Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The secret of the mystery. Part 170. God's principles for prosperity.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
The “prosperity” test. The believer sharing in that prosperity can become distracted from doctrine, and lured away from the PPOG.
The majority of believers simply cannot stand prosperity.
If we have plenty, we tend to think we have need of nothing.
Friends, if you are a believer in TLJC, you have something that wealth cannot buy, wealth cannot gain.
God has certain laws and principles that He tells us we must follow in order to receive His highest and best in our lives.
God has certain laws and principles that we are to follow concerning money or finances.
One extreme concerns those people who hear that God wants them to prosper and follow Him simply for that reason.
The opposite extreme = the belief that financial prosperity for Christians is totally wrong.
HAG 2:8 “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” declares the Lord of hosts.
He has already given us His best; does it make any sense to believe that He would refuse to give us the rest?
ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
GEN 24:1 Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in every way.
DEU 8:18 “But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth,”
3JO 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being prosperous and successful if we obtain and retain our prosperity as a result of following God’s standards.
The Living Bible - PRO 22:4 “True humility and respect for the Lord lead a man to riches, honor and long life”
LUK 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
2CO 9:6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.
Financial prosperity achieved by the world’s methods will bring sorrow, but God’s Word clearly teaches us that God’s standards will enable us to prosper in every area of our lives without any sorrow.
1TI 6:10 For you see the love of money keeps on being a root of all sorts of evil, through which [love for money] certain ones by intensively desiring it [money] have gone astray from doctrine, and pierced themselves with many types of pain.