It is important in life that we don’t judge a book by its cover. Read the book first and then make your statement. I read an article today that made me upset and angry after reading it because the writer didn’t understand the purpose of the blessings of the Lord. When the purpose of a thing is not known abuse is inevitable. Then the Lord showed me something so amazing that my heart filled with compassion for the ignorance of the writer.
People are so quick to judge the people of God that are prospering because of the blessings of Lord. It is impossible to judge them correctly without first understanding God and His way of doing things. The men and women who have decided to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior are now a part of a new Kingdom, the kingdom of God (Col 1:13). They are children of God and God takes care of them. They operate under a new system of rule. The laws of the kingdom of God are so supreme that to follow anything else would be futile.
The children of God on earth are no longer citizens of the world’s kingdom. They are citizens of Heaven and ambassadors for Christ on the earth. They are not fashioned after this world’s way of doing things but are transformed into what God has called them to be, light in a dark world. They are owners of nothing but stewards of everything. Their living is made by their giving and they receive more than they give. Not because that it the goal but because it’s a law in the kingdom of God that you can’t out give God (Luke 6:38)(Matt 19:27-30)(2 Cor. 9:6-11). Their job is to handle the affairs of the kingdom, love one another, feeding the hungry, giving to the poor and teaching/preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The kingdom of God functions on a level that seem strange to the minds that are conformed to this world.
The blessings of God are for the children of God. God gives His children the power or ability to get wealth. So why do some people seem to be wealthy and others don’t? To answer this question we must first understanding that God is the owner of all things and He has control over all things, regardless of the current manager. The earth is the Lord and the fullness there of (Psalms 50:12).
Prosperity is defined by the kingdom of God based on how much you give away not how much you keep for yourself. As children of God you have to be mentally prepared for prosperity. Money is a tool or resource, not a god, and should be used as such. God wants us to develop our relationship with Him and as a byproduct of a healthy relationship money is transferred, reaped and harvested. When you are in a relationship with God Almighty nothing is impossible. He knows everyone’s beginning, ending and everything in between. He knows what you need, want and desire. In the kingdom of God you have to thinking big because God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Eph. 3:20)
The issue is do you trust God (Prov. 3:5-6) . Trust is the confident expectation of something hoped for. When you trust someone then you are willing to follow that person blindly regardless of what the situation looks like. You believe them when they tell you to do something and you don’t second guess their instructions, agenda or motive. You are confident that the person you are trusting is able to do what they promised to do (Heb. 10:23).
Children of God, God is asking “Do you trust Him?”
In the kingdom of God, God has established a system that will guarantees victory every time (Rom. 8:37). This system requires you come out from among them (the world) and be separate (2 Cor. 6:17) and to not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom 12:2). This system is not like the world’s system. In this system God is our source (Phil 4:19). With God as your source or provider He is able to personally direct your steps and give you instructions.
For a long time people believed that there was some generalized formula or steps to follow to be successful as a Christian on planet earth, there isn’t. The blessings of the Lord maketh rich (Prov.10:22) and the man that trusteth in the Lord is blessed (Psa. 84:12). To be successful as a Christian you must develop a sincere trusting relationship with your Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Understand why you were created and then allow Him to order your specific steps. True prosperity is a byproduct of the relationship with Jesus.
So when you see the children of God prospering don’t get mad and try to twist the purity of God’s Kingdom. Just understand that the invitation for this kingdom living has been sent to every man. Come taste and see that the Lord is good (Psa. 34:8)!