The Laws of Prosperity

The Laws of Prosperity

The Laws of Prosperity The word of God: “Faith cometh by hearing, As we begin this study of prosperity and how it functions according to the Word of God, let’s read the basic scriptures on which our whole study is founded. Let me mention here that we are putting the Word of God first and foremost throughout this study, not what we think it says, but what it actually says!  When we see it in the Word, believe it, and begin to act on it,  faith is created. “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Walk in Truth

As you read our basic scripture text, remember Jesus said in  John 17:17, “Thy word is truth.” For a clearer meaning substitute the Word for truth as follows: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth [the Word] that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth [the Word]. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth [the Word]” (3 John 2-4).   

It would be good to point out that when the Apostle John wrote this Epistle, he was an old man and had been in the  Christian walk for a long, long time—in fact, from the time of his youth. He had walked with Jesus and watched Him closely throughout His earthly ministry.

The Laws of Prosperity; Spiritual Mental and Physical Prosperity

If prosperity is evil, why would He want us to prosper?

John was a wise old man,  strong in the Lord, and he said, “I wish above all things that  you prosper and be in health.” Through our traditional ideas, we have been lead to believe that prosperity is bad or ungodly. However, John writes that  we should prosper and be healthy and then it says in verse 11,  “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.  He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not  seen, God.” If prosperity is evil, why would He want us to prosper? You see, there is nothing wrong with prosperity in itself. 

Money is not the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all evil (see 1 Timothy 6:10),

Money is not the root of all evil. The love of money is the root of all evil (see 1 Timothy 6:10), and there are people committing this sin who don’t have a dime! I want you to realize, however,  that prosperity covers much more than finances.   When John said we should prosper and be in health, he  added the phrase, “Even as thy soul prospereth.” Man is a spirit;  he has a soul consisting of the mind, the will and the emotions;  and he lives in a body.

There is Spiritual Prosperity; There is Mental Prosperity, and There is Physical Prosperity

Thus, there is spiritual prosperity; there is mental prosperity, and there is physical prosperity

To prosper spiritually, you must be born again. When you accept Jesus as your Savior and make Him the Lord of your life, your spirit is reborn and brought into fellowship with the  Father, the Almighty God. This then puts you in a position to receive from Him all the things promised in His Word. 

To prosper in your soul, you must be able to control your mind, your will and your emotions. Just because you have accumulated large amounts of knowledge does not mean that your mind is prosperous. 


The Laws of Prosperity; Spiritual Mental and Physical Prosperity

The prosperity of the mind comes when you use the knowledge that has been accumulated

When you are controlling your mind instead of your mind controlling you.  Second Corinthians 10:5 says we are to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of  God (or against the Word of God), bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. The person who does this has control of his mind and is in a position to prosper mentally. 

THE 21 GREATEST LAWS OF SUCCESS IN LIFE; Spiritual Mental and Physical Prosperity

You cannot control your mind completely without the Word of  God is alive and operating inside you.   You must control your will in the same way. Some people  say, “Lord, help my will to crumble.” God doesn’t want a broken will that He can dominate. He wants your will whole and in submission to His will so that the two of you can work together in unity. When God made man, He gave him a will that has power. It is actually a godlike will because man has the right to choose his own eternal destiny. Only a god has that kind of choice! The man was made in God’s image and given the will to make up his own mind.

You can go to hell if you want to and God will protect your right…you don’t have to, but you can. On the other hand, you can choose Jesus Christ and the  Word of God. In Deuteronomy 30:19, God said, “I call heaven  and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before  you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life,  that both thou and thy seed may live”.

The Laws of Prosperity; Spiritual Mental and Physical Prosperity

 What a privilege! The choice is yours! 

When a man’s soul is prosperous, his will is in line with  God’s will. How can you get in line with God’s will? You can’t until you know what His Word says. His Word and His will are the same! An honest man can’t will one thing and say another.  If you are in line with the Word of God, you are in line with the will of God.

Let’s discuss our emotions as part of the soul.

The person who is emotionally prosperous can control his emotions. I used to think this meant never showing emotions, but that’s not so.  Jesus had complete control over His emotions, yet He wept at the tomb of Lazarus! The important thing is that His weeping didn’t cause Him to join the grief-stricken throng of people. He continued to move in the Spirit. He put His priorities where they belonged and raised Lazarus from the dead. He showed emotions, but He was not moved by them. You will never be healthier or more prosperous than your soul. You can be born again, even filled with the Holy Spirit, and still not be prosperous in your soul.

For instance, an old saint of God, living in poverty, can pray revival down on a  church, get everybody in town saved, and be lying in bed sick the whole time if she does not believe the Word of God for her health!

She can do these things, never knowing the fullness of the infilling of the Holy Spirit and speaking with other tongues,  even though healing and prosperity belong to her all the time.  You see, her soul was not prosperous in these areas; her mind had not grasped the full meaning of the Word of God; her mental computer had never been fed on God’s Word concerning healing, the Holy Spirit and prosperity. She knew the Word enough to seek salvation and revival and used this knowledge to pray down the power of God. Her soul was prosperous in this area.

The world’s definition of physical prosperity (prosperity of the senses) includes gold, silver, financial favor or power, political favor or power and social favor or power.

The world’s definition of mental prosperity (prosperity of the soul) is “knowing  it all.” Put these two ideas together and you have a person who can use his mind to get financial and political power.

This is the world’s total concept of prosperity.

You can easily see its drawbacks! Wealth and power cannot answer every problem. Money makes a lousy god! It can’t buy good health or prevent sickness and disease from taking over the human body. Yes, it can go toward buying it, but the world’s system of healing just isn’t good enough. In the mental realm, a person can have all the facts in his head and not have the ability to use that knowledge to obtain the money or the health that he needs.

What produces spiritual, mental and physical prosperity?  What brings all these areas together?

The Word of God. The  Bible says in Hebrews 4:12 that the Word is alive, powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. It says that it divides the soul and the spirit, the joints and the marrow and that it is a discerned of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

When you are walking in the Word of God, you will prosper and be in health.

We cannot settle for prosperity in the physical or the mental realm only.

It would be easy just to settle for spiritual prosperity,

but we can’t afford to be lazy and to discount physical and mental prosperity simply because we are saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is the will of God for us to be made whole—spirit, soul and body—and to be kept that way until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23). 

As you walk in the light of God’s Word, you will become prosperous in every area of your life.

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