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UNDERSTANDING THE COVENANT OF PROSERITY (Part 1)

 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth,but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to alI that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Josh. 1:8 NKJV)

 

Spiritual understanding is key to maximizing the blessings of God in our lives.  It takes spiritual understanding to enjoy the fullness of what the Lord has provided for us.  For we are not moved by what our eyes can see because those things are temporary, but by the things which are not seen, which are eternal (2 Cor. 4:18).

 

Prosperity is a part of the covenant that God has entered into with us.  It is impossible to go into a covenant relationship with God and not be blessed, provided you keep your own part of the covenant.  It is wrong to equate poverty with Godliness.  It is part of God’s plan for us to prosper when serving Him diligently. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:  hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Num. 23:19).

 

The scripture in the fifth Book of Moses called Deuteronomy, warned us to do as the Lord as commanded, in order for us to live and so that it may be well with us and prolong our days in the land which we possess (Deut. 5:32-33).

 

Prosperity is not all about money.  But when a man is prosperous, he will eventually have money, it’s only a matter of time.  Joseph as a servant in the house of Portipha was said to be prosperous (Gen. 39:2).  We must learn to trust in God who created all things for us to enjoy abundantly (John 10:10).  Do not trust in riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy (1 Tim. 6:17).

 

When we study the following scripture verses, Deut 15:4-5, Deut 30: 8-10, Josh. 1: 7-8, 1 King 2; 2-3, 2 Chr. 31: 21, Ps. 1: 1-3 and Ps. 28: 1-4, we cannot but notice that before we can operate the covenant of prosperity that God has entered into with us successfully, there are conditions that must be fulfilled by us.  Only then are we justified to begin to make demands from God in respect of the covenant.

 

If you serve God diligently, you cannot but prosper.  It is God’s plan that we prosper even in this present dispensation.  God found Abraham faithful (Gen. 18:19).  God is looking for a person who favours His righteous cause (Ps. 35:27).

 

Never forget, God has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.

 

 

 

 

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