’t the case, He wouldn’t care to repeat the same to the children of Israel as they prepared themselves to enter into the Promised land. But remember….PROSPERITY is not an ASSET; it is A REWARD.
When Moses died, God spoke this words to Joshua:
Be strong and courageous. Be CAREFUL to obey the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be SUCCESSFUL wherever you go. Do not let this BOOK OF THE LAW depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be CAREFUL to do everything written in it. Then you will be PROSPEROUS AND SUCCESSFUL. Joshua 1:7-8
So by virtue of reading those words from God to Joshua…I know and understand that Kingdom prosperity comes to those who are CAREFUL TO SPEAK the Word; those who are CAREFUL TO OBEY the Word; to those who MEDITATE upon it day and night; And to those who are CAREFUL TO DO everything written in it.
Do you qualify for the reward? Yes…because YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS IN CHRIST. Please do not let anyone talk you out of your RIGHTEOUS REWARD! YES, GOD WANTS YOU TO PROSPER…but He desires that you seek His Kingdom…that is HIS ASSET before the REWARD.
Matthew 6:33 BUT SEEK FIRST HIS KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things will be given to you as well.
What will you be? A Kingdom seeker? Or Kingdom prosperity seeker? You have a choice.