PRAYER FOR 100% PROSPERITY
In this series I wish to introduce you to how we can pray to achieve 100% prosperity.
- God is interested in your prosperity and several scriptures in the Bible indicate this.
3 John 2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
It gives God great joy and delight to see you prosper and do well in every aspect of your life, halleluyah!
In the Bible, we see Jesus teaching us to pray for our daily bread, that is, what we need to live well daily (Matthew 6:11). Further, we see that when Jabez prayed to God to prosper him, God was not angry with him but rather granted his request (1 Chronicles 4:10).
This therefore shows that we can pray to prosper, halleluyah!
In Nehemiah 1:1 following, we read that when Nehemiah learnt of the afflictions that had befallen the children of Israel, he mourned, fasted and prayed to change their situation. Nehemiah realized that their condition required God’s intervention and as such called on the God of Israel to have mercy on them and also to prosper them and God answered. This is the prayer Jeremiah prayed:
11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.
In order to experience 100% prosperity, it is important to understand the following principles:
1. God is interested in your prosperity but what God doesn’t want is when the prosperity takes over your heart or takes you away from Him.
In Mark 10: 21-30, we read of Jesus telling a young rich man to go and sell all he had to come and follow him and soon after that He told His disciples that they were going to have a hundredfold of whatever it is they leave for His sake and for Gospel’s sake.
Abraham had a similar experience. When God blessed him with Isaac, God requested that Abraham sacrifices Isaac; to be sure that the blessing (Isaac) hadn’t taken the place of God in his life.
One striking thing we must realize about God is that He is a jealous God and doesn’t want anybody to come in between his people’s relationship with Him (Exodus 20:5). We see this in how God immediately reacted whenever people came in between His people and Himself.
In Mark 10:29, Jesus mentions things like houses, brothers, sisters, children, etc, because these are potentially things which can come in between us and God.
One way to detect whether these things have come between you and God is by how you respond to the demands God makes on you.
A god is anything that can stop you from giving God’s due to Him and I pray that nothing will be able to stand between you and God.
I pray that as we delve into these teachings and the blessings begin to pour into our lives, these blessings will not take the place of God in our lives but will rather encourage us to draw closer to God who is actually the Source of the blessing, Amen.
God bless you. To be Cont’d……………