I see the message ministering of prosperity very often, especially on Social Media. I’m also aware of Ministries built on the message of prosperity. Prosperity defined, “successful in material terms; flourishing financially.” Is this really the will of God for mankind? First of all it is ridiculous to think that every man and woman of God will be prosperous. Everyone isn’t meant to be rich in material and financial gain. I believe you can be rich in love, faith, hope and the Joy of the Lord. The instructions Jesus left the disciples on Matthew 28:19-20 KJV, 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Jesus ministry here on earth was never a message of prosperity.
The word of God tells us via 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Men and women of God should study the word of God. Knowledge is the beginning of understanding, you don’t just take the word of the Minister or teacher of God’s word. The scriptures speaks of receiving the word with readiness of mind Acts 17:11 KJV, These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. So readily receiving the word of God but also searching the scriptures to verify that what you’re being taught is accurate. There will be many false messages and the people of God have to be equipped to know the difference between false messages and messages that align with the word of God. 1 John 4:1 KJV, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
God wants his people to be happy of course! He also wants us to know that He has our backs. We can rely and believe Him to supply everything we need and everything He wants us to have! Not necessarily what we think we should have but what He knows we should have. I could list so many scriptures in this article to verify what I’ve written. If you have questions about what I’ve written please study your Bible to see if it is so.
May God Bless and Prosper you in His Word!
Brenda Cares Corner, Life God and the Bible
Ordained Christian Minister