Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Prosperity begins here.
We are told to make a choice:
Choose life and prosperity
death and adversity.
I have decided to let the WORD of God speak for itself. You will need to read and study and mediate on His Word and decide: What is Prosperity in the Bible? And can it help or hinder? (I have made separation in paragraphs and used bold type for emphasis)
The "Blessings": from Strong's Concordance
#01293 ברכה Bᵉrakah ber-aw-kaw’, from #01288; n f;
AV-blessing 61, blessed 3, present 3, liberal 1, pools 1; 69
2) (source of) blessing
3) blessing, prosperity
4) blessing, praise of God
5) a gift, present
6) treaty of peace
Deuteronomy 28:1 ¶ "Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
2 "All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God:
3 "Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
4 "Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
5 "Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
6 "Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
7 "The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways.
8 "The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
9 "The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways.
10 "So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you.
11 "The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
12 "The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
13 "The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully,
14 and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
1. Diligent Obedience, doing all His Commandments is what is missing from much of the "Prosperity gospel message" by many of the Word of Faith movement preachers.
Recognizing that it is The LORD Who will command the blessings upon you and not of yourself, is what is missing in the "Prosperity gospel message" by many of the Word of Faith movement preachers.
2. Diligent Obedience, doing all His Commandments is what is missing from the practice by many of the "Post-modern and traditional Westernized American Christians".
The failure to recognize, understand and knowing how to appropriate The Blessings and prosperity promised by God.