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Today many people are looking for quick fixes and overnight successes.  Most don’t really know what real prosperity is.  Real prosperity is not some quick fix or winning lotto ticket.  Real prosperity is Christ in us. Christ is our prosperity and because of that we prosper in every area of our lives.

Prosperity happens the moment we accepts Jesus Christ into our lives not when we see manifestations. That’s why it’s important for us to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and not give up.  Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Salvation is the all inclusive word for all the acts of redemption which includes prosperity.  “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” (II Cor. 8:9). Therefore, the moment we call upon the name of the Lord we prosper even when we don’t see the manifestations of that prosperity.  It’s not what we do that prospers us we prosper what we do because of Christ in us.  Psalms 1:3 says, “…whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

God blessed Abraham and he was a prosperous man. Genesis 24:35, “And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great; and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.”  Abraham was a prosperous man because the Lord had blessed and favored him not because of anything that Abraham did. When Abraham was in Egypt God caused Pharaoh to bless him. Genesis 12:26 “And he entreated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.” God’s favor was upon Abraham and Sarah and Pharaoh gave to them abundantly.   But does this mean that we should do nothing? Absolutely not, remember Psalms 1:3 says, “…whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”  Therefore, if you’re not putting your hands to anything what are you causing to prosper?

When God blessed Adam in the Garden of Eden Adam had the responsibility to use the blessing to keep and dress the garden. He had the responsibility to prosper and expand the garden.  Likewise, we are responsible to advance the kingdom of God in the earth.  When Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream of seven prosperous years and seven years of famine in Egypt he instructed Pharaoh to store up during the prosperous years against the years of famine.  Joseph used the blessing to not only save his family but also the families of Egypt.

So the question is how are you using the power of prosperity that’s in you to advance the kingdom of God in the earth? Christ is in you to prosper whatever you do.  As believers we don’t have to work to become prosperous because we have inherited all things in Christ.  Our job is to use what we’ve been given to be a blessing.

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