Prospering As Your Soul Prospers 2
In our article last week, we saw that it is God’s will for us to prosper greatly in this 3rd.day so much so that the church will become the most powerful financial institution in the earth: rich, having all sufficiency in all things to abound to every good work, lending to nations causing all the nations of the earth to be afraid of us.
For this to happen, our souls must be prosperous: minds renewed with the revelation knowledge of the written Word, wills submitted to the will of God, emotions controlled by the fruit of the spirit.
How will a prosperous soul cause us to prosper greatly materially and financially to the point that we will fulfill our prophetic destiny to lend to nations causing all nations of the earth to be afraid of us?
A prosperous soul will be able to receive wisdom and creative ideas from God that will bring great prosperity:
Proverbs 8:10-12, 14-21 NKJV: Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; 11 For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. 12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion. 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength. 15 By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me. 18 Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. 20 I traverse the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice, 21 That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries.
This wisdom and creativity God will give us, like He did for Joseph and Daniel, will far excel the wisdom of natural men, causing us to have the solutions to present day scientific, technological, economic, social and environmental problems.
Genesis 41:37-40 NKJV: So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” 39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word;
Job 32:8 NKJV: But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.
Daniel 1:4, 17 KJV: Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science? 17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom:
It is this creative wisdom that will cause us to give to the world what they do not have and so cause the wealth of the nations to come to us:
Isaiah 60:3, 5 NIV: Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 5 the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.
The type of prosperity which the church is presently enjoying is one of transfer of wealth: people give money or gifts to us, but this higher level that will come with the prosperity of the soul is one of creation of wealth: we will create wealth by creative ideas and wisdom.
This will then cause us to fulfill our prophetic destiny to lend to nations!
Now, because our souls are prosperous, our wills are submitted to the will of God so we will not, like Solomon, misuse this prosperity to indulge in the lusts of flesh, rather the majority of it will be used for the discipleship of the nations:
Matthew 24:14; 28: 17-20 NKJV: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Romans 10:12-15 NIV: For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
This is because it takes a great amount of financial and material resources to send men to preach the gospel:
Luke 10:2-7 KJV: Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.