While reading Psalm 103 last night I was reminded that prosperity (yes, prosperity) is include along with forgiveness and healing as one of the benefits we receive from the Lord.
In my experience I would suggest that all Christians know they have been forgiven, some believe they have been healed but very few believe in prosperity.
For whatever reason as a church we seem to embrace poverty as a good thing.
This is not true, above all things God the Father wants us to live in health and prosperity (3 John v 2).
David, in Psalm 103, is prophesying about a time to come, a time that we now live in.
He reminds us not to forget all the benefits provided by God (Psalm 103 v 2).
First He tells us that we have been forgiven (Psalm 103 v 3).
Then he reminds us that we have been healed of all our diseases (Psalm 103 v 3).
He also talks of our prosperity, saying our mouths will be satisfied with good things (Psalm 103 v 5).
Now David is not saying we will have good things to eat, although this could be part of this.
He is giving us a picture of our prosperity, which is part of the ‘benefits package’ from the Lord.
There is no satisfaction in poverty, poverty is a curse, poverty is designed to steal, kill and destroy and it is not part of an abundant life (John 10 v 10).
Please do not let anyone persuade you that prosperity is not one of His benefits; prosperity is part of the sozo package that Jesus died to deliver to you.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have provided for my prosperity as one of your benefits towards me”.
Psalm 103 v 5…..Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s