When I discuss God’s Amazing ‘Prosperity’ and His healing, I often hear, “I am not one of those ‘Name it and claim it’ which I respond with, “I am not either! ”
What ‘I AM’ … is someone who believes that God has already provided all the healing and all the provision and prosperity for those who believe. I believe that He died for me to take the inheritance HE provided and left for me.
HIS Word says: He came to save us.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
The word ‘saved’ in this and several places in the scripture is translated ‘Sozo’ which means = healed, prospered, forgiven, set free. I refer to this often as I teach. It is one of the misunderstandings I had when I gave my life to Christ. I thought He came just so I could go to Heaven when I died. He did so much more. I had a knowledge problem of His Salvation.
God tells us that above all else He wishes that we would prosper and be in good health even as our soul prospers.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Life Abundantly (John 10:10) is also in every way.
To this I often hear, “Well, Prosperity is not what ‘I’ want it to be”, or “God’s prosperity is different from mine, it may not be financially or healing.”
The word ‘prosper’ in Greek is “eudoo” –(see Prosper below) in 3 John, it means to prosper in every way and that is also financially. I know we are so careful to make sure we do not offend those who are not prospering or healthy, or to look like those Christians who are concerned about money. Well, God cares about money so much that He talks about money more than salvation, He went around Healing ALL. He is a great Daddy who wants us to prosper financially. He wants us to use that money to help others. to share the Gospel, to help the poor, the widows and the children.
God blessed the work of our hands. We cannot expect to do nothing and have financial gain. Money will not drop into our wallet or bank account. We need to work. We need to ‘Believe’ for our health and healing. Our thoughts need to change.
He came to save (sozo) us. Take your inheritance. The poverty mentality did nothing to further the Kingdom of God and did the opposite in my life. I believed the lies of the enemy for way too long on prospering and I have even of recent had a poverty mentality in financial gain, and I needed to change that! Why would anyone want to serve a God that wants you poor and struggling, sick or depressed. If you look just like the world or your unsaved neighbor, you have a knowledge problem, you need the Holy Spirit in your life to walk in the power.
Above all else I wish that you would prosper… (Financially, spiritually, emotionally, and in health).
Sozo = Healed, Prospered, (in every way) Forgiven & Set Free.
CHOOSE LIFE, CHOOSE HIS LIFE, the BEST LIFE.- Prosper! It is a part of your inheritance.
Thank you LORD!
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PROS’PER, v.t. L.prospero, from prosperus, from the Gr. to carry to or toward; to bear. To favor; to render successful. All things concur to prosper our design.
PROS’PER, v.i. To be successful; to succeed.
The Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. Gen.39.
1. To grow or increase; to thrive; to make gain; as, to prosper in business. Our agriculture, commerce and manufactures now prosper.
PROS’PERED, pp. Having success; favored.
PROS’PERING, ppr. Rendering successful; advancing in growth, wealth or any good.
PROSPER’ITY, n. L. prosperitas. Advance or gain in any thing good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; success; attainment of the object desired; as the prosperity of arts; agricultural or commercial prosperity; national prosperity. Our disposition to abuse the blessings of providence renders prosperity dangerous.
The prosperity of fools shall destroy them. Prov.1. ( a fool is defined as a man without God)