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How to Sin Yourself into Poverty (4 of 12)
But rather seek ye first the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:31, 32 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause; yea let them say continually, let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. Psalm 37:27
We could go on and on referring to scriptures describing God's desire for the prosperity of His people. When God made the covenant with Abraham, He promised prosperity, but the key to this prosperity is always obedience. Luke 12:31, 32 says that you must seek the kingdom of God first, then Christian prosperity will come. Psalm 35:27 says that for those who favor the righteous cause of the Lord, it is the Lord's pleasure to prosper. Again, obedience is the key.
In chapter 1 of this book we defined Christian prosperity as being equal to whatever is required to perform the complete and total will of God. This prosperity comes from the grace of God by faith, through an obedient fellowship with your Father, through His Son, Jesus (see II Cor. 9:8). It will only come when you are submissive to receive it as part of a physical performance that glorifies God.
Obedient receiving first, then obedient accounting, giving, spending, and investing, will result in a performance that exposes God to you and through you to others.
You can be sure that the forces of Satan are out to destroy your fellowship with God through your needs. The emphasis of their attack is to remove any physical evidence of the transformation that took place in your life when you came to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. The only way they can accomplish this is to make void or remove every faith principle in your life. Remember! Without faith, you cannot please God (see Heb. 11:6).
As you will discover later in this book, conflict in the mind is spiritua ...
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