Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Why God Wants You Blessed And Prosperous

Article courtesy of living faith church worldwide

1. To be a blessing to others.

God wants you to have money in your pocket so as to help others who are in need. When you are stingy, God can’t bless you. Read Genesis 12:2. When you are mean and you are praying to God to bless you, that prayer offends God. Proverbs 11:24-25 “there is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that with holdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

1 tim 6:17, 18 “charge them  that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded; nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate”.

If you are praying to God to bless you, also ask him to open your eyes to see where to scatter, where you can bless someone. But if you are a reservoir, who only receives everything for yourself and your children, you will remain small forever. God forbid!

2.  To make God attractive to the world.

When you are born again and you are so blessed, a good car, a good house, people will look at you and see  the color of your God through you. Many are not saved because they haven’t seen the attraction in you. Many Christians are still struggling and the world cannot be attracted to Jesus through your toiling and sweating. You must be blessed, so that your good house can attract them to Christ! I always pray that God   blesses us all. That is what is boiling in my heart. People are watching. When they see an end to sweat in you, and you bless them, they’ll follow you. We must become wealthy! Desire it with all your heart.

D. The blessing factor

Prov. 10:22 “the blessing of the lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” The blessing of the lord means a good car, good clothes, a comfortable family among other things. I am wealthy because i am blessed, not vice versa. So the blessing of God brings wealth. There is no kingdom prosperity without the blessing factor. I stir it up every day I wake up. Jesus died in shame and reproach and rose the third day, that the blessing of Abraham can come upon us. You need money to eat well. Read Also Galatians 3:13-14 

How do I stir the blessing?

(I) Live by faith
Every time you are living by faith you are stirring the blessing. Sugar in a cup cannot sweeten tea without being stirred up with a spoon. Living by faith is claiming what you believe in everyday and God is committed to.

(II) Walk in love
No strife survives in my home because when it enters a home, it stops the blessing of God and activates the curse. Where there are contentions, arguments, fights, God cannot be there. I pray for the church every day, should you have any issue, discuss openly so as to keep the blessing of God upon your life. Any man living in strife attracts no blessing at all. That shall not be your story in the name of Jesus.

E. Five dangers of strife

Where there is bickering, bitterness, contentions, there is no God. Strife destroys churches and families. This is because God lives where there is harmony and absolute calm. On the contrary, the devil’s habitat is where there is bitterness, arguments, disagreement and gossip. It is one thing that stops the move of God on any set-up.  God flees and withdraws in any strife-torn environment. Our prayer basically is that God will heal our tongues as Christians so that we can promote God’s work and create a more suitable environment for God to abide. Read Hebrews 12:14
Bitterness, quarreling, fighting is strife. Following are the woes resulting from strife.

· It makes God’s Grace to fail in your life. You are who you are by God’s Grace. When you become a backbiter, this Grace vanishes, and you become a struggler.
· Strife brings all manner of troubles sin life. Barrenness, sickness, stagnation, diseases, untimely death. 
· Strife causes many to be defiled by the devil. Whether you are striving with your children, wife, pastor, elder’s etc. Defilement is sure.
· Mental disorder: anytime you are engaged in strife, you end up lacking creativity.
· Low productivity: you see fewer results in your assignment because of  strife.

It all has its root in the tongue. Receive Grace to walk in love, be open to all men and remain ever blessed. The bonfire in your tongue will die forever, and your mouth shall always speak positively. Give your opinions to God and pray for God’s people or tell them directly, rather that light fires. You will live your Christian life ever blessed, in Jesus name

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