Proverbs 22:2-7 (NLT): “The rich & poor have this in common: The Lord made them both.3 A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. 4 True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. 5 Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will avoid it. 6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. 7 Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.”
“The Rich and Poor Have This In Common: The Lord Made Them Both!” Rich and Poor are often mindsets —–> Some might be poor but feel rich. Rich people think differently than poor people. Many rich people were once really poor.
Remember This: God Doesn’t Take Great Delight In The Poverty of His Children. He takes great delight in the prosperity of his Children.
Every Believer Must Settle The Doctrine of Prosperity In Their Heart! Prosperity Can Begin When Our Problem With It Ends. Prosperity Is One of God’s Great and Precious Promises For Obedience.
Prosperity Shouldn’t Be Sought After Because It’s Brought After Righteousness.
Prosperity is a “Trust” Issue not a “Lust” Issue! Proverbs 3:5-10 (NKJV): “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.” Trust (def): firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
The Path of Prosperity is Paved with Humility and Honor. Proverbs 22:4 (NLT): “True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.” 1 Peter 5:6 (NLT): “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.” Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV): “Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.”
A Good Pattern for Prosperity:
Be A Learner: Study God’s Word, God’s Will, God’s Work & God’s Ways
Be A Tither: Automatic Tithing; Not Systematic or Sporadic Tithing
Be A Sower: Utilize Seed Time and Harvest —–> Sow What You Want to See
Be A Server: Use Whatever Gift You Have Been In The Kingdom Flow
Be A Worker: Focus On Working Hard, Not Hardly Working
Be A Mover: Walk By Faith, Not By Sight —– > Don’t Be Moved By What You See, Be Moved By What He Says
Be A Finisher: Never Give up, Never Quit —–> Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win.
Be A Praiser: Praise Elevates and Brings Us To The Place Where God Is ..—> Praise Provokes
Prosperity Is A Covenant Promise for Covenant People: Redemption Call —–> He Is a Redeemer.
Rev. Bryan A. Tomes
Crossroads Community Church